Friday, January 21, 2011

Inspiration Friday Party No. 20!

Welcome to the Party!

How is it possible that this is the 20th Inspiration Friday?
We are some party animals around here!

There was so much wonderful Inspiration linked up last week that we are just going to get right to it.

Pamela at From My Front Porch to Yours shared this AMAZING transformation of an inherited kitchen island.
She took it from this...


It is hard to believe it is the same island!
Just look at some of the details she added.

It is just gorgeous, Pamela and you did an absolutely fantastic job!

Next up is the Homemaker on a Dime.
She found this $18 Goodwill dresser and had a vision...
A vision that took it from this,


I know! Isn't that incredible?
I'm lovin' those lamps too by the way!

Now when I get cabin fever I find myself doing a lot of things.
Most are not productive.
Like eating too much.
But, not the Town and Country Mom!

She and her handy hubby found themselves snowbound and took that opportunity to complete a project.
I'm guessing that is probably the healthier way to combat Cabin Fever.

They have this gorgeous fireplace which is flanked by 2 bookcases and they wanted to make it more integrated as well as visually interesting, capitalizing on the character of their home.

Enter a board and batten treatment and VOILA!

Doesn't that look like the perfect spot for curling up with a good book? It reminds me of something you would see in the English countryside.

I'm noticing a theme this week in the Highlights...can you tell I have a hankering for some big projects???
Might just have to get myself over to the Hardware Store!

So what have you been up to this week?
If you are new to Inspiration Friday, you should know that this is a party where ANYTHING and EVERYTHING is welcome!
Recipes, home decorating, crafts (just because I'm not crafty doesn't mean I don't appreciate those who are!), stories reflecting your heart and everything in between.

We want to see it!
So, here are the guidelines and be sure to pop over and visit each other. I'm thinking we may have some new bloggers joining us this week so let's make them feel warmly welcomed.

1. Add your Permalink to your entry but not your General Blog Address. To get your Permalink, click on the title of the blog post you are wanting to submit and copy and paste the address into the URL box. You will also have to add your email address but it will not be visible to anyone else.

2. Do not try and Link up until you have actually published that particular post on your blog.
3. Please link back to the host blog, Southern In My Heart, so that those who visit your blog will be able to find some wonderful Inspiration from everyone else.

Have a fabulous weekend my friends!


Lindy said...

Thanks so much for hosting!!!!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Thanks so much for hosting, Vanessa!

Cindy said...

Thank you for the linky're the best!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Thanks for the party!! Can't wait to look at all the fun projects!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Thank you for featuring my $18 Goodwill dresser project. Thanks for hosting this awesome linky party :)

Kristine ::Lakeshore Cottage Living:: said...

Those transformations you shared were amazing. I happened to click on those myself last week and was very impressed!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Amazing transformations! We're doing more eating than projecting over here too, but maybe this will really get me going :)) Thank you for hosting!
Cheers, Andrea

NanaDiana said...

Vanessa-Those are great makeovers...they just remind to put down the fork and pick up the paintbrush. AMAZING projects- Diana

Laura Wilkerson said...

Vanessa, I see we both get the same cabin fever....I thinks it's a medical condition and incurable....that's my story.
That island is absolutely beautiful....I can't wait to see what other transformations everyone has going on out there!

Southern Fried Gal said...

This is my first visit and link up to your blog. Love your blog name! Thanks for hosting. ~Southern Fried Gal

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hey there Vanessa! Too funny that we both highlighted Pamela!! We are soo on the same wavelength!! :) Thanks for hosting!! :)

Honey at 2805 said...

The makeovers last week were amazing. Thanks for the party!

Kristin said...

I love that island too!
Also, I can't wait to see what you are working on with your sister. I love the inspiring post about the bean, very encouraging. I didn't share any great make overs or decor solutions, but I did share some fabulous recipe links...just in case anyone needs some food inspiration!
Have a beautiful weekend Vanessa and thanks for hosting!

Heather said...

Vanessa, thanks for hosting another link party. Thanks for being so relaxed about link topic too. I so desperately wanted to reveal a decorating project that I am working on, but it is going really slowly. Maybe next week! Have a wonderful weekend!

Anita said...

I finally got tired of seeing all the great finds from Goodwill out here in blogland, so I actually hit Salvation Army Twice this week and Christian ministries, so I might have a reveal soon to share! Everything is moving at a snail's pace here with the lovely weather! Thanks for stopping by and the very sweet comments:-) You are always an inspiration!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Wonderful inspiration all around. Thanks for hosting, now I will go bee bop around at all these amazing ladies!

michelle said...

Great features! There is so much talent out there I just love looking!! Thanks for hosting another wonderful party!! :)

Karen said...

Isn't it amazing at the creativity!
Love the room with the board & baten. I'm trying to put something together at this late hour. :) So if I don't join in you will know the girl had to climb in the bed.

Vicki said...

Thanks for hosting. Great posts here as always. I see one on pantry challenge recipes...I"m off to check that out. Have a great weekend.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

So glad you featured Pamela's island! She did such an amazing job on it! Thanks for hosting! said...

Great features! Thanks for hosting such a fun party :)

Tyla said...

Thanks for hosting, Vanessa. I love linking up when I have something to share. Plus, I love getting some great ideas from everyone else.

House Revivals said...

Thanks, Vanessa, for hosting!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hey Vaneesa,

Wow, you're party's super-busy this week. YOu're the hostess with the mostess!


Sue said...

The extent of my projects seems to be making a list of things to do and hoping I get the gumption to begin them! And boy do I have a list! Hope I can get that inspiration soon and I get off this computer long enough to accomplish them. :-) Sue

Pamela said...

Thanx for the feature Vanessa! Be back lately hopefully to link up.

Christie said...

Twentieth IF! I remember when you started this lovely party! So glad you did! I am lovin' the little bunny wreath from the before picture AND the after picture! That room looks so invitin'! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Judy said...

Thanks for hosting. It's always a great party. Are you going to the bloggers conference?

Richella said...

Hey Vanessa! I'm linking up for the first time--and I also just became a Follower! I have found a possible solution to a decorating dilemma that has plagued me--I'm hoping to get some opinions! :)

Sandy Jenney - Organize with Sandy said...

Thanks for your link party. This was the first time I saw your blog. I found it from Small Fine Print link list.

Lynn Richards said...

Well, I linked my post to your party and then it was so late last night, i forgot to put it ON you it's done!!
Have a great day, Vanessa!

Creative Escapes said...

I am your newest follower - I just posted #72. Look forward to reading more!

Valerie said...

I love the redo's.



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Dear Sweet Home said...

Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! I love how you decorate your home :) And, being a Southern Girl myself, I LOVE the name of your blog! I look forward to following you! :)

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