Posts Tagged ‘fantastic feature’

Fan-tastic Fixture

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Hi all, how’s your week?  For me, it’s been interesting running up and down plywood steps on our staircase for the past few days.  We will slowly be installing new white risers and wood treads over the course of the next week.  It’s certainly a lot of precision cutting, and there’s plenty of sawdust in our house ~ more details coming soon. 

Meanwhile, I’d love to show off this fantastic light fixture revamp by Kristen at The Painted Hive.  Kristen shows some real ingenuity and a can-do attitude with her makeover.  She takes this unbelievably dated fixture (the same one I’ve spied at garage sales and in the brass bin at my local Restore)  . . .


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and turns it into this unbelievably glamorous focal point. 


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Can you believe it ?  What a clever and beautiful makeover, I am in awe ! 

Hop on over to visit Kristen and read all about how she did it.   No doubt you’ll be inspired to update one of your brassy fixtures too. 

Have you got a fabulous makeover you’d love to see featured?  Drop me a line at [email protected] and I’m happy to consider it for the weekly lineup!

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Fan-tastic: Kitchen Makeover

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Hi all, how’s your week ?  Excited for the long weekend ?  I certainly am.  Have you had a chance to link up your space to the Where Do You Blog? party yet ?  Over 200 blogging corners to browse, and all so fascinating!  There’s still time before the end of the day to add your unique space where you blog too. 

Second, the winners of the Gussy Giveaway from last week are lucky #73 Jen from Coastal Lust and #340 Aimee from Life As An Oakes.  Congratulations Jen and Aimee!

Finally, today as part of the Fantastic Feature series, I bring you an incredible DIY kitchen makeover from Modern Jane.   Jane enlisted the help of her brother and her dad to transform her dated kitchen with plywood, pine, and plenty of Zinsser primer.  She even pieced together her new countertop with pine stair treads ! 


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Incredible ! 

How gorgeous is all that white cabinetry that her brother built?  Love that chandy too!  You can check out the part one of Jane’s remodel here, and the end of her story in this reveal post

Bravo Jane, what a beautiful result !  Hop on over to Jane’s blog to tell her what an amazing job she did with a little vision and a lot of elbow grease !



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Fan-tastic: Boy’s Room by Cassie

Monday, August 23rd, 2010


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Time for another Fantastic Feature, today it’s Cassie from Hi Sugarplum

As you know, I’m in the middle of decorating my boy’s room, so Cassie’s spruced up space couldn’t be better timed!  I do love an inspiring makeover done on a budget !

Cassie writes:

“It seems like only yesterday I was decorating my son’s nursery, but now he’s nine, so it was time to kiss the ‘sweetness’ good-bye.   While he was visiting his grandparents for two weeks, we surprised him with a room makeover suitable for a big guy.  And the best part is, by using items from our house, updating his existing stuff, and shopping smart….the total bill for the room came to under $300!


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Don’t you love the bold orange and brown stripes behind the bed?  That’s a ‘wow factor’ indeed !  Cassie revamped her boy’s dresser (read all about it here), recovered corkboards in burlap and a map, and made curtains out of drop cloths ~ this room is perfect for a nine year old boy.   Bravo Cassie !   The full story of the transformation can be read over at Cassie’s blog Hi Sugarplum, plus don’t miss the expression on her son’s face at the reveal !  PRICELESS !!

Coming up next, the winners of the last two giveaways will be announced, plus one reader’s question will be answered, so stay tuned !!



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