BOTB 8.8.14

By Kate Riley August 8, 2014

Weekend greetings! We’re making more progress on the house this week, the carpet installation and new baseboards have made it move in ready, we’re excited! Only one more week left to work on this renovation, we will be installing new light fixtures and bringing a few furnishings inside. Then we will return to California since the kids are back to school the following week and I’m looking forward to getting back to a more normal routine – I’ll share another progress report on the reno before we depart.

It’s ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ Friday again, and this week Amanda and I bring you our favorite projects spied around the web.

Build your own DIY Shaker style shutters for your house with Migonis Home.

diy shaker shutters


Wow this kitchen makeover is a beauty! Visit Grit and Polish for the details.

white kitchen makeover gritandpolish


Learn how to stain and stencil a farmhouse table with Ashley of Domestic Imperfection, beautiful! 

stain and stenciled table


Craft a DIY felt letter pennant to add a whimsical touch to a space with an easy step by step over at Land of Nod (by Joanie of Lay Baby Lay).

diy felt pennant


Make backyard theater seats for family movie night outdoors with Stacy’s step by step at Not Just a Housewife.

backyard theater


Tape a copper edge to a DIY mirror with Makers Society.

copper edge mirror


Learn how to install marble herringbone tile with Sarah Dorsey designs.

herringbone tile


Make graphic fractured mirror art with a tutorial spied at Brooklyn Limestone (project by Victoria Major.)

fractured mirror art


Just in time for sending kids back to school, make this no sew roll up pencil holder with Make It and Love It.

no sew pencil holder


Oh just look what a little gold leaf pen can do to home d├ęcor, grab one to glam up a few of your accessories around the house. Via Monica Wants It.

gold leaf pen


We’re taking a break from Best of DIY for another week, I can’t keep up! More links will return over there later this month. My sister arrives by plane to visit Vegas this weekend so we’re headed downtown tonight for some fun, trouble may ensue :)  

Enjoy your weekend friends! .



  1. These are always amazing. Thank you. I don’t think we say it enough. We are all so busy running to look at the projects. So love this series and your best of blog and bhg and….:) karen

  2. Great feature! It looks so defined and well thought out, I love looking at other people’s projects. Creativity is an amazing thing.

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