BOTB 8.30.13

August 30th, 2013

Hello and happy weekend all. If off to NYC today and I can’t thank you enough for sharing your insider tips and suggestions on what to see and where to eat – the forecast is rain but we won’t let that stop us from having some very fun adventures. Today is another edition of ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ and Amanda and I rounded up some favorites projects and ideas, enjoy!

Oh we love those fab before and afters and this upholstered linen and nailhead table is a stunner, full how to over at Bliss at Home.

linen and nailhead table


The $20 IKEA sawhorse table legs were used to create two desks in this week’s features, the first is a glam version in gold leaf spied over at IKEA Hackers.

gold leaf sawhorse desk

… and the second is a rustic wood top version created with wood flooring at An Oregon Cottage.  See both links for the supply list that gets you two totally different looks!

rustic ikea desk


Cast your own concrete firepit for those chilly fall nights with a tutorial by ManMade.

diy firepit manmade

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DIY Personalized Notecards

August 29th, 2013

I love personalized notecards with names and monograms, they add something extra special to written correspondence. I decided to make my own notecards with designs I created so I that I had an abundance of choices when I needed to print and send a quick note as a thank you or to attach to a gift.

Adding fonts or typography to images can be done with Photoshop or Illustrator but many people don’t have access to that software. You can do it with Microsoft Word too as long as you have a template to start with and use the Text Box tool. Here’s how I created all of these personalized note cards with downloadable templates and Microsoft Word.

diy personalized notecards with microsoft word

  personalized notecards diy


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