BOTB 1.29.12

By Kate Riley January 29, 2012

Greetings all, it’s time for yet another round of ‘best of the blogosphere’ and this weekend Amanda and I teamed up to bring you some of our favorites, enjoy!

Here’s a clever way to turn your wedding song into artwork, just in time for Valentine’s Day.  Jesse’s tutorial is available at Scout and Nimble.

wedding song into art


Add character to your home with custom door casings. Erin will show you how simple this project is at A Charming Nest.

door casings a charming nest


Love the look of mirrored chests but wary of spending the big bucks to purchase one?  Here’s how to make your own mirrored dresser courtesy of Courtney at A Little Glass Box.

mirrored cabinet a little glass box


This gilded chair from Brittany Makes caught our attention. Quite a makeover for a $5 garage sale find!

gilded chair


We love a great IKEA hack!  Weiya from Enjoyer of Grace personalized a plain LATT children’s table with some paint and fabric.

enjoyer of grace ikea hack table


Want the simple secret for how to weather wood?  It involves some ingredients you probably have around the house, thank you Blue Roof Cabin for the tutorial.

how to weather wood


Are you a ribbon hoarder? Your secret is safe with us, but you might want to check out this handy ribbon rack from Jen at Scissors and Spatulas to keep your stash organized.

ribbon rack storage scissors and spatulas


Finally, Diane shows us her simple trick on how to turn an ordinary blanket into this fun pom pom throw at In My Own Style.

pom pom throw


Thanks Amanda yet again for helping me round up some favorites – we team up every two weeks to feature the best we find from across blogland.  If you’d like your project or post considered for this bimonthly series, be sure to send it our way to [email protected].  You can catch up with Amanda at her blog Serenity Now.

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The forecast in Northern Cali is sunny skies today, which is rare for January, so we’re off to adventure somewhere fun.  We’re hoping the weatherman got it right and we’ll be chasing those blue skies. 

Enjoy your Sunday!

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  1. I love forward to your BOTB every week! I’m totally a ribbon hoarder, a shelf is not on my thrift store list! Thanks for putting together all the great ideas!

  2. i loved that chair so much that i went and got all the stuff to gold leaf my nightstands! i had already planned on it but was unsure and this chair confirmed that it wouldn’t be so bad! i can do it! ;)

  3. Thank you so much for featuring my wedding song art! I look forward to your Best of the Blogosphere every Sunday & what a surprise to see my project among such amazing talent! Thank you & enjoy your gorgeous weather! It’s supposed to be in the 60’s here this week, which for a January day in Missouri, is unheard of!!!

  4. Wow, wow wow! Thanks so much for featuring my ribbon rack! I always love your picks for the BOTB and I’m thrilled to be chosen this week. Especially amongst such talented company!
    Scissors & Spatulas

  5. Wow! Thank you so much for the shout out. Love the other projects…such talented people! Thank you for featuring our work!

  6. This an amazing post!!!!! LOVE the makeovers, adore the chest under the framed wedding song, love the ribbon organizer (and I so need like 4 of those for my stash). Thanks so much for this!!!

  7. Hi Kate and Amanda –

    Thanks you so much fro the feature. xo So many great ideas and projects. I am thrilled to have been included.

    I hope the weatherman was right and you are enjoying your weekend adventure.

    My best- Diane

  8. Great finds! I especially love the framed sheet music — I did something similar for my mother for Christmas: I gave her “our song” (You are My Sunshine) in three black frames. And of course I took no pictures… :) Thanks for curating these every week!

  9. Yes, thank you SO SO much, Kate & Amanda, for featuring our projects! It was definitely a very pleasant surprise and a huge honor to have been picked among such talented bloggers! We appreciate the effort you all put into the BOTBs! :)

  10. thank you so so so much for the feature! This means so much to me, to be lined up next to such talented ladies. I love BOTB because of the wonderful networking it brings, and now I have more blogs lined up for my daily reads. I’m so stoked!

  11. I love, love your blog!! you inspire me to decorate with your great ideas:)….im a follower,lol..

  12. Thanks so much for a great blog! I love each new idea you have posted for us! Have a wonderful and blessed week!

  13. I always love to see the BOTB! How on earth do you choose, or do people submit? These are incredible finds…Thanks for sharing, Lori

  14. Thank you so much for the feature! I Love BOTB and to be mentioned is just amazing! Love all the other featured projects as well. I do have to apologize for the delay with this comment I was just so excited I forgot my manners! I was in the shower this morning thinking about what a gift this was and how could I pay it forward and then realized I never told you thank you, so THANK YOU!!!

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