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By Kate Riley March 10, 2013

Sunday and daylight savings time greetings friends, it’s time for another much anticipated roundup of the best in DIY from across the blogosphere, as always Amanda and roundup our favorites and I share them here, enjoy this inspiring collection of spaces and ideas!

There’s a new trend in kitchen cabinet refinishing and this look is taking the blogosphere by storm, with several in just the last month giving their kitchens the two tone gray and white paint treatment – check out these three lovely kitchens!

upper white lower gray kitchen cabinet paint

Modern Jane / Styled Thing / The Inspired Room

The Graham & Brown frames wallpaper (filled with family photos) in this frequently used dining room at East Coast Creative just might be the best wallpaper ever!

diy dining wallpaper eastcoastcreative


A small nook serves a family well as a mini mudroom – see all the details in the space over at Nalle’s House.

mudroom nalleshouse


The DIY Village shared a resourceful use for leftover wine crates – upcycle them into rolling storage.

wine crate storage thediyvillage

Or make your own custom under cabinet or bench rolling drawers with a fantastic step-by-step by Julie at Being Home.

diy rolling storage beinghome

Parents, if you’re unsatisfied with the choices (or prices!) in nursery bedding, be inspired by Allison’s DIY crib skirt at the Golden Sycamore that she stitched up with a favorite fabric for her nursery.

diy crib skirt

Decoupage medium and napkins are the creative supplies behind this mirror makeover by Alyssa at Clever Nest.

clever nest decoupaged mirror


Jenna of SAS Interiors shows us how to make an oversized inspiration board with MDF and other DIY supplies.

inspiration board sas interiors

Make felt antlers to add a dose of whimsy with a how-to by Merete at One More Mushroom.

felt antlers onemoremushroom

Chelsey of The Paper Mama shared her step-by-step for creating a paint chip pillow with transfer paper as a fun accent for a chair or sofa.

paint chip pillow stylespotters


Make stylish faceted bud vases with a tutorial by Gina at the Shabby Creek Cottage.

faceted bud vases shabbycreekcottage


Holly of Decor8 crafted these simple yet divine paper flower tacks created with pretty origami paper and pins embellished with nail polish.

origami paper flowers decor8

Bring on the Easter egg crafts, these golden marbled eggs by Ambrosia Girl are so pretty!

golden marbled easter egg ambrosiagirl


Oh my the inspiration!  Thanks as always Amanda for helping me round up some of these picks, you can catch up with Amanda at her blog Serenity Now. If you’d like your latest DIY project, space, or craft considered for a feature, please send it our way to [email protected].

Have a great Sunday!

**** thanks to everyone trying to leave comments, I’ll have the 404 Error fixed tomorrow!




  1. Thanks for featuring the white/gray kitchen cabinets– I’ve been considering painting my lower cabinets for the last few years, and I think I just need to pull the trigger. My hubby and I painted them white the week before Christmas our first year in our house, and they definitely need to be repainted.


  2. We painted our cabinets this way and last spring our realtor told us she was glad to see it because this type of kitchen was selling homes FAST. Ours sold in 19 days! (Now we have another kitchen make-over to tackle.)

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