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BOTB 7.17.15

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Weekend hellos friends. Realizing there are only four weeks of summer left I’ve kept ours free of events and planned for a lot of lounging. We’re having one of the best summers ever spending most of it close to home and plenty of good memories are being made, I’m soaking it all in for as long as possible!

I’m also working on a site revamp forced by Google to become “mobile friendly” which requires a new design and some major changes. I’ve been using the same WordPress theme I started with back in 2009 and there are a lot of upgrades to be made, it’s such a headache. I’ll be tweaking and editing behind the scenes and hope to reveal a new and improved site soon.

To follow are the favorite spaces and projects spied around the web in the continuing Best of the Blogosphere series, thanks to Amanda for helping round these up, enjoy!  

Build a rustic 2×4 truss table with plans from Ana White. 

2 x 4 truss table


You know I love grasscloth covered furniture! Check out this trunk makeover at The Homes I Have Made (thanks for sharing Megan!) 

grasscloth covered trunk


Add greenery to your interior with a trellis planter wall, via Vintage Revivals.

trellis planter wall


Here’s a clever idea to jazz up a nursery crib, use vinyl decals cut in a geometric pattern, find the idea at The DIY Showoff.

crib with vinyl decals


Make a dough bowl with joint compound! Tutorial at Anderson + Grant.

joint compound dough bowl


Craft a kilim pattern pitcher with Erin of Earnest Home Co.

kilim pattern pitcher


Create easy and inexpensive framed canvas art with 8 x 10 printables and paint stir sticks, idea from Upcycled Treasures.

framed canvas art


A specialty pen helped make this iron transfer tote, looks like a fun tool to play with! Find the step by step at The Crafted Life.

iron transfer tote


Create statement faux turquoise rings for your next summer soirée with Alisa Burke.

faux diy turquoise rings


So many great crafts! It’s inspired me to make a trip to Michael’s, I have a new project I’m going to try for myself, see you all back here on Monday, have a great weekend !

BOTB 7.3.15

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Holiday weekend hellos! What a busy week it’s been for us, home improvement from sunup to sundown and I.AM.BEAT. There is caulking and paint all over me but with it comes the satisfaction of many completed projects.

So far we’ve installed nine light fixtures, three window treatments, painted two bathrooms, and brought in help to install a range hood and appliances. Finally my two tile backsplashes are complete and I’ve also reupholstered four thrift store chairs, but wow am I exhausted from all activity during these project filled days in the desert. Bring on the holiday weekend I say. I’ve taken a lot of pictures of the upgraded spaces and I’ll share in the upcoming weeks. This weekend we’re entertaining family then headed home back to California for a quieter July, which I welcome.

Here’s a quick roundup of some favorite spaces and projects spied around the web in the continuing Best of the Blogosphere series. I so want to come over and enjoy Erin’s colorful and cozy deck makeover at House of Turquoise.

deck makeover house of turquoise


Transform IKEA Borgsjo bookcases into built ins with doors and lights with Avery Street Design blog.

diy ikea billy built ins


Carmel at Our Fifth House finished a pretty kid’s bathroom makeover, oh how I love that mini hexagon tile!

   bathroom makeover our fifth house


Hack an IKEA Billy bookcase into a bar table with Refresh Restyle, clever!

ikea hack bar table


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