BOTB is back!

January 15, 2012

Hello all, happy Sunday!  I’ve decided to bring this series back twice a month to showcase all the fabulousness going on out there in the blogosphere!  I enjoyed the break, but there’s nothing I love more than a great DIY project or a fantastic before and after, so let’s kick of the first BOTB of the year with a few favorites.  Amanda returns, teaming up with me to share a few of her favorite links too…

If a kitchen makeover is on your New Year’s Resolutions list, then be sure to read Melissa’s tutorial how to paint kitchen cabinets. See how she refinished hers at 320 Sycamore.

320 sycamore kitchen cabinets


Speaking of kitchen renovations, we’re loving the charcoal cross section fabric on Jen’s DIY pendant lights. Check out the full post at Tatertots and Jello.

pendant lights tatertots and jello


When Belva June emailed me a few pictures a couple weeks ago, I shared this on Facebook, but she finally wrote up a post about her Billys to Built-Ins so I had to share it here too!  She adds a space for a TV and some fresh pops of yellow, bravo girl!

billys to built ins belva june


Don’t miss this fabulous diamond wall treatment tutorial by Make Them Wonder, what a great way to add three dimensional interest to your wall! (via Design*Sponge).

diamond wall treatment


We love Lindsay’s color choices on her smart and stylish layered frame gallery wall.

layered open frame gallery wall


Brrrr, baby it’s cold outside!  How about making some homemade hand warmers from Vanessa at V & Co.  Love this simple idea!  

homemade hand warmers v and co


I love absolutely everything about this gold clay bowl project by Wit & Delight, imagine recreating your own in all sorts of colors!

gold clay bowl


Such great projects to inspire, hope you enjoyed this week’s roundup! 

amanda tag

And thanks so much to Amanda for her picks too! You can visit with Amanda at her blog Serenity Now.

That’s all folks, have a great Sunday!

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27 Responses to “BOTB is back!”

  1. I am excited by the gold clay bowls. My daughter just broke the real porcelain dish I had in the front hall for putting keys in and I am in need of a new key catching apparatus….

    thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Great inspiration! Such talented bloggers!

  3. Kacey says:

    Very creative and talented ladies! I’m always amazed at the wonderful ideas people come up with.

  4. Yay I am SO glad this series is back!! I used to look forward to it at the end of every week and it helps me get addicted to great new blogs + gives me DIY inspiration! You should check out my chair re-do I did

  5. Nancy says:

    Looks lovely! Wonderful fun for a rainy day!!

  6. iris says:

    These are all so great!
    I’m kinda bummed that I only ever rent apartments, so I’m always stuck with dingy cheapo kitchen cabinets…which generally cannot be painted. Oh well :(

  7. Looking forward to checking out what you find to share from the blogsphere! Today’s group is fabulous!!

  8. Terry Moore says:

    Well, I don’t know why BOTB means but these picts are very inspiring.

  9. Grassi says:

    Hi Kate, I always read your blog and I love the photos and ideas you give us! I’m from Brazil and when you have a little free time take a look in my blog it’s not wonderful like yours but I’m trying to leave my place more lovely! It’s new! And you are one of the responsibles to inspire me to start it!
    See ya!

  10. Dana says:

    Too funny, Kate. I was just stopping by to shoot you an email with pictures of my project and lo and behold…it’s in your post! Thanks so much for showing off my diamond wall!

  11. Doris Davis says:

    Very inspiring! Love all that you posted and can’t wait to see the future post!!

  12. I think this is the best round up I’ve seen yet! Love those bookshelves and the amazing frame art!

  13. RoxanneK says:

    Thanks for bringing BOTB back, I love it.

  14. heather says:

    Love those built ins! We’re having some installed in our house this week – I’m going to have to keep the accent idea in mind. Great post!

  15. Love it all, and that wall is bookcases is heaven!

  16. SDRachel says:

    Yay, glad BOTB is back!

  17. Thanks so much for featuring my Pendant Lights – you made my day!! And what a lovely round up. Those projects are amazing. I am excited to check them all out!!!


  18. Rory says:

    I am glad to see this feature return! But I am surprised you haven’t shown Amanda Soule’s farm table her husband made. It is gorgeous and something I swoon for every time I spy it.

  19. Thanks for including me in this great round up, Kate! I LOVE the diamond wall and may very well have to borrow this idea!

  20. Tamsyn says:

    I’m so glad BOTB is back for 2012, I love it!! I can’t wait to try those DIY gold dipped bowls :)

  21. Again, I am in awe of all those talented DIY’ers. Bravo!

  22. Sunday says:

    BOTB – is one of my favorite posts of the week! Thank you for sharing, I ALWAYS see something I want to try!

  23. Lana Waller says:

    Wow, I love the painting tips form 320 Sycamore. Great tips on dealing with changing the hinge color. I am going to do this.

  24. beth says:

    I love this series! So glad you brought it back–thanks!

  25. I love the billy’s to bookcase built-ins! The yellow makes it SO fun and there’s such a good balance in the accessories. Gorgeous!

  26. Morgan says:

    So excited BOTB is back! Love seeing what other bloggers are up to – and what your guys’ favorites are.

  27. Soooo glad this is back! What amazing features, Amanda and Kate~thanks for the awesome mention :)

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