Your Designs This Time – No. 50 & Giveaway

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Hi and welcome to Your Designs This Time – No. 50! Sadly, Your Designs This Time is coming to an end. This will be our last link up, but don’t worry we will be showing features from today’s link up next week. Thanks so much for joining us week after week! We enjoyed seeing all of your wonderful projects and really appreciate all of your support!

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The Features

This master bedroom transformation from The Heathered Nest is nothing short of amazing!

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What an awesome transformation! Truly beautiful. You should really check out the before of this DIY Bar Cart from Addison Meadows Lane.

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Looking for a yummy desert with a fewer calories? Look now further than this Skinny Cake Dip from Tabler Party of Two.

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This Black, White, and Gold Office Reveal from Petite Modern Life is absolutely stunning! Love the bold choice of wall color!

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The simplicity of this Baby’s Room from Buena Vista Road is wonderful. A nursery that can grow with baby.

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If you were featured, be sure to grab a button and thanks again for sharing your projects! It’s always so hard to choose because SO many projects are fabulous!


Preciously Paired $25 Gift Card Giveaway

As a thank you to everyone that has link up with us week after week, we are so excited to announce that we will be giving away a $25 Gift Card to the Preciously Paired shop. These ladies are so talented. Their Color Block Skirts are amazing and the Custom Illustrated Portraits make a wonderful personalized addition to any home’s decor. Also, this duo has recently announced that they will be adding a few fun new items to their online store. The winner of this giveaway will receive a $25 e-gift card to apply toward a purchase at the Preciously Paired Shop.

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To enter for a chance to win, follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter ballot below. Good Luck!

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We will be announcing the winner of the $25 Gift Card from Preciously Paired Monday, March 9, 2014 at our final Your Designs This Time features post. Good Luck!

All entrants must be 18 years of age or older. We will contact the randomly selected winner within 24 hours of the contest close. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. This giveaway is sponsored by Preciously Paired.

The Details

– Each week, a few of our favorites will be featured on all of our blogs. By submitting a link, you authorize Brepurposed, Elizabeth Joan Designs, Little House Of Four, and Restless Arrow to feature your project on our blogs and social media. (This includes a photo from your project’s post and a link back to your blog.)
– Link up only YOUR OWN new designs, projects, or ideas.
– No Etsy stores, giveaways, or link parties please.
– We love seeing your latest projects, and by linking up you are giving authorization to be sent a weekly invitation to Your Designs This Time.
– Please feel free to add our button to your blog or a visible link back to the this post, so others can join in.



Fish Bowl Cover

As you may already know, we are the proud parents of one sweet white kitty named Rowan. We also currently house a few Black Mollies, a small Panda Corydoras Catfish, and a nice little Betta Fish named Alpha. Because of the history between cats and fish, we’ve had to take precautions to make sure that our finned friends stay safe and don’t become a feline dinner. Every one of the fish lives in a covered aquarium, except Alpha, who resides in a large glass jar. Since we no longer have the lid that came with the jar (Oops,) we had to come up with some other sort of Fish Bowl Cover to keep curious kitty paws out.

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After a little brainstorming, I decided to try and use an embroidery hoop, which was the perfect fit for around the top of the jar, and some extra window screening we had.

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I also glammed up the hoop with some silver spray paint, since Aplha’s jar is our daughter’s room and she wanted it to look fancy. *wink*

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Once the paint was dry, I placed the screen between the two pieces of the hoop and tightened the screw to hold it in place. Then, I cut around the edge to remove the excess screening.

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Not too bad!

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As you can see, the fish bowl cover keeps the fish protected and the cat out. Now if only I could figure out how to keep toddlers away…

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So, what kinds of ideas have you had to come up with to protect your pets/kids from the dangers lurking around?

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Garbage Picking Kit

It’s no secret that Erin and I drive around on garbage day hoping to snatch up some wonderful treasures. With spring cleaning season approaching, it is time to prepare. There have been many times that I have found something curbside that I just can’t resist, but don’t have the tools I need to bring it home. That’s when it hit me, I need a garbage picking kit to keep in my car. This project may not be for your “Average Joe”, but if you are a garbage picker, dumpster diver, Craigslist purchaser, garage sale hunter or storage locker auction goer, then this kit would be right for you.

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Since I am out searching the side of the roads for discarded items, I obviously don’t have tons of money to throw away on a garbage picking kit. That’s why I jazzed up an old shoe box and shopped at the dollar store and found everything I needed to assemble the perfect pack.

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1. Wrench – Loosen up any of those tight nuts and bolts with a wrench to help even the largest items fit in your vehicle.

2. Shower Curtain – A shower curtain may seem like a silly thing to include in this kit, but I assure you it makes a great back seat protection cover for those items that just don’t fit in your trunk.

3. Box Cutter – This box cutter comes in real handy when someone else tries to make off with your treasure. (Only kidding.)

4. Rope – Rather than have your friend half hang out of the car to hold onto an unwanted desk (true story), secure it in your car with rope. This way you can drive safely back to your home.

5. First Aid Kit – Fix up any of those cuts and scratches that come with the job.

6. Flashlight – Use a flashlight to shine a little light on the subject. Erin and I probably should have had one of these bad boys along that time we found that old couch with mouse dropping under the cushions. Eww!

7. Gloves – Let’s face it, you are picking up someone else’s trash. Gloves just make sense.

8. Screwdriver – For all of your screwdriver needs, this 10 piece multi-tool will do the trick.

9. Pliers – Use pliers to pull out those sharp staples or nails before you resuce that “well-loved” furniture. This will save the interior of your car from needing that first aid kit.

10. Hardware Storage Box – After removing the screws, nuts and bolts from your find, store them in a hardware box (not pictured above) so you don’t have to search your entire car for them later.

After writing this post, I started to think maybe this sounds like a joke. Well my friends, it is not. I will be keeping my kit in my car all year-round so I am always prepared.

*Before going garbage picking, be sure to check you town’s ordinances. You don’t want to do anything illegal and have the cherries and berries after you.

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Your Designs This Time – No. 49

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Hi and welcome to Your Designs This Time – No. 49! We love everyone’s ideas and we can’t wait to see your latest projects. Thanks for joining us!

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How awesome is this Industrial Copper Pipe Clock from Dwelling in Happiness?!

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This Shutter Organizer from A Woman’s Haven is so creative!

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Can we talk about how amazing this buffet from D.D.’s Cottage and Design is?!

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This Skinny Entry Way Table from The Hatched Home is perfect for a small space!

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And can you believe these are ping pong balls?! Awesome job Woods of Bell Trees!

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If you were featured, be sure to grab a button and thanks again for sharing your projects! It’s always so hard to choose because SO many projects are fabulous!


If you were featured, be sure to grab a button and thanks again for sharing your projects! It’s always so hard to choose because SO many projects are fabulous!

The Details

– Each week, a few of our favorites will be featured on all of our blogs. By submitting a link, you authorize Brepurposed, Elizabeth Joan Designs, Little House Of Four, and Restless Arrow to feature your project on our blogs and social media. (This includes a photo from your project’s post and a link back to your blog.)
– Link up only YOUR OWN new designs, projects, or ideas.
– No Etsy stores, giveaways, or link parties please.
– We love seeing your latest projects, and by linking up you are giving authorization to be sent a weekly invitation to Your Designs This Time.
– Please feel free to add our button to your blog or a visible link back to the this post, so others can join in.



DIY Whisk Flowers

We shared this fun DIY Whisk Flower tutorial last May on It’s Overflowing. Aimee was so kind by inviting us to guest post for her. Just in case you missed it, we wanted to share these little beauties with you again.

A few weeks ago, I was getting ready to donate a box of old cooking utensils when my four year old son saw a wire hand whisk we were about to part with and asked if he could keep it. I said “sure.” A few minutes later, he asked if I could turn it into a butterfly for him. As I started to pull it apart, I realized that this was an impossible task and it looked more like a flower than a butterfly. At this point he was no longer interested in the whisk, but now I was. There were endless possibilities here!

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Whenever any type of creative idea hits me, I always call my sister, Erin. Her and I talked, hashing out the details for this whisk flower, deciding that wrapping it in fabric was my best bet. She recommended the magic number of three and I agreed. So, off to the store I went to buy a couple more wire whisks and make my fabric selections.

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Here is how the flowers were made:

First, I started by pulling each wire loop apart from the grouping to create the petals.

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Next, I cut small strips of fabric and wrapped one around each petal, attaching it with liquid stitch glue. (I noticed when I was making my first flower, that I could see through the white parts of fabric a little bit. So for each additional flower I made, I first wrapped the petals with plain white muslin, then with the patterned fabric. Problem solved! This made them look much better.)

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Once I completed the whole flower, I got back on the phone with my loving sister and we started brainstorming ideas for the center.

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After a few text messages and several minutes of talking, Erin suggested that I make fabric flowers to be the centers, and I did just that.

Long strips of fabric were rolled up and glued to the middle of my whisk.

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Perfect!

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Finally, I repeated all of the above steps until I had three beautiful blossoms.

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Aren’t they adorable? They make the ideal spring/summer decor. These would also be so cute for a party, or a mother’s day gift. Like I said before, the possibilities are endless.

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