Thank you for stopping by this week's Motivated Monday here at
There is always an amazing variety to the types of post that I find linked up here. I read everything from recipes, to crafting and sewing projects to helpful hints and home updates.
This week, though, what really jumped off the pages were some pretty spectacular furniture makeovers.
I wanted to share some of them with you here.
If you are thinking about throwing out an old piece you might want to see what some of these amazing bloggers have done first.
I guarantee that you will be inspired.
First up was this Othello Game Table from
Now I have never even heard of this game. I will have to Google it but just look at the table. I adore the red and it has such a fun graphic design I think it would look fabulous almost anywhere.
shared her English Apple Green dresser.
What a show stopper this is.
I think a big statement of color like this can just totally transform a room from "nice" to extrordinary.
This stenciled dining table created by
emulates an Indian inlaid look.
Timeless and unique.
Some pieces weren't just painted but were totally repurposed like this dresser turned book case from
I always enjoy seeing "outside the box" projects and that blue just takes it to a whole new level of fun.
It wasn't all about furniture though.
I throughly enjoyed reading about this laundry room reveal submitted by
Love the colors and I'm crazy for that rug. Be sure and stop by her post to see her collection of globes that she uses to put her personal stamp on this space.
Next, this post from Transformations From the Heart is about her window box and painted window which is so eyecatching and cheerful but I loved the whole vignette and couldn't wait to share it here so all of you can be loving on it too.
For all the how-to's you can stop and see her here.
Isn't it just sooooooo pretty? Talk about great curb appeal!
Finally, some of you may wonder why I choose the features I do. First off, I am looking for creativity and good design. I also like a post and blog that is easy to read.
Small font or crazy colored fonts on dark backgrounds are annoying. Sorry. The other critical element in creating a blog that draws me in is great photography.
Your project may be wonderful but if the pictures are small, dark or out of focus I am much less likely to feature you that week.
That said, I thought this
Homemade Photo Box
is not only something I am going to try and make but I hope some of you will check it out too.
Using inexpensive, almost free, supplies she shows us in her tutorial post how to take better photos of some of our smaller projects with this simple low budget idea.
She even gives us some examples of how well her pieces photograph now.
The lighting and white background really showcase her project, making this a very photo worthy feature.