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By Kate Riley August 2, 2013

Hello hello and happy Friday! What are your plans friends? I’ve got my hands full of projects, finishing up the guest room and my friend’s dining room all in one week, so much to do, so little time. :) Today is another Friday edition of Best of the Blogosphere, and Amanda and I rounded up our favorite picks from across the web, enjoy!

Two beautiful nurseries to feature this week, this first is a boy’s nursery for Joni’s nephew Henry spied over at Lay Baby Lay.

henrys nursery laybabylay


Next is Lochlan’s Irish nursery by Abode Love, with touches of rustic, plenty of pattern, and of course, the color green!

lochlans nursery abode love


Jenna’s powder room makeover is infused with vibrant color and combines a rustic vanity with bold Amy Butler wallpaper. Via SAS Interiors.

powder room sas interiors


Dusty at All Things G&D is a clever girl, she turned a plain Jane IKEA Tarva into a chic sideboard room divider – we’re loving the pulls and the paint and stain combo.

tarva turned sideboard


Build a X leg bench for $20 with plans found over at Sawdust Girl.

x leg bench sawdust girl


If you want to cover your laminate countertops with concrete, don’t miss Jenny’s tutorial at Little Green Notebook and her fab result!

diy concrete countertop


Remodelaholic shares their tips on how to make this stylish outdoor safety gate.

safety gate remodelaholic


Simple and chic describes Michael’s dot table runner at Inspired by Charm.

diy dot table runner inspiredbycharm


Add pizazz to your everyday chargers with this simple color block cord craft at I Spy DIY.

color block cord ispydiy


Make paint speckled rope bowls with a simple sew technique at A Pair and a Spare.

diy rope bowl apairandasparediy


And have you read the latest features over at Best of DIY?

best of diy features

Catch up on two weeks of posts, or subscribe for the Daily DIY to get an inspiring project delivered to your inbox or reader every weekday.

Have a great weekend! 




  1. I look forward to popping over to taking a look at all of these features! Wonderful nursery for Joni’s nephew. Have a great weekend Kate.

  2. I love that irish nursery and I saw Jenny’s laundry room makeover and fell in love with it!

  3. This is a great post. I really like the boy’s nursery! The wall painting of my son’s room looks like that. After seeing this post, I am inspired to make some changes for the better. :-)

  4. I love the elegance on lay baby nursery. It is how I would love my babies nursery to look when I have my next child. I hope you don’t mind me borrowing a couple of ideas :-)

  5. Even though I am not a DIY girl, these projects still blow me away. That concrete counter Jenny did looks so good. And the Ikea sideboard? I don’t know why I haven’t gained the courage to take on a hack because the shape of Ikea’s furniture is SO good!

    xx Erin

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