BOTB 11.13.11

By Kate Riley November 13, 2011

G’day all, hope all is well! I got back from Atlanta very very late Friday night, and it seems it took until this morning to recover!  Whew, travel wipes me out these days, and I felt like being lazy with my family for the last 36 hours. I’ll share more of what I did back east tomorrow. 

Now I’ve got my coffee and I’m ready to talk DIY!  People, you are amazing, I mean really. I just love love love reading about all of these incredible projects, what did we ever do without the blogosphere before?  Consider me completely inspired yet again this week. Amanda and I are back, teaming up to bring you our favorites in this continuing weekend series, enjoy! 

No this is not an image from a catalog, these are the newly transformed bookcases by Jilly and Mia trimmed out with new arches, aren’t they completely gorgeous?

girlswithgoodtaste bookcases


Have you toured Julia’s sunroom this season?  What a wonderfully cozy space!  Pay a visit over at Hooked on Houses.

hooked on houses sunroom


Rhoda transformed her sister’s bedroom into a fresh and modern glamorous space, be sure to get the full story over at Southern Hospitality.

modern glam bedroom southern hospitality


We spy some new custom built ins at Stacy’s place, get the full story over at Red Door Home

built in cabinets red door home


Here’s another great kitchen update over at Mrs. Southern Belle, we’re loving the open shelving and the dramatic dark cabinetry.  

kitchen update mrs southern belle


Jenny pulls off another stunner at Little Green Notebook with this diamond tufted headboard, simply gorgeous! 

diy diamond tufting lgn


Simplicity brings beauty (and a great scent) with this tutorial for how to make a scented pinecone wreath at Hi Sugarplum. This is one craft project that will look beautiful from autumn through the holiday season. 

scented pinecone wreath hi sugarplum


Dress up your holiday tabletop by making your own seasonal wine bottle labels with Yana at Wine Country Life.  

thanksgiving wine label yana dugan


Do you struggle with how to take good pictures of your kids? Struggle no more. Follow these ten tips for taking great pictures of children over at How Does She?

tips for photographing kids how does she


Thanks Amanda as always for helping me round up some of these favorites!  HIgh five girl!  Visit Amanda over at her blog Serenity Now.

amanda bio

If you’d like your latest project or post considered for this weekend series, be sure to send it our way to [email protected].  

Cheers all, see you tomorrow! 


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  1. Love the sunroom with the splashes of yellow & lime! I just stumbled across your blog & have just spent the last half an hour enjoying myself reading through some old posts. I have just signed up as your latest follower & I look forward to popping back for some more inspiration!

  2. Thanks for the wreath love! I came over here for some late inspiration…and so happily surprised to find my project included! And oh my word, Hubs is doing a lot of loud yelling/cheering during this niners game!!!

  3. Thanks so much for including our bookcases! We love reading BOTB, and were thrilled to see ourselves included this week. You girls are wonderful! Can’t wait to check out all the other blogs that were highlighted this week. Thanks for the boost!

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