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Friday, April 20, 2012

The Bachman's 2012 Spring Ideas House Part 2...

Ready for part two from the 2012 Bachman's Spring Ideas House?  First of all, a BIG thank you for all the nice comments you left on part one...I really appreciate your thoughts!  This post I'll share ideas from the living room, sunroom, stairway and bathroom!
Remember the dough bowl wall in the dining room?  Well, how about a dough bowl dog bed?

This great looking wall piece is made from vintage ceiling tin decorated with ceiling medallions that have mirrors attached!  Love the way the medallions look!


I love the idea of connecting frames...

The sunroom is set up for dining...

Wouldn't it be fun to have a old church pew bench for table seating?

Vintage dairy crates hold colorful vases...

In the stairway,  birch branches are framed and photo canvas added for more natural elements...

and bundled birch branches hold rustic vases...

Finally, a few ideas from the bathrooms...

Keys embellish the shower curtain rings...

LOVE this toilet paper storage...

Bottles filled with colored water decorate the window.

The main floor bathroom window has a table runner valance with an iron grate...

and I love how they re-purposed this old drawer!

Next time, I'll finish up with the bedrooms and den!  Remember, you can visit HERE to see posts from all of the previous Ideas House tours!

Until next time...enjoy the weekend!


  1. So many creative ideas in this post and the first post...love it!

    Thanks for sharing with us!


  2. I'm your latest follower. Found you at Coastal Charm. Looking forward to reading more.

  3. okay, now I want a dog so I can have a dough bowl bed, lol

  4. I always love these posts Linda!!
    Thank you for doing this for us...

  5. It's all so smart and looks neat and organized with out being stiff.

  6. What a neat tour. I love all the bath stuff...especially that toilet paper holder. What a cute idea for keys at the top of the shower curtain. Great post! xo Diana

  7. Wow, Linda! It looks like such a fun place to visit! I love the chalkboards in the bathroom, and the repurpopsed vintage drawer is so neat! I'll have to remember that one for sure! Now I need to check out part 1! Have a great weekend!

  8. Wow! Some people's creativity just blows me away!!!
    Thanks for sharing Linda I'm now full of inspiration!
    Pamela xo

  9. LOVE....I really enjoy the Bachman house. So many wonderful displays and ideas.

  10. I always look forward to your Bachman house posts...they are chock full of good ideas! I too love the picture frames all connected...too fun! :)
    I can't wait to get window seat finished...I'm worn out! lol We were gone most of this last week to district council for our church. It was fun, but it's always nice to come back home. :) I have projects out the ears to get back to!

  11. Lovely lovely lovely

    I think my favourite thing again (though it's so hard to choose) is another shelf.... I love how they made the loo roll holder! (Do you say 'loo roll' in America I wonder?!)

    I'd never think to use an ordinary key as a shower curtain embellishment..... but it looks great!

    I love the Bachman house and your tours.... it does make you look at things in new ways....

    Thank you :)


  12. I'm loving that last photo of the repurposed drawer! Very clever.

  13. so much here to inspire me love this post. Its wonderful to be catching up with you again, I'm recovering well and have enjoyed visiting all your past posts I've missed. I do hope you have a lovely weekend.

    Always Wendy

  14. Love seeing your pictures, Linda. They are so clear. I have to learn to take indoor pictures. I loved the toilet paper storage too!

  15. Linda, again thanks for the great look. I love the bottles hanging from the light in the sunroom - click - an idea! AND the branch valance in the first bathroom. My two favorites this time. Ann

  16. Linda you know I love it all, the pillows on the church bench are so pretty and the hanging jars!

  17. The toilet paper holder is pretty and genius.

  18. So fun Linda! Wish I could come and see it in person. Mimi

  19. That dog bed is so cute. Doubt they make one large enough my the labradoddle though. I really like the greenery on the curtain rod in the bathroom. And the toilet paper holder jar. Great ideas all around that house.

  20. I must add a visit to my bucket list...I'm only a couple hours from the cities. Thanks for the picture tour!

  21. So many great ideas...kinda wish I could just move right in :) Looking forward to the bedrooms!! Laurel

  22. Wonderful ideas. I wish we had something like this around here. Love the tin ceiling tiles and medallions as art. The birch branches are so much fun and the curtain rod with greenery on top is so clever too.

  23. I love the birch branch hanging thing with the containers. I am so inspired by this.
    I love the toilet paper holder items as well, go figure.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  24. I went and caught up on all of the Bachman house posts. Every blog that has posted has had different pictures so there is no repeats, love it! so glad people post every year


  25. Linda,

    Thank you sooooo much for these ideas! I think that this is my favorite thing that you do! When you feature the idea house! There are always so many fun ideas!


  26. Some of these pictures wow so cozy. :)
    lovely ideas!


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