Friday, June 18, 2010

Where We Get Inspiration

I cut this photo from a Layla Grace add more than two years ago...

I have been "addicted" to decorating magazine for many, many years...Unfortunately, some of my favorites are no longer published....and I miss them..

The countless inspiration blogs and the women behind them now provide me with an unlimited selection of creative ideas...

I decided to transform a vintage dresser I got at a yard sale a couple weeks ago...

First, I practiced on a wood plaque..

and then I finished the dresser like this...

Here it is in my space with a great vintage thrift store lamp that I added a new drum shade to..

Here's a few more found treasures that went to the space..

This beautiful Johnson Brothers covered bowl that I found at a yard sale right out of American Pickers..

This is one of those things that I would love to keep for myself, but will try to sell it first...

Here's a sweet little vanity or night table lamp in the sweetest shad of pink that I added a vintage doilie to the shade...

It's sitting on the night stand that I brought last week...

and here's some fun "texture" balls I made with Styrofoam, some leftover white chenille fabric and some twine..

and then I found this great print of two boys fishing and painted the frame barn red...

It really makes the print stand out...



  1. Very nice! I love looking at magazines, books, and blogs for inspiration too! Love your furniture!


  2. Cori - I just love everyTHING! That dresser is too die for!


  3. Oh, I love that paint treatment/the color/the stripes! And I love everything else you have shown--great textures/mix of classic pieces!



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