Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley September 30, 2016

Happy Friday friends! I’m excited to announce the new floors are finally installed in the studio above the garage, I’ll be sharing more details about that project early next week! I’ve turned my attention to refinishing the real wood floors inside my house, the polyurethane applied ten years ago has yellowed and it’s bugging me so I want to move the furniture out, sand and stain, then finish with a water based product this time to avoid that yellowing that can happen with oil based polyurethanes. Have you tackled a wood floor refinishing project? I’d love to see what products you used, especially the stains and varnishes you chose. DIY or professionally done, it doesn’t matter, I could use some tips!

I’ve been riding my new Vespa around my neighborhood getting used to traveling on two wheels, it’s a totally different world. The autumn weather is perfect for afternoon jaunts around town, and it’s fun to get around that way even though I’m in full riding gear, helmet, jacket, gloves and all.

Favorite links from the week below!


I enjoyed reading about Lauren’s home remodel.

Love this charming cottage in Maine.

Nole kept it classic with her bathroom redo.

Courtney’s soft and cozy guest room makeover.

Tone on Tone’s white fall decor.

Fake a fireplace or give yours a makeover with these ideas.

52 places to travel you may not have considered.



  1. Would love to find an acrylic clear coffee table for our home. The ones I’ve seen so far are prohibitively expensive though. Sure does look nice in that f first picture!

    We’ve been re-doing our front door and I love it. A nice happy green. now to make it fall-themed…

  2. Have just finished reading ‘Lauren’s home remodel’. Her house now is about 70% similar to my house goal! Going to sleep soon, keep other readings for next weekend. Have a nice week, Kate!

  3. I am so in love with your guest room, it is so cool.
    Anyway, thanks for reading recommendations, they are amazing project.

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