BOTB 2.12.12

By Kate Riley February 12, 2012

Hello everyone, time again for another round of great projects in our continuing ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ series. Amanda and I teamed up to bring you our favorite links we’ve collected from the past two weeks, enjoy!

Upholster a piped box cushion for a coffee table turned ottoman with some fantastic instructions from Amanda at Design*Sponge

upholstered box cushion


Whitney at Shanty 2 Chic used Ana White’s plans to build a Restoration Hardware inspired Kentwood nightstand, check out her inspirational how to!

shanty 2 chic nightstand


Tracie from Cleverly Inspired took pine boards from a home improvement store and  brought them together to form this inexpensive $10 wood countertop for her kitchen.

inexpensive wood countertops


This tutorial has been popular this week and we just had to mention it too!  Don’t miss this beautiful nailhead trim ceiling in Pam’s dining room at Simple Details.

nailhead trim ceiling


Craft your own charming fabric monograms like these with Katie of Little Things Bring Smiles

fabric letters


Three trends collide! Ombre, paint chips, and a herringbone pattern come together in Elle’s artistic creation from Ellementary Home.  

ellementary home ombre paint chip art


Speaking of ombre, don’t miss this luscious to look at pink cake by Eddie Ross.

pink ombre cake eddie ross


You can whip up your own homemade lipgloss in candy flavors with Brooke’s recipe from Cheeky Kitchen, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

homemade kiss gloss


Customize any cupcakes with your pattern or paper of choice for your next party with a downloadable cupcake wrap template from Shindig Parties to Go.  These look so sweet for Valentines Day.

cupcake wrap shindig


Thanks again Amanda for helping me round up some of these picks! You can visit with Amanda at her blog Serenity Now.

amanda bio

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

Have a fantastic Sunday!




  1. Oh boy, and I was just about to get off the laptop and get my day started…do the grocery shopping and other productive things like that. Now I spent the last hour looking at these amazing BOTB features! My creative juices are flowing:)

  2. After I started following you blog, I started came out of inhibition and started painting furniture, looking for teatures etc… Very inspiring posts.

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