Featured on Apartment Therapy

A huge thank-you to Apartment Therapy for featuring my Silver Leaf Ikea Rast hack

A few months ago it was also featured on Apartment Therapy's Re-Nest site too.

So flattered and thrilled!

BTW: Did you know the co- founder, Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan
 of Apartment Therapy was a teacher?

Love how a lot of great designers and those involved in design were teachers {maybe there is hope for me?}
You can read his interview in the latest issue of Canadian House and Home!

A few former teachers that I know of:
Meredith Heron: HGTV fame and designer extraordinaire
Christine Dovey: Bijou and Boheme
Maureen Funk: Mo' Funk Designs
Jane Gallant: Modern Jane

I guess we teachers are a creative lot.

XO Barbara


  1. Congrats to you! That is very exciting. AT is the big time:) Fun facts about all the teachers! We are multi talented people!! :)

  2. Congrats, I'm sue that your piece will inspire many others.

  3. Congrats!!! That is awesome!! You should be so proud!!

  4. Congratulations Barbara!!! Soooo excited for you :) This is a gorgeous dresser. Recognition totally deserved.

  5. That is awesome! I heart teachers. Some of the best people I know (including my mom and my two favorite aunties) are teachers!

  6. Congrats! You must be thrilled. I really have to try that silver leaf. Have a good one!

  7. Well you know what's going to happen now don't you? There will be trillions of this exact hack popping up all over the place. Congrats Barb!!

  8. I am not surprised they featured your project! Love you take on the Rast dresser! I agree with the other commenters, tons of people will be copying your dressers! I know, cause I put them on my to do list after seeing them!

  9. congrats! That's so exciting and you'll now be famous for your super-chic hack!
    And I'm probably the only one in my family who isn't a teacher so I heart them too :)

  10. Congrats, Barbara! How cool is that?

    I'd like to think we teachers are a creative lot. :) I had no idea that any of the folks you mentioned are/were teachers.

  11. Congratulations on getting featured, Barbara! This is so awesome! It's easy to see why because your dresser looks fabulous!

    P/S: Come by and enter my giveaway for a chance to win a stylish book: 'Shoestring Chic' by Kerrie Hess!



  12. Well deserved Barbara! I have heard that AT comments can be mean spirited, but don't let that bother you if they do if they do. your piece is stunning and so creative, it deserves to be on AT. I had no idea he was a teacher...someone had told me once that AT was started as an outlet for folks after 9/11 happened in New York, but I don't know if that is true


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