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January 17th, 2014

Y’all. Best of the Blogosphere is back! I’m excited to be starting up this series again now that we’ve all recovered from the holidays and are back in DIY mode. Amanda and I hunt down these ideas from all over the internet, and bring the best of what we spy to you in this bimonthly series. Here are our latest finds sure to inspire you!  

Pipes plus wood equals impressive industrial open shelving with supplies from Lowes, read the how to over at The DIY Showoff.

diy industrial pipe shelving


A brick wall is transformed with planks and gray stain into a striking modern focal point fireplace – full step by step over at Design*Sponge.

gray plank fireplace makeover


We can’t help falling in love with this two tone midcentury dresser built from scratch at Makely Home for Girls.

diy two tone midcentury dresser


We love a great IKEA hack, this rustic farmhouse table was constructed by East Coast Creative with two IKEA Ingo tables as a base, distressed and stained, and now it’s a unique piece worthy of praise.

diy farmhouse table


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Favorite Sources for Affordable Rugs

January 15th, 2014

I’m bringing more touches of navy blue into our home this year so last month I purchased this Suzani rug for the entry and to update our family room a few days I ago I ordered this navy geometric indoor/outdoor rug. (You can see most of the rugs in our home in this tour from last year and I’ve purchased from the top ten sources listed below).

Plush versions in wool or silk are wonderful but with kids and pets, I need a rug that is both stylish and easy to clean, also one I won’t cry over if it ever gets soiled or ruined so I’m a huge fan of modern indoor/outdoor rugs for their comparative low cost and practicality.

I thought it time to do a follow up to this post from 2012 on my favorite sources for affordable rugs. Here they are!

Dash & Albert

dash and albert rugs



overstock rugs


World Market

world market rugs


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