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    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for the invite, Beth! I popped over:)

  1. Wow, it took me forever to scroll through the comments. Obviously, there are many of us who think this upcycle is AMAZING! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Snickerdoodle Party. I am featuring you this weekend!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Wonderful! Thanks so much, Marie:)

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thank you, Michelle!

  2. Diane McCormack says:

    I have been following you for several years. I think the first item that caught my eye was your bed frame with Christmas cards and Christmas bulbs. I love all your ideas and try to make similar projects. Merry Christmas and may 2021 be another year of great inspiration.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for faithfully following, Diane! Yes, bed springs are one of my favorite ways to decorate; so much flexibility! Merry Christmas to you!

  3. Oh my! How cute is that? Now must find find one to make this for our daughter who is a music teacher.

    1. I forgot to tell you I follow you on email.

      1. Lora Bloomquist says:

        Perfect; thanks!

    2. Lora Bloomquist says:

      That would be perfect, Pam! Good luck!

  4. What an amazing addition to your music themed dining room. Very unique! I already follow you on Instagram, so I just added a follow on Facebook. I love a giveaway!

  5. jennifer hodges says:

    My daughter just started playing the viola and I would love to find an old one to use in her room!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      That would be so fun! Good luck:)

  6. My previous attempt failed, I think, so I’m re-commenting. Such a clever idea! I love all things miniature and thought about arranging a multi-level doll house in the case, too.
    I receive your emails and have gotten so many useful ideas from your posts. Your cleverness especially benefits those of us(ME) whose creative juices haven’t been flowing as readily lately. 🙁
    Thanks for your ideas and this giveaway and keep on creating!
    Dorothy

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, miniature pieces of doll house furniture would be adorable in it, Dorothy! Like a mini still life! Thanks for reading and following; glad to send inspiration your way!

  7. Barbara Roy says:

    I absolutely love thus upcycle! I have an empty violin case I rescued from the purge bin in my workshop more than once. You given me a vision of what I can do with it. Thanks for all your great ideas! I follow you on all three social platforms and by email. Love your creativity!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      So happy to hear that there are violin cases out there that are going to get a whole new lease on life! Thanks for following!

  8. You are nonstop fabulous ideas, Lora. I love this!! Just followed you on Pinterest too – I can’t believe I wasn’t already following you there. Now I am! 🙂

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      You’re too sweet, friend:) Thanks for following…everywhere!

  9. Sandra Smith says:

    Dear Lora: I love both your projects and your “dialogue” via your email and blog. I follow you religiously via email lures to your blog! Also Pinterest! Thanks for helping to sponsor the generous Christmas gift! Best wishes always, and keep on pondering and converting junk into one of a kind treasures! Merry Christmas and much hope for a better year in 2021…Sandra

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks so much for faithfully following, Sandra! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  10. Glenda Swinford says:

    I joined all your sites. I enjoy your blog and would love to win.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Wonderful, Glenda! Thanks, and Merry Christmas!

  11. Gail Steffey says:

    This is super cute! I follow on Pinterest, but going to go to Instagram and follow also. Michigan is where I’m from. Thanks for all you do!😁

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Wonderful, Gail! Merry Christmas:)

  12. I’m following on all 3 sites. Thanks for the chance to win!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Wonderful; thanks! Merry Christmas!

  13. love your talents follow you from Iowa !!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Wonderful! Thanks, Mary!

  14. Hello! I follow you on Pinterest. I love your projects. They always inspire me to look at things with a fresh eye.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yay! Love when my readers can spot potential! Thanks, Melanie:)

  15. I wouldn’t have thought of doing that! A fun way to reuse the case.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Noreen!

  16. Becky Rusk says:

    What a great idea. So cute. Instagram is my social media of choice.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Becky! It is my goal to get better at IG in the new year; reels, IGTV…consistency:) And Youtube; gotta figure that one out, too..

  17. Shana Stoll says:

    What a fun idea! I love it. I follow on Facebook. (And know you originally from Patina General — I still miss that place!)

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thank you, Shana! Can’t believe it’s been 4 years already! We miss it, too;)

  18. Susan Skidmore says:

    Love the idea. I would never have thought to do that. Looks great. i will have to keep a lookout for a case. I shop at Goodwill all the time. You can get some great deals. I follow you on Pinterest and Facebook. Thanks for the chance to win.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Good luck finding one, Susan! Thanks for following:)

  19. That is so original! It would have hurt my heart to mess up sheet music – how did you decide what to use?? I follow your blog because I am a blogger always on the lookout for well-written blogs to learn from, by people with similar values and world views. I can’t remember how I found you – maybe through Adirondack Girl At Heart.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, Diana at Adirondack Girl @ Heart and I are friends, and she has been a wonderful mentor through the years! Glad you found your way here, Jana! I have seen a lot of old music through the years, and know I appreciate it even more when it is applied to a project like this than not being able to see it packed away;) Have a Merry Christmas!

  20. Sheila Spaulding says:

    This is so clever. I love it! And, I have an old violin and case in my basement!!! I’m going to have to take another look at it.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Definitely do; it needs to graduate from the basement;)

  21. Krysta W. says:

    Love the violin case up cycle-neat way to ‘showcase’ it (couldn’t help myself). I follow your newsletter and now Instagram…keep up the great vintage eye candy!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Krysta!

  22. You are so creative! Where does it all come from? 🥰
    I follow you on Pinterest plus I get your emails too.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Wonderful! Thanks, Linda!

  23. Hi Lora! I love the violin case! And I followed you from Patina General and on to Pinterest!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Awesome, Emily! Thank you:)

  24. The shelf is a good gift for a music teacher and I follow you on all 3 social sites and subscribe to the letter!! Merry Christmas!!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Wonderful! Thanks:)

  25. What a sweet idea Lora. The sheet music is perfect and I love the little shelf!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Sheila!

  26. Alice Lathrop says:

    I absolutely love this Upcycle project Lora!! I especially love shelf side with the tree!! It just fits perfect& is so pretty against the sheet music!!!
    I follow you on Pinterest & FB & I get your emails too!!
    Thanks for the chance to win a prize!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Alice!

  27. I went ahead and subscribed to all three: Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. I also get your weekly emails. Thank you so much for this give-away!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Wonderful, Cyndi! Thanks for following:)

  28. I have been obsessed with miniatures for years. I would add a collection of animals playing instruments to your case. I just scored a set of 4 Santas (vintage plastic) playing musical instruments that I will eventually put into a scene. SOMEDAY I will make a tiny scene (with what were probably dollar store type pigs) in a one pound canned ham can! I had a friend who says God won’t let you die until you finish all of your projects; I’m going to be VERY OLD!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I love these creative ideas, Kathy! Yes, miniatures on these little shelves would be adorable; maybe that will be after Christmas:) And not dying until we finish all our projects? Guess I’m going to live forever! LOL

  29. Super cute! I don’t have an instrument case, but I do have a child’s suitcase that would probably work. In fact, I have some children’s picture books that are a little ‘mouse eaten’ that could be put to use on it, too! Well I’m definitely inspired now.
    I already followed you on Pinterest and now I am on Instagram!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Wonderful ideas; so glad you got inspired! Thanks for following:)

  30. I spotted that sheet music in the thumb nail linky at Farmhouse Friday and had to run straight over! Love this little upcycle!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, we are music lovers and music-themed decor lovers, Amber! My dining room is music-themed for Christmas this year!

  31. Cute idea! I follow you on Facebook and Pinterest.

  32. I was already a follower on Pinterest, but now I’m also a follower on Instagram. Thanks for the giveaway.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Wonderful; thanks!

  33. Pamela Martin says:

    Hi Lora, I checked and I already follow you on IG but your posts must be buried somewhere as I haven’t been seeing them. I also took this opportunity to follow you on Pinterest. I am glad we are getting re-connected. Your shelf idea is brilliant.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Oh, those algorithms:( Maybe “like” a couple pics on IG and it will put them back into your feed (?) Glad you found your way back!

  34. Debra Oliver says:

    Adorable idea. I agree the sheet music is perfect. I once had a very old tattered one with burgundy velvet, it was gorgeous, but I didn’t have room for it at the last move/purge. Happy Weekend!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Oh, those really old ones are so cool, but I totally get having to “edit” all our treasures, Debra;)

  35. Love your ideas. Thanks for being so creative: your ideas have made my house look great. I follow you on pinterest. Thank you

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Rhonda! What a wonderful compliment:) I’m so happy to hear you’re loving your home more!

  36. Sandra Smith says:

    Love the sheet music as the liner of this wonderful little case. I’ve never thought of repurposing an instrument case before! I follow you as you come into my email box regularly and also on Instagram. Very, very creative ideas which get my blood pumping and forces me out the door to go to Good Will for repurposing material!

    All the best, thanks for the gift give=away—Sandra

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for faithfully following, Sandra! I should probably get a commission or a discount at Good Will for that;)

  37. Stefanie Murnane says:

    I love the old sheet music addition! Whole thing turned out cute!! I follow you on Facebook and pinterest:)
    Your pupil ;-D
    Stef

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Stef. Love it:)

  38. Marlene Stephenson says:

    What a cute way to use an old instrument case, thanks Lora. I follow you on all three medias so i can get the scoop of what your doing, lol! Have a great weekend.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      You get the most faithful follower award, indeed, Marlene! If I was picking out the winner name, I’d crumple the paper with your name on it a whole bunch (so you’d get picked)! Hope you’re enjoying a Merry season!

  39. Carol San Diego says:

    I follow you on Facebook and Instagram!

  40. Robyn Wright says:

    OMGosh! Cute and fun!!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Robyn!

  41. I left a comment on your Pinterest about trying to find those frogs for my old post cards
    The giveaway is super this time of year for some lucky winner. Thks Donna

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’ll have to check over on Pinterest, Donna. I sometimes forget to check comments over there; it’s a new thing, I guess. I have the best luck finding those frogs at church sales or garage sales. Don’t see them much at thrift stores, unfortunately:( Of course you could find some on Etsy or Ebay, I’m sure.

  42. Making a shelf out of a violin case is such a unique idea. I am always surprised at the ideas you have for repurposing items. Great inspiration. I am following you on Pinterest.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Awesome! Thanks, Barb:)

  43. Super cute and such a clever way to use it. So fun. Thanks for linking it up on the Farmhouse Friday LP!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Cindy!

  44. Fonda Rush says:

    I’m following you on all three channels! I love to see what you’re up to!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Wonderful, Fonda!

  45. You’re so kind to be doing a giveaway. I already follow you on Pinterest, Instagram AND Facebook. Guess I can’t get enough of you and your cool ideas. ;). Thank you for gifting. Cindy

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Wonderful! Thanks:)

  46. Marilyn Holeman says:

    Hi Lora, I love that you lined the case with sheet music!

    I am now following you on Facebook.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Awesome, thanks!

  47. Nancy Carroll says:

    What a cute shelf! The little case is adorable! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. I follow you on Instagram and Pinterest.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Wonderful! Your welcome:)

  48. Freda Butler says:

    This is one of the nicest r-purposes that I have ever seen. Just lovely. I always enjoy your emails.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Freda!

  49. Adorable. I agree, things are cuter when miniature

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I knew I wasn’t the only one;)

  50. I always enjoy reading your blog on Pinterest and have tried some of your projects. I follow you on Facebook and Pinterest.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Wonderful; thanks!

  51. Such a cute repurpose! I am following you on FB, IG, and Pinterest.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Wonderful! thanks:)

  52. This is such a great idea!! I love following you on Facebook and receiving your email updates. Merry Christmas 🌟🎄🎅🤶

  53. Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces says:

    This is so cute, Lora…lining it with the music was perfect! I love your creativity!Sent
    Fun giveaway! I follow you on FB, IG, and Pinterest…