BOTB is back!

By Kate Riley January 15, 2012

Hello all, happy Sunday!  I’ve decided to bring this series back twice a month to showcase all the fabulousness going on out there in the blogosphere!  I enjoyed the break, but there’s nothing I love more than a great DIY project or a fantastic before and after, so let’s kick of the first BOTB of the year with a few favorites.  Amanda returns, teaming up with me to share a few of her favorite links too…

If a kitchen makeover is on your New Year’s Resolutions list, then be sure to read Melissa’s tutorial how to paint kitchen cabinets. See how she refinished hers at 320 Sycamore.

320 sycamore kitchen cabinets


Speaking of kitchen renovations, we’re loving the charcoal cross section fabric on Jen’s DIY pendant lights. Check out the full post at Tatertots and Jello.

pendant lights tatertots and jello


When Belva June emailed me a few pictures a couple weeks ago, I shared this on Facebook, but she finally wrote up a post about her Billys to Built-Ins so I had to share it here too!  She adds a space for a TV and some fresh pops of yellow, bravo girl!

billys to built ins belva june


Don’t miss this fabulous diamond wall treatment tutorial by Make Them Wonder, what a great way to add three dimensional interest to your wall! (via Design*Sponge).

diamond wall treatment


We love Lindsay’s color choices on her smart and stylish layered frame gallery wall.

layered open frame gallery wall


Brrrr, baby it’s cold outside!  How about making some homemade hand warmers from Vanessa at V & Co.  Love this simple idea!  

homemade hand warmers v and co


I love absolutely everything about this gold clay bowl project by Wit & Delight, imagine recreating your own in all sorts of colors!

gold clay bowl


Such great projects to inspire, hope you enjoyed this week’s roundup! 

amanda tag

And thanks so much to Amanda for her picks too! You can visit with Amanda at her blog Serenity Now.

That’s all folks, have a great Sunday!

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  1. I am excited by the gold clay bowls. My daughter just broke the real porcelain dish I had in the front hall for putting keys in and I am in need of a new key catching apparatus….

    thanks so much for sharing!

  2. These are all so great!
    I’m kinda bummed that I only ever rent apartments, so I’m always stuck with dingy cheapo kitchen cabinets…which generally cannot be painted. Oh well :(

  3. Hi Kate, I always read your blog and I love the photos and ideas you give us! I’m from Brazil and when you have a little free time take a look in my blog it’s not wonderful like yours but I’m trying to leave my place more lovely! It’s new! And you are one of the responsibles to inspire me to start it!
    See ya!

  4. Too funny, Kate. I was just stopping by to shoot you an email with pictures of my project and lo and behold…it’s in your post! Thanks so much for showing off my diamond wall!

  5. Love those built ins! We’re having some installed in our house this week – I’m going to have to keep the accent idea in mind. Great post!

  6. Wow, I love the painting tips form 320 Sycamore. Great tips on dealing with changing the hinge color. I am going to do this.

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