This has been a week of COLD temperatures.  Brrrrrrrrrr…..

Many of you are experiencing super cold weather and snow.  Here in Michigan we’ve had both and the forecasters are saying we can look forward to the temps dropping well below zero for a few nights.  I get the chills just typing that out. 😉  

Yesterday I took one of my cameras outdoors to snap a few photos in the cold and snow, only to have the battery immediately fail because it was so cold.  I went back in for my telephoto camera and snapped this.

Michigan Weather -

When I was growing up, Michigan’s slogan was “Water, Winter, Wonderland.”  That slogan has since changed to “Pure Michigan.”  So when I noticed the snow on my car’s bumper covering everything on the license plate up to the slogan, it sort of cracked me up, thus the photo.  What’s more pure than the driven snow?  Since the state is thickly covered with snow… the slogan seems pretty apt at the moment.

Let me leave you with one more photo… a bit more beautiful.

Snowy Tree Trunks -

With all this snow and cold, it’s time to spend some indoors time getting creative.
Here are some Great Ideas to get you inspired!

12 Creative Paint Projects


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Faux Enamel Wear Compost Bin by Carolyn’s Homework

Lampshade Makeover by Techie’s DIY Adventures

Repurposed Desk to Beverage Station by Altered Artworks

Artwork on Corrugated Roof Tins by Lynda Bergman

Faux Patina Monogram by A Creative Princess

Painted Hearts and Valentine Card Ideas by The Painted Apron

Treadmill Desk Tutorial by Our Peaceful Planet

Chalk Paint Console Table by Mom Home Guide

Pop Bottle Recycle by Darlene Nemeth at My Little Shop of Treasures

How to Add Wainscoting using Pallet Wood by Scrapality

Stylish Storage Solutions by Yesterday on Tuesday

Ombre Dresser with Painted Copper Top by Renovar Design

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  1. Jenna says

    Wow! What a nice Saturday surprise! Thanks for the feature Diane!

    • Diane says

      You are so welcome, sweet friend!
      Hope your weekend is blessed!

  2. Jenna says

    by the way, we are freezing in the deep south too! No snow thank goodness, but 19 degrees this am in Birmingham Alabama, Brrrrrrr

    • Diane says

      Oh my goodness Jenna…. that is too cold for your neck of the woods. Stay warm!!

  3. Lucy Beliveau says

    Chilly in Dallas as well! Loved your snow pictures! Especially liked the woods !

    • Diane says

      Oh NO! Stay warm!!
      Thanks Lucy! I had fun taking the photos. God’s so creative with the way he paints the snow. 😉

  4. Auntiepatch says

    It’s been 60-80 here in San Diego. Forecasting rain tomorrow – Yay!

    • Diane says

      I’d say you had perfect weather. Rain is a good thing too. Are you still in the drought?

      • Auntiepatch says

        We will never catch up on this drought. We went from Feb. to Dec. before we had any rain. Hopefully the Santa Ana winds won’t come soon. You have tornadoes and snowstorms and we have Santa Anas that push wildfires for miles. Every region has some problem. So, yes, we have perfect weather most of the time but Mother Nature bites us in the butt every once in a while to remind us that SHE is in charge!

        • Diane says

          Oh I remember the horrible time you had, not all that long ago, with those awful fires and winds.
          Praying you have just the right amount of rain. 🙂

          • Auntiepatch says

            Thanks! We could use all the rain we can get!

  5. Great projects! Thanks so much for featuring my chalk painted console table! BTW, it looks SO COLD where you are, but it is pretty!

    • Diane says

      You are so welcome Lauren! Thanks for sharing your talents with us. 🙂
      Yes… it was as cold as it looks, but today we have a reprieve, it’s in the low 30’s, but tomorrow we’re dropping below zero. Brrrr. 😉

  6. Thank you so much Diane for featuring my magical transformations. Best wishes, Darlene

    • Diane says

      We’re blessed to have you sharing your extraordinary talents with us at Project Inspire{d} Darlene! Looking forward to seeing what you bring to the party tomorrow night!

  7. Mel says

    I’ll check out the projects later, but I just had to tell you that we had our dose of cold/snow, too. But I did NOT capture the awesome photos you did. Oh my gosh.…they’re AWESOME…well done, you!!

  8. Thank you SO much for including my repurposed beverage station in your 12 Creative Paint Projects! There are so many wonderful projects here. Time to get inspired!

  9. It’s always an honor to be a feature, thank you!

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