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Pinterest Challenge Highlights

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

It’s not ‘BOTB’ day, but it should be because there were so so many amazing projects linked up to the Summer Pinterest Challenge earlier this week!  Over 400 bloggers linked up their DIY talents, and I was blown away by all the creativity out there.  I simply couldn’t let the week go by without sharing a few highlights!

Dining room light bulb fixture by Love and Renovations

diy dining room light


Ceramic pot outdoor water fountain by Inspirations by D

outdoor water fountain


Card catalog jewelry box by Shannon at AKA Design




card catalog jewelry box akadesign


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Summer Pinterest Challenge: X Base Table!

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Hello hello, the day has come, it’s time for the Pinterest Challenge friends!  We issued this Summer Edition challenge last week and we can’t wait to see what you’ve created!  There are link parties galore going on today, hosted by Young House Love, Bower Power, Ten June, and also right here, so it’s time to show us what you got with a link to your Pinterest inspired project below!

pinterest challenge summer

pinterest challenge summer edition

What inspired me for this round?  Well, I’ll tell ya!  I’m working on a makeover in the kids’ playroom space, turning it into a study, since they’re in elementary school now.  It’s a space for them to read, to do homework, or just chill with their friends.  We had a circular table in the space (seen here) but with the new window seat we built from IKEA cabinets, that table was looking disproportionally small, so I imagined a larger chunkier more substantial rustic table in that space to give cool contrast to all the white.  Time to flex my DIY power tools muscles and build a brand new table, booyah!   

Here’s our new X base table Matt and I built for this space! 

x base rustic table cg


It’s a gorgeous handmade table made of kiln dried Douglas fir that we bought from a local lumber supply company.  This is the first piece of furniture we’ve ever built together, and it’s customized for this space.  We used these five tables as our “Pinspiration” !   

the pinspiration


Pins: 1/2/3/4/5   

Sources:   Frances table; X Base Farmhouse table planstable under window; hooker table; dark stained X base table

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