Friday, January 4, 2013


We are so pleased to add Mel, from Mellywood's Mansion as a new member/permanent contributor to our group at the Inspiration Cafe.   She has done a few guest posts for us here, but if you haven't met her........ 

Haven't we all had at least one project that made us want to put a drill to our head?  Her blog is Mellywood's Mansion a Diary of DIY Delights and Disasters
and she is a delight to read!  Here's a clip from her blog that still makes us laugh!.......

"DIY - an acronym scaring and scarring families everywhere. Hi I'm Mel and I am on a mission to renovate and decorate with little experience but a whole bag full of motivation. Read on to be amazed or horrified with what I come up with."

Just so you can get to know Mel a little better, here are a few of her favorite posts.....

 This is kind of the beginning of her mission and it's sure been fun to follow along!

Mel has been working on her laundry room and it's so cute!

She refers to the above project as a "butter offering" and if you don't know what that is Mel's explanation in her own words, "Well today's project is what I like to refer to as a butter offering, or spelled correctly but-ahh.

If you don't know what it means, it's when you see something from far away and you go, oh that looks great then you get up close and you screw your face up and think, "but-ahh" no, no it's not."

Now, we love everyone of Mels posts, but here are a few of our top far.....

How you start with a title like that and end with a picture like the one above....well, that 's just the beauty of Mel's awesome sense of humor!

You all know how we love a quick, easy and inexpensive project, and this was one of those.  Trash Chic?  We think Mel has coined a phrase!

A few you've probably seen everywhere.....

Jaw Dropping Drawers

Bottle Cap Advent Calendar
 We hope you enjoy Mel as much as we do and we think she fits right in with our group here.  We are delighted to have her and you'll be seeing a lot more of her here in the future!  
Thanks for joining us Mel!  


  1. Great Ideas! I can't wait to see more projects :)

  2. Mel, it is a pleasure to have you join us here! You have such fun and colorful projects! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us.

  3. So happy to have you part of the group!!! Love your creativity!

  4. We are so lucky to have you joining IC, Mel! I can't wait to see what you share this year! Good times ahead for 2013! Woo hoo!

  5. Mel is totally amazing and makes me lol alot. She's also super talented!
    Fabulous choice!