Creating a Happy, Colorful, Handmade Home & life on the shores of lake superior

July 19, 2012

My Brooklyn Limestone Guest Post

Whenever I have a project I love so much I want to share it everywhere, with everyone, I call it my Michigan J. Frog, from a 1955 WB cartoon.  Catch the video here.

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If you can't watch the video (are you reading blogs at work?!?), I'll summarize - but it won't be as funny.  So you have to catch the clip at some point.  A gentleman finds a singing frog and brings him from place to place (even renting an auditorium) to show him off, but the kicker is the frog only sings for him.  When I'm super excited and telling anyone with ears about my latest DIY, I picture me skulking around with a frog in a box, and laugh.

When I was invited to guest post on Brooklyn Limestone, as part of the fabulous Trash to Treasure series, I immediately thought of this Michigan J. Frog:

Because I see big, old, builder's basic mirrors in the trash all the time, I submitted my stenciled & antiqued mirror in the hopes of saving a few from a similar fate.  If you missed, or snoozed through, the original post, check out the feature on Brooklyn Limestone here.

There are more than a week's worth of fabulous projects, so I suggest you head over to Brooklyn Limestone anyway to check out these genius ideas and makeovers:

Here's a list of who else was invited to partake:

Besotted Brand
Freckles Chick
Go Haus Go
House Bella
Jones Design Company
Miss Mustard Seed
Dans Le Townhouse - that's me!


  1. I was so happy when i saw your guest post on brooklyn limestone! Congrats :) this is one of my favorite projects you did Tanya! Well deserved :)

  2. Yahoo! Congrats and what a fabulous trash to treasure!

  3. Exciting feature! Congrats :)


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