BOTB 9.27.13

By Kate Riley September 27, 2013

Hello and happy weekend all! Time for another Friday round of ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ with some fabulous spaces and projects to inspire you. Amanda and I rounded up our favorites, enjoy!

There’s a fantastic dining room before and after to be seen at Dream Book Design, it’s quite a stunning transformation.

dining room dreambookdesign


The story of this porch transformation to enclosed dining room is so inspiring, see the start to finish at by Stephen Saint-Onge at Designer Dad.

porch to enclosed room stephen saint onge


How beautiful is this big girl room spied over at Project Nursery? via Simplified Bee.

purple girls room project nursery


Transform a bench into a cozy modern beauty with pastel paint and faux fur, courtesy of Style at Home.

faux fur bench styleathome


Diane shares her tips on getting the weathered wood look with a driftwood finish.

driftwood finish inmyownstyle


Sculpt a miniature deer head with Poppyhaus for adding whimsy and personality to your wall.

sculptural art poppyhaus


These painted white and gold bookends by the Mother Huddle created from faux books are a clever and classy way to fill your shelves and support your collection.

diy bookends themotherhuddle


Make marbled office supplies with a how to from Design*Sponge.

diy marbled office supplies designsponge


Create festive paper garlands with a fun tutorial by Kamryn at Design Love Fest.

paper garland designlovefest


As always there’s great new content over at Best of DIY, we’ve featured even more projects and ideas in the past two weeks, hop on over to read all about them!

new content


The fall link parties continue next week, I’ll be hosting Tablescapes & Vignettes and Rhoda will host Outdoor Decor next Thursday.

fall link parties

Be sure to check out 290+ inspiring Fall Mantels at Sarah’s place and 300+ Craft Ideas at Layla’s blog.

Have a great fall weekend!!




  1. As always great post, great finds. Kate love the way you style and the way you coordinate color. I have the two living room chairs you have in my library. Would you share where you got your rug. It’s gorgeous. Can’t WAIT for your fabric line. I hope you OVERPRODUCED. it will be a sell out. Thanks

  2. Thanks for sharing my recent dining room “porch” makeover.

    It was great fun to work on. Always nice to see the end result appreciated and enjoyed!

    Keep up all your great creative works…

    Happy fall!!

    All the best, Stephen

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