Monday, May 2, 2016

THE INSPIRATION BOARD: Spotlight 256 & Bowl Me Over

Hello May and hello friends. May is one of my favorite months. Although we can have May-grey days here in Southern California, the sun always pokes through and the day ends bright and cheerful. With the garden blooming, vegetables growing and longer days to work projects, it’s an inspiring time of year. Need more inspiration? Check out the amazing projects featured from The Inspiration Board below. First up, here’s a little recap of what I’ve been sharing.

Inspiration Board Spotlight

indigo-mudcloth-knock-offStacy Not Just a Housewife diyed African Indigo Mud Cloth Pillows. Check out that deep indigo color. Gorgeous.

leather-clutch-1024x683Need an extra clutch to carry your phone and few other essentials? Woods of Bell Trees shows us how to make a simple leather clutch.

Wooden-Pallet-Compost-Bin.VI’m obsessed with composting and have a small bin in my backyard. This wooden pallet compost bin by Hoosier Homemade is next on my list.

Boho-Wedding-HairDesign Life Diaries shows us how to create a messy braid up do. What a pretty hairstyle for any occasion.

DIY-aged-chippy-paint-furniture-makeover-tutorial-with-stamped-drawer-H2OBungalowH2O Bungalow shows us how to get that aged chippy paint finish that is so awesome.

Frames-to-tiered-trayA great way to repurpose old frames. What Treasures Await created this pretty two-tiered stand from two old frames. Navage Patch has me completely in awe. These DIY Birch Plywood Coasters are made by gluing layers and layers of wood together and then slicing them into these coasters. Ah-mazing!

Beautifully Said Home Sweet HomeA love a beautiful paper craft and Paper Seedlings always share some of the prettiest cards and paper goodies, like this Home Sweet Home Print for Earth Day.

Bench Makeover with PO paintRedo It Yourself Inspirations turned an ordinary bench into an elegant country style bench. It works so perfectly with the pretty horse print and country fabric.

Spring tray decor ideasDelightfully Noted adds touches of spring to this Tiered Tray. Birdhouses, blue mason jars and bits of lavender. So sweet.

Amarena-Cherry-Clafoutis-2Olives & Okra shares this Amarena Cherry Clafoutis recipe. I’ve never made a clafoutis and can’t wait to try this.


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. Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow and share your latest on The Inspiration Board.
Thanks so much for stopping by.



  1. Thank you SO much for featuring my Home Sweet Home piece. I had such a horrid day with so many tears. But your featuring my work made me cry happy tears. Thank you for that. Thanks also for the really nice things you said and for letting me play each week. Smiles, Linda at Paper Seedlings

  2. Thanks for the party and featuring the coasters! Wishing you a fabulous week!

  3. So many great ideas! Thanks for sharing our Compost Bin!

  4. Wow! Thank you for the feature! Off to check out the other awesome projects :)

  5. Hi Carolyn, The features this week are simply inspiring and so beautiful to look at! I'm honored to be in the line-up. Thanks so much for featuring my Chippy Paint Makeover and have a fabulous week! XO-Wendi@H2OBungalow


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