BOTB 4.29.12

By Kate Riley April 29, 2012

Hey there everyone, time for another roundup of some inspiring projects gathered up from all around the blogosphere, enjoy these links and projects on this lovely Sunday!

Dark and dramatic was the choice in this kitchen cabinet makeover by Decorating Cents, and what a smart choice it was, especially with that beautiful backsplash. 

decorating cents kitchen via cassity


Speaking of kitchens, if organization is on your to-do list, Lindsay from Living with Lindsay shows you how to build your own pull-out trash and recycling bin.

pull out recycling livingwithlindsay


There are a lot of painted rug tutorials out there, but this painted graphic patterned rug by the almost 40 year old intern is particularly beautiful, check out the intricacy of the detail and all achieved with paint, fabric medium, and painter’s tape! (via Design*Sponge).

before and after rug design sponge


Here’s a fun idea for adding a dose of color to your ordinary pots, consider more saturated colors like this neon pink planter by The Proper Pinwheel.   The bright color makes quite an impact! 

neon pot the proper pinwheel blog


Can you guess what this garden tool container was in a former life?  Check out the Before and marvel at the creativity of the After at Trash to Treasure.

fiile cabinet turned tool storage trashtotreasure


Here’s a great idea for a kid space, tree branch floating bookshelves brought to you by Pepper Design Blog.

tree branch diy bookshelves pepper blog


Don’t we all need a bathtub shelf?  I do!  Check out this clever DIY version over at Snippets of Design.  Calgon take me away …

bathtub shelf snippets of design


Kristine from The Painted Hive took a hum drum IKEA organizer into a unique library card catalog lookalike, such a creative reinvention! 

ikea hack the painted hive

Finally, it’s outdoor gardening season and this is the most creative use of cinder blocks I think I’ve ever seen, Kristin turned them into a planter and outdoor bar (by The Hunted Interior.)  Talk about transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary!  

cinder block bar


Hope you’ve all enjoyed this latest roundup, I’m always amazed by the creativity that exists out there!  Thanks to Amanda as always for helping me round up a few of her favorites too.

amanda pic

Amanda is a stay-at-home mom of two who enjoys drinking mochas and indulging in shopping therapy at Target.  She blogs about crafts, thrifty decorating, recipes, and home life at her blog Serenity Now.

If you’d like your project or post considered for this bimonthly series, send it our way to [email protected] !  I’m back to work at the Alma Project house today, I’m so so tired from the past few days, but thanks to a helpful crew, at least one room (the kids’ play/family room) is coming together, I’ll share stories and pics soon.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!




  1. Wow, what a fun surprise to wake up to! Thank you so much for featuring my bathtub shelf! I am a total fan of yours so it really tickled me. I hope you and Amanda have an absolutely wonderful weekend!
    Thank you for the other great ideas & links, I am having a lovely time looking through them…

  2. People all over the web share their findings in compilations like this but I personally REALLY love the things you find! Thanks for sharing your BOTB with us, I always get so many lovely inspirations! Keep up the good work in these and your other posts!

  3. Thank you so much for featuring my Frankenstein-ed file cabinet! ;) You made my day (my whole month, actually) I’m a huge fan, and I’m thrilled to be in such fabulous company!

  4. Wow. Um. WOW. Great round up. Like … GREAT. I’m particularly in love with the hot pink velvet chair, but sadly … not an easy DIY. ;) I too will be doing the Ikea hack. I’ve been looking at antique file drawers for my tax receipts and such but they’re soooo expensive. THIS is the option I’ve been looking for in my brain but could never quite find. Thx. ~ karen!

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