Posts Tagged ‘best of the blogosphere’

BOTB 4.14.13

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

Hello hello and happy weekend friends. It’s another round of ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ brought to you by yours truly and my fellow scout Amanda. Enjoy these spaces and project ideas we’ve rounded up this week!

Lauren has flawless taste, view her latest living room before and after over at Pure Style Home.

pure style home client family room

 

Here’s a chalkboard wall with a little something special, we’re loving the flourish detail added to this entry at Mabel’s House.

chalkboard entry hall mabelshouse

 

Liz Marie shares some very helpful tips on stripping painted furniture

how to strip furniture

 

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Introducing: Best of DIY

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Hey everyone! Today I’m excited to announce a project that has been in the works for over a year. Long ago in the dark ages before Pinterest, I was bookmarking DIY tips and tutorials on my computer to keep track of all the cool ideas or helpful information I wanted to refer to in the future.

From time to time, I’d link to a few on the site, and those infrequent features led to regular series you all know as the Best of the Blogosphere. Problem was, as time went by, the features were getting buried under more recent posts, and I was getting way too many emails about projects featured in the past. Cue the necessity for a well cataloged library of all that amazingness! 

Now that Pinterest exists, I include many inspiring ideas in my DIY Inspiration board, but I wanted to create a library dedicated to home improvement and interior decorating ideas. Pinterest is great, but often research leads to a bad source or no source (grrrr), so I decided to gather up all my favorites in a reliable spot. 

Today I’d like to introduce you to the Best of DIY site – a place where I’ve gathered over 1,000 excellent tutorials and tips in one organized place. The categories range from home improvement to crafting to fabric projects and include outdoor ideas too. Drop down menus make searching by category easy.

best of diy site 

Here’s the best part – all of the galleries link to original sources which take you the right place in one click of your mouse – bookmark or Pin from the original source of brilliance as you please.

Some of the galleries are small for now (like Fall and Christmas Decorating), but as those holidays approach there will be plenty more ideas to browse – I’ll be sure to let you know when they’re packed with more inspiring blogger projects. Feel free to email us through the contact form to submit your projects for consideration to be featured, or if you know of an amazing DIY tip you’ve seen elsewhere, send it our way!

I have to give a great big shout out to my assistant in this endeavor – you all know Amanda who helps me scout the BOTB links. She has worked tirelessly behind the scenes for months to assist me in uploading all of this information. We’ve emailed back and forth and finally organized all of this DIY goodness in one place. Thank you Amanda, I couldn’t have done this without you!!!  

The new site is a really great resource and I see it as a way to continue to promote all of you – have fun exploring Best of DIY – I encourage you to come back often because we’ll be uploading a dozen or so links a week of the best ideas from around the web. The ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ series will continue, but now you know where to find all the goodies! 

Enjoy browsing the galleries – and have a great weekend!

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