BOTB 10.23.11

By Kate Riley October 23, 2011

Happy Sunday y’all, hope you’re having a fine fall weekend.  Abi and I teamed up to bring you our favorite links from the past week, enjoy the roundup!

This couple worked some magic on this Queen Anne restoration over at This Old House, and rescued it from its condemned status to turn it into this beauty, via so eclectic.

queen anne revival


How fabulous is this herringbone wall by Meg & Jilly?  Get the how to over at Girls With Good Taste.

herringbone wall meg and jilly


Plastic lace transforms an old brake fluid drum into this clever sidetable over at The Painted Hive, how creative! 

brake fluid table the painted hive


Inspired by a project on Pinterest, Melaine from My Sweet Savannah made these fantastic key hooks from wood blocks.

diy key hooks my sweet savannah


Create a quatrefoil drum shade combining fusible web and fabric with Jackie over at Teal and Lime

quatrefoil drum shade tealandlime


Alissa made these sweet hypertufa pots, and she shows you the full step by step over at 33 Shades of Green.

hypertufa pots


Darlings! Have you seen the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book?  You may appreciate this amusing perspective (forgive the profanity at the end). 

neiman marcus speedboat


Thinking of downsizing? Consider these 10 reasons why you’ll be happier in a smaller home (via Organizing Your Way.)

smaller home

If you’d like your project or post considered for this recurring weekend series, send it our way to [email protected].  Thanks so much Abi for helping me round up some great links this week, be sure to stop by and say hello at her blog Gadding Gal


Enjoy the rest of your day!


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  1. Abi and Kate,

    Thanks for the amazing Sunday surprise!!! I am so honored to see my Quatrefoil Drum Shade in today’s roundup. It is such a dream to be included in a Centsational Girl BOTB. I am off to check out that brake fluid drum side table…amazing!

  2. I love this post!! I went and checked out the Neiman Marcus thing…that is hilarious. Who are they selling to? Anyhow thanks for sharing!!

  3. I read the entire story of the Queen Anne restoration. Having to meet a 6-month deadline to get the house up to code made me appreciate moving into a new home. The home owners worked non-stop day and night to make this happen. I applaud them for the efforts. They kept as much of the original home as possible.

    I am so excited to read the rest of your links. Hugs, Jan

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