Thank you so much for all of the love on yesterday's post, I felt it. ❤❤❤
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On to this action, I finally did something about that generic icky frosted shade light in here..
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Thank you so much for...

Unfortunately no joke for you today, it's been a rough weekend.💔
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Unfortunately no joke for you...

The centerpiece of our kitchen 💥
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 Also deer 🦌 💖
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Over on the blog I'm talking about E-design! From how the process works to what you can expect.
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Link in my bio to check it out 🥰
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The centerpiece of our kitchen...

Look who I found taking naps! 🐶
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It used to get SO hot with the afternoon sun just heating up the house, but with these blinds I have been able to #getsmart by setting them to temperature sensitive settings!
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They close when the temperature hits the level I selected in the app, which not only helps keep the bedrooms cooler but also my energy bill down.
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Definitely check out @tiltsmarthome blinds if you are in the market for super easy to use, smart solar blinds!
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Look who I found taking...

P.S.A. Joke in stories loves! 😘
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New week new look! 👀
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This cost me $0. Yep, I simply played ring around the rugs.🎪 (pretend that's a merry go round)
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You can mix patterns while still work work workin it!  I'll be talking more about this in a blog post tomorrow! 🥰
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Happy Monday beautiful peeps! 💖
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P.S.A. Joke in stories loves!...

This view looks a bit different. 👀
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My sweet friend Sharlene @skaynedesigns succumbed to my charms and wit (aka barrage of peer pressure) and let me purchase her Birth of Venus piece! 😱😍
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This view looks a bit...

Can you spot the newbie?! 🧐
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Check out the blog for a 5 minute update on the new piece...totaling less than $35! 💵
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Linked up in my pro-file! 💫
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Can you spot the newbie?!...

What do you call a near sighted dinosaur?
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Do-you-think-he-saur-us 🦕
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What do you call a...

A Barrel or a Bench? Thinking Outside the Box!

I’m back with another quick and (hopefully) inspiring what would Tina do post.  These posts are all about coming up with new ways to use things!  Some prior ideas I’ve shared were using vintage cast iron spindles for countertop supports and adapting candle holders into a necklace display!  (Check out the What Would Tina Do section for more!!)

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Today I’m sharing a couple of “so simple why didn’t I think of that before?!” things that I’ve done.  The first involves this fab barrel.  I found it at a local brewery that brings them in from whisky distilleries after they use them.  Then they age their beer in them to get some of that yum whisky-ness in it.  Once finished with the barrels, every once in awhile they sell them to the public.  One oh happy day, we took my brother in law with his family there to visit and wouldn’t ya know it they were selling 2 barrels!!! One was already sold which left me with the better one!

 

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Here is the barrel in it’s original location next to the entry bench!!

We loaded that heavy sucker up in the rental van my in-laws had (wouldn’t fit in ours with our hoard of children) and off we went.  I initially had it set up by the entryway for a side table next to the bench.

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And now here it is in all it’s bench-like glory.

After awhile I wanted to move things around and freshen things up.  A lil brainstorming led to trying this!  We set the barrel on it’s side and now it works as a bench!  We used some wooden shims we had in the garage and wedged them underneath to hold it in place.  It smells so good and brings so much character.

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The next quick idea that’s so simple I kick myself.  Is the vintage bowling set! I picked this up and debated about what to do with it.  I tried a few different things but nothing was quite right.

 

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There sits that lovely set on the left!  And my epic camel saddle is now living in here!

Eventually I found this amazeballs old wire basket and it hit me like lightning, put the bowling set IN the basket!  I know right, so simple it’s ridiculous.  And it’s such a subtle, but fun and quirky statement.  How many people have a vintage bowling set sitting in an old basket by their front door?!

Remember……think outside the box!!  You’ll be amazed what you can come up with that you absolutely love!

I’d love to hear from you!  What’s something you have done that was unexpected or totally outside the box?!

We’ll see what I come up with next!!

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XOXO
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2 Comments
  • Jill Catrinel
    September 1, 2017

    Great find! I love the innovation behind it. Those quirky details are my favorite parts in a good design, and you do them so well. I’m amazed at how many styles you’re able to cohesively seam together for a beautiful home. It’s a serious talent! Right now the outside-the-box idea I’m most happy with is sticking a big metal flamingo planter in my (totally unfinished) living room as a place to hold blankets. I love walking into a room, any room, and doing a double take over something completely unexpected.

    • ttbousu
      September 1, 2017

      Thank you so much Jill! Those are the things that I enjoy incorporating the most, it gives a whole room personality and fun and unique-ness. OMG, I LOVE the flamingo planter idea!! Color, quirk and a sense of humor; all the best elements of great decor…I think you’re def on to something girl! I can’t wait to see your living room when it’s finished!

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