BOTB 6.21.13 – Early Weekend Edition

By Kate Riley June 21, 2013

Hiya friends! Announcing a small scheduling switcheroo – this summer I’m committed to spending the weekend (mostly) offline so I’m moving ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ to every other Friday, rotating it with ‘Weekend Reading’ on opposite weeks, leaving you with a roundup of inspiration on Fridays. Enjoy these amazing spaces and projects in the continuing series highlighting the best we spy in DIY and design!

Matthew Mead worked his magic on a sweet girl’s room, take the full bedroom tour on his blog.

fit for a princess bedroom matthew mead


A beautiful guest room is upgraded with modern touches at Life on Virginia Street.

guest bedroom lifeonvirginastreet


Colorful and fun, take a tour around this modern nursery designed by Jessica at Oh I Design for a client, complete with geometric accent wall and orbit chandelier.

nursery ohifriends


Don’t miss baby Sullivan’s nursery over at Jessica Sloane, finished in soothing neutrals.

neutral nursery jessicasloane


Thrifty Decor Chic spruced up her powder room and with plank walls and touches of red.

powder room tdc


Cozy accent alert!  We’re loving these Mongolian wool covered IKEA stools by Albertina at Mimosa Lane inspired by Nadia at Preciously Me.

mongolian wool stool


Here are two fantastic outdoor projects to bring on the good times out in the yard, the first is a deckchair cover by Yvestown blog…

diy deckchair cover yvestown blog


… and this build-it-yourself cooler from Shanty2Chic.

diy cooler shanty2chic


Clever girl… here’s a cheater’s guide to hanging plates by Linda at Burlap + Blue.

plate wall hanging tip


Apricot looks so pretty with gold (coral, peach, and blush tones too) – these two makeovers prove it.  Jenn from My Fabulous Life upgraded her folding chairs (featured  over at Whipperberry.)

whipperberry drab to fab folding chairs


Plain X Benches from Target get a fab makeover with new fabric and gold legs, full how to over at Style Me Pretty.

x bench makeover stylemepretty


Amazing inspiration by all of these bloggers, wouldn’t you agree? Thanks as always Amanda for being my fellow scout in rounding up these picks, and did you read her big announcement this week?  Congratulations!  

See y’all back here on Monday!




  1. That little folding chair is about the cutest thing! As soon as I get my big, serious projects done, I need to make some time for something purely for fun. I adore that!!

    Happy weekend – Shannon

  2. I’m beyond flattered and grateful that you featured our guest bedroom makeover. Thank you so much and enjoy your offline summer weekends :)
    Sarah @ Life on Virginia Street

  3. Hi Kate

    That baby room is awesome, I’m actually in the middle of making my own crib for our soon-to-be-born son :) I’m a DIY’er and your post gave me some great inspiration, thank you!

  4. Ohhhh…I love all of these! This is literally my favorite post in all of blogosphere…thanks for sharing all these awesome projects/makeovers! Jesse @ Scout & Nimble

  5. Love the burlap chairs from My FabuLESS Life! (Check your spelling in your post — you, with your blog name, gotta love a frugal play on words).

  6. Thanks so much for the shout-out!! Glad you love the Mongolian lamb stool. I’m still obsessed with them. All these inspiration ideas are fabulous. Thanks for the round-up!!

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