Saturday, June 12, 2010
Summer Ideas House Projects
The Bachman's Ideas House is full of summer-inspired decorating ideas! Using lots of vintage items that are readily found at flea markets, tag sales or perhaps laying around your tool shed or garage, we found clever, yet practical ways to re-use, re-cycle and re-create!
Remember the vintage hangers that we used as towel bars in the Spring Ideas House bathroom? I am loving our summer-inspired use of old lawn sprinklers! We simply used metal brackets to anchor these vintage beauties to the wall and added some crisp white towels. A fun look for your summer cottage or lake house! (I am sorta into hooks and towel bars lately...must be a midlife thing.)
This next project could be used in a child's bedroom, a mudroom, entryway or even in a bathroom. We took wheels off beyond repair wagons and trikes, and mounted them onto wood using doorstops from a home improvement store. We built them as singles but you could also use a long piece of wood and mount a row of wheels horizontally. Sturdy enough to hold a jacket, but so fun you may not want to cover them up!
The screened in front porch just begged for summer color. We created flower boxes using old mailboxes, and hardly a one the same size. We attached the mailboxes to heavy wood blocks for stability and character. (We filled the boxes with more wood to raise pots.) The geraniums are a happy, colorful welcome to the Summer Ideas House!
OK, after writing this post, I am ready for a tall glass of lemonade in the warm summer sun! I am planning to get the chance to relax a bit, soon. My schedules and projects continue to keep me busy and energized...but I also realize that it is important to stop and smell the geraniums once in awhile so I am off to CA next week to visit the kids! Here's wishing all of you inspired projects and fun this summer!
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