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  1. You have styled this all so beautifully! I love your finds!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Adele! I think I want it to be my room…

  2. This is just beautiful! You’ve inspired me, and I hope to try something similar. I’ve featured this post today at Thursday Favorite Things. Thanks for sharing it!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Larissa! Nice to work on a piece of furniture again!

  3. This bookcase is fabulous and you really met the challenge! Love it!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks so much, Carol! Challenges really get the creative juices flowing!

  4. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I know its about cabins and outdoors but it could easily be a Fall backdrop too. I love your design method, you are amazing, it is really good.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      You’re too kind, Marlene:) And yes, I’m going to add some more fall foliage now that it’s in my living room!

  5. Your bookshelf is such a perfect backdrop for all of the vintage cabin elements. And I love that you put a hunting twist on it so it’s more fitting for your style. All of your items are so fun. Love the license plate and map.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks so much, Angie! We’re not hunters, but it worked for a MN vintage lakehouse!And I do like ducks;)

  6. I LOVE that bookshelf and you are a lady after my own heart, making it your own. I also love how you’ve called out all of the design elements with that visual, so smart! Beautiful Vintage Lake House bookshelf!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Laurie! The design eye just never stops, does it?

  7. I love love love that bookshelf – it turned out so well. And I also love how you made it your own with the hunting twist. So well done. And the checklist is a fab idea!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Heather! It turned out way better than I could have imagined! And it looks pretty cute in my living room;)

  8. Wow! Your bookcase makeover is amazing, and then what you did with it to create the lake house look is just awesome. I love your tray – what a great jump off. You have loaded this post with so many great ideas and looks, and your checklist is a fantastic take-away! Pinned for safekeeping! Great job Lora!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for the sweet compliments, Sheila! It ended up being quite the action-packed post in more ways than one! Think I need a break…

  9. The bookcase you built for this challenge is fabulous! I love your idea of a Minnesota hunting cabin theme rather than lake house since it goes better with your decor. The tray with the geese from your lake house is a real treasure. It looks great with your other cabin themed treasures.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Paula! I had just happened to bring that tray home when we were cleaning some stuff out…perfect timing for this challenge!

  10. How wonderful, Lora! And the bookcase you built is a beauty! You can use it for so many things! Of course, I love the Minnesota slant on the inspiration photo! I love all of the decorations you found…you definitely captured the look!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Linda! I’m already picturing the bookcase with a springtime botanical vibe going on;) Better get through Christmas first though…

  11. Oh my gosh! I am COMPLETELY enamored with how you “finessed” your curbside bookshelves. The faux center support with the metal brackets? I mean, GENIUS. And yes, the vintage Minnesota hunting cabin flair is perfect for your area. I also remember those little incense cabins!! So much fun- great job!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Sarah! And thanks for your great idea to let us in on this fun challenge! It was a blast! My parents had one of the little cabin incense burners too, so these were a fun find. Honestly…I bet my mom still has that thing in a bin somewhere; she doesn’t part with anything;)