Best of the Blogosphere

BOTB 3.14.14

Friday, March 14th, 2014

What are your plans for St. Patrick’s Day weekend? With an Irish heritage, we will be cooking a full corned beef with veges and pints of beer traditional feast. It’s one of my most favorite meals of the year! The weather here is absolutely divine, so we are off to spend some time outdoors this weekend too. It’s ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ day again, and Amanda and I rounded up our favorites to feature, enjoy these inspiring projects and spaces! 

A painted vanity and wallpaper go a long way to transform a bathroom at Go Haus Go.

gohausgo bathroom makeover


Inspired by a high end version, Pam at Simple Details turned an inexpensive Martha Stewart mirror into a gold sunburst ceiling light – fantastic! 

gold sunburst ceiling medallion simple details


This Hemnes dresser is reinvented with a gloss black + nailhead trim treatment by Brooke Eva.

hemnes dresser with nailhead trim


Faux woven shades made with bamboo fencing! A clever reinvention by Ashley at Bigger Than the Three of Us.

faux bamboo shades


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BOTB 2.28.14

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Hello everyone! We are getting pummeled with rainstorms right now, we need the water but it’s pretty gloomy here which makes for a lot of indoor time. I’m going to try to make it to see at least one of the films up for Best Picture – would you believe I’ve seen 0 out of the 10. Sad but true, I’m woefully behind on my movie watching this year. Which one do you think should we watch and which should win?

In other random news, I’ve been working out at the gym a lot lately and made the mistake of asking Matt to increase the intensity of my leg routine – ordinarily I just hit the machines but yesterday he had me doing these super intense lunges and bar squats with extra weight. He warned me to take it easy and I was like “I got this!” and now I look at my staircase with fear and loathing every time I have to go upstairs because it hurts so bad. Remind me that I should not ask my husband to ever play personal trainer again. Ever.

But it’s time for another Best of the Blogosphere – Amanda and I rounded up our favorite spaces and links like we do every two weeks. You’ll love this beautiful and classic kitchen makeover by Emily Hewett at House Beautiful, don’t miss the before!

kitchen after house beautiful


This beautifully organized garage by Dixie Delights is another fantastic makeover, get more details of the transformation at I Heart Organizing.

organized pretty garage i heart organizing


Dana at House*Tweaking shares the story of what it took to vault their ceiling, a huge undertaking but just look at the result! 

vaulted ceiling house tweaking


Here’s another great “after”: a reclaimed wood fireplace surround by Kristi Murphy, with the help of a contractor, they took theirs from mundane to a fabulous focal point, via Apartment Therapy.

reclaimed wood fireplace makeover


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