Holiday weekend hellos! What a busy week it’s been for us, home improvement from sunup to sundown and I.AM.BEAT. There is caulking and paint all over me but with it comes the satisfaction of many completed projects.
So far we’ve installed nine light fixtures, three window treatments, painted two bathrooms, and brought in help to install a range hood and appliances. Finally my two tile backsplashes are complete and I’ve also reupholstered four thrift store chairs, but wow am I exhausted from all activity during these project filled days in the desert. Bring on the holiday weekend I say. I’ve taken a lot of pictures of the upgraded spaces and I’ll share in the upcoming weeks. This weekend we’re entertaining family then headed home back to California for a quieter July, which I welcome.
Here’s a quick roundup of some favorite spaces and projects spied around the web in the continuing Best of the Blogosphere series. I so want to come over and enjoy Erin’s colorful and cozy deck makeover at House of Turquoise.
Transform IKEA Borgsjo bookcases into built ins with doors and lights with Avery Street Design blog.
Carmel at Our Fifth House finished a pretty kid’s bathroom makeover, oh how I love that mini hexagon tile!
Hack an IKEA Billy bookcase into a bar table with Refresh Restyle, clever!
Build swinging barn door style closet doors with Dream Book Design.
Follow Jamie’s tutorial to make an easy window valance with Gorilla tape and insulation board.
Disguise your air conditioner with a DIY louvered screen by Kim at the Kim Six Fix.
Build a rolling grill station for summer cookouts with Jen at House of Wood.
Make large wood dice for outdoor summer games with Blue I Style.
Use a paint brush to create a brushstroke market umbrella with Lovely Indeed.
Create a graphic DIY grid planter with Amy at Homey Oh My!
Wishing you all a wonderful 4th of July, we will be swimming and BBQing and watching the local fireworks show, I’ll be back on Monday to share some pics of the new tile in the master bathroom, it’s so very fabulous. …