It all makes me wish I had infinitely more time and creative genius at my command. Check out their blogs, and be inspired! I know that I am, and can't wait to make a bunch of their projects.
My husband Nick and I have recently bought our first house, and I have begun to look around and see that far too much of what we've used to decorate with has come from ikea. I mean, a lot of the artwork has come from me, but just about all of the furniture and bigger pieces are not. All I can think about lately is finding some beautiful, old, and slightly beat up pieces of furniture with tons of character to de-sterilize our home a bit. My main desire, a Queen Anne style buffet table, which I shall paint and distress... I get excited just thinking about it! This is the kind of buffet I am talking about.