BOTB 8.19.12

By Kate Riley August 19, 2012

Hello everyone, it’s time for another round of ‘best of the blogosphere’ where Amanda and I team up to bring you our favorite picks, enjoy these inspiring projects and ideas!

Here’s a clever way to make a canopy bed – with curtain rods attached to the ceiling.  Discovered on the pages of Lonny magazine.


Debbie mixes stylish accessories with her new herringbone tile floor in this lovely office at Visual Eye Candy.


Nester skipped the paintbrush and made this diamond pattern on her bedroom wall with duct tape instead.


Inspired by a high end fixture, Sarah Dorsey crafted her own fabulous rope dome semi flush pendant.


Turn your ordinary matches into chic matchbox containers worthy of leaving out on display with Holly of In The Fun Lane.


If you’ve ever wanted to see your name in lights, don’t miss this DIY marquee letter tutorial by grey likes nesting.


Maps become paper airplane bunting in the hands of Cheryl at It’s Two a.m.


Learn how to turn a circular paper decoration into a geometric honeycomb with Ruffled blog.


Wanna declutter, simplify, and help some charitable organizations in the process?  Here are 25 Places to Donate your Stuff via Apartment Therapy.

Thanks Amanda as always for helping me round up some of these picks!  If you’d like your latest project or post considered fro this series, be sure to send it our way to [email protected].

Have a great day!



  1. The curtain rods attached to the ceiling by Lonny magazine are wonderful. What a great idea :) And that dome light… that is crazy inventive!! Wow. The paper airplanes are so cute flying through the air. Wonder if my 16 year old would go for that? lol ;)

  2. What an amazing bunch of great ideas!
    I’m going to definately attempt the rope pendant…just brilliant!
    Have a great week.
    Bec x

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