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More From The Bachman's Spring 2011 Ideas House...

Time to continue the tour of the Bachman's Spring 2011 Ideas House!  Today I'll share ideas from the sunroom, living room, and the scrapbooking room!  Be sure to click on the photos to enlarge them, if you want more details!  The old baby buggy in the photo above is in the plant filled sun room.

Vintage papers are clipped on a lampshade frame...

I'd love to have a  chippy old sink like this one...

A vintage tabletop and two chairs become a desk!

The living room is loaded with decorative ideas...

An old window is turned into a coffee table...

This chandelier was retrofitted with votive holders and candles... I'd love this in a porch!

This secretary looks so charming~  the door panels are covered in cork for a great use of space!

An old suitcase becomes a side table with storage...

and a filing cabinet becomes a great side table with the addition of legs, too!

The large wall is filled with great old frames...

Going up the stairs, old metal grates look so great holding photos...

and vintage jewelry is made into magnets to hold them in place~

The next room is called the scrapbooking room...who wouldn't want this fun studio?  I love the work table!  Made from an old door, topped with glass, it has porch posts for legs!

 Cork is added to salvaged window frames for an oh-so-decorative bulletin board...

An old radiator cover works perfectly as a magnetic wall calendar, and lunchboxes, painted pink make great wall storage!

Vintage suitcases always make great storage, especially re-used as this one is!

 A vintage potting bench is decorated for great storage display...

 Finally, how about this valance idea?  Strips of two tones of pink fabric is looped and knotted loosely over the rod!

Hope you are enjoying the tour!  The next Bachman's post will be the three fun bedrooms!

Until next time...


  1. I want those grates on my wall. Are the items for sale? I see what looks like they could be price tags on things?

  2. Most things are for sale, plus more in the's the website...

  3. I've never seen so many dazzling ideas in one place! I just looked at your last post too. Holy cow!

  4. This place rocks! Love the vintage paper art clipped to the cute Linda!

  5. Hi Linda,
    Keep it coming! I love the tour! Already, I have some inspiration for my Easter buffet.Thanks!
    Hey, if you like you can post my Giveaway on your side bar.
    xxx Liz

  6. Another post loaded with great ideas!! I love the grates...I have one, now I'll be on the lookout for more.
    Thanks for sharing the photos.

  7. Thank you so much for sharing these photos...I can live vicariously through you!! Hope your week is going great!


  8. This has to be the coolest house/store i have ever seen!! You must have had so much fun Linda! I wouldn't want to leave!!

    Can't wait to see the bedrooms!

  9. It would be so dangerous for me to live near that store! I must have the scrapbooking room. Heavenly!

  10. Wow, beautiful ideas. I think one time I'll have to grab a few friends or sister and check out this house. I don't know what would be better the spring house or the Christmas one.

  11. Lots of fun things!! All of our homes would look pretty great with all those flowers wouldn't they?!

  12. Wow, thanks so much for sharing all that. Great ideas --

  13. Thank you so much for sharing these great rooms with us. I love so many of their ideas.

  14. Everything looks great doesn't it? Maybe I'll go to Bachman's tomorrow. Don't you love how they have vintage stuff now? Flowers + vintage...what could be better? Well, maybe if they added food too :)

  15. Linda, thank you thank you thank you.

    You know I love when you post about Bachman's!


  16. There are so many great ideas! My favorites are the grates and the different colored valances. Cute stuff!

  17. I was fortunate to be able to visit the Bachman House a couple of weeks ago and got so many great ideas. I loved the grates and the vintage sugar cups with plants. I would like to make some of those. Thanks for sharing your pictures. I haven't gotten mine posted.

  18. Linda, thanks so much for following my blog! I'm an old Minnesota girl myself, having grown up in Edina and gone to the U . . .

  19. Linda,
    I am absolutely blown away. I never thought the Bachman idea house would look anything like this. I mean, this is like my idea of a dream house!!! I must find a time to go see it. Thank you so much for your pictures. I am going to go see your other entry, too. Really, I am in shock!
    Thank you so, so much and thank you even more for all your support this year.

  20. Oh I could just move right in.Love it all! Warm Blessings!~Amy

  21. Cute stuff. My fav is that secretary. I need to find me one to fix up.

  22. The stroller filled with flowers is unbelievable! And I love your studio...given me some ideas for mine@ Thanx for sharing and visit me sometimes. Tiff

  23. WOW--I love everything! But, that baby pram and the chandelier--they are awesome, aren't they? And I love that window frame on the wall...gee, can I move in there? lol


  24. WOW--I love everything! But, that baby pram and the chandelier--they are awesome, aren't they? And I love that window frame on the wall...gee, can I move in there? lol


  25. I want it all ~ enough said!
    'hugs from afar'

  26. Thanks so much for sharing the tour! I love the wallpaper. Beautiful homes are so inspiring!

  27. Love the buggy planter. So many great ideas.

  28. Thank you so much for sharing these great photos and ideas with us!


  29. Uhhhh Linda, sooo many wonderful ideas-- But the buggy gets my first priority--how sweet --
    thanks for showing dear.

  30. These posts are always so fun! Hey you have some of those grates in your Etsy store, right? I love the studio. The desk is fab.

  31. Oh my Linda, this has so many great ideas that I'm bookmarking it and also sending to my Future DIL. Thanks so much for sharing all of this! Ann

  32. Love seeing all these ideas! Makes me want to run out and shop! LOL

  33. Everything is just so gorgeous! Beautiful photos, too, Linda!

    Thanks so much for your very kind visit--I always appreciate it so much!

    Hope you're having a wonderful night!


  34. Wow - so much eye candy!!! love everything! thanks for sharing the website where we can order! xoox, tracie

  35. Hi
    I noticed the link to your Blog via my own Blog, Adorn and I had to pop over for a visit.
    Those photographs are not only stunning but so inspirational.
    Incredibly beautiful.

  36. Oh how I wish I lived close to a house that did the stuff the Bachman house does! I LOVE all the pink and all the pretties! lol :)
    Thanks for you comment on my mantel...I too just adore that old window. (can't get enough of it's chippy sweetness!) :)
    Love you lady!

  37. Everytime I see a favorite I go on to the next photo and pick a new one! Love it all...thanks so much for sharing!!

  38. Once again, I love all of the great ideas! Thanks!
    Hugs, Cindy

  39. So much fun, I
    wish we were there
    right now!!! Hopefully
    you'll put up with me
    at the next one : )
    It's so fun to shop
    with someone who GETS
    this stuff!!!
    xx Suzanne


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