Best of the Blogosphere

BOTB 7.11.14

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Hello friends, happy summer weekend to you! I want to thank so many of you for offering very valuable insight on the kitchen design dilemma I posted about yesterday, there are so many things to consider in that decision, I’m truly grateful for your input!

We’re headed back to get started on more renovation projects in a week, and you’ve given me a lot to think about, so thank you. I also have some ideas about the fireplace I want to share with you and we’re so close to choosing the floor tile for the downstairs – we’re going with a wood lookalike porcelain tile throughout the entire first floor and I really like these options.

This weekend is another round of ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ and I hope you enjoy this collection of inspiring DIY ideas! Build a porch swing for enjoying time lingering outdoors spring through fall with Yellow Brick Home.  

porch swing yellowbrickhome


Make colorful outdoor cube lanterns that mimic the CB2 versions with a tutorial posted at HomeDit.

outdoor cube lantern diy


Transform Target tables into a tufted leather bench with a step by step spied over at Kristen F. Davis Designs.

leather tufted bench diy


Make tubular starburst sculptures with… drinking straws! Find out how with Danika at Gorgeous Shiny Things. 

starburst scupltures gorgeousshinythings


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BOTB 6.20.14

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Summer fever has taken over my body and soul this week, I’m loving these lazy days spent sleeping in and chillaxing around town, I have this feeling my “affliction” will worsen in the coming weeks and I’m not going to fight it. :) I’m storing up energy for the demo we face in July at the new house so I’m distracting myself with a few great reads, I’ll share them soon once I get through the stack. Is there any book in particular you’re loving this summer? 

This weekend it’s another round of ‘Best of the Blogosphere’, enjoy these inspiring spaces and projects! I’m so impressed with this beautiful galley kitchen makeover, don’t miss the story and the before, bravo to Nicole of the House Diaries for creating an amazing modern kitchen.

house diaries kitchen makeover


Katie at Bower Power transformed her all wood cabinet kitchen into a classic beauty with white paint and tile, so pretty!  

bower power kitchen


Erin’s powder room is stunning showcasing new Thibaut wallpaper, get the sources and see the before at House of Turquoise.

house of turquoise powder room


How pretty are these painted watercolor curtains? They were inspired by a Jonathan Adler box, get the step by step by Julia over at Cuckoo for Design.

diy watercolor curtains


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