Best of the Blogosphere

BOTB 9.2.15

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

I was preoccupied over the weekend with visiting family, we had some good times but it kept me away from the blog so I didn’t have a chance to post favorites in the continuing ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ series like I do every other Friday. This episode is late but I know you’ll love these projects as much as I do!

This DIY West Elm bed knockoff is so good! Find the how to by Jen at House of Wood.

diy headboard

Build a farmhouse writing desk with Cherished Bliss.

farmhouse writing desk


If you have good quality cabinets but don’t like their stain or color, be inspired by this kitchen refresh by Aurora Patina, it’s a great example of what paint + a new backsplash and countertops can do to give a kitchen a brand new look. Via Better After.

blue and white kitchen remodel aurora

Create hanging gold frame leaf art with a tutorial spied at HomeDit.

gold frame leaf art

I love these chic framed wall panels by Focal Point Styling.

indigo framed wall panels

Make rolling plywood storage bins with a step by step at Proper blog.

diy plywood storage bins

Make note taking pretty with vinyl covered composition books with Angelica at My Dear Irene.

vinyl covered composition books

Learn how to turn your child’s art into fabric and print it at Spoonflower for endless DIY creativity!

turn childs art into fabric


With Halloween coming up, here’s one project you may wish to bookmark, skeleton bone pumpkins by the Design Confidential.

skeleton pumpkins

I’ll be back tomorrow to answer all your questions about the kitchen remodel and share the behind the scenes story and sources!

BOTB 8.14.15

Friday, August 14th, 2015

My mantra for August has been “play more, blog less” and that carefree approach to living and working has made this last bit of summer so relaxing and enjoyable. Yesterday I took off for a few hours to go wine tasting, it was fun to play hooky and enjoy some tasting rooms with no crowds before the harvest season begins.

I am blissfully out of the loop when it comes to all things happening online but I did manage to spy a few inspiring projects around the web (and also with Amanda’s help!) Enjoy this continuing ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ series !

Don’t miss Cassie’s kitchen reveal at Hi Sugarplum, wow that backsplash, right?

kitchen makeover hisugarplum


Brit at House Updated shares a clever tutorial for supporting floating open shelving in her kitchen.

diy floating open kitchen shelving


Construct a basic sofa side table for holding drinks etc. with Sinnen Rausch blog.

sofa side table


How pretty are these marbled clay necklaces? Via A Beautiful Mess.

marbled clay necklaces


Build a lap desk for supporting a book, tablet, or laptop with The House of Wood.

diy wood lap stand


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