BOTB 12.9.12

December 9, 2012

Hello all, it’s the last ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ for the year!  We’ll be taking a break until next year but the series will be back again in January.  My fellow scout Amanda and I rounded up some favorite picks from around the web, enjoy these inspiring projects!

There’s a pretty new laundry room over at Rambling Renovators complete with a glass tile backsplash and stainless steel countertops! 

pretty laundry rambling renovators


The folks over at Panyl used their product to mimic the West Elm patchwork dresser, and the outcome is impressive!

ikea and panyl west elm knockoff


Diane at In My Own Style’s paper towel holder is a fantastic knock off of the Pottery Barn version. 

cucina paper towel holder inmyownstyle



Make colored mercury glass lookalikes with a Mod Podge recipe from Architecture of a Mom.

colored mercury glass diy


How sweet are these thrift store sweater presents on top of a card catalog display at Two Twenty One? 

christmas display card catalog twotwentyone


We’re loving this sweet and simple chalkboard tree by Carmel at Our Fifth House.  (And how stunning is that black and white staircase?)  

chalkboard tree ourfifthhouse


This pennant tree skirt is so whimsical and fun – full tutorial over at HGTV.

pennant tree skirt hgtv


These festive holiday tote bags make lovely gifts!  How to over at Crafty Scrappy Happy.

holiday gift bags craftyscrappyhappy


Thanks as always Amanda for your contributions!  If you’d like your project or space considered for a feature, send it our way to [email protected]

All the best!

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14 Responses to “BOTB 12.9.12”

  1. Vel says:

    Great round up Kate! Love the pennant tree skirt and the sweater gifts the most!

  2. That laundry room makes swoon. And! I love knock off’s! Saving money and making something that could rival the big bucks is a win win. Merry Christmas to the BOTB’s.

  3. Me swoon. Makes me swoon. ha.

  4. Awesome!! Thanks so much for selecting my Colored Mercury Glass Votives!!

  5. Hi Kate and Amanda –

    Thanks for featuring the paper towel holder I made. I am hoping my daughter will enjoy it for many years to come.

    Happy Holidays!

  6. Beautiful features Amanda and Kate! I just love those Canvas Bags!

  7. Shannon Fox says:

    Love seeing Crafty Scrappy Happy featured along with all the other gorgeous work :)

  8. Great roundup! Love that paper towel holder!

  9. Elise says:

    A tv in the laundry room would be divine!!
    Love the blog

  10. Thanks for including my laundry room! A fab group of projects to be included in. Thanks so much!

  11. Cynthia says:

    Great pictures, I enjoyed them all but I do agree the paper towel holder is great.


  12. Jennifer says:

    I absolutely love that black and white staircase! I’m staring at my carpeted stairs right now and wondering how it would look since we already have black and white rails. Great ideas!

  13. Sherry says:

    So many wonderful things here. Those canvas bags are darling…Jamie always does the cutest stuff over there. Thanks for sharing these!

  14. Carmel says:

    Thanks for including my little tree among so many awesome projects! What a honor! Jen’s laundry room is gorgeous. I might actually like doing laundry if I had a room like that!

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