BOTB 9.12.11

September 12, 2011

Good morning all, I couldn’t let the weekend go by without a quick round of BOTB.  It felt wrong to post it yesterday, so Abi and I bring you our favorite links we found in this latest roundup, enjoy.

Demonstrating the transformative power of spray paint, Alice at Farewell Office proves you can even use it on your shoes.  She painted her old pair of pumps and look at them now!

spray painted red shoes


This industrial workbench look so great indoors, bravo Jilly & Mia!

industrial workbench girls with good taste jilly and mia


Learn how to build your own custom newell posts with Cassity at Remodelaholic

custom newell posts remodelaholic


Want to makeover your bland kitchen mat?  See how Mrs. Shanks reinvented her squishy kitchen mat with paint over at One Life to Love.

painted yellow kitchen mat


Love birch trees as much as we do?  You can paint your own right on the wall with this tree mural tutorial by Noelle at Priss This.

birch tree wall mural priss this


Make your own custom sized drum lamp shade in any favorite fabric with Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia.

patterned drum shade my uncommon slice of suburbia


Linen or hemp twine wrapped in sections turns a wood or plastic bangle into a textured striped bracelet, details over at Sweet Paul

hemp twine bracelet sweet paul


It’s that time of year, let the holiday crafting begin!

How sweet yet spooky is this glittery haunted house luminary designed by Cathe of Just Something I Made?  She’s got the free template for you too.

haunted house cathe holden just something i made


This burnt edge paper plate wreath by Jenny at Blue Sky Confections looks like something you’d spy at Anthropologie, so very creative!

burnt paper plate wreath blue sky confections

Miss Mustard Seed is never short on great ideas – these broomstick place card holders are so clever and the perfect touch for your Halloween table. 

witches broom place card holder miss mustard seed


Thanks Abi for helping me round up some of these great finds.  Stop by to say hello over at her blog Gadding Gal!  If you’d like your latest project considered for this weekend series, be sure to send it our way to [email protected].



I finished up two projects over the weekend, and I’ll be sharing them this week.  Be back later today with the first one!


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20 Responses to “BOTB 9.12.11”

  1. What great projects! The wreath is so creative.

  2. Chelsea says:

    Great links! Looks like I have some new projects ahead of me! xoxo

  3. The BOTB is a weekly highlight for me, great finds!

  4. Thanks you so much for featuring my shoes! They were a great project – green, cheap, quick & easy. I’ve received so many compliments on them already. I hope others find the tutorial useful, too.

  5. Those red shoes are awesome. Spray paint! Reminds me as a kid we used to spray our tap shoes every years to match our costume.

  6. Tania says:

    love the workbench

  7. Ang Freda says:

    Thank you, yes it felt wrong to blog yesterday!
    Inspirational items today!

  8. Asia says:

    Love the projects!

  9. Angela says:

    Love the simple but cute crafty bracelet!! Thanks for the new DIY craft idea!

  10. Cathe Holden says:

    What a great line-up Abi! Thanks so much for including my little haunted houses. LOVE the workbench, now I’m on the look-out!

  11. I love your round-up, thanks so much for including my painted wall! I really love the bracelet and the painted floor mat too!

  12. HollyG says:

    This is one of my favorite BOTB weeks – really great projects!

  13. Kristy Swain says:

    Awesome finds! Heading over to take a closer look at a few of them.

  14. Jenny K. says:

    Thank you so much for featuring my paper plate wreath. Your blog is a daily read of mine and I was pleasantly surprised when I saw my wreath in your line-up! Especially with such great projects! Thanks again.

  15. Carol says:

    What cute little Halloween ideas! Sweet

  16. great highlight! love the staircase!


  17. Anna says:

    Wow that industrial table is the perfect inspiration! I have an old bench sitting in the yard that looks exactly like that. Gorgeous ideas as always!

  18. THANK YOU so much for the link! That totally made my day!

  19. Carmel says:

    Another great roundup! Love these! So many great projects to check out!

  20. kristin says:

    What a nice suprise, thank you!!! I’m loving all the inspiration. Have a wonderful week!

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