Spreading the Love- Sawdust and Paper Scraps


Posted by Rebecca, February 10th, 2011

If you browse my archives over there on the right, you’ll see that today marks one year since my first post (or posts, I was anxious!) First was the obligatory introduction post and the second was about my love for a Walmart tissue box. I don’t really consider it to be my ‘blogiversary’ or anything, since I really just started for myself and told not a soul in the beginning. When I started, I didn’t even know who Young House Love was and I thought I had an original idea going. Yes, I am naive, I thought for a minute that I invented the house blog. Once I was finally confident enough to spread the word, I decided to join Twitter where I discovered so so many wonderful bloggers that I have learned from and have been inspired by. One of those people is Sandra from Sawdust and Paper Scraps.

I discovered Sandra just a few weeks ago, at 2 am, while I was wide awake and browsing Twitter on my iPhone. Once I clicked the link for her blog I was in awe. First I spotted these built-in bookcases

I’ve mentioned my love of built-ins before but the amazing thing about these? Sandra built them herself. Talk about motivation to learn how to use a saw!!

Little did I know at that point that Sandra also built the entertainment center in her basement…

As well as a playhouse for her daughter (which started as a closet!)…

Holy talent.

She also created our dream office

We wanted an office layout like this, but buying cabinets was too pricey for us and we are not talented enough to make our own like Sandra does. How awesome are those countertops??

Instead we went with a much less attractive Ikea version…

My poor little office looks sad! Hopefully someday we can have beautiful cabinetry too!

Finally, my absolute favorite part of Sandra’s house is her picture frame collage

I’ve been dying to do something like this, but we don’t have much of a staircase wall. Luckilyย Sandra did her hallway too! ๐Ÿ™‚

We’ve been planning to extend our living/dining room moldings up our stairs and into the hallway, so this picture frame arrangment would be wonderful. I love how Sandra mixed frame colors and sizes, but unified everything with the black and white pictures. I have had this image in my head for 2 weeks!

Finding a blog I have never seen before is like Christmas morning for me. One that keeps me up at 2 am is like a trip to Disney World, so I just had to spread the love. I am so happy that I’ve found Sandra, as well as so many other ridiculously talented bloggers in this past year. Maybe someday I can be as good…or I can at least attempt to use a saw by my next fake blogiversary. But until then? Blogs are more inspiring than HGTV. Yeah I said it ๐Ÿ™‚

Visit Sawdust and Paper Scraps for many more impressive projects and special thanks to Sandra for letting me use her images!

  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google Bookmarks

Tags: , , ,

16 Responses to “Spreading the Love- Sawdust and Paper Scraps”

  1. I can see why you love her house. And you are not the only person to TWEET at 2:00 in the AM, either. Happy blogaversary!

  2. Cait @ Hernando House says:

    Happy blogiversary-but-not! I feel the exact same way about finding new blogs ๐Ÿ™‚ I love her office and the gallery walls!

  3. Sandra says:

    WOW! That was one heck of an introduction. I think your office is great! And, I vote “go for it” use that saw! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the love.

  4. Congrats on the one-year-blogiversary!!

  5. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Houseblogs.net, Rebecca. Rebecca said: Celebrating the anniversary of my first post with some inspiration from @sawdust_girl! ๐Ÿ™‚ http://bit.ly/gIS1TZ […]

  6. Lindz says:

    I want to move into Sandra’s house.

  7. holy crap i’m in love with that office! ๐Ÿ™‚ i have a wall that would be perfect for a layout like that .. now if i can only get my fiance to try something like this! ๐Ÿ™‚ he’s more interested in building small built in entertainment center in our loft.

  8. Everything is very open with a very clear clarification of the issues.
    It was reaoly informative. Your website is extremely helpful.
    Many thanks for sharing!

    Taake a look at my homepage; help in the bedroom
    help in the bedroom recently posted..help in the bedroom

  9. Tracee says:

    Hi there i am kavin, its my first time to commenting anyplace, when i read
    this article i thought i could also make comment due to this brilliant post.

    Herre is my web page: detox diet (Tracee)
    Tracee recently posted..Tracee

  10. I like the valuable information you provide to your articles.

    I will bookmark your blog and test again right here regularly.

    I am relatively sure I’ll be told plenty
    of new stuff right right here! Good luck for the next!

    Feel free tto visit my web-site; lotto strategies for selecting pick 5 numbers
    lotto strategies for selecting pick 5 numbers recently posted..lotto strategies for selecting pick 5 numbers

  11. Heya i amm for tthe frst time here. I found this board
    andd I in finding It truly helpful & itt helped me out much.

    I hope to offer one thing back and help others like you aided me.

    My web-site glucosamine tablets
    glucosamine tablets recently posted..glucosamine tablets

  12. Anonymous says:

    ?????????????????????????????? ???? ??? ???? ????? ROLEX VUITTON CHANEL GUCCI HERMES ROLEX S? VUITTON S? CHANEL S GUCCI S? HERMES S? ROLEX AAA? VUITTON AAA? CHANEL AAA? GUCCI AAA? HERMES AAA?? N???? ????S?? ????S?? ???S?? ????S?? ?????S?? ?? ????AAA?? ????AAA?? ???AAA?? ????AAA?? ?????AAA?? ???? ??? ???? ???? ?? ???? ????????????????????? S?? ???????? ???? S?????? AAA? ???? ???? ???? ??? ???? S?????? ??? ???? S?????? ?? ???? ???????????????? VUITTON???????? VUITTON??? ????? ???????? S????????? S??????????? ????????????? ???????????? ROLEX ??????? CHANEL?????? CHANEL??????? S?? ???(Rolex)???? S?? ???? ??? ??????? ???? S?????? ?????????????????????????? ????(????) ???????????!?????????????????????????????????????????????????.????????????????????????100%????????????????100?!
    ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????N?????????????? ?????????????????????,??????????,??????,??????? ,??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????? ???????????? ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????? ????????gaga????????, ?/????,??????????O????????????????????????????????????????live??????????????????????????????????????O????????????? http://www.gowatchs.com/brand-183.html

  13. ???????????,??????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????IWC???????????? ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????,????????,??????????,??????????,??????????,?????????,??????,???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????SS??N?????????????2015????????????????????(????)
    ??? ???????,??? ?? ???,??? ?? ???????????????? ??????? ??,??? ??????? ????????????,??? ??????? ??,???? ??????? ??,????????????,?????????,??????????????????????????????????,????,?????????,?????????,??????????????,????????????????,??????????,D?G,???????,???????,??,???????,,?,??????????,????????,????????,?????????,????????? ????????? ???????????? ??? ????????? ??? ??? ?MAX80?OFF?????SALE?????????????????? ???,?????? ??? ??,?????? ??? ??? http://www.bestevance.com/rolex/index.htm

  14. Anonymous says:

    ????????????????????? ??????? ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????.????????????????????????????? http://www.gginza.com/%E6%99%82%E8%A8%88/%E3%83%AD%E3%83%AC%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF%E3%82%B9/gmt/36661e9d1fbe59d2.html

  15. Anonymous says:

    ??????????????????? ????????????????????1???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????/????????2??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? http://www.fujisanbrand.com/wallet/vuitton/index_5.html

  16. Anonymous says:

    ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????2?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????? ???????????????????2?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? http://www.fujisanbrand.com/

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge

Copyright 2010 - 2011. The Lil House That Could. All rights reserved.