Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Inspiration Series: Simple Updates

Well, today Andrea and I are on our way down to Atlanta for the Haven Conference!  I'm so excited and also a little nervous.  You can follow me on instagram for behind the scenes shots; I'm carmel_ourfifthhouse.

Today I'm kicking off the Summer Inspiration Series by featuring some wonderful ideas for simple updates in your home.  Summer is the perfect time of year for a quick project. I'm a big fan of details, and I believe the smallest changes can make this biggest impact.

Pam from Simple Details made this monogram pillow using none other than a sharpie!  I'm always a sucker for a monogram, and this is no exception.

Beth from Design Post found some cloth baskets at Ikea and gave them a little ombre makeover.  I love the pop of color!

We've seen a number of DIY drum shades all over blogland, but this one from Jennifer at Dimples and Tangles  had me at gold.......not to mention sheer over a vintage chandy!

And last but not least, Peggy from Pig Logs and 'Tater Berries  made an outdoor chandy using a tomato cage!  Pure genius I tell ya! 

I've so enjoyed checking out the projects you've submitted for this series!  I'm looking forward to featuring more of your inspiring summer projects!  


  1. Thanks for including my baskets in your round-up! I am dying to try both the pillow and the drum shade. Have a great trip!

  2. Hope you're having the BEST time, looking forward to all the highlights when you return! You're so sweet, thank you for including my 'super simple' project! :)

  3. Hey Carmel! I've been on vacation so I just saw this, thanks so much for featuring my shade! Hope you had a great time at Haven. Can't wait to live vicariously through all of your photos!

  4. Hello friends, i am very glad to say that i got amazon free gift card absolutely free of cost and also within few minutes.


Be nice or I'll tell your mom! xoxo -C


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