It’s time to sit back for a few minutes and relax a bit. Grab a cup of something yummy …put those feet up and let’s take a peek at some Cottages of the Week from the past and check out what they have been up to…this is part 1…we don’t want to leave any one out. I know you will enjoy and be inspired!
We are going to start where we began and that is over at
As always there is a lot going on here at the Thistlewood.
Have you seen one of the newest pieces of furniture?
Check out this amazing White Distressed Hutch
It’s humble beginnings has to be seen… KariAnne took a hutch that she purchased at a yard sale for $3.00 and turned it into this…
and she shows us how!
Check out this adorable vintage yardstick stool and you guessed it…the DIY is ready and waiting for you to create your own upcycled creation over at Thistlewood Farms!
It’s not all about decorating over at Kari’s place…here is one of her scrumptious desserts that would be a perfect ending to your next meal!
Don’t forget…KariAnne has started yet another fabulous blog called
So if you are in love with everything Burlap…do yourself a favor and drop by often for some fun and fabulous burlap projects!
We will be visiting KariAnne again in another few months…I am just telling you though…there is plenty more to see…so have a visit soon.
Now let’s see what Lynn from
has been up to! When you hear the word shed…what do you envision? Well I can guarantee it would not be this…would it?
and would it look like this inside…ummm…I don’t think so!
If you are looking for a heavenly Cottage Chic experience…you have to see what Lynn and her hubby have been up to as they create a Cottage Oasis in the back yard…you will fall hopelessly in love and want one of your very own…really…you will!!!
Bailey says he hopes to see you soon and join him in the newly repurposed craft room!
Desiree over at
always has something new and fabulous going on. You have to hop over and see all the details in her newly fashioned craft room. She shows us how we don’t have to break the bank to have a whole new look!
You will get the DIY to make this incredible
and there are so many other things to see like how to make your own drapes…ironing board cover…valance DIY…tons of accessories and more!
Oh and maybe Desiree will inspire you to whip up a sensational breakfast or brunch this morning with her quick …easy and DEEEE-licious
Besos from Desiree!
We will see you soon!
Marianne over at
has been in lounging Summer Time mode…but she is still creating and coming up with incredible projects.
Take a peek at this Easy Summer Centerpiece…simple elements…amazing results!
Come and see how she puts the Summer Flair into her master bedroom…I love how she uses the headboard as a palette throughout the seasons and holidays!
Now how pretty and sweet is this closet…make you want to go pick out the prettiest wallpaper you can find and tackle one of those pieces of furniture that needs some loving!
We will see you next time on the back terrace for a cuppa!
has been busy creating all kinds of cool and fun crafts but she always has something amazing to share with us that will put a smile onto a room! What does she do to make the kitchen even a happier place? Well she decorates with Sprinkles of course! Now that is a sweet touch to any counter! Easy…inexpensive…functional and fun!
Jaime’s shade chandy’s looked simply beautiful in her craft room…but she decided to treat them to a bit of a spa day…now they look like they are ready for that lampshade runway show! WOW!
I don’t know about you…but my fridge does not look like this and sure wish it did! If you want some major organizing INSPIRATION…then Raising up Rubies is the place to go…you have to check out this post with step by step organizing techniques to keep your fridge looking picture perfect and never hearing the words…MAAAA where is…???? …not that that happens in my house! : )
a little close-up and there is so much more!!!
For more crafts…inspiration and organizing ideas…Jaime is your girl!
If you need some building tips…step by step home improving DIY’s…help with the right tools…paint…grout…glue and everything inbetween…you have to visit our friend Lindsay from
What do you do when you need a place for your jewelry…well you find a ceramic bull dog and give it a few new collars! If FUN is what you are looking for…this girl has got you covered! I need a big dachshund now…I really do!
Looking for some major painting inspiration and techniques? This is the place to go.
If you are looking to refresh some outside fencing…Lindsay has all the answers! I am tell you…this girl is like having Bob Villa in your home 24-7!
We will be back again soon for more enlightening ideas!
Shabby Art Boutique
is on the move right now…I can’t wait till she starts transforming her new abode into shabbalicious world of wonder…but for now…she has a new issue of
which is filled with such incredible inspiration and guess what…it’s free! How sweet is that…60 pages of gorgeousness!!!
Come on over and get the new issue hot off the digital press!
See you again soon…we will be over for the housewarming : )
Let’s say hi to
Jennifer over at
Jennifer and her lovely family have recently moved and hopefully soon we will get to see a peek of what is happening in the new home…you can always visit her last home which is simply fabulous as you all know. Can’t wait…so we will be back soon but for now…Jennifer is sharing a yummy piece of this
After you have a piece of that scrumptious cake…take a peek at some featured spaces on this wonderful blog…
Oh yes…while you are visiting…why not take a peek at one of Jennifer’s Chalkboard Tutorials…you are going to love the DIY and the results…SENSATIONAL!
We will be back for your grand unveiling of the new home : )
Time to knock on Kelly’s door over at
Did you catch Kelly’s one room…3 ways? If you didn’t …it’s a must.
Here is one…hop on over to visit to see the other two…inspiration galore.
Kelly has also been very busy outside in her garden upcycling thrift shop finds into awesomeness!
If you are looking for a diy project that you can do in a few hours…Kelly has that!!!
You can make your own gilded reverse stencil lampshade and she shows you how.
Keep the light on Kelly…we will be back to visit again during the holidays to experience the fun.
Looks like Jennifer Rizzo is waiting to greet us now : )
I am sure you all remember this gorgeous kitchen…
it is simply gorgeous in every way…
well now Jennifer shares the step by step…inch by inch transformation…this is an adventure that everyone should experience…it sure shows how hard work…creativity and love can create!
Also…I think you will really enjoy taking a peek at one of Jennifer’s other talents and that is the art of the Santos Cage Dolls…they are amazing works of art that I do believe you will adore and appreciate.
We will be back to visit real soon Jen!
Let’s see what Stacy over at
has been up to in her craft room.
A lot of cottage goodness happening…
tons of fun elements…check out that button rug!!!
there is so much to see in this fascinating room…you have to come on over and see it all!
A Sort of FairyTale’s
new shop is open and filled with great cottage items that you are going to love! We all wish Stacy the best in her newest endeavor!
Ok…I will give you one sneak peek at next weeks part two…we will be starting with Laura from
and you are going to adore what she has in store for us…just a peek…gorgeous or what???
Wait till you see what all of our other Cottage of the Week Friends have in store for us!
Sure hope to see you there!
I want to thank all of our Cottage of the Week friends for always being so gracious…inspiring and simply FABULOUS!!!