Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley February 8, 2013

Friday hellos to you all, I made it safely home and it’s so good to be back. I was in Charlotte with the Rust-Oleum team as they unveiled some new stain products – I’ve been working with one of their new colors on an outdoor project, I’ll share that soon!  There are a few new articles over at my Better Homes & Gardens blog, hope you enjoy these. 

kid friendly study spaces

how to paint furniture

decorating with green spaces with something old


The latest Rue mag is out and there are some really lovely features inside this issue.

rue mag 2013


Here is a funny read for all of us Downton fans: catch up with the characters sharing their episode by episode Facebook Status updates (spoiler alert!  don’t read these if you’re not caught up on Season 3)

downton abbey on facebook


More articles I enjoyed this week:

Social Media Etiquette: dos and don’ts

Resources for customizing IKEA furniture

Shop talk: go with your gut

10 tips for starting an Etsy business


Today’s the final day to be voted into the top five nominated blogs in the Best DIY and Home Projects category.  It’s close, I need every vote I can get – vote now!

Be back on Sunday with another round of ‘Best of the Blogosphere – all the archives are here if you’re looking to be inspired by older posts. Everyone in the wake of the blizzard, please stay safe and warm.

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  1. Hello Kate! Some lovely ideas for the home here! I couldn’t help but notice you mention Downton Abbey! We love the series here in the UK! Can’t wait for the fourth series to hit our screen later this year. I gather it has a big following in the US now?

  2. I was so excited to see my bed (above) in a Rue article. I recently purchased it at an estate sale. I loved it so much–couldn’t afford it, didn’t have a place to put it…but I bought it anyway! I am happy to know that it is indeed French. That bed inspired me to complete a remodeling project I had planned so now it will have a home. Thank you for all your inspiration!!


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