Thursday, October 08, 2009

DIY Awe...

I have a case of serious DIY-admiration. I stumbled across one of the most talented, creative and inspiring DIY-ers and I know you're all going to agree. Just don't forget about me and come back, okay? Just when I decide what my style is and settle down all comfy cozy with it, I spot something completely different and gorgeous that inspires me all over again. Does that happen to you?

Well, meet Michelle from Three Men and a Lady. We all LOVE looking at real homes and real projects by real people. I think Michelle is magic because her "real" is a "dream" and she's just the push I need to strive for better with my own DIY projects. I'll show you a few of my favorites, but you definitely want and MUST go see her for yourself because copying/pasting an entire blog is a little creepy (but tempting), right? Be prepared to stay awhile. Her blog is bursting with DIY eye candy.

Her bedroom makeover was my introduction and what an unforgetable introduction it was!
Before




AFTER...




This nightstand didn't always look this way. Again, pop over to see details.

Before:

After: What a beautiful furniture makeover. Don't you love the yellow, gray and white combination. I sooooo do. The Joshua Tree art work? Yep. DIY too.

Um, yea...did I hear you gasp in disbelief? I know! I did too!

See that sunburst mirror? Gorgeous. It was this:


Now this. Genius.

Some other amazing photos of her house. I feel like I'm looking at pages straight out of a House Beautiful magazine.





Please hurry over (link taxi here), give her some of your DIY Show Off love and comments because she has inspired me to be a little more bold in my next DIY home renovation.

How aout you?

Michelle, thank you for sharing your stunning home and your awesome DIY projects!

29 comments:

Michelle (Three Men and a Lady) said...

Holy Cow Roeshel! You've made my whole year with all that crushing on me! Thank you for the feature and your sweet compliments. I sincerely appreciate you!

Kate said...

My jaw dropped when I saw the after photos! Gorgeous 100x! I'm in awe of this design and the whole house!

snowman hill said...

Wow! I love before and afters!! I am forever doing them for my own home as well as others. Just found your blog and off to check out more! Thanks- Krista

Mel said...

Oh my! Beautiful eye candy.

I just purchased a very similar dresser. I can't wait to get my hands on it; my first time painting furniture.

Thank you for sharing your space.

The DIY Show Off said...

Thanks again Michelle!

Mel - I know. It's beautiful, isn't it? Michelle did an amazing job (in all of her rooms). I love the office too with all of it's feminine touches.

R

Christine ~ JAZ Creations said...

Wow! Absolutely Stunning!!

Lola said...

WOW! Amazing! Beatuful :)

The White Farmhouse said...

Woah! My redos just suddenly look really cheesy next to those. Beautiful job! I was totally not expecting the afters to be that amazing.

Leah@Storybook Ranch said...

Wow! I'm blown away!way, way, way beyond fab.

Amanda said...

This. Is. Gorgeous! I am in LOVE!
-emoflamingo

Rachelle said...

That is so not the same room. Stop lying.

;)

I love it! It's like every room would be another suprise treat to walk into. She keeps you guessing! I absolutely adore the big photos in her L.R LOVE them. I might have to copy that. And, her bedroom. Goodness, I'd have the hardest time going to sleep in that room! I'd want to sit and stare at it all night! :)

Thanks for sharing! Again and again!

Rachelle

Lauren said...

This is amazing! I've already looked at the pix a few times!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

Is it bad that I hate her a little bit! LOL, off to browse her blog for endless hours!

Renee said...

I love a pretty home, but I am seriously decorating challenged. That is why I just love your site! It is a real go-to place for inspiration. This particular transformation is incredible. Thanks for sharing so many ideas.

Maman Tattoo said...

thanks for sharing the link!
I'm SO browsing that blog while my daugther naps. (instead of washing the dishes.)

Hollis said...

Sometimes you see a project and it really leaves you speechless, drooling and stammering for words. This is one such case. She is very bold with her color and I LOVE IT! Thank you for sharing. THank you for your very kind comments on my blog. I appreciate it so very much! You have no idea!

Lisa said...

Whoa! LOVE IT! That pop of yellow is AWESOME!

pk said...

I've seen these before, but I honestly can't get enough of the sophisticated afters. The bedroom and the striped "awkward round room", as she calls it, are my favorites that she's done. She's very talented!

Sarah Kate said...

I used to have that exact yellow dresser. Wish I would have kept it, so I could have painted it. It looks much better painted.

Tracychele @ The Week-Ender said...

Holy RE-DO!!! I am shocked and speechless (I can still type, though :)!! That is unbelievable! Thanks for sharing. I have been all over my house trying to "spruce" it up for fall because of the BlogWorld! Have a wonderful day!

Mama Thompson said...

I'm a bit speechless here...her home is absolutely AMAZING! I feel like I need to start all over again...I just don't dare to go that bold...unbelievable!

Craig, Blair and Turbo Skousen said...

Holy mother!!!!!! It's 'Tori & Dean' but better. Much much better. I wonder what her paint colors were? I am going over there to spy right now!

Jill said...

Oh.My.Word! Fabulous! I can't believe I haven't seen her before! Gotta see some more! Thanks :)

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

That is stunning! Your right...looks like it's right out of a glossy home magazine!!

~ RM said...

Umm... Has ANYONE contacted Better Homes and Gardens or HGTV YET??! We should. This chicka is a prodigy! Love that bedroom- What a bold statement. :)

Room to Inspire said...

Wow this is amazing. I am heading over there right away to see more...

Chelsea

Anonymous said...

I want a step by step for that dang starburst mirror!!!! Love it!!!

Adrianna said...

Her Blog is amazing. Not only is she a mommy and wife, but a DIYer and a great writer. I LOVE her home!

cleartheway said...

WOW, wow, WOW! That grey is so nice, and I love how chic it looks!

All the natural light, too. So pretty.

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