Best of the Blogosphere

BOTB 11.24.14

Monday, November 24th, 2014

I’ve been out of the loop for a few days between traveling to Las Vegas with the family, enjoying the night life, hanging out with cousins, and working on the house here …  forgetting a blog that needs attention. :)

This week, we’re replacing a shower door, building a fireplace mantel, and preparing bedrooms for future guests. All of that comes to a halt come Wednesday evening for more hours with friends and family. I just love Thanksgiving, that opportunity to pause and enjoy a day that’s all about food and family before the rapid pace of the Christmas season. Today it’s a belated version of ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ that’s long overdue. Here are the favorite projects spied across the internet to inspire you! 

Build your own upholstered wing bed with a step by step at Four Men 1 Lady.

diy upholstered bed


Tour a beautiful neutral nursery with gray and gold touches at DIY on the Cheap. 

neutral nursery


I love Daniel’s rustic bench fabricated with Target stool bases!

diy bench with target stools


See how Nate and Michelle built this wall with bookcases and a mantel frame with a stunning result from Décor and the Dog.

diy built in bookcases


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BOTB 11.7.14

Friday, November 7th, 2014

I’ve had my head down focused on several renovation projects and then realized *gulp* it’s November and the holidays are coming up so quick! Time to get started on gifts, crafts, entertaining, etc … add it to the list of things to do!

I’m headed back to Las Vegas this weekend, there is much happening at the fixer house, we’re patching the kitchen tile floor to get the space ready for the new cabinets, installing plantation shutters in two rooms, hanging light fixtures in several spaces, and setting up beds in three rooms for the rotating door of holiday guests descending on us in December.

Here’s the “Best of the Blogosphere” roundup of favorite DIY projects and design ideas spied around the web this week. Oh my, so much design makeover goodness to be savored from the One Room Challenge series of before and afters, find all the links at Calling It Home including these two among other amazing spaces. 

design manifest kitchen makeover

kitchen reno by design manifest

dining room makeover

 dining room by stephanie krauss


Build a faux mantel with hidden storage with a step-by-step at Ana White, and how pretty is this holiday styling?

storage faux mantel


These simple chunky yarn tassels are perfect for embellishing gifts, blankets, curtains, whatever! via Design*Sponge.

chunky yarn tassel


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