Monday, March 21, 2011

sneak peak from my idea book

i mentioned in an earlier post that i'd started keeping an idea book (thanks to my friend sarah, who inspired me to do so!) and i wanted to share some of the things that i've fallen in love with that i hope to include in my own home one day.  here are just a few::

i have been drooling over this since i stumbled upon it yesterday::
not only is this a beauty but it was a salvation army find that Primitive & Proper bought and refinished.  can't you just imagine this gorgeous dresser up against a slate gray wall?  oh, how i dream of a gray and yellow guest room.  l.o.v.e. it.

i love things that have meaning.  and i love new york.  so when i saw these subway-style-signs over at A Thoughtful Place i knew they belonged in my idea book!

you have to head over here to see how courtney made them. so creative! simple! clean! wonderful!!

ok. this next little diy project i've been trying to do for weeks! problem is i cannot find any ugly ceramic animals to paint. zip. zilch. nada. nonetheless, i love this idea:

 ugly frog? just add a fresh coat of glossy white paint and - voila!

 Young House Love 

and these owls?
not so cute. not so cute at all....but just imagine...white....glossy....(drum roll, please)

i mean, really! adorable!  (thank you, Yellow Cape Cod)

so...those are just a few of the projects in my diy/idea notebook.  tomorrow, however, i will be undertaking my very first diy home decor item.  i know, i know. it's exciting.  thanks to the nester over at Nesting Place, who has dubbed tomorrow "national take a risk in your home day".  she's inspired me to just go for it!  so - tomorrow, i'm goin' for it!  i'll be sure to post pictures  and let you guys know how it goes! cross some fingers and toes for me!

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