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April 10, 2013

Surprise  noun (sur-prize) a taking unaware; astonishment

Surprises are a lot of fun, aren't they?  Especially decorating surprises.

You know that space under the staircase that's probably
being used as a closet?  Surprise - open it up!

I would say that painting a wall bright
tangerine is surprising, wouldn't you?

Daily Dose of Stuff
Any room with a library ladder is a delightful surprise.

Surprise!  That lazy-susan-turny thing in the corner
of your cabinets is a great place to hang pans.

We Heart It
I'm surprised you can walk across a country by crossing the room.

Need extra storage space for your
couponing treasures?  Surprise!

My Ideal Home
Give your kitchen closet a surprise paint treatment
and transform it into Baking Central.

Give an ordinary room a raised platform for
the bed and - surprise! - more storage, too.

How surprised would your guests be if you
painted a hop-scotch pattern down the hallway?

The Perfect Score
What a lovely surprise to find such a beautifully decorated basement.

Repurposing is often a little surprising, isn't it?
Love the weathered high chair as a bedside
table and the piano bench as a coffee table.
What a surprising difference new upholstery can make.

It's surprising how easy it is to create a sophisticated nursery.

An element of surprise makes for intriguing décor:
LOVE the boots as lighting fixtures
as well as the vintage ironing board.

Look around your home and see if you've got room for a few surprises.


  1. O, I love vibrant, colourful surprises like these -- they really brighten one's space and mood :)

  2. Your post is filled with wonderful ideas. Thank you!

  3. The map on the floor might drive me a bit insane. But everything else is stunning!