Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Check HER out!

I have been thinking for awhile now that I need to pay it forward a bit more on this little ol' blog. So many of my bloggy friends have highlighted my projects and I think it's about time I start doing the same for others!

I see so many projects out there I am completely inspired by, so I am going to start sharing them with you as well. Without further adue... ado? Adeu? Whatever, here we go...

You HAVE to go check out Censational Girl. She found me a couple weeks ago and her blog is one of my favorites right now. Another sister of mine separated at birth I say...there are so many of you out there. Huh. Anyway...look at the tree she painted in her daughter's room:
AND she made it look easy. Ummm, OK, she clearly rocks. Mine would look like a tree on steroids or something.

Have any of you seen those ceramic lettered balls out there? We carry them at the decor firm I work for and want them SO BAD! I just can't imagine spending so much money on them. Holly over at Homebody Holly shows how to make your own lettered spheres:

I love it!! It's so so so sad that I've been looking for ping pong balls at Goodwill to do this in the cheapest way possible. Sad.

Do you ever see stuff on the side of the street and drive by it 15 times, trying to decide if you're going to look like a lunatic, jumping out of your car and stuffing it in? (I found a beauty a couple weeks ago, but called my sister to go pick it up cause I was "busy" -- I was just making her do my dirty work.) Well, Karla at It's the Little Things That Make a House a Home did the same and turned a headboard into this:

Oh, be still my heart. That is AMAZING. Talk about transformation!

We all know the easiest update for a dresser is new hardware. But take a look at the extra little step the girls at Little Nannygoat took to bling up a dresser:
This is what I love -- finding something you probably already have, changing it up and making a HUGE statement -- for next to nothing!

Finally, Melissa at 320 Sycamore redid her bathroom. You just will not believe the transformation:

I love love LOVE this space. Amazing. Take at look at her latest posts for more details!

There you go! Paying it forward blog-style. I hope you were inspired!

P.S. Yet again, your comments on my last post had me cracking up!! You guys are the best!

39 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE the flowers on the knobs! How awesome! I might have to steal that for my daughter :)

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  2. I absolutely LOVE the bench!! It's so shabby chic! I love what you create. You are definitely talented and inspire me to be better. I wish I was an interior designer. I should've done that instead of Psychology...

    But hey, I have a layouts blog and I just posted some shabby chic layouts if you would like to look at them!

    alliebrowslayouts.blogspot.com

    I've added myself to your list of fans. I know I'll be stopping by frequently to see your wonderful work!

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  3. some great ideas out there.....thanks for the links...and I cannot believe Melissa's bath re-do. I saw it yesterday and wanted to rip my bathroom up!!! It is incredible!

    suzanne

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  4. Oh, wow!!!! Thanks for more links...I am going to be reading blogs waaaay too much now. ;) I could probably paint a twig--does that count? ;)

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  5. Sarah~thank you sooo much for the shout-out. I loved the others you shared as well~the creativeness in blogland never ceases to amaze... and btw, *love* your new profile pic but I'm still wondering when you're going to pose like Jillian in front of your closets...

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  6. Thanks for sharing! I'm going to do the flower dresser knobs right now!

    Ribbon Blossoms had DOZENS of flowers for hair clips...I'm sure I could borrow a few!

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  7. I just love creativity!! Thank you for sharing those creative projects!

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  8. Thanks for sharing all these ideas. I just recently found your blog and I've added it to my favorites list of those I visit for inspiration. I swear, blogging is the most addicting thing; not my personal blogging, but reading everyone else's blogs! It's the best time spent ev-er!!!

    Nancy

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  9. Sarah, thanks for highlighting my lettered ping pong balls! For anyone that's interested, you can get blank ppballs on ebay inexpensively.

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  10. I'm still kicking myself for not grabbing the shutters our neighbors threw out a couple of years ago! They would have been perfect when I redid the kitchen. Thanks for all the ideas and inspiration.

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  11. Thank you so much for forwarding those blogs! It's amazing what inspiration one can find in blogland - you ladies rock!

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  12. That was great you highlighting another blogger. Her work was really beautiful. Love the headboard bench too...wow. And the flower knobs, now that's a great idea.

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  13. I have never posted here before...just drooled for hours over all your amazing projects! You are amazing. Funny thing is, I don't even know you and now I see something and think, I bet she'd like "this"...Well, today I saw this:

    http://www.terracycleshop.com/product_info.php?products_id=152

    Hopefully that is a link to a really cute "cork" board---so cheap you may as well just buy it from them! I just remember all your "cork" posts. Hope you like!

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  14. I actually inhaled audibly when I saw that bench. My kids were like, "What Mom!? What is it?!" and came running to see why I did that. (They didn't get it...)
    Gorgeous, all of them!
    Thank you.

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  15. These are some great projects! There are so many creative people out there in the blogosphere--they never cease to amaze me.

    I've been catching up on your blog today. I was cracking up at the whole phone saga. Glad you got a new one! :-)

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  16. I'm definatly inspired. Especially in regards to the bench! Wowzers!

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  17. Thank You so much for sharing this!

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  18. Thanks for the shout out Sarah ! That bench transformation is TDF. I just saw a headboard at the local thrift and I'm heading back tomorrow to pick it up and TOTALLY COPY that idea. Don't you just love creative bloggers ?

    Gotta go, I'm spray painting some planters. You know how spray paint is our BFF.

    Kate

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  19. How nice of you!! Um......ya..so I'll have to think up something really good soon b/c I know you're just dying to feature me. :)

    I also gasped out loud when I saw that bench. Oh.MY.Gosh. I LOVE it!! I soooooo want one of those!! I routinely scour the curbs for junk, and it's community clean up time, so I'll have to get there before those crazy flea market sellers grab them up. They literally drive around loading up the back of their truck.

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  20. Amazing blog, this is my 1st visit and certainly won't be my last! AWESOME IDEAS!!!

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  21. Ohhh man... you have found some really great blogs! I am going to have to re-organize the blogs I go to on a daily basis as my list is WAY too long! And now... it's a little longer! ACK!

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  22. You rock my socks!! These tips are all fabulous. Thank you.

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  23. Big puffy heart those little flowers on the dresser drawer...I am so stealing that

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  24. What great ideas! There are so many creative people out there. I wish I were one of them! LOL!

    I love that headboard bench!

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  25. Ok, you've made me blush! So glad that you like my bench - and thanks a million for featuring me on your blog!

    Oh, and I have to add (in response to what you wrote about it)...I am certain that I looked like a lunatic trying to get it into the back of my van! I wouldn't doubt if the neighbors were all watching me from their windows and laughing! That sucker was heavy! But totally worth it!

    Thanks again!

    ~Karla @ It's The Little Things...

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  26. I saw those flower knobs (I actually have a post scheduled about those in a couple days...love them!) But you have some blogs that I don't read. Gonna have to add them to my list!

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  27. Nice! I love that bench out of the headboard. What a great idea. They are all fabulous!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  28. I cannot believe the talent found on these blogs. It really amazes me.. Not enough hours in a day to do all of these fun things. Thanks for your inspiration.

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  29. Sarah, I'm new to your blog! I'm so glad I found you though! Super ideas! Each one has a tremendous wealth of creativity! I have a new granddaughter just born recently, that knob idea with the silk floral behind it is precious! Her room is Lavendar and green with pink accents, so this would tie in beautifully! Hey, I'm celebrating Mother's Day on my blog this week...deadline to enter is Mother's Day at midnight, PDT. Please feel free to drop over and enter...there are a variety of gifts I'm giving away and there are two different ways you can enter! AuRevoir~ ~CC Catherine from "Catherine de th`e Cup"

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  30. Hi Sarah! I just found your blog. Ohmigosh, you are such a genius! All of your finds and ideas are wonderfully creative.

    I so love thrifty decorating and am looking forward to reading through your blog.

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  31. Hi Sarah...Thanks for the inspiration!!!

    love, kelee

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  32. Such loveliness by everyone! My, there are some talented designers out there... Must. Decorate. Home. More. To. Compete! :)

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  33. Such loveliness by everyone! My, there are some talented designers out there... Must. Decorate. Home. More. To. Compete! :)

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  34. My husband and I both got a chuckle out of this post! We have done this so many times. Looking around, seeing who is watching before we grab someone's trash and speed away! I totally need to do that bench project. I have an old bed in my basement just screaming for some love.
    ~Michelle

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  35. I like this one, veery atractive treee!

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