BOTB 8.21.11

By Kate Riley August 21, 2011

Greetings all, happy weekend, it’s time for another round of ‘Best of the Blogosphere’.  My pal Amanda and I rounded up some inspiring finds, we hope you enjoy! 

How cool is this twig chandelier?  Modeled after some swankier more expensive versions hung in designer spaces, Miss Bee pulled off a stunner!

twig chandelier bee interiors blogspot


Have you seen the house flip by Liz at It’s Great to Be Home?  This white zig zag backsplash is one of several stylish choices, don’t miss the tour! 

house flip its great to be home


Tiffany showed us all how she reupholstered her wingback chair.  Follow her step by step over at Living Savvy.

savvy design wingback chair


Beckie built this jewelry organizer from an abandoned crib she found on the side of a road.  We’re loving this bright yellow color too.

crib to jewelry holder


Chris at Just A Girl used free laminate floor samples from a home improvement store to create custom wood lookalike coasters, so inventive!

wood coasters jagirl


Andrea’s nature pendant necklace was a lovely souvenir from a family trail hike. You’ll find her tutorial at Four Flights of Fancy.



If you’re thinking of rounding up your clan for some professional family photos, visit Home Stories A to Z to read Beth’s helpful tips on how to prepare for family pictures.

how to prepare for fabulous family pictures a to z stories


How do you know if you’ve been pinned on Pinterest?  Leslie at DIY Diaries shares a simple trick how you can find out if anyone has pinned photos from your blog.

diy diaries how to find if you've been pinned


Need a little creativity boost?  Here are 29 Ways to harness yours. (via Blue Eyed Yonder)


Thanks again Amanda for rounding up several of these picks, high five girl!  Stop by to say hello to Amanda at her blog Serenity Now

If you’d like your project or post considered for this series, feel free to send it our way to [email protected].  We hope you enjoy the rest of your day, ciao! 


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  1. Holy Cow@! I nearly spit my coffee out when I went to your site just now and saw my chandy sitting there front and center! Thank you so much for featuring it:) I’m REALLY honored you liked it…especially enough to post it on BOTB! You made my day. I’m all giddy now!

  2. Awesome picks this week! Wish I would have seen the reupholstered wing back chair sooner…just took our to the dump…due to cat damage ugh…Oh well. Will definitely be checking out the family photo tips and the Pinterest pins…LOVE this feature each week.

  3. Once again, a great round up! I follow Liz at It’s Great to be Home – her flips are seriously mind boggling!
    Thanks for sharing these great finds! I’m off to check them out now.
    Enjoy your Sunday! :)

  4. Wow, thanks so much for the feature this week! So fun to wake up to so many fun new comments on my blog, what a great surprise! :) Leslie

  5. Oh I love all of your picks for the week. I will be going right over to check out that wing back chair.

  6. I am swooning over the twig chandelier and the upholstered wingback – be still my heart! Thanks so much Kate and Amanda for including our subway tile backsplash, what fun! And by the way, you have just the loveliest readers, they are making my day! :)

  7. Like Brooke, I too am giddy to be featured here today. Thank you so, so much for spotlighting my necklace in the midst of so many other talented projects!

  8. Thanks so much Amanda and Kate! What a pleasant surprise to be featured today! I just love BOTB! Of course, it always adds to my blog addiction too. :)

  9. A wonderful roundup! The chair is delightful……what a great job and that would be a touch of fun to any room! Nice, fun and bright fabric. Thanks Kate and Amanda!

  10. My heart stopped a little bit when I saw my wingback chair! THANK YOU so much for featuring it on BOTB!! I love reading your round ups and always find so many ways to be creative and inspired! I am off to read the others featured! Kate and Amanda, you made my day!

    Tiffany {Living Savvy}

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