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BOTB 7.31.15

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Weekend hellos! It’s a full one for us, my daughter’s month long theater summer camp is putting on their production this weekend so we are attending the shows. Saturday I’m putting the finishing touches on the shelter family room, I’m hoping to photograph that and share it next week. On Sunday, I’m headed to Las Vegas for a quick trip to visit with family and photograph the kitchen remodel, that completed space is coming soon as well.

I’m having a hard time realizing that August is upon us already, I’m just not ready for fall yet, I’m still enjoying flip flops and tank tops, but I suppose it’s time to start thinking about back to school. Only two more weeks of summer left. *sigh* This weekend is another round of favorite spaces and projects spied around the web, enjoy!

I’m so inspired by this bean trellis and making a mental note for next year!

green bean trellis


Don’t miss the DIY cement challenge projects featured at the Home Depot blog, so many great ideas!

cement challenge


Mimic the look of marble with a faux painted marble top, details at Little Green Notebook.

faux marble top


Skip the wallpaper or stencils by using Linda’s creative method for painting birch trees at Make Do and DIY.

painted birch trees


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BOTB 7.17.15

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Weekend hellos friends. Realizing there are only four weeks of summer left I’ve kept ours free of events and planned for a lot of lounging. We’re having one of the best summers ever spending most of it close to home and plenty of good memories are being made, I’m soaking it all in for as long as possible!

I’m also working on a site revamp forced by Google to become “mobile friendly” which requires a new design and some major changes. I’ve been using the same WordPress theme I started with back in 2009 and there are a lot of upgrades to be made, it’s such a headache. I’ll be tweaking and editing behind the scenes and hope to reveal a new and improved site soon.

To follow are the favorite spaces and projects spied around the web in the continuing Best of the Blogosphere series, thanks to Amanda for helping round these up, enjoy!  

Build a rustic 2×4 truss table with plans from Ana White. 

2 x 4 truss table


You know I love grasscloth covered furniture! Check out this trunk makeover at The Homes I Have Made (thanks for sharing Megan!) 

grasscloth covered trunk


Add greenery to your interior with a trellis planter wall, via Vintage Revivals.

trellis planter wall


Here’s a clever idea to jazz up a nursery crib, use vinyl decals cut in a geometric pattern, find the idea at The DIY Showoff.

crib with vinyl decals


Make a dough bowl with joint compound! Tutorial at Anderson + Grant.

joint compound dough bowl


Craft a kilim pattern pitcher with Erin of Earnest Home Co.

kilim pattern pitcher


Create easy and inexpensive framed canvas art with 8 x 10 printables and paint stir sticks, idea from Upcycled Treasures.

framed canvas art


A specialty pen helped make this iron transfer tote, looks like a fun tool to play with! Find the step by step at The Crafted Life.

iron transfer tote


Create statement faux turquoise rings for your next summer soirée with Alisa Burke.

faux diy turquoise rings


So many great crafts! It’s inspired me to make a trip to Michael’s, I have a new project I’m going to try for myself, see you all back here on Monday, have a great weekend !