Day 15:: Disobey

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Someone with a dull, riskless, storebought home will laugh at your idea.  Don’t listen to them.  Try it anyway.

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  1. This post is what it’s all about– thanks Nester!

  2. I love this! It’s ideas like these that make you smile when walking into a room or home.

  3. Oh, this is right up my alley! But if I try one of these, do I still get credit for being creative? :) thanks for some great starting points.

  4. Where do I get one of those ironing boards??? :)

  5. LOVE these ideas! They make me think about practical/inventive/funky ways to use precious family heirlooms and things that are currently tucked away in storage! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. So now I’m on the hunt for a bass drum, an old ironing board and a doll house, which probably wasn’t really the point you were trying to make…

  7. I have one of those old wooden ironing boards, but I still iron on it!
    Great ideas.

  8. I’m so with you this. Hmm.
    Off to see what treasuries I can dig up.

  9. I’ve always admired the thought process behind that quote- and what creativity can shell out when we let it. Just love this…

  10. I love the freedom that comes in being given ‘permission’ of sorts, to break the rules. :) That first image is so eye-catching!

  11. Yo… I never tell people what I’m doing before I do it..ummm… not even my dear, sweet beloved Man. If I do, I preface it with, “Now, you know I know I’m krazy, but I had this idear…” waka, waka, waka….. All I need is a brown derby hat and a polka dotted tie…

  12. These are fantastic. :) I see now I not only need to stop trying to get everything just right and “correct” in how I live my life (a big thank you to your sister who is helping my good girl to chill out), I also need to get over that in decorating, too. It is okay to just have fun! To be creative. To be me. :)

  13. Loving that dollhouse laundry shelf!! I think I had seen it before, but a refreshing reminder. Creativity is just the most awesome thing…think of how creative God is!

  14. triple *like* this post & your short & sweet sentence!

    just left a store less than a hour ago where someone laughed & scratched their head at what i was buying.
    honestly, it made me all the more excited about my purchase.

    ;)

  15. The first picture really caught my eye! Beautiful!

  16. These things always make me say, “Why didn’t I think of that.” Thanks to the people that do so I can copy them. ;)

  17. Love the dollhouse!

  18. Love! And the title, too! :)

  19. Love it all! Especially the doll house turned cabinet storage. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  20. I LOVE this post.
    Thank You Nester! :)

  21. How can I use that gynormous dollhouse in my basement to disobey? Better yet, can I bring it to your house and you make it disobey? haha

    Cute ideas!

  22. I loved your post with all these wonderful ideas. I have my mom’s old wooden ironing board. That’s the only thing I requested when she passed away several years ago. Using it as a sofa table. Thanks for all the great ideas. You’re a super blogger!!!

  23. Oh, I love that quotation from Frank Capra! That’s just perfect!

    I’ve often wondered how much my friends with “good taste” might laugh at me. When I was younger, I had to honor limitations because I simply had no alternative. Now I could probably buy some alternatives, but then I wouldn’t have the satisfaction that comes from listening to that bit of creativity trying to tell me something. :)

  24. Joy Manoleros says:

    Awe-SOME!!! Thanks for the permission :o)

  25. The dollhouse shelf is fantastic! Now I want to find an old dollhouse…

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