I've been remiss in sharing some of the lovely features of my projects and home on other blogs and websites. I used to share each one but then I worried that was a snooze for readers, so I began quietly filing them away on the press page, but then I realized that I'd rather share! I want to be able to publicly thank these bloggers for the blog love, because it motivates me to keep on keeping on:
Cassie, of Primitive and Proper (a longtime read for me), asked me to partake in her "it's eclectic" home tour series. I've been updating the lakehouse tour here pretty regularly, but it's neat to see the "before" and "after" photos of the lakehouse all together. Click over to the feature to see!
Linsey, of Better After, was sweet enough to feature my velvet chair makeover, as was Apartment Therapy. A lot of AT readers preferred the before (bugs and all), which I understand because the pattern was bitchin', but nothing beats teal velvet in my books. A lot of folks jumped to my defense (thanks!), but one thing sort of irked me: some comments reveal an interesting assumption of readers who think anyone who submits a projects should expect "judgement". I would argue that the purpose of blogs is not for people to get their nasty on, and say the kinds of things they wish they had the guts to say offline, but to showcase nifty ideas and makeovers. I love seeing what other people do because it helps me see things in a new light (even if I'm just figuring out what not to do, because a particular makeover isn't my jam). It would bring me no joy to tell someone I don't like their project (unless I felt I could add something constructive, like how some folks recommended a different kind of Danish oil than what I used), so maybe I'm just weird.
But I was a chubby kid with glasses and braces, so no amount of snarking on my projects will do more than elicit a giggle. It's a chair, people, calm down.
Speaking of Apartment Therapy, they also featured my cheap-cheap-cheap bathroom spruce, which - suprisingly - got RAVE reviews from readers. Funny, right? To me the bathroom is ho-hum and just good enough for now. The chair is the real gem in my eyes.
Poppytalk did a round-up of summery Ikea hacks and included my upgraded Expedit hack. This is another blog I've read for so long, so it was a real thrill to be featured!
This was awhile ago, but I'm still so tickled that HGTV.ca featured my framed agate art! They are still packed up, and I'm deciding where I should hang them...
EQ3's blog, Inhabit, chose me as May's blogger of the month, which is how I scored the sweet Eames Hang-It-All for the laundry room. Pinch me!
This Saturday will be the first yard-saling day of the year for me, so I'm really looking forward to the weekend!