BOTB 10.2.11

By Kate Riley October 2, 2011

Hello hello, happy Sunday to you!  Amanda and I rounded up some of our favorite links from this past week, enjoy!

We’re smitten with these bamboo orb pendant lights made from bamboo shades by Craftynest – an organic twist on a high end chandy. 


How pretty is Holly’s painted geometric rug (featured over at Design*Sponge). This is such a great way to use paint and fabric medium to create a statement underfoot. 

painted geometric rug design sponge


Here’s another fantastic IKEA hack – a Malm dresser gets a gold Greek key overlay over at Amanda Carol.

greek key malm dresser


Jen at Made by Girl used floating IKEA cabinets to create this stunning look for her dining space. Those gold pulls are perfection!

floating cabinets made by girl


This white painted kitchen floor was an affordable solution for wood flooring too far gone to refinish and contrasts beautifully with the birch topped island at Modern Jane.

white painted floor


Check out Judy’s simple tool for making pinch pleated drapes over at DIY by Design, loving that gorgeous fabric too! 

pinch pleated curtains how to


This oak roll top desk gets a facelift over at I Heart Naptime with two tones of gray paint.   


i heart naptime oak rolltop


How fun are these chalkboard treat baskets?  Brought to you by the always stylish oh so creative Heather Bullard!

chalkboard treat baskets heather bullard


This discussion on Pinterest and Ethics fascinated me this week.  Join the conversation and share your thoughts on the subject.  Via CraftyPod.

pinterest snip


If you’d like your project or post considered for this weekend series, be sure to send it our way to [email protected].  Thanks so much Amanda for helping me round up some picks this week – stop by to say hello to Amanda at her blog Serenity Now.   

amanda bio

The Fall Craft Link par-tay is Tuesday October 4th – here’s a handy button to add to your post!



Enjoy the rest of your day!




  1. All of these round up are GOOD stuff.

    I am certainly intrigued by the discussion.

    The saying goes “There is nothing new under the sun.”

    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  2. Loving the pendant lighting at Craftynest too! That is a geat look. I also especially love the white painted kitchen flooring! Made by Girl Ikea cabinet is FAB! I saw it yesterday and was smitten! Looks very high end.

  3. Oh I just love the inspiration here.

    If you get a moment swing by and see the anthro inspired under $20 makeover I gave our dated brass entry light. It was posted last Monday.

  4. So interesting- the Pinterest conversation. I personally like sharing ideas, but I can see where it would be frustrating for an etsy seller to have their creations copied. I think once you are ‘on the internet’- it does become a big soupy pot of inspiration. This article does make me stop and think though. From now on I am going to make an effort when pinning, to include the original source directly in the pin description. Seems like ‘friendly/crafty’ thing to do!

  5. Wow, thanks for sharing these great ideas! I love the malm dresser with the gold greek overlay and the little baskets!
    Enjoy your sunday!

  6. Thank you so much for the feature. I check out your blog on a daily basis and this was an awesome treat to see my curtains featured. You inspire me daily. Love all your other features as well.

  7. Can you believe all of this great creativity!! Every project is so great!

    I hope you will visit my site and let me know what you think of my Autumn decor, so far….. !


    Art by Karena

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