Bachman's Ideas House: Winter 2013


The weather outside was kinda frightful. Trucks and cars were scattered in multiple ditches. Mike wanted to watch the football game(s). These concerns seemed merely trifles compared to my all-consuming need to see the Bachman's Holiday House.

A few years ago, my bonus sister told me about the Bachman's Ideas House. It's the old house next to Bachman's Floral off Lyndale Avenue. All of the rooms are fabulously decorated three times a year and everything is for sale. Some items are sold en mass inside the store, others are one-of-a-kind upcycle treasures! Here is a sampling of the things we saw today. If you'd like to see the house for yourself, I highly recommend buying tickets ahead of time. They sell out quickly.

Pieces of wood formed into stars. VERY HEAVY.

Outside planters filled with greenery. I referred to the red sticks as "the Devil's Christmas Horns'. The Bachman hostesses did not seem amused.

Living Room:

See the 'logs' in the cabinets under the windows? That is actually fabric attached to the glass doors!

Use an old wire hanger to hang Christmas cards!

Plants in old lanterns.

I feel like someone made this just for me ...

Dining Room and Kitchen:

Wood trees. Do you think these would be hard to make?

Use tiles as place settings. Write names with whiteboard markers.

I solemnly swear that this kind of soup will never be served at my table. Take that to the bank.

Slices of metal formed into a tree.

Hang kitchen essentials on an old screen? The one problem I have with upcycling is rust. Rust is icky.

Love this mud room closet!

Stairs and Bath:

Wall art made of wood, metal and mirrors!

Upstairs bath. The petal-covered shower curtain is so stinking cute.

Baskets made of birch. I need to find out how to make these.

Very pretty wooden snowflake. They painted a white outline on the wall. Really makes it 'pop'.

Tablescapes Room:
Gorgeous table setting. Furry wall hanging. Kept wanting to pet it.

Another table setting. Love the test tube chandelier and chair decor.

 Master Bedroom:

Ceramic stools and salvaged wood = Bench

Use birch slices and ornament holders to hang jewelry.

Tree covered in copper tubing reflects warm light.

Girl's Bedroom:

 Gardener's Room:


Hang curtains with clothespins!

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