BOTB 5.13.13

May 13, 2013

Hello everyone!  Wow, it’s amazing what a few days off can do! I’m feeling refreshed after a few days away, and whenever I take time off I always return full of new ideas. This week is shaping up to be a great one, I’m working on a dresser makeover with a feature coming in a few days.

Every two weeks, I roundup my favorite DIY projects from across the blogosphere with help from Amanda so let’s start this week with another ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ post and a group of inspiring spaces and ideas you’ll want to read all about! 

Ocean hues and a pop of yellow combine in Kristen’s master bedroom makeover.

master bedroom kristin duke

 

Learn how to make your own Swedish Mora clock with a detailed how-to over at Remodelaholic.

build a sweedish clock remodelaholic

 

Layer maps on a wall (or in this case a hallway) with a tips found at The Inspired Room.

maps in foyer theinspiredroom

 

So many of us have revamped old chairs with paint and fabric but here’s a new twist – turn dining chairs into a bench with a tutorial found at This Old House.

bench from chairs toh

  

Visit Kicsi Haz to see how two IKEA Rast pieces were combined to form a custom dresser.

ikea rast hack akicsihaz

 

If you think you’ve seen everything made with a pallet, think again. Here’s one reinvented as an outdoor wine rack by Paula at Virginia Sweet Pea.

pallet wine rack  virginiasweetpea

 

Add Greek key inspired ribbon detail to plain window panels (no sewing!) following Kelly’s step by step at View Along the Way.

no sew greek key curtains

   

Embellish your table runner with a pretty macramé fringe detail with Driven by Decor.

macrame fringe drivenbydecor

   

Here’s a charming idea for Father’s Day, buy your big guy a fancy tie but make sure you grab two so you can make a bow tie version for the little one with a tutorial by How Does She.

diy bow tie howdoesshe

 

Amanda contributes to this series with a few of her favorite finds, catch up with Amanda at her blog Serenity Now.  Send your latest project or post for consideration for a feature to [email protected].

  

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11 Responses to “BOTB 5.13.13”

  1. Awesome finds, thanks so much for sharing! I’m in love with those curtains!!

  2. meg says:

    I mean, how cute is that little bow tie!

  3. I love Kelly’s greek key curtains and I pinned that outdoor wine storage. love it! xo Kristin

  4. The dining chairs turned into a bench is so cute! And how cool is that outdoor wine storage! I will keep that one in mind for our future outdoor space. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thank you for sharing my Rast hack! :-)

  6. Amazing Wall clock. Loved the florescent yellow color. seeing this color everywhere now a days.

  7. Cathleen says:

    Ugh! I had a bunch of those maps from when I was still teaching and I gave them all away last summer. Now I wish I had kept them…

  8. Gwen says:

    I LOVE Kelly’s Greek Key Curtains! They are just amazing!!!

  9. Liz Vanzant says:

    I love the Waverly Luminary Lilac Fabric. Been searching high and low for a purple damask like fabric and this is awesome!!!

  10. All your finds are fabulous. Especially love Sweet Pea Paula’s outdoor wine rack!

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