Saturday, June 25, 2011

My favorite projects by bloggers I met at the Mint Julep June Jaunt

Last Saturday I hooked up with other bloggers from the region for the Mint Julep June Jaunt.  We spent the day thrifting, eating, and more shopping.

I didn't get a chance to check out everyone else's blogs before the event, so I've been catching up this past week, and I wanted to share with you some of my favorite finds.  Although we each have different styles and specialties, I found something inspiring that each person did.

Gail at My Repurposed Life is extremely handy with power tools.  She is skilled at repurposing one thing into another, like a headboard turned bench.

E at Beauty in the Attempt created a vase out of a test tube rack.  Ah, it brings me back to my science days.

I'm loving the home of Carmel from Our Fifth House, especially her husband's office and her dining room (see the house tour here).

Missy from My Cottage Home shared a tutorial about how to make your own flameless candles.  I'm not an every day candle user, but I will be totally trying this when the holidays roll around.

The home of Joi from Nuestra Vida Dolce was featured on Houzz.  Fancy that!  Joi's style is fun and eclectic.  I like that she uses neutrals for her larger furniture pieces, but brings in tons of fun colors in her accessories.  I'm crushing on her office and living room (the latter shown here).

Eclectic Living Room with Pops of Color eclectic living room

I'm all about turquoise, so I was excited to find this desk makeover that Peggy showed off at Pig Logs and 'Tater Berries.

Miranda from Just Drink a Coke made a headboard out of old barn wood.  How cottage chic!

This is a really cool way to cover up some blah paneling.  Shannon shared her tutorial on her blog Quarry Orchard.

Terri at Creative Eyedias is a crafty gal, but I'm most intrigued by some photos she took on an anniversary trip.  Here's one from a pond in Brown County, Indiana.

Lastly, Beckie at Infarrantly Creative created some Anthropologie knockoff cabinet knobs, and sealed them with resin for a durable finish.

I must give props to E from Beauty in the Attempt and Gail from My Repurposed Life for hosting the Mint Julep June Jaunt.  Here they are hamming it up outside Lynn's Paradise Cafe after lunch.

Until next time, ladies!


  1. aww...thanks for including me in your blog post! :) I'm glad you like my candles! You'll have to come over to see my laundry room reveal..I'm finally done!

  2. What awesome projects from everyone! I love Carmel and her home (:

  3. great post Hollie! :) It was so much fun hanging out with you and the other ladies!

  4. Thanks, Hollie! I loved getting to meet you and I LOVE your home!

  5. Fabulous post my dear...and I can not wait for next time. :)



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