Reader Projects

Happy Monday, friends! I hope some of you lucky ducks are enjoying a three-day weekend. Even though I have to work, I’m gleefully tallying up the votes from the latest Lamp-A-Looza! I can’t even believe how many of you weighed in with your choice…you know I wasn’t giving the lamps away, right!? Thanks for the input, and I’ll be sure to get back to you with the top choice!

I am such a fan of blogs and bloggers. I’m inspired by them everyday, and love being part of this creative community. So when someone emails me a project that I inspired, I’m shocked and flattered! Today I thought I would share some Reader Projects that have popped up in my inbox recently.

Jenny Beth at Life On Lyford made this gorgeous pelmet. It makes her little girl’s room so sophisticated…and I love her monogram!

Amy at Eat. Sleep. Decorate made a wood shim starburst mirror for over her bed (love those linens!),

Roosevelt Kid filled an empty spot with a similar one,

And the talented Abby at A Delightful Design rocked this painted version!

Nancy saw our article in the Dallas Morning News and created an Art Center for her daughter!

Terra from Another Stay Home Mommy blog was inspired by Babygirl’s room colors and pelmet, and created a fun space for her daughter.
Carolyn was sweet enough to send me pictures of her pinecone wreath…so pretty against her green door!
And Jennifer at Moonpie Dreams proved that Martha Stewart’s Plummage looks great anywhere! She transformed an old sideboard with the beautiful color and fun knobs.
Amazing projects, girlies, and thanks for sharing them with us! To see my version of these projects, check out the Project Gallery. Tomorrow I’ll show you the painted Pool Bathroom doors….are they pink or navy?

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  1. Leslie wrote:

    I can't wait to see if they are pink or navy!!

    Posted 2.20.12 Reply
  2. I adore the little girl's room with the cute little curtains on the platform bed. Too cute!

    Posted 2.20.12 Reply
  3. Tiffany wrote:

    That must feel good to know that you have inspired other people! Congrats and love their interpretations.
    Can't wait to see the pink or blue. I already forgot which one I was rooting for.

    Posted 2.20.12 Reply
  4. So fun to see those. And that first bedroom is just fantastic. They all did a beautiful job. You must be so excited to see those.

    Posted 2.20.12 Reply
  5. Oh how neat to see how readers have transformed their space or piece because of you! Very flattering!

    Posted 2.20.12 Reply
  6. Great projects you posted! Love that table in the last one – such a great color!

    I think you chose NAVY! Can't wait to see!

    Posted 2.20.12 Reply
  7. I think you went navy! Thanks for featuring my painted mirror. It must be such a strange feeling to see your ideas take shape in other people's homes!

    Posted 2.20.12 Reply
  8. I know you've definitely inspired me! The sunburst mirror is on my list of things to make for the new house!

    Posted 2.20.12 Reply
  9. Just Another Stay Home Mommy wrote:

    Thanks so much Cassie! You made my day and it was much needed. Keep up the fabulous work.
    ps. LOVE your living room!

    Posted 2.20.12 Reply
  10. Soooooo excited about the pool doors…does that make me a color geek? Totes. But I'm cool with it. And I love all the projects you've inspired! I'm pretty sure you've been an inspiration in a couple of mine, too, lady!

    Posted 2.20.12 Reply
  11. Happy Tuesday! Enjoyed seeing the reader's posts! Can't wait to see what you decided with the doors!!!

    Posted 2.21.12 Reply
  12. JessicaRae wrote:

    Awe, thanks for adding my mirror to all of these great projects!

    Posted 2.22.12 Reply

Reader Projects

I love, love, love when readers are inspired by my projects and send me pictures of their version. After all, I find most of my inspiration from others online too! I thought I’d share a few I’ve received.

Ali at My Third True Love worked her magic on her own Fancy Pants Highboy. I love the high gloss finish, and her brass pulls are positively gleaming!

Courtney at A Thoughtful Place created some really fun Summer/Teacher Gifts. I love her version that included pinwheels.
Red, White & Blue is just too hard to pass up, and Carmel at Our Fifth House made her version of the Summer Gift too!
Kara at A Little Bit of Lovely made her own Herb Garden Pails for her Patriotic table.
Megan at Honey We’re Home used her potted herbs as a fragrant and colorful Brunch Table Centerpiece. I’m also drooling over her table runner and plates!

Jamie at One Step at a Time got busy with coffee filters after seeing my Puffy Cloud Light Fixture Thingie, and covered a lamp shade!

And my friend, Debbie (no blog, gasp!), was inspired by my mantel transformation, and painted hers black as well. The richer color even helped to tone down the red in her brick!
Picnik collage
Thank you for sharing with me, ladies! And if you’ve created something inspired by one of my projects, email it to me and I’ll try to include it in a future Reader Projects post! Happy Weekend…I’m busting out the paint for a Living Room Project, and hopefully swimming in our slick new pool! What are you up to?

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  1. i am totally in love with both fancy paints highboys. one day i will get one to work magic on, too, so i can be one of the cool kids.

    Posted 7.22.11 Reply
  2. Jamie wrote:

    this made my morning seeing my blog post featured! Thank you!!! 🙂 TGIF

    Posted 7.22.11 Reply
  3. Ooooh, great copy cats!! Love the high boy and the awesome black mantle! Thanks for sharing!!

    Posted 7.22.11 Reply
  4. Not sure if you bought your paint yet but Shermin Williams is doing 40% off all paints this weekend 🙂

    Posted 7.22.11 Reply
  5. Such fun projects – thanks for sharing!!

    Posted 7.22.11 Reply
  6. great projects! 🙂

    Posted 7.22.11 Reply
  7. Yippeeeeeee!! Hey, I think my highboy looks even more fancy on your amazing blog! Thanks so much for the feature Cassie, you truly are inspiring and your style is perfection! Happy Friday 🙂

    Posted 7.22.11 Reply
  8. Thanks for the shout out, Cassie! My herbs are re-planted in bigger containers outside and are still going strong. Thanks for the inspiration and have a great weekend!

    Posted 7.22.11 Reply
  9. I love that it's practically a *sin* not to have a blog (hey, I'm agreeing!)…and I love these projects! And dang it if seeing another fabulous highboy isn't making me jealous all over again! Have a great weekend, Cass, enjoy the pool! (c:

    Posted 7.22.11 Reply
  10. Awesome inspiration!!! What a great compliment to all that you do!

    We missed you last night and Courtney definitely tried calling you last night! Oops! 🙂

    Happy Friday!

    Posted 7.22.11 Reply
  11. I thought everyone had a blog! Ha! 🙂

    Posted 7.22.11 Reply
  12. aperkins wrote:

    I love your home. Beautiful! 🙂

    Posted 7.23.11 Reply
  13. Allison wrote:

    Fabulous projects and all inspired by you, Cassie! How fun! Oh, I'm like Debby….I don't have a blog. Have a great weekend.

    Posted 7.23.11 Reply
  14. Beautiful pics! So much wonderful

    Posted 7.23.11 Reply
  15. Thanks for the inspiration! Loving all of those herb buckets – so cute!

    Posted 7.25.11 Reply