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By Kate Riley July 3, 2011

Hello and happy Sunday on this long weekend!  I’m back, bringing you another round of great projects found online in our continuing ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ series. 

Sorry if you missed it last weekend, I was on the road so I took a week off, but now the series is back with more good stuff ~ I teamed up with Abi to round up some inspiring finds, hope you enjoy them! 

This outdoor lantern was made with a . . . tuna can!   Get out!  Ingenuity at its best by Diane at In My Own Style

tuna can hurricane lantern


A farmhouse table gets a great makeover by Jaime Lyn at Crafty, Scrappy, Happy, she’s mighty proud of the result now on display in her dining room, and she should be!

new dining table csk


Here’s a sweet girl’s room filled with bright color over at Hi Sugarplum, hop over to give Cassi props for pulling it all together!

hi sugarplum big girls room


We’re loving this chalk painted box by Blue Roof Cabin, and that ‘Chateau de Charli’ design was done with a transfer method, bravo Mimi! 

chalk painted box blue roof cabin

Be sure to bookmark this project by Christy at Beach Brights (found via Style Your Life).  These black wellies were dolled up with bows thanks to a clever installation of simple grommets.

beach bright wellies on styleyourlife


Ever heard of Providenciales?  It’s an island in the Caribbean where Emily honeymooned last year, so she created this little work of art to commemorate.  So romantic, and such a great idea!

 honeymoon art


Hey moms, here’s a clever organizational tool.  How about a library book holder with a chalkboard due date reminder?  A great idea by Sew Rebecca Sew!

library book holder

If you’re a fan of chevron, then you’re sure to love this painted disposal can by Becki of Infarrantly Creative, this is such a great result!

chevron trash can infarrantly


What is summer without ice cream?  Don’t miss this blueberry vanilla bean treat shared by Ez of Creature Comforts earlier this week, yum!

blueberry vanilla bean icecream creature comforts


That’s it for this week’s roundup!  Many thanks to Abi again for tracking down some of these projects, all of them great!  Be sure to hop over to say hello to Abi at her blog Gadding Gal.

abi bio

Enjoy your day!




  1. I love the library book organizer! What a great idea. Especially when you get books as often and as many as I do. ;)

  2. Hi Kate and Abi-

    Wow – thanks so much for the feature -how exciting. I now have some another reason to celebrate this weekend. I am truly honored. Thanks.

    I hope you both have a wonderful 4th!

    My best- Diane

  3. great ideas! Love the library book organizer! And I’m definitely giving the “tuna can” idea a closer look! :-) Thank you! Happy Fourth of July!

  4. Love these.. but the library book holder is the BEST.. Love that.. The farmhouse table is quite impressive as well..

    Best, vie

  5. Thanks for featuring my work! I’m beyond honored. My husband loves his art work, it really is an easy DIY. Cheers!

  6. I cannot even begin to say how much you made my weekend by including my table along with these other wonderful projects! I am so SO honored and THRILLED! :o) Thank you!!!!! I hope both you and Abi are having a wonderful weekend!!!

  7. Oh my gosh, I am totally going to make that library book holder. THANK YOU for a brilliant idea. Yay!

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