March 30, 2012

My Copycat Restoration Hardware Shelf...and My Dining Room


The day when I open my mailbox and see a new Restoration Hardware catalog sitting there, just waiting for me, is a happy one.

I open it's pages, ready to take in all the inspiration and marvel at the prettiness that the store seems to meld together so easily. With nearly every turn of the page, I find something new that I like...a rustic table, a crusty iron sconce, or an interesting display. There's always something to show the Mister, since he likes their style too.

For awhile now, I've been seriously coveting one of their shelves...a well-worn, beauty of a thing, crafted of iron and reclaimed lumber. While I love, love, love this shelf, I didn't love the price so much, so I decided that we should try making our own...and I knew just the perfect spot for it once we were done.


While we tried to hold as closely to the style of the original shelf as possible, we did change a few things design-wise, such as the type of wood and the finish.  As for the wheels and the metal tubing, that came together just the way I had hoped and really lend themselves to the look that I love.


The feeling of tranquility that flows from a white, light-filled, sunny space is something that I crave. I've been trying bring this feeling into my house more and more, removing as much pattern and color as possible and just letting texture take hold.

Recently I painted this room Creamy White by Benjamin Moore...it feels so much better now that I want to keep going and repaint the whole house. The Mister pretends he doesn't hear me when I say that though :)


While I do like the light, white look, it seems like little pops of color here and there keep things feeling fresh...a vase holding a bundle of brightly-colored blooms or a bowl of fresh fruit, such as lemons or grapefruit, look so wonderful to my eye and smell so good too!


Well, there you go, my friends...my refreshed dining room. I might want to add a few things to the space, but I don't know, we'll see. I'm already thinking about what room I should move on to next.

I hope you all have a happy, sunny weekend!

xo Tricia

••addendum••  Since I've had a few people wonder about the specifics, here they are:  The shelf is made of cedar that I sanded and then white-washed to even out any variations in the wood.  The wheels are 6" casters from Northern Tool.  The metal tubing and other hardware came from Home Depot.

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101 comments:

  1. Wow, Tricia – you did a fantastic job! I love it, and your dining room.

    Your photography is stunning (as always) – I’m experience some serious blog envy every time I visit your blog (it’s a good thing!)

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. Gorgeous Tricia, just beautiful! Hope you have a fabulous weekend.

    Tiffany

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  3. I love the shelving unit...you did a great job {by the way, I received the catalog, too. Didn't it weigh a ton?!} You have it accessorized so simply and pretty. Your dining room is just lovely and I really like the pops of subtle color. Beautiful!

    XO,
    Jane

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  4. What an inviting space you've created! Love the shelving unit, it is a true conversation piece. It is also a very functional addition as well. Have a wonderful weekend. -Al

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  5. That's wonderful Tricia!! I adore the flowers, I also have these flowers in my house!

    Happy weekend! Hugs, Ingrid

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  6. you did this shelf by yourself?? i am really impressed tricia :) ! what a great work, it looks even better than the original, because i love the white wood instead of the original one.
    really really nice dining room! i love the bright atmosphere and the lovely flowers :)
    i am also showing my dining room on my blog at the moment :)
    have a nice day, svenja

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  7. Looks great Tricia! Your shelf is fabulous- what great storage! And I love the brightness it adds to the whole room.

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  8. What a sensational job he did, this is wonderful. The room is lovely and so light-filled. I love the way you accessorized it, each object seems to stand out.

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  9. I love the brightness of your sun filled room. The white shelving is just perfect for it. I hope someday to remake my dining room to look more like this...light, bright, and beautiful!

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  10. Awesomeness! What a beautiful job of making what you wanted! Looks great, and I like the pops of color in there, too. BTW, I mentioned you in my blog yesterday when I revealed my new shabby chic cottage ;) Hugs ~ Mary

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  11. Great job! I love the white! It looks perfect where you have placed it in your home.

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  12. Oh Tricia!
    Wonder...sheer wonder!
    You mind~set my daydreams for today!
    I turn my old Restoration hardware and Anthropologie catalogs into journals.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    ~Lynne
    .w/L.

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  13. Oh I think I like your verison better than the original. It looks amazing in your dinning room.

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous Tricia!! I am love with that shelf! And everything on it looks just lovely!!
    Beautiful job!
    Have a great weekend.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  15. All so lovely and welcoming Tricia!
    Have a nice week end
    Silvia

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  16. LOVE the way it turned out!! So darling!

    xoxo,
    Shellagh

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  17. Your whole room is just first class, Tricia! It's so well integrated with your new gorgeous shelf, and the way you have styled it. I love this crisp vintage look. That pile of yummy linens just tops it all off!

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  18. Ohhhh I love it Tricia!! SO gorgeous and dreamy and light!! Yep- keep on a painting away the rest of your house! :)

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  19. Sooo beautiful, the colours and decoration are just lovely :)

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  20. Greeting, Tricia! Your dining room looks so bright and cheery, white with the perfect pops of color. Great job on the shelf, you have the perfect spot for it too. Enjoy! (Gorgeous photos as always). :)

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  21. Perfect, Tricia! I love the freshness, the peacefulness, the light's purity of this room. The simple beauty of white makes other hues pop. Amazing achievement!

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  22. So clean, so pure, so fresh....perfect for the backdrop for your beautiful photography. Happy Spring, Tricia!!

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  23. LOVE IT...!! WOW - and your flowers...don't you just ADORE first spring flowers? sigh.....the best.

    Your dining room has had such a great transformation - would be so fun to see a post of your dining room 'evolution'...

    photos are so fabulous....Happy Friday!

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  24. Tricia! This is just beautiful!
    I LOVE everything. about. it. I really am so impressed. You are such a talented woman and have made a wonderful home! It makes me happy just looking at it! (I seriously am just sitting here smiling...) XO

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  25. Oh boy, my handyman son-in-law better be thankful he is in Ghana right now or I'd be dragging him to Home Depot to copy your copycat shelves. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the shelves and your whole beautiful dining room!

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  26. SERIOUSLY love this!!!! love it! hooray for handiness, right!? i love the wheels you put on it...are they from home depot?? thought i saw some like that. love it!

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  27. just gorgeous! every bit as lovely as the RH one...which incidentally cracks me up, that their sale price is $1895...oh my! ;)
    your flowers are so pretty too, love the pops of color...very fresh!
    oh, and i like your new and simple blog header too!
    :)

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  28. That looks fantastic. Love, love, love the wheels on it. My only complaint is that I don't see the pie box thing that I love to death, but I will have to live with that :). I do like the lighter wall color in there.

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  29. wow tricia....that is absolutely gorgeous. i always love the images of your home. so very pretty.

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  30. Your room will bring up the summer feeling.
    What a lovely fresh colors.
    I love it.
    Have a nice weekend, Sandra

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  31. i love this. You did a great job and it is perfect for your dining room. The wheels on the bottom is the perfect finishing touch.

    Danielle

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  32. Your dining room looks like a wonderful place to gather. Gorgeous!

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  33. Love the shelf, love the room, you did a wonderful job outfitting your room. Bright, cheery, happy space.

    Blessings,

    Vee

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  34. I adore your photography, *sigh*

    XOXO,
    Anne

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  35. WOW! My jaw just totally hit the floor! That is gorgeous and it looks perfect in your beautiful room! Love love love it!!!
    xoxox

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  36. Your blog to me feels like opening the pages of a beautiful magazine. Your shelf is gorgeous.

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  37. Your new dining room is gorgeous! Everything you put your hand to (or your lens to) is beautiful! Thanks for the photos.

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  38. what an absolute dream....reminds me of delicious creamsicles!

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  39. Adore! I like it better than the inspiration ...xo

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  40. Tricia~ Such lovely photos, as always. Your dining room looks so beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend
    ~Cheryl

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  41. I am in love with your dining room!! You and your husband did an awesome job making that industrial shelf. And of course your photos of the flowers are breathtaking. Now I need to go back and look again!

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  42. all i can say is WOW! to the wonderful colors in the photos and that beautiful shelf you made...your delightful colors will start us off to a sunny weekend...thanks : )

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  43. Tricia that shelf is gorgeous!!!!!!
    I love it...what a beautiful job!
    It looks so fresh!
    Your dining room is so lovely...and calming.
    Goodness...you know how to make your home beautiful my friend!!
    Cheers to the mister for a job well done!
    Love to you this weekend!

    Deborah xoxo

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  44. AMAZING!!! I LOVE it so much! Your dining area is beautiful! oxo

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  45. So beautiful...I love the clean and simple look here. And the flowers...OMG!

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  46. Such a beautiful addition to your already beautiful dining room. Love it!!!

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  47. Hi Tricia
    Just LOVE that Bouquet :)
    And I love your post......soft colours and wonderful light :)
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    Håkan ( The Roseman)

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  48. Dear Tricia fantastic job,so beautiful dining room!
    Have a nice weekend!Hugs Nely!

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  49. Gorgeous job! Love the shelves, the creamy white, that chandelier (!!), the table - beautiful room!!

    & I'm painting everything creamy white these days, too - although mostly it's my furniture & trim. I'm still stuck on taupes & beiges for my walls :)

    Have a great weekend!!

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  50. WOW! I like the white one you made better than the original! Beautiful job!
    Susan
    Homeroad

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  51. Wow, you really rocked that shelf. Your dining room is lovely. I too am moving to white and neutrals in my home. I love that I can add in any color I want with accessories to change the look easily.

    I'm visiting from Funky Junk Interiors and am a new follower :)

    Have a great weekend!
    Deborah

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  52. Oh Tricia, your dining room is so soft and beautiful..and I LOVE that shelf.

    Oh how I wish you could pop over to my house and give me some tips on how to change up my dining room/living room decor.

    Wonderful job on that shelf and the dining room decor! (I pinned your photo) thanks!

    ♥Lee Ann

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  53. Love it! Great job...
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  54. I keep repeating myself...but I cannot believe how much light your photos bring to my computer! Fabulous! (Do you allow pinning on Pinterest?)

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  55. Great room and I love the shelves.
    Have a great weekend!
    Tammy

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  56. I'm in serious dire NEED for this unit! It's so gorgeous! In fact so is this entire space. Girl, this is high end magazine material!

    If you EVER post a full blown tutorial of this unit, I'm so there!

    Shared on FJI Facebook and pinned for SNS 127. :)

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150741033006141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

    Donna

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  57. Oh my word it is gorgeous, bright and beautiful. I love it so much!!! xo

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  58. So Beautiful my friend.. Such an inviting room.. I just love it..

    Hugs~

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  59. The shelf is fabulous! Pinning this to my "great furniture" board!

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  60. What a phenomenal job you did of recreating the shelf at Restoration Hardware! I am SO impressed!!! I love the choice of finish you made. I'm a sucker for a creamy white too. It looks incredible... your whole dining room does. I'm afraid you've left me envying your beautiful windows and natural light.

    Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

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  61. I checked through all the 6 inch casters at Northern Tools and can't find these. Would you be willing to direct us with an item number? Beautiful and looks pretty simple.

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  62. Your dining room is so gorgeous! Wonderful shelving unit, I think the changes you made to the design suit your space perfectly, fabulous job. I love your styling, epecially the plates in the first photo and the gorgeous Ranunculus.

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  63. StephanieD4/01/2012

    Wow. Fantastic! Will you share your wall color?

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  64. So utterly beautiful - love the pops of colour!

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  65. Beautiful! And, lovely roses to boot. You've really given me an idea with your shelving, as I have some pieces that would look great with that. Thank you for sharing your dining room.

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  66. So utterly beautiful and dreamy! Bravo, Tricia! :)
    Hope you have a fabulous new week ahead!

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  67. Oh Tricia, you have the most lovely looking home! I noticed that you're also in Minnesota, and I can't seem to find flowers that pretty anywhere near where I'm at up in Duluth!

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  68. Tricia, I have always loved your beautiful dining room! You have styled your new shelves perfectly! Such a gorgeous room!!
    xo Lisa

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  69. when i saw the title of your post, i just knew it was going to be that shelf!!! that is the one i immediately showed my husband at the showroom and whined that i needed him to build one.

    i love it! bravo!

    i have a giveaway going on if you are to stop by!

    michele

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  70. I have never seen the magazine and I thought you were showing us photos from it. THEN I realized it was your home! Absolutely gorgeous! Your photography is so beautiful.

    ~Shanon

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  71. What a treat for my eyes! It's a beautiful room and the flowers are so pretty. Have a wonderful day!

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  72. So beautiful colors!
    Susann

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  73. Tricia,
    I love your decorating style! Your shelves turned out great!
    Mostly I love your photography...so soft and feminine.

    ♥charlotte

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  74. Hello from Canada...I just found your blog a short time ago and I have to say it is one of the best!!! I feel inspired the moment I arrive here you have sooooooo much talent in so many different depts. I love your home,your style and your photos!! All the best,Chrissy

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  75. Tricia,

    I like your room a lot. Love the transformation, plus you got more storage space.
    Beautiful.

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  76. Oh my gosh, Tricia! That room is just gorgeous!!! I love your new paint color, too. I totally agree with you on removing color and pattern from your house. It lends such a simple, clean, uncluttered feel, doesn't it? ♥ Your new rolling shelf unit is AWESOME, girlie!! You should do a tut on how you made it. I know alot of us would love to know!!!! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  77. I love the new shelf you built! It's a great copy of the Restoration Hardware one. I know which you speak of! The flowers add a nice pop of color too.

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  78. Der er kun 1 ord at sige om dette FLOT kom lige tilfældig for din skønne blog så nu har jeg lagt mig som fast læser og det vil jeg glæde mig til Rigtig god påske herfra.Knus Else Fogt

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  79. Dearest sweet tricia, that shelf is so beautiful and i am so in lov with your dinning room setting! Love those gorgoeus blooms too! Your photos always make me so happy! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

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  80. Tricia,
    absolutel gorgeous...it we had the space I would be attempting one of those right now!! LOVE LOVE LOVE
    You just inspired me to spruce up the house because of your beautiful photos!
    Hope all is well!
    Lyss

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  81. I love this shelf unit! It looks fabulous in your gorgeous dining room. Found you via Funky Junk and I'm so glad I did!

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  82. Tricia, it is just beautiful, and I LOVE the shelves!!

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  83. Tricia, I just don't think you can do anything else to the room! It's simply Gorgeous the way it is...I'll bet that shelving was hard work...but SO worth it! Beautifully done!
    hughugs

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  84. Tricia,
    It looks like you are ready for a party! I love the look. Might I add you always have the best flowers :)
    Have a wonderful Easter!
    xxx Liz

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  85. Oh my gosh!! Tricia, first let me say that your photos are breathtaking!!! I love visiting your blog, because you always have such beautiful photos.

    And your shelf is fabulous! Love the color, and LOVE the hardware!

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  86. Can I please come for tea in your GORGEOUS new room? I love that you made the shelf yourself - it is perfect!

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  87. Just beautiful!! Have a wonderful Easter :)
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  88. Do you think you could whip me up one of those shelves? :)

    And the flowers are so pretty...everything lovely as usual.

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  89. It looks great, Tricia! Enjoy! You did an amazing job. Kudos to you on taking inspiration & creating it yourself with your own hands and passion! Have fun with all the styling. Love your pretty flowers, too. Happy Easter!!! :))

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  90. Love the sunny makeover! Your floral photography is always so blissful to behold! Love your blog Tricia.






    Ciao Bella
    CREATIVE CARMELINA

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  91. Tricia, you and
    Mr. Note did an
    amazing job ~
    I know just the
    piece that you
    copied, as I've
    admired it, myself.
    My first floor is
    due for a makeover
    and you have me
    thinking in terms
    of texture {and
    LIGHT of course,
    living in MN}, rather
    than color for the
    curtains and the
    upholstery. Thanks
    for your beautiful
    pics and inspired
    design, my friend!

    xx Suzanne

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  92. wow.
    it's beautiful.
    way to go on the DIY.
    okay, did you do it yourself or did hubby help you?
    if you did it all by your lonesome, I'm IMPRESSED.

    And, where do you get all the flowers that you take pictures of?
    Do you buy flowers each week for your home? I like that idea....it sure adds natural beauty to a home!

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  93. I just nominated you for the Sunshine Award...your blog is always a ray of sunshine for me. You can check it out on my blog. Have a rosy day!! Laurel

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  94. Hi sweet Tricia, I've taken a couple of weeks off from blogging, both writing and reading so I'm playing catch up with my favorites ;) I absolutely love the shelving you've created. So gorgeous and it makes the dining room look so great!

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  95. Tricia, I am soooo behind the times {obviously!!} I commented on your most recent post about how I noticed the shelf...LOL I should've read further...I don't know how I missed this post, but this cart/shelf is soooooooo beautiful!! I love how you made your's white! I've too drooled over this RH shelf, but not the price! Goes to show if you have any talent, you can make one yourself!! GOOOOD JOB!

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  96. Everything about your blog is beautiful - the pictures, the colors, the creativity. I have so enjoyed finding your blog and reading it. I am a follower for sure.

    Sincerely,
    Michele

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  97. photos de ces fleurs magnifiques !!!!!tout est beau et la pureté du blanc rend tout ma gni fi que bravooooooooooo je reviendrai
    leonie

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  98. WOW! Your house is stunning... I must keep exploring!

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