BOTB 10.23.11

October 23, 2011

Happy Sunday y’all, hope you’re having a fine fall weekend.  Abi and I teamed up to bring you our favorite links from the past week, enjoy the roundup!

This couple worked some magic on this Queen Anne restoration over at This Old House, and rescued it from its condemned status to turn it into this beauty, via so eclectic.

queen anne revival

 

How fabulous is this herringbone wall by Meg & Jilly?  Get the how to over at Girls With Good Taste.

herringbone wall meg and jilly

 

Plastic lace transforms an old brake fluid drum into this clever sidetable over at The Painted Hive, how creative! 

brake fluid table the painted hive

 

Inspired by a project on Pinterest, Melaine from My Sweet Savannah made these fantastic key hooks from wood blocks.

diy key hooks my sweet savannah

 

Create a quatrefoil drum shade combining fusible web and fabric with Jackie over at Teal and Lime

quatrefoil drum shade tealandlime

 

Alissa made these sweet hypertufa pots, and she shows you the full step by step over at 33 Shades of Green.

hypertufa pots

 

Darlings! Have you seen the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book?  You may appreciate this amusing perspective (forgive the profanity at the end). 

neiman marcus speedboat

 

Thinking of downsizing? Consider these 10 reasons why you’ll be happier in a smaller home (via Organizing Your Way.)

smaller home

If you’d like your project or post considered for this recurring weekend series, send it our way to [email protected].  Thanks so much Abi for helping me round up some great links this week, be sure to stop by and say hello at her blog Gadding Gal

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Enjoy the rest of your day!

xo,

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8 Responses to “BOTB 10.23.11”

  1. Jackie says:

    Abi and Kate,

    Thanks for the amazing Sunday surprise!!! I am so honored to see my Quatrefoil Drum Shade in today’s roundup. It is such a dream to be included in a Centsational Girl BOTB. I am off to check out that brake fluid drum side table…amazing!

  2. Hi Kate & Abi – THANK YOU for including my hypertufa pots in this weeks roundup. You made my day! Hope you both had a wonderful weekend.
    Alissa

  3. Sunny says:

    I love this post!! I went and checked out the Neiman Marcus thing…that is hilarious. Who are they selling to? Anyhow thanks for sharing!!

  4. That brake fluid drum turned side table is amazing!!! There really is potential in everything!

  5. Great picks! I am loving the herringbone wall and the drum shade! I wish I was patient enough to take on projectst like that.

  6. Jan says:

    I read the entire story of the Queen Anne restoration. Having to meet a 6-month deadline to get the house up to code made me appreciate moving into a new home. The home owners worked non-stop day and night to make this happen. I applaud them for the efforts. They kept as much of the original home as possible.

    I am so excited to read the rest of your links. Hugs, Jan

  7. I write a blog about the revitalization of Newburgh and I wrote about the work done on this home. It’s also for sale. Newburgh has tons of other homes to be restored just like this one! And it’s only 60 miles North of NYC! You can see more details on the wedding cake house here:

    http://newburghrestoration.com/2011/06/real-estate-28-henry-the-wedding-cake-house/

  8. Mary says:

    Thanks soooo much for the mention, Kate! We really appreciate it!

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