BOTB 3.18.12 + Reminder

By Kate Riley March 18, 2012

Hello everyone, hope your weekend is going well!  We’ve had off and on rain showers all weekend long which to me is just an excuse to sleep in to the sound of rain on the roof (one of my favorite things in life).  I finished up a fun DIY project yesterday and I’ll be posting about that tomorrow, but today how about a few inspiring projects from around the blogosphere?  Amanda contributed a few of her favorite links too, enjoy these sensational projects!

I’m smitten with this teal velvet tufted headboard by Stephanie at Cre8tive Designs, and the step by step explains her inventive pin and tuck style tufting, so smart!

tufted headboard cre8tive designs


Barn doors are a guaranteed way to add character to your home and this barn door by Lee and Ashli at Maillardville Manor is another great DIY example.

barn door maillardville manor


There’s no need to shop only the bath aisle for your next shower curtain when you have this tutorial on how to turn any curtain into a shower curtain by Jenna at SAS Interiors.

shower curtain sasinteriors


Inspired by a piece from Restoration Hardware, Amanda built an industrial-style coffee table and saved almost $800.  Visit The Ivy Cottage Blog for step-by-step instructions to make your own.

ivy cottage blog coffee table


What do you get when you pair an antique tripod with an Anthropologie shade? Meaghan from for a song put the two together and came up with this tripod lamp.

tripod lamp for a song


Did you know that an iron may be the key to fixing that dent in your wood floor?  Read all about this nifty trick over at Apartment Therapy.

fix wood floors with iron


Want a read about a few new resources for finding treasures on Craigslist?  Kelly from View Along the Way teaches us a few great tips on ways to score thrifty finds online.

craigslist tips view along the way


I see a lot of vintage suitcases popping up at flea markets and thrift stores, but never have I ever envisioned them like these shelves thought up by Ki Nassauer.  Completely genius reinterpretation right?

vintage suitcases as shelves


Feeling crafty?  Make your own layered modular felt trivet like this one for your pot of tea with Jessica from How About Orange.

modular felt trivet how about orange


Thank you Amanda for your contributions this week!  Finally, a quick reminder, the Spring Fling Link Parties start this week, and Layla kicks it off on Tuesday with spring mantels!  I’ll be hosting the Spring Craft link party on Thursday the 22nd. Rhoda will throw the spring door decor link party on Tuesday the 27th, and Ms. TDC will wrap it up with paint projects on Thursday the 29th.  

spring fling banner

Hope to see you at some (or all) of the parties!

Enjoy the links and your Sunday!

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  1. Thanks for letting us know about the linkies. I am photographing my mantels today. I know it’s a little late. I wanted to share them and now I will have the perfect place! Thanks again. Lesley

  2. Oh my gosh!
    The craigslist tutorial….so helpful…thanks for passing it on, now saved in my “Popular” file so I can practice….and
    you have a great rest of the weekend…

  3. Thank you for featuring my headboard, I couldn’t of done the headboard without your tutorial on double welting Kate! You forgot to mention that :) My jaw is dropping on these BOBL! Thank goodness for the rain we are having, I now have an excuse to sit and read through all these great links!

  4. Ki is one of my favorites. I remember seeing her “shelves” when they appeared in the FMS mag in the fall. I love her style, and I LOVE that mid century modern dresser underneath.

  5. Thank you so much for featuring our Barn Door, what a great surprise on a Sunday!
    Thanks again
    Lots of Love

  6. I just pinned those luggage shelves this weekend – such an innovative & adorable idea. And I LOVE the headboard!! Wonder if I can make it?? Thanks for sharing these awesome ideas!

  7. Best day of my LIFE (only slightly exaggerating here) to be part of this round up! Thanks so much for the feature :)

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