BOTB 9.2.15

By Kate Riley September 2, 2015

I was preoccupied over the weekend with visiting family, we had some good times but it kept me away from the blog so I didn’t have a chance to post favorites in the continuing ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ series like I do every other Friday. This episode is late but I know you’ll love these projects as much as I do!

This DIY West Elm bed knockoff is so good! Find the how to by Jen at House of Wood.

diy headboard

Build a farmhouse writing desk with Cherished Bliss.

farmhouse writing desk


If you have good quality cabinets but don’t like their stain or color, be inspired by this kitchen refresh by Aurora Patina, it’s a great example of what paint + a new backsplash and countertops can do to give a kitchen a brand new look. Via Better After.

blue and white kitchen remodel aurora

Create hanging gold frame leaf art with a tutorial spied at HomeDit.

gold frame leaf art

I love these chic framed wall panels by Focal Point Styling.

indigo framed wall panels

Make rolling plywood storage bins with a step by step at Proper blog.

diy plywood storage bins

Make note taking pretty with vinyl covered composition books with Angelica at My Dear Irene.

vinyl covered composition books

Learn how to turn your child’s art into fabric and print it at Spoonflower for endless DIY creativity!

turn childs art into fabric


With Halloween coming up, here’s one project you may wish to bookmark, skeleton bone pumpkins by the Design Confidential.

skeleton pumpkins

I’ll be back tomorrow to answer all your questions about the kitchen remodel and share the behind the scenes story and sources!


  1. I’m actually debating whether to paint my kitchen cabinets or get new ones… Painting would be a lot cheaper! The ones you show up above look great!

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