{ditto} DIY: Inspired Design For the Rest of Us

Welcome to our first {ditto} DIY challenge!

Once a month, beginning today, nine very different bloggers are attempting to recreate in our own homes a project or design element inspired by a haute couture design selected by Darlene Weir of Fieldstone Hill Design. (For more details on what {ditto}DIY is all about, check out this DIY Introduction Post.)

{ditto} DIY: Inspired Design for the Rest of Us

In addition to Darlene, the participating bloggers include:

Ruth @ Living Well Spending Less
Cindy @ Skip to My Lou
Jen @ Balancing Beauty & Bedlam
Edie @ Life in Grace
Rachel @ Surviving the Stores
Karin @ Trophy Mom Diaries
Lauren @ I am THAT Lady
Kelly @ View Along The Way
Melissa @ The Inspired Room

Remember that beginning next month (on Monday, June 3rd) we are inviting you ALL to join the {ditto} DIY challenge! Be sure to visit Darlene to catch a peek of NEXT month’s {ditto} DIY challenge so that you ALL can join the fun! (Hint: We’ll be going for the GOLD!)

In case you’ve forgotten, this was our first inspiration photograph:

ditto DIY

{A chic painted tray and vanity vignette, from the home of nina bergsten, photography by marcus lawett.}

The {ditto} DIY Challenge:

Create your own painted tray and vanity vignette.

Here is my first {ditto}DIY project:

My Tray

I loved this challenge because it had me pulling special items out of my drawers and closets!  I purchased these glass and metal hurricanes while living in Germany. There was a little shop in a redone barn that I loved to visit. Just looking at them brings back such wonderful memories. I also forgot how much I like kaleidoscopes (and how many I had). I pulled them out of a drawer and now everyone can enjoy them! My tray was also the perfect spot for the antique glass flower vase with a ‘frog’ type lid that a sweet friend just game me. I love decorating with items that have meaning. I feel it brings warmth and personality to a room.

decorating a tray

Isn’t it time you added some DESIGNER GOLD to your home? Head over to our Interior Designer to find out the details on YOUR {ditto} DIY challenge for June.
And get ready to join in on the Huge Link-up fun JUNE 3rd! Your project will be linked up to each and every awesome blogger on the list!”

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  1. You could possibly certainly see your knowledge of this artwork you write. The field desires for a lot more enthusiastic internet writers such as you whom will not be frightened to bring up that they imagine. Constantly pursue your own heart.

  2. Gorgeous – I love how this turned out and the story behind the pieces you used.

  3. I like to surround myself with things that I love too! I love the shape of your tray!

  4. Beautiful display! I love pulling out old decor that I’d forgotten about. Your whole vignette with the candles and flowers just feels so relaxing and calm. Love!

  5. It’s beautiful!! One day, when I don’t have 2 and 5 year olds that knock everything down, I’d love to have something like this on my living room coffee table!

  6. i love when I can use items that mean so much to me! Great job, Cindy!

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