BOTB 7.11.14

By Kate Riley July 11, 2014

Hello friends, happy summer weekend to you! I want to thank so many of you for offering very valuable insight on the kitchen design dilemma I posted about yesterday, there are so many things to consider in that decision, I’m truly grateful for your input!

We’re headed back to get started on more renovation projects in a week, and you’ve given me a lot to think about, so thank you. I also have some ideas about the fireplace I want to share with you and we’re so close to choosing the floor tile for the downstairs – we’re going with a wood lookalike porcelain tile throughout the entire first floor and I really like these options.

This weekend is another round of ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ and I hope you enjoy this collection of inspiring DIY ideas! Build a porch swing for enjoying time lingering outdoors spring through fall with Yellow Brick Home.  

porch swing yellowbrickhome


Make colorful outdoor cube lanterns that mimic the CB2 versions with a tutorial posted at HomeDit.

outdoor cube lantern diy


Transform Target tables into a tufted leather bench with a step by step spied over at Kristen F. Davis Designs.

leather tufted bench diy


Make tubular starburst sculptures with… drinking straws! Find out how with Danika at Gorgeous Shiny Things. 

starburst scupltures gorgeousshinythings


Upcycle a headboard by transforming it into a potting bench with The Happier Homemaker. 

headboard to potting bench


Connect a sink to a garden hose to create an outdoor sink with faucet with a supply list provided by Designs by Studio C (they have future plans for better drainage).

outdoor faucet


Add textured stripes with rope to a wall for a coastal/nautical vibe with The Space Between blog.

rope wood accent wall


My littles would love this excavation project! Embed little critters in grout and let them dig them out! via How Does She.

diy excavation kit


Make candle holders with ice trays! See the clever way Amy created this unique decor with cement, paint, and copper plugs at Homey Oh My.

ice cube tray candle holders


More inspiring projects over at Best of DIY, we’ve been slower posting over there this month but hey, it’s summer!  Hope you’re enjoying yours … have a great weekend!



  1. Such great DIYs for the weekend! I’m tempted to just pick one out and do it today!

    x Lily

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