Friday, January 28, 2011

Inspiration Friday Party No. 21!

Welcome one and all to

Inspiration Friday!

Wowee Zowee! Last week we set a new record for the number of
Link-ups to the party and I was overwhelmed with all of the fabulous ideas and heartwarming stories. There were posts about everything from furniture transformations to life transformations and that is what I love the most about this party.
You just never know what to expect!

I was especially thrilled to have many new guests join in the fun and in keeping with my tradition of mainly featuring newer bloggers I am going to be showing off some of those gals!

First up is Lori from Deming Design Studio.

She took this desk

And this plate rack

And transformed it into this

Eat your heart out Martha Stewart!
Isn't that just incredible?
Fabulous job Lori and thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Next up is this charming makeover from the Opulent Cottage.

With the cabinets already full of character

She added this chicken wire to make them feel even more at home at the Opulent Cottage!
Don't you just love that pop of red from her Fiesta Ware?
And I informed her that the toile lamp told me it wanted to come live over at my house for awhile.

Lastly, we have Robin from the Hanlon Family.

She took this dark kitchen with damaged cabinet fronts from this

To this!

I think that the little cutie patootie who snuck into the photo is really what makes this kitchen transformation extra special.

Look at the detail that she added over her sink!
Those are the kind of character enhancing elements that really make a space.

Thank you ladies for sharing your creativity and talent with us!

Hop over and visit them if you get a chance!

Now, what about this week?
What have you all been up to?

I know what I have been up to...and come Sunday it will be all ready for you to see!

But until then, let's get to the partying!

With so much on my plate this weekend, I would appreciate it so much if you all could take some time and visit a few of the other party-goers so that everyone knows how important and special they are here at Inspiration Friday!

You know the drill...

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.

Thanks again for joining in the fun and I look forward to meeting you back here on Sunday!

Have a fantastic weekend,


Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

So glad you like the cabinet Vanessa, thank you for the nice compliment! I'm on a roll here, plenty more good stuff coming soon, I promise. Oh and you know that if you tell us the website we certainly will not peek, no ma'am, we won't! ;-)
Thank you for hosting us again this week!
xo, andrea

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Thank you for your encouragement on the remodel. I really appreciate it!

The transformation of the plate rack is just genius. I love how she painted the desk under it to match...and I really like the color she chose...I am going to have to go over to Lori's blog and check it out more.

Thank you for hosting. I hope you have had a good week.


Susan Freeman said...

What great projects and so inspiring! Now I am off to start painting the cabinets I have been meaning to start painting for the last couple of weeks!!

Susan and Bentley

Susan Freeman said...

What great projects and so inspiring! Now I am off to start painting the cabinets I have been meaning to start painting for the last couple of weeks!!

Susan and Bentley

Chrissie said...

Thanks for hosting today!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Thanks for hosting, Vanessa.

Melissa Miller said...

Thanks for your sweet words on our new furniture Vanessa. You really made my night. I have no idea why it is a different color but it's okay. I'm getting used to it now.

Thank you for hosting!
~Melissa :)

Blessed Mommy of 2 said...

Oh, I'm so flattered to be featured! Thank you so much! I love the other features as well! I need to make that crafting station! How awesome! Thanks again :o)

FrouFrouBritches said...

Thanks so much for hosting, Vanessa. This party is a first for me. My good friend Debbie from Wordsonwheels sent me. Lovin your blog! Can't wait to check out the new blog.

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Great inspiration this week! I especially love that desk and hutch combo!

Debbiedoos said...

Ahhh such inspiration! Love this place. Thanks for hosting Vanessa!

Lindy said...

Love all the before and afters. Thanks for hosting!!!!

NanaDiana said...

Vanessa- You are doing a great job at hosting and also at highlighting certain re-dos! Love coming here to see what you are up to...Another great week in the making! Hugs-Diana

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Thanks for the fun party. I have to go visit and see all the inspiration. Hugs, Marty

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

What great inspiration for sure! I finally have a post to link up this week! Thanks so much for hosting!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hey there Vanessa!!Sorry it took me a bit to get linked up!! Sometimes it just doesn't want to link quickly or easily!! Anyway, love your highlights and will be checking that kitchen out! Thanks so much for hosting my friend!! :)

AntiqueChase said...

Hi! I'm a new follower and I just linked up.Thank you for hosting!

Lynn said...

What wonderful projects you featured. Each one is just great! Thanks for hosting this fun party, Vanessa. I can't wait to visit all the blogs to see what everyone has been up to.
~ Lynn

Tricia said...

Great features Vanessa. I'm always amazed by everyone's creativity :)

Unknown said...

Holy cow, Vanessa! What talented women and beautiful inspirations you have featured today. Love it!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hey Vanessa!When you ask for inspiration, you definitely have it in your features today! Oh, my! But those are great! Thanks so much for hosting another wonderful Inspiration Friday!

~Kristin~ said...

I can't wait to see what you have going on this Sunday and in the mean time, You already left me a sweet comment earlier in the week so you don't have to again for my pillow project! ;o)
Happy Weekend
Love, Kristin

Sue said...

Thanks for hosting Vanessa. I am looking forward to your new project!

Amanda Lee said...

Thanks for hosting, Vanessa!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Thanks so much for hosting, lovely Vanessa. And what do you mean, we have to wait until Sunday?????? I simply can't wait that long. I want to know now, now, now!!


Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

Oh wow! I love the plate rack and desk she made over. Those are amazing! All you decor ladies never cease to impress me :) I wish I had some of your skills!

michelle said...

Wonderful features!!! The plate rack and desk are amazing and that kitchen is gorgeous!! You know I love me some chicken wire too!! So much talent!!

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Hey, I popped back to tell you that no, you aren't crazy but no, I didn't change my background! lol I just widened a few margins and I did add a couple of pictures in the sidebar..maybe that threw you. I am really looking forward to the blog reveal!

Creative Escapes said...

Hi - I just posted #56 wooden chair re-do. Thanks for the party. I love your blog. That plate rack transformation is awesome! Love the inspirations.


Anonymous said...

Hi Vanessa! Oh, there's so many talented ones in Blogland and I just get so inspired seeing all of their effort. Thank you for hosting this party and I'm joining you today!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Honey at 2805 said...

Hope you are feeling better, and well enough to finish the floors and clean the potties before Sunday! I will be watching.

Thanks for hosting!

Becca Bertotti said...

Hey, hey !! Happy Friday, friend! Thanks for hosting ... I really got "nuthin'" this week, so I just added my little peanut's happy playroom for people to visit! I absolutely LOVE the features from last week. I'm amazed by each and every one ... the painted plate rack and desk is so cute. And, I'd love to have the chicken wire added somewhere in my kitchen. The last feature is an amazing transformation! Wow. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Becc

B said...

This is my first time visiting your blog and joining the link party. I love your idea of featuring mostly newer bloggers! I'll be following you for sure. :O)

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Debbie said...

I love your shout outs this week. I hope I have the time to look over more of them.

I really want to paint my cabinets...or maybe not... or maybe...I just can't decide. That's why I need blogland.

Ashley said...

Wow! Those are all great projects! I am always amazed at how a little chicken wire or a little paint can totally change the look of a room or piece.

Wendy said...

So many awesome projects! I love the painted plate rack and the cabinet with the chicken wire! Love it :)