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Inspiration Round Up: Part II

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you have a lovely weekend planned. Here are some more LGN reader projects to inspire you. And, as always, if you have a project that you’d like me to share, please email jenny @jennykomenda.com. …………………………………….. Natalie, from Natty by Design, hunts for vintage furniture with good bones and then transforms…

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you have a lovely weekend planned. Here are some more LGN reader projects to inspire you. And, as always, if you have a project that you’d like me to share, please email jenny @jennykomenda.com.


Natalie, from Natty by Design, hunts for vintage furniture with good bones and then transforms them with paint and sells them in her shop. She did a lovely job with this desk!

It was such a cute piece in the first place, but I really love the green! I could see this desk used in any room in the house.

Heidi from A Thousand Laughing Starfish has posted some great tutorials recently. My two favorites were this DIY curved headboard:

And this handpainted wall mural:

Natalie from Mint Loves Social Club has all kinds of inspiring projects going on. She wanted to share this credenza she bought at a thrift store.

The owner of the thrift store offered to lacquer the credenza for a really great price and I think it turned out amazing!

You can see her pretty credenza, which she uses as a bar (the inside is super organized too!), in these after pictures of her seriously stunning DIY Bubble chandelier project.

Lisa from Lisa Fero Interiors used my Happytape wall tutorial to transform her client’s entry.

I think it looks especially awesome looking out from the living room she also did.

Alicia from 12 Devonshire added Greek key trim to the ladder pulls on her bathroom blinds.

What an easy way to dress up plain-jane blinds! Her tutorial is posted HERE.

Jen from Organized Design used this bed from IKEA

as the base for making her daughter a really cute custom bed. Check out her really thorough tutorial HERE.

Vanessa recently redid her kitchen. She used my pelmet box tutorial for her windows and I love the look! I think she made a great choice with the fabric. Visit her post HERE for the details.

Naomi from Design Manifest sent me two really beautiful projects from her Philadelphia loft. She used inexpensive wall mirrors from Bed Bath and Beyond to back her Expedit shelves. Such a great idea!!

She also cleverly outlined a pretty mirror in her entry with hot pink paint on the wall. This makes such a statement – very Moroccan feeling. And what an easy, unexpected way to add color to a room.

And I love the combo with the La Fiorentina fabric on her bench!

An extra big thanks to the contributors!! xoxo
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28 thoughts on “Inspiration Round Up: Part II

  1. all of these projects (part 1&2!) are truly inspirational! there are so many talented people out there with blogs i would never find. thanks for showcasing so many!

  2. Jenny,

    Thanks so much for featuring my bookshelves and mirror! Truly made my weekend.

    The rest of these ones are great too. Love the green cabient and I really hope to make my own headboard some day. I'll have to save her post.


  3. The credenza that was lacquered reminds me of my Kirkland love knot mirror redo :)
    Today is the last day of my pillow giveaway.

    Happy Easter!

  4. What a great round-up – I'm intimidated and inspired all at the same time – such great talent that began with your awesome teaching abilities!

  5. OMG!!! Once again- so amazing! so many awesome ideas- I am so inspired again- too bad I dont have the time to match my desire to create;)

  6. I just found your blog and I love it! I have green spiral notebooks that I scribble all of my decorating ideas in…so when I saw your title it was like it was meant to be! :) Adding you to my reading list!

  7. Jenny- Thank you so much for including my headboard and mural!! It is so excited to see my own work on my favorite blog, and amongst such great talent as well!! All the projects you shared are amazing!

    Live Inspired,

  8. I love that desk and the green color! I found a nightstand in California that looks almost identical. I gave it a makeover, check out my blog for photos. Some great inspiration, thanks for sharing!

    -Forever Lovely


  9. I came across your blog when I was searching for information about a dresser I purchased. Can't wait to spend a lot of time looking at all of the fantastic projects featured! Very inspirational.

  10. LOVE the bright green desk! That is such a cute color and idea in general, and is the perfect piece to brighten up a room. It'd look great in my house, as it's mostly white with whitewashed walls and simple design features. I'd love to play around with some bright furniture.

  11. Wow, these projects are amazing! So inspirational, your title is very appropriate :) Happy Easter to you Jenny, hope you have a fantastic long weekend with your family. Hugs,
    Nancy xo

  12. Oooh.. Inspired, I am! Seeing all these makes me so excited about getting home from our travels and getting back into into it all! Thanks, and a happy Easter to you and your family.

  13. They're all wonderful! I especially love the mirrors behind the IKEA shelves. It makes it looks much more expensive, and I wouldn't immediately have thought that it was IKEA.
    And that girly headboard is very inspirational!
    Thanks for sharing.

  14. That green desk is the exact same style as a little nightstand/dresser I picked up on craigslist. I love the white with gold look, but it does look outdated and the white color looks yellowed in my modern house. I am encouraged by the idea of painting the hardware ALL white and painting the dresser a really bold color. I think this blog post may just give me the confidence I need to completely transform my old white and gold nightstand.

  15. Hi Jenny! Thanks for sharing these! One question though, would you know what fabric those pillows are clad in — the ones sitting pretty on the gorgeous ottoman dressed in La Florentina? Would appreciate the tip. Thanks in advance!

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