BOTB 8.30.13

By Kate Riley August 30, 2013

Hello and happy weekend all. If off to NYC today and I can’t thank you enough for sharing your insider tips and suggestions on what to see and where to eat – the forecast is rain but we won’t let that stop us from having some very fun adventures. Today is another edition of ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ and Amanda and I rounded up some favorites projects and ideas, enjoy!

Oh we love those fab before and afters and this upholstered linen and nailhead table is a stunner, full how to over at Bliss at Home.

linen and nailhead table


The $20 IKEA sawhorse table legs were used to create two desks in this week’s features, the first is a glam version in gold leaf spied over at IKEA Hackers.

gold leaf sawhorse desk

… and the second is a rustic wood top version created with wood flooring at An Oregon Cottage.  See both links for the supply list that gets you two totally different looks!

rustic ikea desk


Cast your own concrete firepit for those chilly fall nights with a tutorial by ManMade.

diy firepit manmade

Gina at Shabby Creek Cottage shared her tips for refurbishing the trim or frame around the exterior of an old window.

old window makeover shabbycreekcottage


These charming window shutters were once bed slats (say what?) – read all about it over at Vintage News Junkie.

kitchen window shutters


What a great idea for an IKEA pendant – spray paint it a bright color so it pops! See it in Stacy’s kitchen at Not Just a Housewife.

spray painted ikea fixture


Reinvent plastic flowers as plaster coated flower votives with Amy’s project featured at Design Mom.

plastic dipped flower votives

What a great gift idea, bound colorful notebooks created with stamped cardstock, beautiful! More pretty pictures and how to instructions over at Damask Love.

colorful bound notebooks


Craft your own color block candles with crayons! These look like they came from a boutique, get the full how to over at Brit + Co.

colorblock candles brit and co

Make geometric string lights for a dose of whimsy around the house with a simple template from Hello Hydrangea.

geometric string lights


There are two weeks of new posts over at Best of DIY, featuring ten more inspiring projects, find them here. AND  we updated all the galleries with a few new projects you may not have seen before, take a look around!

new content best of diy

Enjoy the holiday weekend !




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