I think Thursday is my favorite day of the week . . . . well, maybe I like Saturdays and Sundays just a little bit better because my little family is all together for two days in a row . . . but I just LOVE Thursdays because we get to party! I’ve been pretty busy between all of the home renovation projects going on around here and all of my writing / editing / creating projects, so it is really fun to take a little break from all of that on Thursdays and connect with other bloggers and make new friends. I hope you can join us at this week’s party – I’ll be looking for you!
One of my other favorite things is learning new skills and finding creative inspiration from other bloggers. Here are a few of last week’s Favorite Things Linky Party bloggers that I “met” and thought it would be fun to share with you what I discovered.
from Orange Bettie
Check out this gorgeous Linen & Lace Cuff Bag designed by Orange Bettie! The complete tutorial is HERE if you would like to make one yourself. It would make a great Christmas gift or an autumn tote bag for YOU!
I’ve seen these painted vintage books before, but I’ve always been rather intimidated to slap paint on perfectly good books . . . even though I really like the vintage look. But now, since we are knee-deep in home update projects, it just might be time to give it a try. We have a ton of books, none of which I would ever dream of painting, but I’m thinking I could find some old books at the thrift store that could use a little TLC. Looks like this might be a project in my future! You can find the complete tutorial at Life on South Pointe Drive if you are thinking of trying your hand at creating some of your own DIY Vintage Style Books.
from DeeDee at Clover House
At the minute, painting our front door is not my top priority (at least until we get our laundry room and bathroom put back together after our mini-flood of a couple of weeks ago), but before all of the messiness of dealing with a flooded laundry room entered our lives, I actually bought the paint for our front door. Well, actually two front doors. We have one door off of our kitchen which was the original front door, but then we have another door on the front of the house that opens on to our deck which is the newer part of the house.
The color I chose was kind of a dark teal, not as blue as in the picture above, but since our house is a very light gray and the shutters are a dark red / burgundy color, the dark teal really looks pretty with the other colors, all with white trim. But then life happened, and the door did not get painted yet. If you are thinking of painting your front door, here is some encouragement and inspiration from DeeDee at Clover House. She shows you, step-by-step, how she masked the window and cut-in everywhere that needed to be painted by hand, and then she painted the raised portions of the door with a roller. Looks great! It might be time for me to paint that door, even though the construction crew should be here any minute to install new insulation and dry wall in the bathroom.
I am so ready for my house to be back to “normal” so that I can think about something else beside how to navigate around all of the misplaced furniture around here! Hope you have a great week, and let me know if you try any of these creative projects. I’ll post pictures as soon as something is actually finished in our home remodeling journey.
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