BOTB 1.25.15

By Kate Riley January 25, 2015

I’ve been out of it for a couple days, I finally had my Lasik eye surgery (had to delay my original appointment) and it wiped me out for 48 hours but wow, it’s amazing that I can seeeeeee! I see mountains and leaves and birds and details I couldn’t see before without glasses or contacts, it’s life changing! I needed to rest for a couple of days, hence the belated Best of the Blogosphere … enjoy the latest roundup of inspiring projects and spaces!

How fun is this wallpaper in Jenna’s bathroom makeover?!

bathroom wallpaper jenna burger


This Ikea Besta buffet hack by A Place of my Taste is so fab – she added rustic wood to the doors to mimic a pricier West Elm piece.

ikea besta buffet hack


Build a mid century modern style desk from scratch with Amy from Her Tool Belt, featured at Remodelaholic.

diy mid century modern desk


Make a skateboard shelf for a kid’s room or conversation piece in a living space with 100 Layer Cake-let. 

skateboard shelf


Find Chelsea’s instructions on how to make a silhouette animal clock at Homedit.

silhouette animal clock


The sky’s the limit when you use fabric crayons to embellish fabric – decorate pillows, curtains, duvet covers, etc. with your kids drawings or your own art – so fun! 

textile crayons


Mold your own DIY acrylic tray with plexiglass, a heatgun, and tips from Ashley at Simply Designing.

diy acrylic tray


Create retro inspired cocktail glasses with Paint the Gown Red, so chic!

diy retro cocktail glasses


Oooh, such pretty handmade watercolor stationery, recreate with Paper & Stitch.

handmade watercolor stationery


Thanks as always to Amanda who helps me round up these picks! If you’d like your project or space considered for a feature, email bestoftheblogosphere[at] !


  1. So happy your surgery went well. My mom, sister, hubby and other relatives have had it done and are amazed and thrilled with the difference. Glad you are too. Great highlights too. That buffet is fantastic!!

  2. You will continue to love your Lysik had mine over 10 years ago and it is still really great. To be able to see clearly is better than any liposuction, facelift, or other cosmetic procedure love your blog and hope that your eyes are all that you want them to be.

    • Thanks Carla and JJ – so far it’s great, eyes were sore the first 48 hours but a miracle procedure for sure!

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