BOTB 5.13.13

By Kate Riley May 13, 2013

Hello everyone!  Wow, it’s amazing what a few days off can do! I’m feeling refreshed after a few days away, and whenever I take time off I always return full of new ideas. This week is shaping up to be a great one, I’m working on a dresser makeover with a feature coming in a few days.

Every two weeks, I roundup my favorite DIY projects from across the blogosphere with help from Amanda so let’s start this week with another ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ post and a group of inspiring spaces and ideas you’ll want to read all about! 

Ocean hues and a pop of yellow combine in Kristen’s master bedroom makeover.

master bedroom kristin duke


Learn how to make your own Swedish Mora clock with a detailed how-to over at Remodelaholic.

build a sweedish clock remodelaholic


Layer maps on a wall (or in this case a hallway) with a tips found at The Inspired Room.

maps in foyer theinspiredroom


So many of us have revamped old chairs with paint and fabric but here’s a new twist – turn dining chairs into a bench with a tutorial found at This Old House.

bench from chairs toh


Visit Kicsi Haz to see how two IKEA Rast pieces were combined to form a custom dresser.

ikea rast hack akicsihaz


If you think you’ve seen everything made with a pallet, think again. Here’s one reinvented as an outdoor wine rack by Paula at Virginia Sweet Pea.

pallet wine rack  virginiasweetpea


Add Greek key inspired ribbon detail to plain window panels (no sewing!) following Kelly’s step by step at View Along the Way.

no sew greek key curtains


Embellish your table runner with a pretty macramé fringe detail with Driven by Decor.

macrame fringe drivenbydecor


Here’s a charming idea for Father’s Day, buy your big guy a fancy tie but make sure you grab two so you can make a bow tie version for the little one with a tutorial by How Does She.

diy bow tie howdoesshe


Amanda contributes to this series with a few of her favorite finds, catch up with Amanda at her blog Serenity Now.  Send your latest project or post for consideration for a feature to [email protected].




  1. Ugh! I had a bunch of those maps from when I was still teaching and I gave them all away last summer. Now I wish I had kept them…

  2. Awesome finds as always.

  3. I love the Waverly Luminary Lilac Fabric. Been searching high and low for a purple damask like fabric and this is awesome!!!

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