BOTB 5.15.2011

May 15th, 2011

Hiya friends, hope you all are having a fab weekend.  Me?  Not so much (see below).   Amanda and I are back with a few ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ picks we found around the web this week, let’s take a looky loo. 

Use perforated radiator sheets to create Moroccan inspired lanterns with Ruffled.  We’re thinking of them outdoors on tabletops at a summer party or even a wedding.

upcycled radiator lantern ruffled blog


Build a simple A-frame tent with Cakies blog, a great DIY project with a charming result! (via Making It Lovely)

a frame tent cakies blog


This pretty desk was a dresser in a former life, don’t miss the step by step transformation at Thrifty and Chic.  So inventive Alicia!

dresser turned desk thrifty and chic



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Lowe’s Event + GIVEAWAY

May 13th, 2011

Hello everyone, I’m just so glad it’s Friday!  Announcing the winner of last week’s Shutterfly Giveaway, here are the four winners:  #6 Barbara Brooks;  #115 Laura Sharbaugh; #395 Rebecca Kavan; and #421 Sarah Davenport.  Congratulations!

This past Monday evening, I was honored to attend a very cool event in New York City sponsored by Lowe’s, showcasing their line of Hi-Def paints in Valspar’s signature colors

lowes event food

The evening’s event began in this very cool downtown modern all white loft space brightened with splashes of Valspar paint samples all over the walls.

loft space

We were invited to mix and mingle with the other 30 bloggers invited, and greeting us were new quarts of fresh paint and paintbrushes for the upcoming challenges.  To me, paint always represents new beginnings and the ability to reveal hidden potential in just about anything.

valspar paint challenge



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