Wednesday, July 30, 2014

15 Inspiring Knockoffs

I'm always looking for a good knockoff project and thought I would share a few of my favorites.

Pottery Barn inspired monogrammed burlap canvas from One Krieger Chick.

West Elm inspired Pentwood pendent from Designer Trapped in a Lawyers Body.

West Elm inspired herringbone floor mirror from Home Coming.

Pottery Barn Inspired Blanket Ladder from Tiny Side Kick.

Pottery Barn inspired numbered canvas from Paisley Pink Polka Dots.

Pottery Barn inspired console table from East Coast Creative Blog.

Pottery Barn inspired coffee table from Shanty 2 Chic.

Anthropologie inspired stack trays from Designer Trapped in a Lawyers Body.

Anthropologie inspired coasters from Soho Sonnet

Anthropologie inspired dresser from East Coast Creative.

Pottery Barn inspired Farmhouse table from Making it in the Mountains.

Ralph Lauren Dustin Pendant knock off from View Along the Way.

Restoration Hardware cart knockoff from Blissfully Ever After.

Z Gallerie Tray knockoff from Home Made Modern.

Anthropologie mirror knockoff from View From the Fridge.

I don't know about you, but I am definitely inspired to create a good knock off project!
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Painted Box for Kinetic Sand

Have you guys seen kinetic sand?  It's amazing!  I just bought some for my kids the other week and they have been playing with it non stop.  It reminds me of a mix between play-doh and sand, but without the mess.  It's so easy to clean up and doesn't get all over the place like sand or stuck in the carpet like play-doh.
I wanted my kids to be able to play with the sand inside, so to contain the mess,  I also picked up an unfinished storage box and gave it a little update.
I had some left over blue paint from when I painted the front door that was perfect for this little box.  I applied two coats then once it was dry I used frog tape to mark off a line and a glass jar as a circle template.

I then applied a few coats of white paint and used a stencil to apply a number one using gold leaf rub 'n buff.

After the paint was dry I decided to sand the box a bit to give it a more distressed look.  

I love how it turned out and it's been a great place for my kids to be creative.

If you have kids and don't have this sand, I highly suggest you go out and get some.   If your kids are anything like mine, it will keep them entertained for hours.   

Monday, July 28, 2014

Your Designs this Time - No. 20

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I am so excited to announce that I am joining Erin and Emily from Elizabeth Joan Designs as a host to their weekly link party, Your Designs this Time.  Also joining the party are Hanna and Sara from Stripes and polka dots, Bre from Brepurposed and Amber from The Queen and her Court.  Every Monday morning at 8:00 the party goes live and I hope you'll join us.  Each week we'll be picking five projects to feature, which will be shared on all 5 of our blogs.

We would love for you to Follow your hosts in some way.

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This awesome Industrial Raised Dog Feeder, by the Charming Farmer, would make any pup drool with envy. 

Do It Yourself Fun Ideas shared an amazingly fun way to reuse paper towel rolls to make Concrete Tea Light Candlesticks.

Draven Made's straight forward tutorial for making a DIY West Elm Tall Tufted Headboard for Under $50 would help add a touch of modern elegance to any bedroom.
Check out this creative idea for a cool re-purposed Shutter End Table from Flimsy Pi.
This beautifully sweet Lavender and Peach First Birthday Party, by Tshirt & Jeans, has so many lovely colors and details.

- Each week, a few of our favorites will be featured on all five of our blogs. By submitting a link, you authorize Brepurposed, Elizabeth Joan Designs, Little House Of Four, Stripes and Polka Dots, and The Queen and Her Court to feature your project on our blogs and social media. (This includes a photo from your project’s post and a link back to your blog.)
- Link up only YOUR OWN new designs, projects, or ideas. - No Etsy stores, giveaways, or link parties please. - We love seeing your latest projects, and by linking up, you are giving authorization to be sent a weekly invitation to Your Designs This Time.
-Please feel free to add our button to your blog or a visible link back to the this post, so others can join in. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

10 Beautiful White Kitchens

Even though our kitchen remodel is a little ways away, I can't stop pinning and drilling over beautiful white kitchens.  Pinterest is like a drug when your searching for inspiration and I just can't stay away.

For more white kitchen inspiration and to stay up to date with what I'm pinning, you can follow me on Pinterest.