BOTB 9.2.15

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!

Modern Mix by Eddie Ross

August 31st, 2015

One of my favorite people in the design world has written a marvelous book and I’m so delighted to share it with you today! I had the pleasure of meeting Eddie Ross six years ago at one of the top places to shop for second hand treasures, the Alameda Pointe Antiques Faire that takes place once month in the Bay Area. I’ve followed him ever since including his Instagram adventures and his projects as East Coast Editor for Better Homes and Gardens. I’ll see Eddie again in a few weeks at the BHG Stylemaker Event in NYC, I’m excited to attend the workshops and mingle with fellow blogger friends.

eddie ross gold platter


Eddie has recently written a fabulous book Modern Mix, in it he shares the knowledge he’s acquired from years of experience spent treasure hunting at flea markets and thrift stores. Eddie has the most amazing taste and the ability to see the potential of an object, making something old feel fresh again with a modern twist, a true master of reinvention!

I had the opportunity to preview the book before it releases tomorrow, his voice is the one of that trusted friend you want with you when you shop second hand.This book is truly an amazing resource, filled with not only inspiring images but also Eddie’s insight and knowledge.



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