Grandma Barb’s This and That

Friday, April 19, 2013

Bachman Idea House

The sun is shining today and I am going to show a little color  lot of yellow from the Bachman Idea House in Minneapolis which I visited last weekend.  Be aware this post is photo heavy.

Lamp made from flower pots.


The dining room table.


Huge flower arrangement on a pine table.
That is an old gate painted yellow in the background.


The use of a patio table in the kitchen




A lamp made out of a bird cage.  There is burlap woven through the cage and big pearl type beads in the bottom.  The light bulb is very fancy with a silver top.


There is a lamp on each side of the bed.  The headboard is made of a rug rolled on a curtain rod.


The office had lots of birds.  You can see them on top of the curtains.  Even the shelf is a bird shape and there is a bird cage sitting in the corner.  A beautiful yellow bouquet sits on the desk. 


The ceiling light is made of grapevines.


The next couple of photos are in the girls room.
Pieces of picket fence are used upside down with grapevines as valances for the curtains.


The desk in the girls room


The back of the chairs in the porch were decorated with ribbons, greenery and spoon rests. 


Planters in the porch


Another lamp made from a bird cage.


The window boxes.



These are only a few of the pictures I took, but are my favorites.  You can see a lot more photos from the Bachman House by visiting Linda at Itsy Bits and Pieces.  She did several posts on the house and there are links to them on her blog.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!
I have to go out and shovel snow now.  See you next time.

Barb

35 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

All the bits and bobs of yellow really liven up the house and make it feel like spring! Love all the colour.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love all the yellow. so pretty, cheerful & fun. ( :

Buttons said...

Oh I love that bird cage lamp and all the yellow does make it seem cheery. B

amanda said...

I love all the yellow.. such a happy color.
And that bird shelf! Wow!

Terri said...

That is definitely a bird house- love the shelf and the splashes of color!

Zoey said...

I really like the table with the yellow gate. What a uniquely-decorated house!

TexWisGirl said...

some VERY cool things in there. i like the painted gate, the rolled rug headboard, but the picket fence 'valance' takes the cake. :)

Michelle said...

There are some awesome ideas in these photos. Love the bird cage lamp! So cute!

Prims By The Water said...

Love these pics...so many ideas. Thanks for sharing Barb, Janice

Carole M. said...

I loved the shadows on the ceiling created by the grapevine light; lots of ideas in there, a fascinating place to visit - you could be there for AGES....

eileeninmd said...

Barba, these are awesome ideas and great photos. I see many things I like and would like to do myself. And the yellow flowers everywhere look so cheery. They brighten up any room. Thanks for sharing your visit to the Bachman idea house!

Karen said...
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Karen said...

Some cute ideas here. I love the yellow gate.

Deanna said...

Snow....oh no!! What an interesting home, I bet you had lots of fun and so many great ideas!!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What fun that was - loved the clever ideas. Hope your snow melts soon.

Carletta said...

Loved the gate!
I'd really like the birds in my sunroom.
I think my mouth fell open at every photo. :)

Far Side of Fifty said...

I do like yellow but I rarely use it..a little in the upstairs bathroom. That circular shelfy thing above the stove is awesome! Thanks for the tour! Be careful shoveling the snow :)

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

What a fun house - so many creative touches! I love some of those lamps. I'm sorry your shoveling snow - may Spring please come soon!

Riet said...

What a great house and there are wonderful ideas. I love the hall table decorated with the iron door behind it. Have nice Sunday

Babs said...

Gosh, the Bachman House is loaded with creative ideas. Thanks for sharing. Love the sunny yellow color.

Linda said...

Hi! This is my first visit to your site and I adore the house you visited...wonderful! I love the bird shaped shelf and all the other ideas...wonderful...I'll be back for more visits...have a great weekend!!

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

Wow, that's bringing the outdoors in! Some really neat ideas, thanks for sharing!!

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

Wow, that's bringing the outdoors in! Some really neat ideas, thanks for sharing!!

Sally in WA said...

What a neat place, Barb!

Judy said...

Oh my, so many cute things. I love the sink and hope some day to get one for my kitchen.

Connie said...

I love your blog. I have seen so many inspirational ideas . . . look out Martha Stewart :)
I am your newest follower and I would be honored to have you follow me back. I'm a retired activity director, an wife, mom and grandma.
Just enjoying each day the good Lord sends my way.
Connie :)

ladyfi said...

So may great ideas! I like the originality! Nice photos too.

✿ chica said...

Lindas ideias e inspirações! beijos,chica e linda semana!

Jori said...

SO pretty! I love that bird shelf.

Connie said...

Hello Barb, I am so excited to have you as a follower and looking forward to becoming great blogging friends. I do want to tell you how much I like your blog banner. The Golden Finch, that's our state bird and we keep a Finch feeder filled with thistle seed, they are so much fun to watch. Then there is your big red barn and the tire swing . . . they just make me want to be a kid again :) Have a lovely week and thanks again for following my humble blog.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

What a trip! enJOYed all the ideas you posted.

Terrie said...

Such inspiring and a lovely house. Love the lamp with vinegrape shadow, the birdie office.....

Debbie said...

oh be still my heart, what an amazing place!! does someone really "live" in this house??

my brain is in "can do" decorating mode!!

the fence valance was my absolute favorite but everything is beautiful!!

Olive said...

Just beautiful ideas to be found here Barb. Thanks for showing the images.

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow, there are some really great decor ideas in that house. I love all the birdhouses and light fixtures. Very pretty.