Friday, January 25, 2013

The Inspiration Board: link party spotlight ~86~

Happy Friday everyone and welcome to the Inspiration Board spotlight. It’s the season of love and there was plenty of Valentine inspiration linked up this week. Also, a lot of home improvement / room redo / decorating links. I somehow missed that memo and haven’t tackled any large scale home improvement projects lately. So I’m filing away all the ideas so they’ll be at my fingertips when I’m ready to dive in.

As always, thank you so much for joining me this week and sharing your projects. You amaze me. If you stopped by to leave a comment or visit, I truly appreciate it. And in case you didn’t get a chance to stop by, here’s what I shared this week.

And here are the projects in the spotlight this week.

Happy-Valentines-Day-Transformation-AnExtraordinaryDayAn Extraordinary Day shares here quick and easy Christmas to Valentine’s Day transformation. I’m love, love, loving red right.

Clean, modern and super fun. This swing arm lamp to desk clock by Monster Circus is fantastic.

doorwayUrbane Jane share her nursery reveal and it’s adorable. Click over to see the full reveal and the before photo. You’ll be amazed.

diy-vintage-inspired-pearl-earrings-2I love vintage jewelry and these diy vintage-inspired earrings by Delightfully DIY are a great knock-off. Don’t you love seeing vintage photos of women wearing lovely suits and pearls?

IMG_0491WWhat a great way to add storage space and pizzazz to your kitchen. Domestic Imperfection has added open shelving under all her kitchen cabinets using hooks, cables and boards.

Metallic Gold Tape Wallpaper Mantel Design FluffDesign Fluff shares her favorite posts from the past year and this one is my favorite of the favorites. Gilded tape to decorate the back wall of the mantel. So pretty!

vdayprintablewebWouldn’t this be pretty to frame. And it would work all year round. You’re in luck – Sarah Dawn Designs created this printable and is offering a free download. Make sure you follow the download instructions on her site so you get the higher res version without the watermark. I can’t wait to print mine out and frame it.

Frosty-Heart-Garland-3Baby it’s cold outside… but is it cold enough where you live to make this fantastic Frosty Heart Garland? Oh My Creative uses the great outdoors to freeze up these frosty hearts on twine. Wouldn’t this be a fun kid activity? Lot’s of frosty fun!

IMG_8174I doubt I’ll ever tire of burlap and especially burlap gunny sacks. Deepi’s World upcycled a basket and covered it with this cute gunny sack. This would look so cute in my kitchen filled with onions or maybe towels.

P1011395-1Stonehouse Workshop turned an ordinary wood side table into all things fun. A bright and cheery yellow base topped with a chalkboard tabletop. Plus, a lovely proverb to warm our hearts.


Features 86Clockwise from top left:  Recycled sweater to boot socks – Handmade by Is   ||   Focaccia – Pink Recipe Box   ||   Child Infinity Scarf – Carissa Miss   ||   Indoor Snowball Fight – Real Coake   ||   Homemade Valentine Marshmallows – Thimbles Bobbins Paper and Ink

If you were in the spotlight, please feel free to grab a button.
Thank you again to everyone who linked a project and to everyone who came to visit. I loved looking at all the projects and visiting your sites.

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  1. WOW Carolyn thank you SOOO much for featuring my desk clock. Thank you for your kindness and for all your inspiration throughout the week. Have a lovely weekend, you just gave me one!!!

  2. Hi Carolyn!
    Thanks so much for including my boot socks on the inspiration pinboard! You made my day!
    And thanks for hosting this great party!
    Hugs from Spain

  3. Hi Carolyn

    Thank you so much for featuring my upcycled basket. I guess I'll never tire of burlup too. Have a happy weekend !

  4. That heart garland is amazing! That would be so fun :)
    Happy weekend Carolyn!

  5. Thanks Carolyn for featuring my Frosty Heart Garland! Stay warm this weekend!

  6. Thank you, Carolyn for featuring my gilded tape mantel. Have a great weekend.:)

  7. Thank you very much for featuring my yellow and chalkboard side table! Sorry for the late reply, but it is much appreciated.

  8. Carolyn, I have no idea how I missed this feature....thank you so very much!! What a wonderful blessing!! :)

  9. Your are a big inspiration for me. i really like your work.


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