BOTB 2.24.13

By Kate Riley February 24, 2013

Sunday greetings friends, here’s the roundup as promised! Amanda and I gathered up some good ones, enjoy these inspiring ideas from around the web.

Lauren from Pure Style Home added a wall of children’s art to a client’s dining room, isn’t this such a happy space? Kids really do make the best artwork! 



A two story foyer got a makeover into this loft office and playspace, you must see the before – such a smart addition that added more useable space to a townhouse.

two story foyer makeover


Abbie from Five Days Five Ways designed her nursery around an Amy Butler wallpaper, the colors are divine!

wallpaper feature wall nursery fivedaysfiveways


Emily from Decor Chick proves that modern laminate kitchen countertops can look really lovely, notice how the pretty tile backsplash begins at the bottom of the wall (no laminate lip).

laminate countertops decorchick



Morgan from Pepper Design added a cheerful yellow botanical to a bench in her breakfast nook – she tufted it herself too!

tufted breakfast bench pepperdesign


Kara made a unique DIY concrete and wood tile side table, get the full how to over at Kara Paslay Designs.

wood and concrete end table kara paisley


Here’s a no sew window seat cushion tutorial spied over at Apartment Therapy.

no sew window seat cushion


Reupholster a chair with this full step by step reupholstery guide at Make It and Love It.

chair reupholstery makeitandloveit


How cool is this plumbing pipe bookcase?  Get Michelle’s full instructions over at 4 Men 1 Lady.

plumbing pipe shelf 4men1lady


A golden shade of paint and some slats and shelves transformed a plain ladder into a unique ladder display at A Beautiful Mess.

painted ladder a beautifulmess


Jen at City Farmhouse gave an IKEA coffee table a touch of rustic by adding a faux barn wood surface to the top, great texture!

barnwood coffee table cityfarmhouse


This lampshade got cozy with a textured sweater slipcover – charming right? By Beth at Unskinny Boppy.

sweater lampshade unskinnyboppy


Great spaces and projects today right?  I’m always inspired by the ingenuity out there in the blogosphere! Thanks as always Amanda for helping me track down some of these links – you can catch up with Amanda at her blog Serenity Now.

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

Enjoy your Sunday!




  1. That loft is brilliant! What a much better use of space! Love the kid’s artwork wall in the first photo. I really need to do that with my own kid’s works of art! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh, Amanda and Kate! Thank you SO much for featuring my sweater lampshade tutorial in your BOTB this week! I’m so honored and excited to be among all of those gorgeous ideas! :) Have a great night ladies!

  3. These are so wonderful, every single one of them! I love seeing the creativity of people, BOTB is a feature I look forward to.

  4. Especially loved the ladder/plant stand. What a great idea for people on a budget or with a small space like in an apartment. I really like the bright yellow paint!

  5. Kate, thank you so much for including my tufted bench!! All of these ideas are AMAZING, that wood and concrete side table is so impressive. Love EVERY idea!

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