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By Kate Riley June 6, 2014

Welcome to the weekend friends! Great news, this week we closed escrow on that fixer house we bought, I’ll share more details about the purchase process and some ideas for the future remodel next week. I’m really excited to have a blank canvas to transform and there will be plenty of DIY projects as we progress from room to room, more details to come, let the renovation journey begin!

This weekend is another round of ‘Best of the Blogosphere’, each time I’m so inspired by all of the creativity out there, enjoy these spaces and projects ! 

Read the start to finish on this patio makeover complete with pergola and furnishings at SAS Interiors.

patio paradise sasinteriors


Use screen door parts as Chippendale style fretwork panels for a headboard by Lowe’s Creative Ideas.

chippendale headboard


Would you believe this teal blue bathroom vanity was an IKEA Rast dresser in a former life? Look at it now! Via IKEAhackers.

ikea hack vanity


Build a contemporary wood and cable railing for your home’s interior or deck with a step by step at Ana White.

wood and cable railing anawhite


Build a wood and rope hanging table for beside the bed or sofa with a unique reclaimed piece of wood and a how to by Merrythought. 

diy hanging table


Summer has arrived! Recreate this whale towel rack with tips from My Sweet Savannah.

whale towel rack


Make this geometric clay pot to hold plants, jewelry, or office supplies or anything mini with a tutorial by Delia Creates. 

geometric clay pot


Hop on board the tropical trend with this graphic pineapple pillow made by Lilikoi Joy.

pineapple pillow diy


As always, find more inspiration at Best of DIY !

best of diy posts

Finally a note about my summer schedule. Today was the last day of school for us and the kids are home with me so I’m going down to a three post a week schedule from now through mid August. Summers are just too laid back and fun to spend behind a computer screen all day! Thanks for understanding about the slower pace around here.

Have a great weekend! 



  1. I’m not sure how successful it would be in my home with two kids around, though I love the concept of that hanging table.

  2. The headboard idea from Lowe’s is great. I must have missed it in Lowe’s Creative Ideas booklet since I wasn’t looking for headboard ideas. Grabbed me now because my guest bedroom is in need and it is done in the soft aqua and tomato reds of this room (although walls haven’t been painted this lovely color yet. Took down the fake plastic woven screens that resembled wicked because they were just too tall and too heavy in color (the antique blue of the secretary in the room). Love the light, open look of these screens. Thanks for the inspiration! Looking forward to the fix of the fixer.

  3. Congrats on the house! can’t wait to see it all happen!

    x Lily

  4. Thank you for including my pillow project in your features! I really love that hanging table and the teal vanity. Ooh, and the patio makeover! All of it, you always bring us great projects!

  5. I really like the idea of having a wood and rope hanging table; this is awesome and something really new. Thanks for sharing those wonderful ideas, they look pleasant and feasible for maintenance. Keep sharing :)

  6. Thanks so much Kate for featuring my new patio space. It’s our little slice of heaven for the Summer. Congrats on the new house – so exciting and so many new projects to get involved with. Can’t wait to see it. xo Jenna

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