BOTB 4.15.12

By Kate Riley April 15, 2012

Hello my friends, this weekend it’s time again for another round of ‘Best of the Blogosphere’.  Amanda and I pulled together our favorite picks, here’s a peek at some of the greatness we’ve spied out there on the web in the last few weeks, enjoy!

After some makeover magic, Samaa’s Goodwill hutch has a gorgeous contemporary look.  Visit Honey Sweet Home to view the transformation.

honey sweet home hutch


We’re smitten with this teal, lime, and gray living room from Kara at June & Bear.  Plenty of color and texture combine to create a cozy and chic space!

lr reveal june and bear


Courtney envisioned a sophisticated bedroom retreat and then brought it to life, see the full space over at Little Moments blog.

sophisticated bedroom jeremycourt


Love the Ballard Designs look but not the price tag?  This tufted ottoman cost Becca from Gardners to Bergers around $20, nice savings!

ballard style tufted ottoman


If you’re struggling with what kind or style of fabric to choose for your next makeover, be sure to read these tips on choosing upholstery fabric brought to you by the talented team over at Spruce.

spruce tips on upholstery fabric


Perhaps you’ve been eyeing an Anthropologie style bust to add some whimsy to your space?  Ashley at Lil Blue Boo tells all about her technique for crafting a paper mache animal head.  

paper mache animal heads lilblueboo


Jen built this rustic pallet flower box centerpiece, catch her full how to over at Migonis Home.

pallet flower box


Diane at In My Own Style shares her innovative trick for making no-slip hangers saving us all from the frustration of slippery slopes!

no slip hangers


Dyeing textiles is all the rage in fashion and home decor – here’s how to mimic the look with a simple DIY dip dyed T-shirt brought to you by Amanda at Wit & Whistle

dip dye wit and whistle

Thank you Amanda for helping me spot a few of these great projects this past week!  Hop on over to say hello to Amanda at her blog Serenity Now.

amanda pic

Amanda is a stay-at-home mom of two who enjoys drinking mochas and indulging in shopping therapy at Target. She blogs about crafts, thrifty decorating, recipes, and home life at her blog Serenity Now.

That’s all for today everyone, wishing you a lovely Sunday.

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  1. Good Morning Amanda and Kate –

    I always look forward to this Sunday post. How exciting to have my hanger trick featured. XO ! I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

    My best- Diane

  2. Thanks for the feature, Kate! I can’t wait to jump on these ladies’ blogs today and tell them how great their projects / makeovers are!

  3. What lovely features! I too love the color combo and eclectic texture going on at at June&Bear. Ashleys Unicorn blew me away! It’s like the girl whipped it up out of thin air!?! She is too talented ;)

  4. Think Marco Polo, Magellan, Hudson, Hubble ~ thank you, Centsational Girl, for blazing the trail for those of us just entering this ungainly, sometime-overwhelming, ever-expanding empire of virtual ingenuity!

  5. Ohmygosh!! I canNOT believe I made it to the Best of the Blogosphere list!! This is kinda a big deal! As a follower, I am so excited and blown away! Thank you!!
    xo Becca

  6. Love that Avett Brother’s quote in the June&Bear sign (“decide what to be and go be it”.) Those guys are awesome.

  7. Love that living room–especially the plaque over the doorway!

    I have to confess: I initially read your one line as, “Diane at In My Own Style shares her innovative trick for making no-slip hangovers…”

    It’s 6am my time, but clearly I’m already thinking about my wine at 6PM!

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