Inspiring & Inspired

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I am always so flattered when people send me links to projects they’ve done that were inspired by something I created.  Let’s be honest.  We all get inspiration from somewhere and I love that I get inspiration from someone or something, share it on my blog and then it inspires others.  That’s what this blog is all about!

Tamra from The Gilded Barn was inspired by my “faux feed sack bench” and created this amazing chair!
I seriously want this chair.  Great job, Tamra.
One of my readers, Joanne, was inspired by my hand painted basket and gave a ho-hum basket some much needed character.
It looks so cute, Joanne, and it’s so simple.  Isn’t it?  I also love that bread box.

Pat from Corn in My Coffee Pot threw caution to the wind and painted this dresser freehand with a can of oops paint.  She was inspired by my Bird and Branch cabinet.

I think it is so special that she painted this for her little girl’s room.  I hope it is cherished for many years.  Well done, Pat!
There was one other FFF link that caught my eye.  Shaunna from Perfectly Imperfect posted a dining room set that looks like a cousin to mine AND she did the exact thing with it that I was in the process of doing to mine.  I already refinished the top in a dark walnut and painted the table base in a distressed white, but the chairs have been sitting in their dated pecan finish for a few months. 
Her post finally inspired me to finish what I started.  With a paint sprayer, I have no excuse. 
So, now I need to slipcover the seats before I show you the finished product.  Some new furniture from my aunt, new fabric for my birthday and some doors from Lucketts have turned into an entire dining room makeover.  It’s nothing drastic…I’m just tweaking what was already there.  I can’t wait until it’s done!
Thanks to all of those who inspire and are inspired.
Miss Mustard Seed
Inspiring & Inspired

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18 Comments on “Inspiring & Inspired”

  1. Great projects! Yes, it is fun to get inspiration from friends in the blog world. That's what I love about blogging… sharing ideas, recipes, praying for each other, encouraging each other, laughing with each other, crying with each other, etc. Can't wait to see your dining room. I know it will be beautiful!! Love & blessings from NC!

  2. The first chair pictured is fabulous! And then the table, I have one very similar that was my grandmothers and I've been wondering how to finish it, why didn't it occur to me to stain the top and paint the bottom? This just might be the right solution!
    Janell

  3. Hey all those projects are fantastic! A question… what kind of sprayer do you have? I am wondering if it would be worth the investment (am planning to paint all my kitchen cabinets, and several other cabinets in the house at some point).

  4. I love seeing all the beautiful things you and your followers create. They always spark the creativity in me as well. I have several projects in the works that I will send to you when done. Thanks for all the fabulous posts!

  5. i am always inspired by your projects! i did a table that had a branch with an owl silhouette after i saw your awesome cabinet! the reason i love blogland so much is that you can gather so many ideas from a huge melting pot of creative minds. it's great!

  6. You are truly "the other Divine Miss M"! I'm kind of "grain sack crazy" right now, creating a curtain for the kitchen and looking for other places to put this idea. Love it!

    Tamra
    The Gilded Barn

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