Friday, June 7, 2013


We have some exciting news here at the Inspiration Cafe!  We've always had a pretty well-rounded blog here, with regular posts on cooking, sewing, crafting and jewelry with some other things sprinkled in like gardening and a little health and well-being.  However, we've missed an entire area of popularity in the blog  
Furniture makeovers are so much fun and sometimes can seem a little bit intimidating (at least for me).  So....we are very pleased to be able to tell you that we have rounded up some amazing furniture makeover fashionistas who will be contributing posts on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.
So just who are these awesome women?  Let's take a look!
Karen @ Somewhat Quirky Design
You just know Karen is a fun girl!  She also does some great projects, like this one that was featured at
Dresser Planter
Lorraine @ Miss Flibbertigibbet
Lorraine also happens to sell beautiful Powder River Organic Paints and you can order them as well as some other supplies HERE.  I love Lorraine and her latest project is also one of my favorites.....
Bandana Chair Makeover
Bliss @ Bliss Ranch
I don't even know what to say about the awesomeness that is Bliss except she cracks me up with her humor and does some amazing projects out of some everyday stuff, like this bench from an old headboard. 
I See Benches
Jean @ Backyard Bungalow
Jean is from Montana and I love her just for that reason alone!  I'm so sorry I didn't get to meet her when I lived there, but I'll be catching up with her when I go back for a visit.  She has a great eye for seeing beauty in furniture pieces, like this.....
Itty Bitty Desk
Kirby @ Kirb Appeal

Kirby is a teacher, an actress, a comedienne, a published writer and so much more!  I have no idea when she has time to make this kind of killer stuff....
My Home and Native Land
Deneen @ Dreaming in Color
Deneen dreams in color (obviously...hence the blog name) and oh what gorgeous colors she dreams up for her projects!  She was an HGTV Shaw Floors finalist with this killer craft room makeover
Craft Room Makeover Finalist
Tina @ What We Keep
Tina is beyond awesome, not to mention very funny and pretty wise!  She also extremely talented and has some cool giveaways on her blog of some of the things she makes herself.  Her makeovers are swoon-worthy indeed.....
The Box
Maggie @ Little Miss Maggie
Maggie just makes everything she touches look fabulous!  If you think I'm kidding, take a look at this jewelry armoire makeover.  Love the graphic and the raised plaster technique she did on the side of it.
Romantic Jewelry Armoire
Suzan @ Simply Vintageous... by Suzan

Now Suzan will think that I saved the best for last, but the truth is, that's just the order my picture files were saved in Suzan!  She did a furniture series for us here at the Cafe earlier this year and everyone loved it!  (Thank you Suzan!) She truly loves what she does and it shows in her work.  Isn't this red dresser just to die for?
Dirty Dancing Chateau Chic
So...there you have it, NINE amazing women with some seriously mad furniture skills coming your way right here at the Inspiration Cafe.  I should mention that all of these ladies do some other fabulous stuff besides furniture on their blogs, so please visit them and if you don't know them already follow them so you don't miss out on any of their fabulous projects!  Please say hello and let them know how welcome they are as our newest contributors to the Inspiration Cafe.  
  Thank you so much ladies for sharing your talents with us here!


  1. Amazing ladies, just amazing, I'm so excited for them to be joining us!!!

  2. Sounds great! Can't wait to see the makeovers. I saw fashionista and thought y'all were adding clothing fashion. Which would be FUN, but I love furniture fashion too!

  3. Can't tell you how honored I am to be in the company of these ladies - what a tribute you gave us - hope we can live up to it Danni lol
    Much love,

  4. Well aren't you just the bestest friend anyone could have? Golly gee girl! How nice to be included in this famous group.....or maybe...infamous would fit better? Thanks for the shout out!

  5. What a great group of ladies! I can't wait to check out what they share. :)

  6. Damn! I need to change out my picture to a grown up one!

  7. I am in awe. Such a great intro it makes me wonder what I am doing amongst all that talent!

  8. So excited to have all these talented women as part of the cafe! I am seriously drooling over here!

  9. What a talented and amazing group of contributors! How exciting! I can't wait to see what awaits the Cafe! We are so lucky! Thank you all so much!

  10. So excited to be here with all these Talented ladies!! This is going to be fun!!

  11. How exciting!! So much talent all bundled up into one package. I'll be tuned in for sure!!

  12. What a great idea!! I am sooo looking forward to this. Can't wait to learn everything I can from all these talented ladies.

  13. Danni, you are so sweet. I'm thrilled to be participating. I agree with Deneen. This will be so much fun.

  14. Thanks! It is bound to be a blast!!

  15. WOWZA! 'Can't wait! I definitely inspiration in the furniture department! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  16. Welcome ladies - so excited to have you here at the Cafe and cant wait to read your posts! Yay

  17. How exciting! I will be tingling with anticipation - great line-up, girls!