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Monday, April 25, 2011

The Bachman's Spring 2011 Ideas House- the Bedrooms...


Ready to see the bedrooms?  Today is the final segment from the Bachman's Spring 2011 Ideas House!  Lots of fun photos, so this post is a little long...remember to click on any photo to see it enlarged!  The girl's room is a vision in pink...perfect for a tiny dancer!  Decorated letters look charming on the wall...


What girl wouldn't want her own practice area...love the chandeliers...




What a great chippy cabinet...pink!


Isn't this a cute and inexpensive wall treatment?  Ribbon crisscrossed, with paper flowers held by decorative thumbtacks...



A stool, painted pink, makes a sweet side table...


and wall mounted buckets serve as cute storage for stuffed animals...


 Pretty pink silk flowers make lovely tiebacks!


Next is the cute boy's room!  My sweet daughter, Liana accompanied me on my second trip to the house!  I often go twice to see everything and take lots of photos!


The boy's room is for the global explorer!  The headboard  is made of an old wood sliding barn door with the name written in rope!
 

The valances are treasure maps clipped to whips... perfect for the little Indiana Jones...


The desk area is backed with a great vintage map, and the light fixtures are made with two globe halves...


Crates make great, rustic storage...


old hangers display paper treasures...


and an old barrel becomes a stool!


Thought I'd add a few shots from the upstairs bathroom...vintage candle clips are used on the shower curtain...


and hooks added to old shoe forms make great decorative towel holders!


Vintage containers make cute candles...


and an old stepladder serves as fun storage!


Aren't these plants pretty hung from the old towel rack?


The last room is the master bedroom...I LOVE the chandelier reading lights...


Vintage plant holders make charming side tables...


and an old washtub stand now serves as a luggage bench!


Such a lovely old dresser...


Old spools are used as beautiful necklace displays...


and an old fence piece is used to display scarves!

I loved the idea of using vintage lids, sugar etc, turned into photo displays!


A big silk flower makes a fun tieback here, too!


Wouldn't you love to have this antique dress?  OH SO pretty...



Well, that's it!  Hope you enjoyed the tour and found some inspiration, too! If you missed the two earlier posts from this house, just go back a few posts... also remember the four 2010 Ideas Houses have links on my sidebar.  The next Ideas House (Summer) is open May 26th- June 12th (closed Mondays).  You can visit their website for more info!

Until next time...
Linda

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter...


Wishing you a blessed Easter...He Is Risen!


Until next time...comments are off...enjoy the day!
Linda

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mourning Doves...


Every spring we have many mated pairs of mourning doves in our yard!  Most stick to the evergreen trees, but every year we have a pair that decides to try and nest on an open feeding shelf we have by a second story window.  These photos are taken through the window, so while they are not the best technically, I think they are still very sweet!  Usually the pair will visit for a few days and attempt to make one of their messy nests, but usually move on to a safer place.  One year we had a pair actually nest, lay eggs, and raise two babies until they were big enough to leave the nest.  I never could understand why they would nest in such an unprotected place and worried we might even have a survival of the fittest situation in front of our window, but the mourning doves took turns tending the nest and didn't leave the babies alone.  We've had another pair visiting this week!  The female will sit on the platform and coo softly ...


You can see some nesting debris...they make very messy, unstructured nests...


Soon the male will join her...


They never seem to mind me taking photographs...I don't use a flash, and I don't make sudden movements...


They preen each other's feathers and are very attentive to each other.  Mourning doves are monogamous and bond strongly...



I think they are such lovely birds, with their soulful calls!
I am joining A Rosy Note's Photo Feature Friday 

I'll be back with the last post from the Spring 2011 Bachman's Ideas House soon...
Until next time...
Linda

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

More From The Bachman's Spring 2011 Ideas House...


Time to continue the tour of the Bachman's Spring 2011 Ideas House!  Today I'll share ideas from the sunroom, living room, and the scrapbooking room!  Be sure to click on the photos to enlarge them, if you want more details!  The old baby buggy in the photo above is in the plant filled sun room.


Vintage papers are clipped on a lampshade frame...


I'd love to have a  chippy old sink like this one...


A vintage tabletop and two chairs become a desk!


The living room is loaded with decorative ideas...


An old window is turned into a coffee table...


This chandelier was retrofitted with votive holders and candles... I'd love this in a porch!


This secretary looks so charming~  the door panels are covered in cork for a great use of space!


An old suitcase becomes a side table with storage...


and a filing cabinet becomes a great side table with the addition of legs, too!


The large wall is filled with great old frames...


Going up the stairs, old metal grates look so great holding photos...


and vintage jewelry is made into magnets to hold them in place~


The next room is called the scrapbooking room...who wouldn't want this fun studio?  I love the work table!  Made from an old door, topped with glass, it has porch posts for legs!


 Cork is added to salvaged window frames for an oh-so-decorative bulletin board...


An old radiator cover works perfectly as a magnetic wall calendar, and lunchboxes, painted pink make great wall storage!


Vintage suitcases always make great storage, especially re-used as this one is!

 A vintage potting bench is decorated for great storage display...


 Finally, how about this valance idea?  Strips of two tones of pink fabric is looped and knotted loosely over the rod!


Hope you are enjoying the tour!  The next Bachman's post will be the three fun bedrooms!

Until next time...
Linda