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Inspiring Finds: A Cabinet & Laundry Room & Mother’s Day

by | May 6, 2010 | Creative Before & After, Creative Inspiration & Projects, Decorating Inspiration

Inspiring Finds: A Cabinet & Laundry Room & Mother's Day

I found some very inspiring things in blogland this week!

You know, I do love a good before & after! And in spite of the reality of how busy life is for so many of us, it is fun to see the inspiring projects people come up with and share with the world! Blog land is amazing when you need a little creative energy. When you find yourself a little lacking in the creative motivation, blog land always right there to get your ideas flowing.

I really love the beautiful bird and branch cabinet above. It has so much personality! Miss Mustard Seed is so talented and her posts crack me up, she is a furniture whisperer. Go read her blog. You’ll enjoy it.

Inspiring Finds: A Cabinet & Laundry Room & Mother's Day

And, this laundry room is awesome. Amanda used a roll of wallpaper she found at a garage sale and added a ton of pizazz to an accent wall in her laundry space. Isn’t it adorable?

Reluctant Entertainer shares a lovely idea for Mother’s Day — a really meaningful gift for any mom.

Simple Bites had a great article about how to prepare your own Mother’s Day in advance so there won’t be any disappointments. Ha. Love it.

Of course, I have to be at church at 7:30AM on Mother’s Day to set up (actually every Sunday, not just Mother’s Day) so there will be no lounging around in bed being served breakfast for me. Oh well.

But Mother’s Day doesn’t have to begin in the morning. Or even ON the official Mother’s Day! I’m not a real stickler for stuff like that. I’m just honored to BE my kids mom, whether or not I am served breakfast in bed. Maybe I’ll ask for dinner in bed instead. Whether you are a mom or not, pamper yourself a little this weekend! You deserve it!

How about you?

What are your plans for this weekend?

I have a little surprise for you today from one of my blog sponsors!

Shey B is offering a 10% discount on any of her lovely products to my readers for the next week! She has some camera straps that are the cutest you’ve ever seen! All you have to do is put in the word INSPIRED for your discount! Go ahead and get yourself a little something special. You deserve it.

Alrighty! Let’s link up our inspiration from this week! Thanks for linking back from your post to this post, and for always linking directly to an “inspired by” post and not a general blog homepage. That makes it fun for every one!

{find more inspiring finds from this week here!}

I apologize if you are one of the ones being sent to error pages when you leave a comment, not sure yet what is wrong!


  1. Natasha

    Thanks for having me again!

    Best wishes for a very happy Mother’s Day weekend.

  2. Jess

    Love that chest and the laundry room! Will have to check out the other links! Thanks for hosting – I always love seeing what inspired everyone else!

  3. Aimee

    Thanks for the shout out, Melissa! Why don’t you request breakfast in bed on Saturday, instead?

    I know how it is though, we’re off to church on Sunday as well, making for a slightly more rushed morning. Incredibly enough, neither my husband nor I are scheduled for anything this Sunday!

    Enjoy your Mother’s Day.

    PS. What a lovely space you have here.

    • Melissa

      Thanks Aimee! That is a great idea to do it on Saturday morning! Happy Mother’s Day!

  4. Barbara (WA)

    My extended family is working on my mother’s place, building a ramp (she is 87 and uses a walker), weeding the garden, painting the porch. Everyone from our 1 year old great-niece to our 20 & 30 something kids to my sisters and brothers in law will be together, loving our matriarch in this way !

  5. Lisa

    Hi Melissa,
    What a pretty chest with the birdie silhouette – that would bring me joy every day! I hope you enjoy your Mother’s Day even if you can’t sleep in. Thank you for providing such a lovely place to visit. I love it over here!

  6. Melissa

    I apologize to all of you who are having trouble leaving comments and being sent off to the Gnarly Dude page or whatever. LOL. I’ll have Darcy take a look and see if she can fix it!!

    Here is a comment from Marie and her blog link below:

    I tried twice to leave a comment on your post tonight. But when I hit “submit” it took me to a browser thingamajig (can you tell I don’t know what I’m talking about?). Anyhoo – it might just be me and my silly computer acting up, but I did want you to know this is what I wrote…

    Thank you for hosting another fun week! And for allowing me to link up my Home Good mirror makeover.

    Love the birdie cabinet. And I’m with you, I’ll be up bright and early teaching Sunday School to a big bunch of beautiful Kindergarteners! Love them. Wishing you a blessed Mother’s Day.


  7. Dianne Hadaway

    Hi Melissa, I saw your tweet and came to comment for that, but then I saw that awesome chest and the beautiful laundry room and had to comment on those no matter what. I am going to be on the lookout for some great wallpaper like that to use in my own laundry room. We just bought that amazing Electrolux washer & dryer set (so I can pretend I’m Kelly Ripa!) in Teal and that black and white paper would be perfect in there now! Thanks, hope my comment posts!

  8. Amanda Eck-TheEckLife

    ahhhhhhh! thanks for you shout out!! What a pleasant surprise when I opened your blog up. Thank you!!

    Have a wonderful Mothers Day!!

  9. Rachel

    Oh!! I love the bird and branch cabinet as well! Beautiful!

    Happy Mother’s Day!!


    The birds on the chest are such a fun & fresh look! Doing laundry in that room would {almost} be a treat! Thank you for hosting this week. Wishing you a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  11. Darcy


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  12. Darcy

    New comment thread.

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    testing comments…

  14. Heather

    Hmmm…#14 looks familiar. Remember the gold and white tall dresser I inherited from one of your moves? It is going to be black of these days :)
    Happy Mother’s Day sis.

  15. Sanity Fair

    Wonderful options all – but I’m in love with the stenciled chest! Such a creative (and inexpensive) way to personalize a look.
    -Sanity Fair



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