BOTB 9.27.13

September 27th, 2013

Hello and happy weekend all! Time for another Friday round of ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ with some fabulous spaces and projects to inspire you. Amanda and I rounded up our favorites, enjoy!

There’s a fantastic dining room before and after to be seen at Dream Book Design, it’s quite a stunning transformation.

dining room dreambookdesign


The story of this porch transformation to enclosed dining room is so inspiring, see the start to finish at by Stephen Saint-Onge at Designer Dad.

porch to enclosed room stephen saint onge


How beautiful is this big girl room spied over at Project Nursery? via Simplified Bee.

purple girls room project nursery


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DIY Fabric Coasters

September 26th, 2013

I’m continuing my fall nesting with other little projects to cozy up the house and the latest is the creation of fabric coasters. I realized I didn’t have a decent set downstairs and I’m a “got to have a beverage nearby” gal.

I stitched up two sets of coasters to layer between surfaces protect against condensation, heat, or surface damage, one set for the living room and another for the family/dining room for when I’m working on the laptop or just helping with the kids’ homework.

diy fabric coasters

Since I’m digging the menswear and wool fabrics this season, I was drawn to a plaid and houndstooth. If you’ve ever been to Joann you know you can find discontinued designer samples for $2 and sometimes they discount them to 50¢. Such was the case with this P Kauffman plaid and Croscill samples I found.

menswear fabrics

I combined the plaid with some faux leather cut into 6 inch squares. The project is really simple, if you can sew a straight line you can make these, and they take only a few minutes to complete.

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