Best of the Blogosphere

BOTB 7.3.15

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Holiday weekend hellos! What a busy week it’s been for us, home improvement from sunup to sundown and I.AM.BEAT. There is caulking and paint all over me but with it comes the satisfaction of many completed projects.

So far we’ve installed nine light fixtures, three window treatments, painted two bathrooms, and brought in help to install a range hood and appliances. Finally my two tile backsplashes are complete and I’ve also reupholstered four thrift store chairs, but wow am I exhausted from all activity during these project filled days in the desert. Bring on the holiday weekend I say. I’ve taken a lot of pictures of the upgraded spaces and I’ll share in the upcoming weeks. This weekend we’re entertaining family then headed home back to California for a quieter July, which I welcome.

Here’s a quick roundup of some favorite spaces and projects spied around the web in the continuing Best of the Blogosphere series. I so want to come over and enjoy Erin’s colorful and cozy deck makeover at House of Turquoise.

deck makeover house of turquoise


Transform IKEA Borgsjo bookcases into built ins with doors and lights with Avery Street Design blog.

diy ikea billy built ins


Carmel at Our Fifth House finished a pretty kid’s bathroom makeover, oh how I love that mini hexagon tile!

   bathroom makeover our fifth house


Hack an IKEA Billy bookcase into a bar table with Refresh Restyle, clever!

ikea hack bar table


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BOTB 6.20.15

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Weekend greetings! What are your plans for Father’s Day weekend? We’re spending most of it around the house, gardening, barbequing, and then attending a local play. Summer is in full swing and we’re loving it, the way the light reflects off the boats in the local harbor, and how the established perennials and the vegetables we planted seem to double in size each day. Pumpkins, beans, tomatoes, herbs, and more, don’t you love the smell of the leaves on your fingers after you touch them?

Today it’s another round of favorites spied around the blogosphere, enjoy these lovely projects and spaces! Don’t miss Brittany’s navy, gold, and white kitchen makeover, so beautiful!

navy white kitchen makeover


Tour Heather’s blue and white living room makeover at Put That on Your Blog.

blue and white living room


Make your own concrete top x base table with Rogue Engineer.

concrete top x base table


Build a tie rack for your guy with supplies and a step by step at Craftaholics Anonymous.

diy tie rack


Or create a wood grain flask for your man, I love this simple project from Molly at Almost Makes Perfect.

diy wood grain flask


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