BOTB 4.1.12

By Kate Riley April 1, 2012

Happy April first everyone!  Today Amanda and I are bringing you another round of ‘best of the blogosphere’ and our combined picks for some of the most inspiring projects and links, enjoy!

We’re loving the blue glass tile backsplash and new white cabinets in this kitchen renovation over at Deep Thoughts by Cynthia

kitchen merengue designs


Several DIY touches come together in this boy’s room reveal over at Amanda Carol at Home, and how fabulous is that typography dresser? 

amanda carol boys room


Build your own colorful wood floor mat with some power tools and paint, brought to you by Lowe’s Creative Ideas.

lowes wood floor mat


Rework any old frame into a custom size for your smaller artwork with Jenny’s tips for crafting a custom DIY art frame at Jenny Komenda Interiors

custom frame lgn


This is one clever way to add some color and pattern to your walls, make your own homemade stamp chevron art with Andrea from Strawberry Chic.  One of the supplies to make it is right in your pantry. 

chevron art strawberry chic


Ready to water all your new spring plantings?  Don’t miss Brittany’s impressive how to on installing your own sprinkler system at Pretty Handy Girl.

how to install sprinker system phg


Speaking of gardening, here’s a tutorial for anyone who wants a garden in a less than permanent place.  Kristi at Addicted 2 Decorating shows you how to build an elevated planter bed that’s moveable from place to place. 

how to build raised garden planter


April showers bring May flowers but they may also inspire you to transform an ordinary umbrella into a one-of-a-kind with this umbrella making tutorial featured at Mod Kid Boutique

diy umbrella


Here’s recycling at its crafty best!  Turn a grocery store brown bag into a charming paper Easter basket with a how to over at Ellinée

ellinee easter basket


Thanks Amanda for helping me out this week with a few contributions!  You can catch up with Amanda at her blog Serenity Now

bio amanda 2

Please pin your favorite featured tutorials from the original site – just follow the links. 

Wishing you all an enjoyable Sunday!  Playing any April first  jokes on anyone today?  Watch out for tricksters . . . see you tomorrow. 

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  1. Thanks Kate and Amanda for compiling those great ideas and sources for us. I had only seen a couple on my own so I would have totally missed out on the rest if not for this BOTB.

  2. That kitchen from Deep Thoughts by Cynthia was such an inspiration! I’m hoping to redo my kitchen this summer and I would love to incorporate those teal subway tiles.

  3. Thanks Amanda & Kate for sharing our grocery bag basket. I love this collection of links on this post!

  4. I like the pictures the elevated garden planter is neat. I love the colorful umbrellas too. I like the hosta too I wish I could plant them by the deer loe them like everythig else but lavender and boxwoods oh and coreopsis.

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