Do you know what my favorite part of blogging is?
It’s y’all. You guys. My readers. I love that I can write about my life and projects and you guys just keep coming back for more. The absolute best e-mails I get are from readers showing me a project they competed after being inspired by something on my website. It makes my day, every single time.
So I thought I would put together a post showcasing some projects I have been sent recently. I love seeing reader projects and figured y’all would want to see what everyone else has been up to. These are great and totally deserve to be spotlighted.
Also, I think I may put together a reader projects post every few months, so if anyone has projects they would like to send me for a feature please do! (Though they do need to be projects that we’re inspired by something you saw on Domestic Imperfection.) I will need one or two pictures of the finished project, your name, and a sentence or so about it, which project inspired you, and if you are a blogger a link to your post. Please e-mail all submissions to domesticimperfection at gmail dot com with the title “reader project”.
Alright, let’s get to it!
First up we have Jen from Ohio. She saw the yardsticks I used on the kids stepstools and ran with the yardstick idea…she used yardsticks as moulding! Also, can I just say how much I love those chalkboards? Such a great idea.
Margie used the instructions from my back tab curtains and make herself a valance version. They look great in her windows, which were beautiful to begin with.
Cornelia of Two Thumbs liked the planks in my kitchen and created her own version over her fireplace. I love that she put her own spin on it by placing then at an angle, such a great before and after!
Next up we have Laura, whom I am giving some serious props for being the first person (that I know of) to raise her cabinets and add a shelf.
Here is what Laura has to say about her kitchen…
“Our kitchen is still a work in progress, but we had a 12″ soffit above our cabinets with 8′ ceilings. Rather than buy new uppers or extend the uppers and buy new doors, I knew I had found the solution when I saw your floating shelf idea on Pinterest! So, we raised our cabinets, added a new tile backsplash (on clearance at Lowes!) and my sweet husband built the floating shelves! The cabinet doors had been beadboard, but I added the 2 inch trim around each one. We still have trim, touch up paint and hood installation to do, but we love it so far!”
Kristina followed my growth chart tutorial and whipped up a growth chart for her adorable little man. Next she said she’s taking on a penny project and stenciling a table!
Hannah took inspiration from my penny countertop and created a beautiful penny tray. She even added some character and age to some of her pennies by sponging them with a little turquoise paint. Love it.
Molly from Texas took inspiration from my birch forest hallway and decided to stencil an accent wall in her bedroom. She used Annie Sloan Chalk paint (duck egg blue and cocco) and the interlacing leaves stencil from Royal Design Studio to create this stunning wall. If you’ve ever stenciled a wall before then you know that this was a labor of love.
Diane at Tales from a Sears House bought this table from craigslist because she wanted the four chairs that came with it. After seeing my union jack coffee table she was inspired to do the same thing to her extra table. It looks great and I love the overly distressed legs.
The paisley stenciled table my most popular post and the one that gets copied most often. I love that each person puts their own spin on it and each one I see if different and unique. So each one of the following projects was based on THIS POST.
Ashley at The Freckled Redhead took an old dresser, sanded it down, stenciled it, and stained it. It looks great and you can read her tutorial HERE. I also love her completely honest basket that’s simply labeled “stuff”.
Amanda’s paisley table got a glossy finish, crisp turquoise legs, and looks amazing!
Jennifer said it’s been a year since she stenciled her table and she’s not easy one it. It’s held up great!
Cindy used a stencil AND hand painted parts of her table to create this intricate design. Isn’t it amazing?
I love Jessica’s table not only for the stencil, but also for those awesome, rustic, chunky legs.
Beth from Sawdust & Embryos stenciled her table using a stencil she made herself! Beth and her husband Nick have a great DIY blog that you should really check out if you haven’t already. You can read her table tutorial HERE and her DIY stencil tutorial HERE.
Amanda actually has two Domestic Imperfection projects in her dining room, her paisley stenciled table and the blue chevron curtains. I never had mine together in the same room but I think they’re a great pair.
That’s it for today, hope everyone has a great weekend! Thank you to everyone who shared their projects!