5.26.2009

Inspire-Me Tuesday


I'm sure you all know by now how much I adore numbers....on pillows and chairs in particular! But what I love even more is when one of my ideas inspires someone else! One of my dear readers, Tiffany at Happy Day shared a project that she made which was inspired by my numbered dining chairs...


Photo from Happy Day

Isn't this ADORABLE? It makes me want to go find an old school desk just so I can do the same thing! She has some other cute numbered projects as well. You can see her post here.



And I had to share with you all the inspiration behind my numbered bar stools. (above)



Photo by Lulu &Co.


Simply FABULOUS! Lulu at Lulu & Co. found this great "bench" on a recent antiquing trip. If you've never been to Lulu's blog, you better hurry on over. She always has something inspirational to share!

And Don't Forget the Frugal Friday Linky Party this Friday, May 29th!! Meet here and share your Frugal Decorating Genius!!

Have a great Tuesday~

20 comments:

John & Jennifer Savage said...

I saw your mudroom/closet in Creative Home and LOVED it! I'm so glad I found your blog via blog hopping!

Marilyn said...

Your work is always so neatly done and creative. Love visiting you.

TheOldPostRoad said...

I have an old desk like that - hmmm.

Joanna said...

cute, cute, cute! I'd also like to say I am SO EXCITED about the linky party!

Kasey said...

lovely numbered chairs.
i love lulu.
xo

vintage at heart said...

Oh I may have to make something today. My Fave number has always been 4 and I have four children.

Amy said...

Love all the pics!! I especially love those stools!

bj said...

I, too, love numbers...graphics of any kind, really. I am looking around my house to find something to number...:O)

Astrid said...

Do you use stencils or paint the numbers free hand?

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Hi Astrid:

On my dining chairs I created a stencil by printing the numbers out on cardstock and cutting them out using an xacto knife. Then I traced them onto the chairs, but I painted them in without the stencil just using the outline.

For the barstools, I actually used a Cricut machine and made vinyl stick-on numbers. Much easier, but I think I like the painted-on number numbers better. I just wanted the barstool numbers to be removable.

Hope this helps!
Wendy

Kara said...

Love all of those projects! Thanks for sharing the links, I can't wait to check them out.

LuLu said...

Oh you made my day! I awoke with a terrible head cold... the kind that my teeth on the right side of my face hurt! and I log on to be inspired by you and I see you featured me and had such a sweet comment to say. ahhh thank you from the bottom of my heart,
xo,
LuLu

Reese said...

OK, you have made me number crazy!!
You might be hearing from my family soon.LOL!
I just finished recovering my sunroom chairs with drop cloth and adding numbers made with iron-on transfers. I'm sure the numbers will wander to other rooms soon.
Thanks!!!
Teresa

Tiffany said...

I am completely honored that you would link to me on your blog, Wendy. THANK YOU. You have made my day. I am so grateful for your inspiring ideas. Keep them coming! : )

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Lovely, as always!! :)

Holly said...

I'm inspired,...what else is new??:) What I am really loving is your retell of the 3% story. Sometimes a little bit of perspective can sure help you re-motivate!!

Brenda said...

First it seemed to be that anything themed with the beach was really hot. Then it was birds (and still is.) And now it's numbers. Amazing how these things seem to strike everyone's fancy at the same time, huh!
Brenda

Jill said...

aaahhhh, I am so excited about doing the numbers on my kids' little school desks! What is it with the numbers? They are totally taking over the monogram! Love it!
-Jill

Robbon said...

I love your blog and wanted to share an award with you that someone passed along to me! Feel free to pass it along.

Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I just finished my bar stools. I did letters for the kids names instead of numbers.