Inspiring Projects

Today I’m sharing a round up of many different inspiring projects from some of my blogging buddies.  There will be something for everyone…

Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, spray paint, AND a paint sprayer!

There will be transformed old t-shirts, roadside finds, ordinary drop cloth, and a bathroom on a budget! Oh and a pallet project and a celebrity encounter! Oh, and a pallet project and a celebrity encounter.

Inspiring Projects Round up

Amanda from mommy is coocoo has a great tutorial for you!  This tutorial is so easy to understand Amanda showed her 5 year old drawing the chevron.  Make sure you check out the video too.


No Sew and Budget Friendly is exactly the project I can get into. Christy from Our Southern Home bought standard drop cloth and used left over fabric to create these beautiful curtain panels.  Her detailed tutorial will guide you right through the project. 

Beth takes all the intimidation out of mixing milk paint.  Farm Fresh Vintage Finds has some great tips! You’ll definitely want to check out Beth’s kitchen cabinet makeover while you are there too.
Now that you are no longer scared of mixing milk paint  you’ll want to see how Nancy took a dated 80’s bread box and turned it into French Fabulous using Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint.  Artsy Chicks Rule will show you the painting process and how to do fun graphics too!  
Megan from Rhapsody In Rooms painted this indoor outdoor rug (in no time flat) with a paint sprayer. You will want to check out the whole post to see what Megan can do with duct tape.  Super cool.
Therese is a girl after my own heart!  She found this chair on the side of the road and transformed it.  You’ve got to check out the before picture at Fresh Idea Studio and let us know if Kate Spade would have entered your mind!
Now for our celebrity!  Serena from Thrift Diving has an awesome project that you can make in five minutes. Serena was on TV y’all – showing people how to make gift boxes out of scrapbook paper.  Check out Serena’s video to see her in action!
Wanda got out with the old and in with the blue at Recreate and Decorate. Her DIY Bath renovation on the cheap is one you don’t want to miss. Her standard vanity was painted a beautiful new blue. Make sure you check out all her other blue touches!
It wasn’t easy for her (she likes pine) but Cindy from Dwellings – The Heart of Your Home transformed not one but two pieces of pine furniture with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  Make sure you check out the dresser too.  
Now onto the wine… I mean DIY Pallet Wine Rack from Sweet Pea. Paula will show you how she took what most people
(not me) would consider trash and made it into something functional and really cool to look at on the porch! I’d hang out
on Paula’s porch anytime! 

Kathy paints the most fun and funky projects.  You should check out her furniture pieces.  Petticoat Junction  is full of amazing paint projects but these “decanters” are a stunning transformation.  Check out the before picture!

Are you a fan of cheap and easy projects that don’t take long to complete? Then you will love my T-shirt art Project. I up-cycled my son’s old t-shirts into art for his gallery wall. 
Do you have any projects that you have been thinking of?  Share them with us all, we’d love to hear about them!
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  1. What a lovely selection of really different projects, You have definitely picked something for everyone. I made one of my sons old t shirts into a cushion, now I’m kinda wishing I’d made art work instead!

  2. Yep, linked up, found you from Vanessa’s post on G+. Great post and inspiration, gonna try a couple of these this weekend! Wine anyone??

  3. So much inspiration Sonya! Love Amanda’s piece about Chevron, Christy’s drapes look amazing, and is there anything that Beth, Nancy and Megan can’t transform with paint?! I love the Kate Spade chair Therese created, Wanda’s bath turned out GREAT, and I always enjoy the clever creations that Serena, Paula and Kathy come up with. And then there’s you, T-shirt art…so creative, I love it! Thanks so much for sharing!

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