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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Joys of Home!

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway! I'm sorry I couldn't send a book to everyone........if I was Oprah, I would.......really I would. I love Oprah more than Donny. Shhhhh, But don't tell him, because I'll deny it.

It is finally Spring here in the NW. It's 70 degree's today! Spring means GARAGE SALES! I love me a garage sale. Finding something for that perfect project is so much fun.
I found the perfect blog that gets me all excited about finding salvage materials.........making that one of a kind project!
Joys of Home! She likes making things out of old doors. Well, that's all I needed to hear. Old doors! I LOVE old doors. I wanted to make my head board out of one. I searched for old wide french doors for 2 years to make a dining room table out of...........but then I found Katherine, my table. I dream of making a hall tree with an old door.......but I don't really have the space.........I'll find it.

So you can imagine how excited I was to find her blog.

I would love to see more of her home. Love these old suitcases. I have 3 I bought off ebay a few years ago and it's so funny because some people really don't get it. I had a neighbor think I was just using those until I could find an end table. He's a guy, so I didn't judge him too harshly. Love the shutters too. The plates with numbers really caught my attention. Yep, I love them.And look at this. This was a built in piece in their dining room. It was outdated, crooked and too deep. She changed that. Very cool. She has a small before photo on her blog.

Joy's blog is new, so she is just getting started...........I can only imagine all the cool photos she'll be posting of all the treasures in her home. She's got a natural great style. Go leave her a comment demanding more. We want more!

16 comments:

Summers Camp said...

I love me some vintage suitcases, too. Especially mustard colored ones... *B

Mrs. B said...

Wow, I love that big cabinet thing in the top photo! I'm off to see more! Thanks for finding more wonderfulness for us Kim! By the way, I'm a little further south than you (Northern California), and it had been in the 80's here! Enjoy your spring weather!

PattieJ said...

Kim, I love your blog. You find such awesome blogs for all of us to check out! Thank You! I'm going to go check out Joy's blog now and take a look at all of her creations.

Pattie :)

LP Vintage said...

Love the blogs you find for us. I had vintage suitcases in my living room for a while too; visitors kept asking me if I was going somewhere on a trip! If they don't get it, it's too hard to explain - lol! I'm off to stare at Joy's blog now - thanks again!

Joy said...

Thank you!Thank you! Thank you!for featuring my little blog. I feel truly honored and humbled. You have been given the gift of inspiring others through your blogs. Thanks for sharing your gift!

Mrs. Jones said...

She's got some great ideas! Thanks Kim.

~Heather

Sue Neitzel said...

I LOVE your blog! I LOVE old doors, old shutters, windows too and this blog is right up my alley! Thanks so much for finding the best of the best for us, your the best too! LOL

K&M.SoHappyTogether said...

Had to laugh...my hubby is one of those guys that "doesn't get it." He prefers the traditional timeless looks...while on the other hand love to find new uses for items, like vintage suitcases! However we both love doors and new uese for them. Thanks for the new blog.

kam said...

So darling! I love the suitcases too! What fun for a guest bedroom. ;)

Shirlee said...

I discovered Joy's blog when she first started and I'm so glad you featured her.
She has a great eye and talent for re-purposing items. I hope she gets lots of visitors to her blog so she'll keep posting and inspiring us all! :)

Kim Hardt Originals said...

Looks great. I ran across your blog today. Sure glad I did!

Suzanne said...

Oh wow, that china hutch is beautiful and FILLED to the brim with my favorite - dinnerware and serving pieces.

- Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

Kelli - VintageVavoom said...

Very cool blog! I love the pictures and of course anything vintage. I just adore using shutters!!

If you love trash to treasure projects, check out the message boards at hgtv.com...they have a trash2treasure section that I've recently discovered. Amazing ideas and talent from those ladies!!

Amy said...

I am always looking for inexpensive and creative ideas on how to decorate my home. Thanks for sharing this blog. I can't wait for the garage sales as the weather gets warmer! Amy

Joy said...

WHY OH WHY have I not thought before to stack suitcases that high?!

Love it over here girl! :)

Joy

Holly said...

I LOVE the big stack of old suitcases! What a great statement!