Monday, September 5, 2011

Get Me Motivated Monday


Here's a wrap-up of the projects by other creative folks that are getting me motivated this week!

1.  Create file storage crates out of pallets using a tutorial provided by the DIY Diva.  

Someone offered pallets on our local Freecycle this week and I was hoping to get them so I could try out a pallet project, but another Freecycler must have beat me to it.  Bummer.

 

2.  Furniture reupholstery amazes and scares me.  I want to try it, but I'm chicken.

Mimi at Blue Roof Cabin and Mandi at Vintage Revivals have reupholstering talents.  I am jealous.  Hop over to her site to see how a Bud Light carton worked into the plan, no drinking involved.

  
 
 
3.  Need a kitchen island?  Why not use a vintage dresser like Justine at You're So Martha?  
 
And while you're at it, paint it turquoise.  I dig turquoise.
 
 
 
4.  Turn a chicken wire basket into a light fixture like The Virginia House.
 

5.  I know teachers decorate their classrooms for the new school year, but Heather at The Lovely Cupboard welcomed her students with panache!




6.  Wake up a blah work cubicle.

Paint a cabinet with a reminder not to get too stressed out, a la  Stephanie at The Project Spot.  



7.  Nursery decor can generally be more fanciful than adult-oriented rooms. 

Maybe I should have another baby so I can decorate a nursery.  Or ... definitely not.  I'll just live vicariously through rooms like Meg's at Never a Dull Moment.  Hoot!



8.  Who says plants have to go in pots?


Jacky at Small Garden Love planted a succulent in an old book.  I like the idea, but I'm the person who killed a cactus in college.  Yes, a cactus.  The plant you rarely have to water.




People must have been busy lately with projects, because I found a lot that inspired me this week.  But I must run along because we're spending the weekend at my brother's house in Franklin, TN.  It's lunch time, and I like to eat.

Hollie

4 comments:

  1. You had to wear a sweater today, didn't you! A nice and welcome change from our weather several days ago. Love your blog!

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  2. I am your newest follower. I just love your kitchen/dining room. I couldn't comment on your house tour page so I am commenting here. If money, space and time allowed I think my house would look a lot like yours :)

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  3. hi hollie! thanks for the kind mention! looking forward to seeing what you create with your motivation!

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  4. Thanks so much for featuring my project, I'm honored to be among such great projects. Don't worry it's pretty hard to kill a succulent (unless you water it too much).

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