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.



  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!

  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 :)

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

  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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