BOTB 11.20.11

November 20th, 2011

Greetings all, and happy fall!  It’s raining today and the leaves are falling from all of the trees. It’s pretty but kind of sad, I’ll miss all those gorgeous autumn colors. Today it finally feels like winter is on its way, brrrrr!  To take our minds off the approaching chill of winter, how about a look at some inspiring projects from around the blogosphere?   Abi and I teamed up again to bring you our recent favorites.     

Here’s a wonderful wood accent wall, this one made from pallets by Chris and her husband over at Just A Girl, perfect in her son’s room!   

pallet wall just a girl

 

This Drexel Heritage campaign desk was brought back to life by Mary at Because I Like to Decorate.  She’s got an all natural recipe for polishing up brass hardware too. 

drexel heritage desk makeover becauseiliketodecorate

 

Traci and her husband built a brand new pantry themselves!  Traci has a new paint sprayer that she raves about, read all about it at Beneath My Heart.   

pantry beneath my heart

 

An old suitcase is a great object to transform into a pet bed, get the how to on this project over at Camille Styles.  

suitcase pet bed

   

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Cutting Edge Stencils Giveaway

November 18th, 2011

Greetings all, I’m back once more today with a fabulous giveaway brought to you by one of my sponsors, Cutting Edge Stencils. Want to introduce some pattern to your walls without the commitment or expense of wallpaper? Stencils are the answer!

If you’re new to stenciling, you may want to take a peek at this this helpful how-to video and also this article with tips from bloggers on successful stenciling

Here’s just a few of the many modern patterns available:

cutting edge wall stencils

Cutting Edge Stencils has many botanical and floral patterns too. 

botanical wall stencils

And introducing craft size stencils for fabric and furniture.  You’ll find Cutting Edge Stencils has all the stenciling supplies you’ll need.  This weekend they’re giving away three $50 store credits to their shop (that’s enough to purchase most of their stencils) plus free shipping. 

Eligibility to win one of three $50 shop credits:

1) Hop on over to Cutting Edge Stencils and pick a favorite from their shop, then name it in a comment.

2) For a second chance to win, link to this giveaway on either Facebook or Twitter, then leave a second comment telling where you mentioned it (FB or Twitter).

Giveaway ends Monday November 21, 2011 at 8 p.m. PST. Three winners chosen at random.  US and Canada only.  By entering this giveaway, you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.  

If you simply can’t wait to shop, you can get 10% at Cutting Edge Stencils with the code CGB10 through December 31st.

Psssst. . .  I announced the winners of the last two giveaways here and here.  Was it you? If so, you’ve received an email from me so check your inbox.   

Have a great weekend everyone!  

 

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Reminders + Impromptu Link Party Link Party

November 18th, 2011

Hello all, happy Friday!  Calendars are filling up quickly with all the activities of the season.  I wanted to take a moment to remind you about three events I’ve mentioned already, and also offer an opportunity for all of you to link up your announcements for your holiday themed link parties this season.  

First, the reminders. I’m hosting a Tablescape Link Party & Contest on November 30th, with $250 in gift cards to Home Goods up for grabs.  Details here

tablescape link party border

 

Second, there’s still time to enter the Arrow Fastener Dream Room Contest for a chance to win a $10,000 room makeover, I’ve entered my ideas for a new mudroom.   Could you use a $10,000 room makeover?  Enter your room to win! 

arrow contest

 

Finally, my blog pals Sarah, Rhoda, Layla and I are hosting our second annual round of Holiday Home Parties, we’d love for you to join in the fun!  Dates below.

holiday home parties

 

Are you hosting a holiday link party on your blog this year?  I’ve had several tweet and email me their party dates. If you’d like to spread the word about yours, feel free to link up your party announcement right here!  (Please no weekly link parties, just those that are holiday related).  

holiday link parties 2011

Let’s spread the cheer around, so link up!

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