BOTB 3.18.12 + Reminder

March 18, 2012

Hello everyone, hope your weekend is going well!  We’ve had off and on rain showers all weekend long which to me is just an excuse to sleep in to the sound of rain on the roof (one of my favorite things in life).  I finished up a fun DIY project yesterday and I’ll be posting about that tomorrow, but today how about a few inspiring projects from around the blogosphere?  Amanda contributed a few of her favorite links too, enjoy these sensational projects!

I’m smitten with this teal velvet tufted headboard by Stephanie at Cre8tive Designs, and the step by step explains her inventive pin and tuck style tufting, so smart!

tufted headboard cre8tive designs


Barn doors are a guaranteed way to add character to your home and this barn door by Lee and Ashli at Maillardville Manor is another great DIY example.

barn door maillardville manor


There’s no need to shop only the bath aisle for your next shower curtain when you have this tutorial on how to turn any curtain into a shower curtain by Jenna at SAS Interiors.

shower curtain sasinteriors


Inspired by a piece from Restoration Hardware, Amanda built an industrial-style coffee table and saved almost $800.  Visit The Ivy Cottage Blog for step-by-step instructions to make your own.

ivy cottage blog coffee table


What do you get when you pair an antique tripod with an Anthropologie shade? Meaghan from for a song put the two together and came up with this tripod lamp.

tripod lamp for a song


Did you know that an iron may be the key to fixing that dent in your wood floor?  Read all about this nifty trick over at Apartment Therapy.

fix wood floors with iron


Want a read about a few new resources for finding treasures on Craigslist?  Kelly from View Along the Way teaches us a few great tips on ways to score thrifty finds online.

craigslist tips view along the way


I see a lot of vintage suitcases popping up at flea markets and thrift stores, but never have I ever envisioned them like these shelves thought up by Ki Nassauer.  Completely genius reinterpretation right?

vintage suitcases as shelves


Feeling crafty?  Make your own layered modular felt trivet like this one for your pot of tea with Jessica from How About Orange.

modular felt trivet how about orange


Thank you Amanda for your contributions this week!  Finally, a quick reminder, the Spring Fling Link Parties start this week, and Layla kicks it off on Tuesday with spring mantels!  I’ll be hosting the Spring Craft link party on Thursday the 22nd. Rhoda will throw the spring door decor link party on Tuesday the 27th, and Ms. TDC will wrap it up with paint projects on Thursday the 29th.  

spring fling banner

Hope to see you at some (or all) of the parties!

Enjoy the links and your Sunday!

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22 Responses to “BOTB 3.18.12 + Reminder”

  1. Miss Kitty says:

    Wow! This is so great…it’s like the Reader’s Digest version of blogland. Thanks for compiling those for us.

  2. What a great roundup! I love the white asian chests and that fab lamp! I actually created a similar lamp from an old tripod!

  3. Lesley says:

    Thanks for letting us know about the linkies. I am photographing my mantels today. I know it’s a little late. I wanted to share them and now I will have the perfect place! Thanks again. Lesley

  4. Nancy says:

    Oh my gosh!
    The craigslist tutorial….so helpful…thanks for passing it on, now saved in my “Popular” file so I can practice….and
    you have a great rest of the weekend…

  5. Thanks so much for featuring my craigslist tips! Wow – that teal headboard is rocking my world. SO amazing!

  6. Thank you for featuring my headboard, I couldn’t of done the headboard without your tutorial on double welting Kate! You forgot to mention that :) My jaw is dropping on these BOBL! Thank goodness for the rain we are having, I now have an excuse to sit and read through all these great links!

  7. Thank you so much for the feature Kate. What a wonderful surprise on a Sunday morning! xo Jenna

  8. Rebecca says:

    Saw you on The Ivy Cottage Blog. Happy to be your newest follower.

  9. What an awesome roundup this week! And I can’t wait for the spring link parties! I’m just finishing up my spring mantle tonight!

  10. love the headboard and sliding barn door — i’m tagging it as a project I need to do!

  11. Great ideas – each one is winner!

  12. statia says:

    Ki is one of my favorites. I remember seeing her “shelves” when they appeared in the FMS mag in the fall. I love her style, and I LOVE that mid century modern dresser underneath.

  13. Love those online thrift shopping tips from Kelly! Her blog is too fun and too funny (and full of great information)!



  14. Allison A. says:

    Wonderful group of featured projects! Each one is great. Those barn doors are beautiful!

  15. Amanda Dale says:

    Thanks so much for the feature, Kate! I am totally honored!

  16. Wow…I LOVE that tripod lamp!

  17. Ashli says:

    Thank you so much for featuring our Barn Door, what a great surprise on a Sunday!
    Thanks again
    Lots of Love

  18. Sandra says:

    The teal headboard is fabulous!

  19. Great post! The suitcase shelves gave me a chuckle. I had the white one!

  20. Amy says:

    I just pinned those luggage shelves this weekend – such an innovative & adorable idea. And I LOVE the headboard!! Wonder if I can make it?? Thanks for sharing these awesome ideas!

  21. LOVE love the teal headboard! That is my Aunt :) I am so proud of all the amazing things she creates!

  22. Meaghan says:

    Best day of my LIFE (only slightly exaggerating here) to be part of this round up! Thanks so much for the feature :)

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