Hello everyone! We are getting pummeled with rainstorms right now, we need the water but it’s pretty gloomy here which makes for a lot of indoor time. I’m going to try to make it to see at least one of the films up for Best Picture – would you believe I’ve seen 0 out of the 10. Sad but true, I’m woefully behind on my movie watching this year. Which one do you think should we watch and which should win?
In other random news, I’ve been working out at the gym a lot lately and made the mistake of asking Matt to increase the intensity of my leg routine – ordinarily I just hit the machines but yesterday he had me doing these super intense lunges and bar squats with extra weight. He warned me to take it easy and I was like “I got this!” and now I look at my staircase with fear and loathing every time I have to go upstairs because it hurts so bad. Remind me that I should not ask my husband to ever play personal trainer again. Ever.
But it’s time for another Best of the Blogosphere – Amanda and I rounded up our favorite spaces and links like we do every two weeks. You’ll love this beautiful and classic kitchen makeover by Emily Hewett at House Beautiful, don’t miss the before!
Dana at House*Tweaking shares the story of what it took to vault their ceiling, a huge undertaking but just look at the result!
Simple wood shelving and spray painted IKEA brackets led to these DIY shelves at Smitten Studio, fantastic !
This is a smart solution to add both style and storage for those of you with kitchen cabinets with no soffit and space above. Raise your cabinets and add a shelf like Ashley and her husband at Domestic Imperfection.
Here’s a simple yet stylish IKEA upgrade: a faux painted farm table by Lucy at Craftberry Bush.
Make your own marbled glassware with nailpolish with a tutorial over at Today’s Creative Blog.
Look no further than a toddler for a piece of whimsical abstract art, spied over at Lay Baby Lay.
Make Mondrian inspired art with simple steps by Bliss at Home.
Cover a less than attractive ceiling light with a drum pendant cover up by Amy at The Blissful Bee.
Great projects and spaces everyone!! As always, there are new features over at Best of DIY, hop on over for more inspirational DIY ideas!
Have a great weekend everyone!