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By Kate Riley May 27, 2013

Greetings all and Happy Memorial Day! I hope you all are enjoying the extra day off. Today we recognize our men and women in uniform who have served to protect and defend our country, we will never forget your sacrifice.

As we do every two weeks, Amanda and I rounded up some favorites discovered across the blogosphere. Enjoy these inspiring spaces and links!

There’s a very cozy and budget friendly family room to tour over at City Farmhouse.

family room city farmhouse blog


I love all of the spaces being transformed on behalf of Room Service Atlanta, and Rhoda and her team recently transformed this feminine bedroom space.

room service atlanta makeover


This small space solution is so clever, a desk that performs double duty as a bed! Check out how this DIY murphy bed + desk combo looks when guests arrive at Vannessa Shaffer Designs. 

murphy bed desk vanessashafferdesigns


Holly Mathis featured a fantastic little boy’s room in a perfect gray and orange palette.

little boy room hollymathis


Check out this RAST hack over at The Turquoise Home, transforming the popular chest into a more substantial furniture like nightstand complete with molding on the drawers, baseboard, and a stained wood top.

ikea rast dresser hack


Build a window seat bench with a tutorial from McArthur Homes for your breakfast nook, study, or anywhere with a bay window.

built in bench mcarthurhomes


Sick of your freestanding fridge?  Frame your refrigerator for a built in look with Keeping it Cozy.

built in refrigerator cabinet keepingitcozy


Yes you can DIY a modern brass chandelier just like this with a full step by step at One Kings Lane.

brass chandelier diy onekingslane


Turn your plain T-shirt into a ombre version with a few paints from the craft store and tips from I Spy DIY. 

ombre t ispydiy


I’ve always wanted to get creative with Plasti-Dip, here’s one way, but mixing colors and using it to embellish keys, DIY tips found over at Design Milk.

plasti dip key tops designmilk


That’s it for this week, thanks so much Amanda!  Wishing you all an enjoyable day off and many thanks to our troops and the men and women who have served our nation in the past and in the present, your dedication, courage, service, and sacrifice has kept our country safe and preserved our freedoms.

If you’d like your project or post considered for a feature, send it our way to [email protected].




  1. Now all the work I wanted to do is flying out of the window because I have some surfing to do ;-) Thanks for these ideas!

  2. Thank you so much! I adore your blog & all of your projects!!! You made my day:). Have a great Memorial Day, Jen-City Farmhouse

  3. I was so surprised to see my refrigerator cabinet featured here… thank you so much, Kate and Amanda! I love visiting your blog and always leave inspired. Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day!

  4. What a brilliant round-up – love the brass chandelier, is gorgeous! Thanks for another great post =)

  5. Hi Kate, Sorry I have to correct you but Memorial Day is a day of rememberance for those who have died in military service, Veterans day, Nov. 11th is the day we celebrate the living who serve or have served. For more information go to Thank you.

  6. I reread your post and thought maybe by sacrifice you did mean those who died in service. Sorry if I misread that. I grew up in a military house and have tried to educate people on the difference. Thanks.

    • Yes Debbie, that’s what I meant. My grandfathers and uncles served in the wars and many family members are presently in the military. Both days are so important.

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