BOTB 8.22.14

By Kate Riley August 22, 2014

Well it’s official, the kids returned to school this week and we’re back to our normal routine. I love that annual trip to shop for school supplies, one of my favorite rituals, yours too? This weekend Matt and our little boy took a quick trip to Pennsylvania to see the finals of the Little League World Series with Matt’s brother and his son and from the texts I’ve been getting they’re having a great time. Of course we’re rooting for Team West, go Las Vegas! Here at our casa it’s a girl’s only weekend, we’ve got sleepovers and shopping and pedicures on the agenda, and other girl related fun.

It’s ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ weekend again, and Amanda and I rounded up our favorites from the past few weeks, enjoy these inspiring projects and ideas!

Build and paint a faux burl wood desk with acrylic legs with a tutorial at Brooke Eva.

faux burl wood desk


Tour a super cool shared modern boys superhero room at Classy Clutter.

modern superhero boys room


Make rainy days a bit sunnier with fruit slice umbrellas made by Studio DIY.

fruit slice umbrellas


Construct your own kitchen island with a detailed step by step by Jenn at Build Basic.

kitchen island diy


Build a versatile ladder shelf for storage and display indoors or out with Kristi at Making It In the Mountains.

ladder shelf


Make this Pottery Barn lookalike zinc top coffee table with Elisha of Pneumatic Addict Furniture.

zinc top coffee table diy


Stitch up your own cute padded camera lens cases with Melissa from Polka Dot Chair.

padded lens camera cases


Craft a brass himmeli planter as an accent for your home with Nalle’s House.

brass himmeli planter


The awesome marbleized trend continues with a liquid gilded version spied at Lovely Indeed.

marbleized gold leaf


That’s it for this round friends! We’ve started posting again over at Best of DIY so you can stop by over there to see a few more of our favorite projects featured this week.

Have a great weekend!



  1. I really like the burl wood effect. I have some unfinished wooden boxes and some this and thats that I think I will try painting with this finish. Fun project I am guessing!

  2. I really like the Ensley Cabinet in teal. Thank you for this opportunity to win!

    • Wow, yours are so wonderful Libby, so glad you loved that tutorial!

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