Our summer is off to a great start… meaning a lazy start… and it’s wonderful! I’d love to hear your summer plans (and don’t forget to grab these printable last day of school signs for when your kiddos finish school and your summer break begins) — will you be building? traveling? renovating? sleeping, reading, eating? We’ve got some great summer and beyond ideas in our Friday Favorites, so enjoy, and have a wonderful weekend!
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Favorite double-whammy: S’mores are one of our favorite parts of summer, and Anika’s DIY Life made the marshmallow roasting even better with her DIY table with a built-in firepit/grill.
Favorite easy curb appeal update: Changing up a light fixture is a relatively quick, easy, painless and affordable update, and that’s true indoors and out. These rustic industrial outdoor lanterns look great and they’re nicely affordable! PS: More curb appeal ideas here.
Favorite IKEA: We have used IKEA cabinets in several of our kitchens (like this one and one we’re still working on!), so it was really inspiring to see how Neat n Tiny used IKEA but combined it with other styles for a really beautiful custom look (did you see the waterfall edge countertop? I’m swooning!).
Favorite it-doesn’t-have-to-be-pretty: Utility shelving needs to be strong, durable, and affordable — these DIY shelves from Our Home Made Easy fit the bill, and just look how many totes you can fit on one shelf!
Favorite not-wasted space: We are reorganizing our garage this summer, and these between the stud shelves by The Handyman’s Daughter have me looking again for space that we might have not used but that we *could* use for small storage like this.
Favorite summer parenting hack: Okay, this might not actually be a hack. But summer break means that my children are often making their own lunches when they are hungry, which means PBJ. After awhile they get bored with it, though, so I’m thinking a fun dinosaur sandwich cutter like this will keep it interesting! Novelty is still all the rage with my kiddos and I hope it stays that way forever!
Favorite triple C: It’s clean, coastal, and custom! This fresh coastal-farmhouse style bathroom is such a nice blend of neutral color and texture for a refreshing space. (Photo ©Remodelaholic | Home built by Davies Design Build)
Favorite pop of color: You can use pops of color for throw cushions, rugs, and more — but have you considered a pop of color for your curtains? A Darling Design shows how she uses colorful curtains.
(Remember, our Remodelaholics Anonymous link sharing has now moved over to our blogger group on Facebook, and we have a new Remodelaholics Anonymous DIYer Support Group group for anyone, blog or not, to join and share projects, ask questions, and get inspired!)