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By Kate Riley April 14, 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


This fun play kitchen was an IKEA chair in a former life, get all the details from Kisci Haz.

play kitchen akicsihaz


Reinvent a wheel into a bicycle clock with a how to from Thistlewood Farms.

bicycle wheel clock thistlewoodfarms


Who wants to cover a wall with a gigantic photo mural?  Learn how with tips found at Wit & Whistle.

photo wall mural witandwhistle


What is the best gold spray paint for your gilding project? Brittany from Brittany Makes tested them shares her thoughts on finding the best gold spray paints

find perfect gold brittany makes


Clean lines and classic style are on display with these these DIY gallery wall shelves made by Tricia at Simplicity in the South. 

diy gallery wall shelves


Make your own custom frame with molding purchased from a home improvement store and tips from Aly at Entirely Eventful Day.

custom wall frame entirelyeventfulday


Two fab apron sewing projects this week, check out this apron for kids by Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom and this hostess apron found at Style Me Pretty.

diy aprons


A few simple steps take your terra cotta pots from brand new to European inspired aged versions with a tutorial from All Things Heart and Home. 

aged terra cotta allthingsheartandhome


Add style to your spice collection with botanical printed labels atop magnetic tins by Talitha at Love Pomegranate House.

diy magnetic tins lovepomegranatehouse


Amazing projects everyone! All will be added to the Best of DIY gallery today, and hey, we also added a 40+ more fantastic ideas this week! You’ll find them over at Best of DIY. If you’d like your project or post considered for a feature, be sure to send it our way to [email protected] 

Have a great Sunday!



  1. Wow…great features!!! Lauren’s styled living room looks like something straight out of a magazine and I am so excited to see Brittany’s post about gold spray paint, too. I’ve been looking for a great one for awhile! Thanks for continuing to do Best of the Blogosphere! It is always something I look forward to! Jesse @ Scout & Nimble

  2. Amanda and Kate!

    Thank you so much for the shout out! My clock and I adore you both!

    Have an awesome day rock stars!

  3. Such a lovely selection of things from around the web.

    I’ve been thinking of a gallery in our house.

    Also, I love aprons… I’m in love with aprons. There are so many cute ones out there!

    Wishing you a wonderful week!

  4. Oh my, ive worked with properties since 2001, i have always had the strong view that dark hallways are a big “NO NO” but Mable’s House Chalk-bored picture looks beautiful, in all of my stubborn years living i may possibly accept this i could potentially be wrong on this one occasion ;) thanks for the link to the blog too, i shall be checking back, Great post, great selection.
    Penny x

  5. Wow Thank you so so much Kate & Amanda for featuring my little dresser re-do :) You two just made me smile so big! Loved all of the other features as well, I’m going to go check them all out. I hope you both had an awesome weekend & that you have a great week! xx Liz Marie

  6. Kate & Amanda- thank you so much for featuring our client’s living room!! :) I’m off to check out the other features!!! :)


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