BOTB 4.1.12

April 1, 2012

Happy April first everyone!  Today Amanda and I are bringing you another round of ‘best of the blogosphere’ and our combined picks for some of the most inspiring projects and links, enjoy!

We’re loving the blue glass tile backsplash and new white cabinets in this kitchen renovation over at Deep Thoughts by Cynthia

kitchen merengue designs

 

Several DIY touches come together in this boy’s room reveal over at Amanda Carol at Home, and how fabulous is that typography dresser? 

amanda carol boys room

 

Build your own colorful wood floor mat with some power tools and paint, brought to you by Lowe’s Creative Ideas.

lowes wood floor mat

 

Rework any old frame into a custom size for your smaller artwork with Jenny’s tips for crafting a custom DIY art frame at Jenny Komenda Interiors

custom frame lgn

 

This is one clever way to add some color and pattern to your walls, make your own homemade stamp chevron art with Andrea from Strawberry Chic.  One of the supplies to make it is right in your pantry. 

chevron art strawberry chic

 

Ready to water all your new spring plantings?  Don’t miss Brittany’s impressive how to on installing your own sprinkler system at Pretty Handy Girl.

how to install sprinker system phg

 

Speaking of gardening, here’s a tutorial for anyone who wants a garden in a less than permanent place.  Kristi at Addicted 2 Decorating shows you how to build an elevated planter bed that’s moveable from place to place. 

how to build raised garden planter

 

April showers bring May flowers but they may also inspire you to transform an ordinary umbrella into a one-of-a-kind with this umbrella making tutorial featured at Mod Kid Boutique

diy umbrella

 

Here’s recycling at its crafty best!  Turn a grocery store brown bag into a charming paper Easter basket with a how to over at Ellinée

ellinee easter basket

 

Thanks Amanda for helping me out this week with a few contributions!  You can catch up with Amanda at her blog Serenity Now

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Please pin your favorite featured tutorials from the original site – just follow the links. 

Wishing you all an enjoyable Sunday!  Playing any April first  jokes on anyone today?  Watch out for tricksters . . . see you tomorrow. 

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12 Responses to “BOTB 4.1.12”

  1. Lovely projects from the blogosphere!

  2. Miss Kitty says:

    Thanks Kate and Amanda for compiling those great ideas and sources for us. I had only seen a couple on my own so I would have totally missed out on the rest if not for this BOTB.

  3. Ooooh, that little basket is soooo cute! And to think it only came from paper bags! That’s stunning!

  4. Thank you so much for featuring my elevated garden bed, Kate & Amanda!!

  5. Natasha says:

    That kitchen from Deep Thoughts by Cynthia was such an inspiration! I’m hoping to redo my kitchen this summer and I would love to incorporate those teal subway tiles.

  6. Amanda Eck says:

    Thanks so much for featuring me today! Now heading over to see the rest of these awesome highlights.

  7. Lia says:

    Thanks Amanda & Kate for sharing our grocery bag basket. I love this collection of links on this post!

  8. Those are ALL so neat! I love the multi colored wooden boot mat, the twisted paper Easter basket, the chevron wall art, all of it!

  9. Cynthia says:

    I like the pictures the elevated garden planter is neat. I love the colorful umbrellas too. I like the hosta too I wish I could plant them by the deer loe them like everythig else but lavender and boxwoods oh and coreopsis.

  10. Great features…they are all terrific and inspiring!

  11. Carmel says:

    That paper bag basket is amazing!

  12. I love ALL of this. Thank you!

    Bethany

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