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By Kate Riley March 14, 2014

What are your plans for St. Patrick’s Day weekend? With an Irish heritage, we will be cooking a full corned beef with veges and pints of beer traditional feast. It’s one of my most favorite meals of the year! The weather here is absolutely divine, so we are off to spend some time outdoors this weekend too. It’s ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ day again, and Amanda and I rounded up our favorites to feature, enjoy these inspiring projects and spaces! 

A painted vanity and wallpaper go a long way to transform a bathroom at Go Haus Go.

gohausgo bathroom makeover


Inspired by a high end version, Pam at Simple Details turned an inexpensive Martha Stewart mirror into a gold sunburst ceiling light – fantastic! 

gold sunburst ceiling medallion simple details


This Hemnes dresser is reinvented with a gloss black + nailhead trim treatment by Brooke Eva.

hemnes dresser with nailhead trim


Faux woven shades made with bamboo fencing! A clever reinvention by Ashley at Bigger Than the Three of Us.

faux bamboo shades


An empty niche along a wall becomes a mini home office at House Full of Sunshine.

mini home office housefullofsunshine


Jenna Sue shares how she used IKEA Pax wardrobes to create a built in pantry.

built in ikea pax pantry


Cherished Bliss shares a four step technique on how to get a weathered wood look with a stain + acrylic paint combo.

weathered wood technique


Fake the look of industrial metal with a painting technique from Brooke at All Things Thrifty.

metal lookalike stools


Print your instagram photos on fabric then stitch up a personalized iPad cover with a tutorial found on the Etsy blog.

instagram ipad cover


Make a glam gold tack ampersand on canvas with Virginia from Live Love DIY.

gold tack ampersand


As always, there are more features over at Best of DIY !

best of diy features


Finally, don’t miss the Spring issues of two online magazines, Sweet Paul and Trad Home, fabulous inspiration inside!

sweet paul

trad home

Happy St. Paddy’s Day weekend everyone!



  1. Wow, the ostrich wallpaper really grabbed my attention! Really loving it. Then as I scrolled down, there’s more!!! Thanks for sharing these wonderful projects, pics and magazines.

  2. Thanks I had never heard of these on-line magazines. Another item to add to my weekend coffee enjoyment.

  3. Ok, what’s a full corned beef? In the UK and Ireland we get corned beef out of a tin, so it’s only good for slicing in to sandwiches or turning into corned beef hash?!

    • Oh NO Emma, we cook it as a brisket here for several hours then serve it up with cabbage, potatoes, carrots and soda bread! It’s delicious, especially with good mustard.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing ideas!!! Love the DIY with the gold tack ampersand on canvas :-))))

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