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More From the 2011 Bachman's Holiday Ideas House...

Are you ready for more of the Bachman's 2011 Holiday Ideas House?  Thank you for all of the wonderful comments you left on part one!  This is a bit of a long hang on...we're headed upstairs~
Above is one of my favorite ideas from the house~ it was on the wall going up the stairs.   And I love how the stair risers were decorated...

The window was beautifully dressed...

First stop is the girl's bedroom,  with a Bohemian Woodland theme...

A garden trellis serves as a canopy and shelving...

 and jump ropes with clothespins serve as art displays...

Tins were spray painted and, with magnets, used for display...

Next up...The Craft Room!  Who wouldn't love this room?

an old trunk makes a wonderful storage piece...

and look at these old locker doors re-used for storage and magnet boards...

Old bedsprings make a fun tree...

and vintage bread trays are great organizers...

The house bathrooms have some beautiful ideas...

Don't you love this toilet paper idea?

and look how an old drawer pull was re-used on the wall as a towel holder!

The master bedroom was full of vintage goodness...

Isn't the room beautiful?  And look at this vintage industrial laundry basket holding the tree! 

Last, is the fun boy's bedroom- done in a Planes, Trains, and Automobile theme!  The ceiling fixture is a traffic cone...

The wall art was done with magnetic paint and the trucks have magnets...

Tire treads for valances!

 Well, that's the end of the tour!  Wasn't it a wonderful Ideas House?  The Spring Ideas House will be open 
March 22- April 15th 2012!  Remember... you can click on the Bachman's House link in my labels at the end of the post, or on my sidebar, to see past houses!

Until next time...



  1. I'm left speechless at all the wonderful decorating and clever ideas. How I would love to visit this house, especially at the holidays.

    Thanks so much for sharing, and have a Blessed Christmas!

  2. Who wouldn't love it All! These are always such fun!

  3. That was so fun Linda! I love this place, thanks for sharing!
    Merry Christmas~xoxo~SueBee

  4. oh I am in love with some of these ideas.
    How beautiful is that tree with the cabinet cards??
    Loving the spray painted tins!!
    Thanks for always sharing these home tours.
    So COOOL

  5. Merry Christmas Linda! I love this tour ~ I saw it on another blog, but there were different pictures of different rooms. That craft room is amazing!

  6. Whew. What can anyone SAY after all that eye candy. Some really great ideas.

  7. So many excellent much inspiration! Thanks for sharing these.
    Merry Christmas!

  8. Who is the world comes up with so many wonderful ideas, time after time. The design team is amazing. I love the drawer pull turned towel hook idea.

  9. Omigosh! LOVE the toilet paper decoration on the back of the toilet. I so have to do that next year!

  10. Linda thanks for sharing your pictures. You always get pictures of things that I didn't. Now I want to go back and look at mine.
    I'll have to get up to my daughters when the spring house is open.
    Have a wonderful Christmas

  11. Linda - Thanks for the tour! Some amazing ideas. Now I need to go find part one. So much fun to look at all of this!

  12. Oh My Gosh! I can't believe all the ideas here. Don't you just love that bedspring tree? And I think the toilet paper ought to come with a warning to remove greenery before use!;>) GREAT post- Blessings- Diana

  13. Ok...I see everyone was so fascinated by the Trees and the decor and the bathroom... all that was pretty.

    But LINDA! I loved that little boys bedroom! I did!
    How about the wheels under the twin bed...kind of hidden by the bed skirt. The tire tread floor mat beside the bed. The TURQUOISE BUCKET SEAT at the desk?
    That table/lamp...looking a little 'steam punk' too.
    Oh...and the desk. A couple of jack stands and a ...Is that a tail gate from the bed of a pickup all it's red glory?
    The sign on the door says it all...
    OR Does it?

    thanks for showing these great photos. You and TBH never disappoint.


  14. Thank you sharing your wonderful photos of the tour.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas!
    Hugs, Sharon

  15. Linda,
    These tours at the Bachman house are insane! I just spent about 1/2 an hour blowing up every pic from the last 2 posts. I love the ideas for the woodland theme bedroom. We're re-doing my daughters room sometime soon & I love those ideas. One thing I don't understand tho. Obviously that house is amazing & the work & money & talent put into it. And it's all for a floral center???? I'm sure they charge & give to charity but still, seems like a big expense to advertise. Give me the scoop sometime.
    Have a great holiday!

  16. Each room was my favorite, I couldn't pick! But I do love that master bedroom. Thanks again for sharing the tour, it is always such a treat. Ann

  17. I couldn't wait for the rest of the tour. I love the stair risers, the jumprope picture hangers, and the trees!

    Thanks for sharing!

  18. Just amazing!
    There are just too many wonderful ideas to chose a favorite!
    Thanks for sharing this!

  19. Soooo many great ideas! My grandson would love that car inspired room. Have a great Christmas. Mimi

  20. Linda, I am so thankful that you Mn. girls post this house. I never see the same pictures, this house must be huge, what great ideas in that craft room! I have heard that there is no snow yet in Mn. We have crazy weather here in Orlando too it is in the 80's, usually we have 60's and 70's this time of year.

    Merry Christmas!

  21. MERRY CHRISTMAS, Linda to you and yours!
    I sure loved the Bachman Holiday house! Your photos are better than mine. Maybe Santa will bring me a nice camera!
    May the New Year be filled with many Blessings from God!

  22. Loved this series of posts so full of wonderful and inspiring ideas! Great photos and thanks for sharing it all with us! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    Laura :)

  23. I always love your tours of this house, so many wonderful ideas here! Love that great craft room, so organized!! Have a wonderful Christmas! xoxo

  24. Wishing my kids were still little, so many great ideas!

  25. What an inspiration it is too! Everthing...the stairs, the tree in the sled, even the toilet paper is ready for Christmas! The craft room is amazing...would love to work there.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!


  26. Thanks for sharing, it's fun to tour the house even if it's only online. I hope you had a Merry Christmas Linda!

  27. WOW, they really did it up this year. I love the stairs, and the cute bedrooms too.

  28. Where did you find the garden arbor? I love it and can't seem to find one that would work as well.

    1. Hi Abbie- you can try visiting They have a contact us button and may be able to give you info. Thanks for stopping by!

  29. So glad I found you via Pinterest. Wow, this is one inspiring holiday and crafty post. Who knew toilet paper good be incorporated into holiday design? You got my creative wheels turning. Thanks for sharing.

  30. i am in love with the little boys room and the colors on the wall. do u know who i could contact to find out the names of the colors....

    1. Hi Jessica- thanks for the interest! The paint is from Hirshfield's, a local paint store. I have the paint colors-
      Hirshfield's 0410 Old School (green)
      Hirshfield's 0634 Day Spa (blue)
      You can try contacting for suggestions...hope this helps! Linda

  31. This is all beautiful!!!! Do you have any information about the tire valance? either, where you got it, or how you did it? Thanks in advance.

    1. Thank you, Nicki! This photo was taken at a Holiday Ideas House at Bachman's I attended in 2011. It was so long ago that I'm not sure the designer would still be employed there, but if you would like to try to get some info, you can go to their website at and use the contact us button.


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