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Friday, July 2, 2010

The Top 10 Projects I Simply Have to Steal

Okay, here’s the deal:

I have a blogging spreadsheet.

Yeah, yeah, I know, but seriously, keeping organized is a huge deal with me. I don’t want to miss a favorite party, or post the same project twice somewhere, or forget a cool new blog I want to go back to…

Or lose the instructions for a project that MUST be mine. Oh yeah. I nab tutorial URLs like a mad woman. And I make the project with a little twist of my own, giving credit back to the original crafter of course.

The list is crazy long, because I actually do get click happy at these link parties.

With a long weekend coming up, I may knock out a couple of these. Wanna craft along? Here’s my list of The Top 10 Projects I Simply Have to Steal. Grab your notepad and then plan a Joann’s run.

1.  My Shabby Chateau:  Faux Stone Patio: Donna             
This patio reminded me of mine: pretty run of the mill. But Donna’s spectacular revamp on the cheap gives me hope for my drab slab!

2. Imperfectly Beautiful: Mod Podged Mouse Pad: Amanda                    
Here’s a project that made me slap my forehead and go, “Why didn’t I think of that???” My desk is about to get amped up in the coordinated accessories department. 
3. The Autocrat: Summertime Koozies: Haley            
O…M…G! Those tacky yet necessary koozies get a revamp that makes me want to hit Walmart to stock up!     
4. Sallygoodin: Bamboo Outdoor Hanger: Pam                 
 This awesome plant hanger totally fengs my shui. I have way too many places I could use this, and the design is mega simple.

5. Keep Home Simple: The End of the Paper Pile Up: Robin               
I have all of this on hand, don’t you? How much simpler would this make staying organized each week if you just categorized as you sorted in good looking style? 
6. Little Apartment on the Prairie: Antiqued Jar Soap Dispenser: Homesteader                             
Thom is OCD, and he washes his hands a LOT. So I have soap dispensers everywhere. With this, I wouldn’t mind! And imagine this with a matching lotion dispenser! 
7. The Hand Me Down House: Pottery Barn Inspired Chandelier: Amanda                      
If you haven't seen this project, you must have been without internet for several weeks, but I couldn’t possibly leave it out. How inspired is this creation?

8. Sweet Something Designs: Concrete Planters and Hurricanes: Michelle                          
You know I love cement. You know I love river rock and shells. You know I love candlelight and plants. I NEED these. 
9. Creations From My Heart: A Thank You Gift for the Garden: Sherry Lynn                 
Next time you’re on a stake out at Goodwill, start stacking random glassware and see what you come up with. This was love at first site sight for me.

10. Recaptured Charm: Croc Wreath: Lisa                      
If you have a daughter, you have these in a closet somewhere just obscuring her floor now. I’m thinking of whipping up something in red, white, and blue for the weekend, but with Savannah’s discarded collection, I could change it monthly!

So, how many of these did you copy/paste or bookmark? Share your favorite picks, and when you visit these talented women, please tell them I said hi!


Aubrey said...

The spreadsheet is a fantastic idea! Thanks for the links!

Erin @ The Little Apartment said...

Hi Sunny, Thanks for the feature. I had fun checking out the other links as well. I really like those concrete hurrincane lamps.

Life in Rehab said...

Thanks for popping by, Ladies!

Amanda @ Healthy House on the Block said...

Thanks Sunny - I can't wait to see your version of the chandelier! You've got some really great projects lined up! You'll be busy!! :)

Blogs said...

I love getting ideas from great crafty people too;) I give lots of credit as well! Your awesome! Have a great weekend:) enjoy....xoxo

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Now I can just bookmark this page! :) Thanks for putting it all together for us. I'm sure they are all awesome projects.

Recaptured Charm said...

Thanks Sunny! I'm glad you like the croc wreath. There are so many things you can do with those crocs! Would love to see your creation. All of them are great projects!
Thanks again

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Hi Sunny! Thanks so much for including with some really great projects!

Marlis said...

Already made the planters from Sweet Something and loved making them! piece of cake.