BOTB 10.28.12

By Kate Riley October 28, 2012

Sunday greeting friends, Amanda and I teamed up again to bring you a great roundup of inspiring spaces, projects, and posts in the ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ series – here are the ones that caught our eye during these past two weeks.

A simple trick yields fab results!  Check out these clever washi tape art frames discovered over at Design*Sponge. 

washi tape picture frames


Recreate a beautiful starry ceiling like this one with a tutorial by Honey & Fitz. 

starry ceiling honeyandfitz


Get the full tour of this fun and family friendly playroom over at I Heart Organizing.

playroom iheartorganizing


There’s a pretty new shared girls bedroom makeover over at All Things Thrifty. 

girls room all things thrifty


Inspired by an expensive version, Kelly and her hub at View Along the Way made a weathered octagon mirror for zero dollars.

reclaimed mirror viewalongtheway


Build your own Murphy bed, the perfect sleeping solution for guests or for small space living, with Creative Decor by Brooke.

murphy bed creativedecorbybrooke


Who says office supply storage has to be ordinary?  Stencil your metal file cabinet like Chelsea did from Two Twenty One.

stenciled file cabinet


If you need extra room for spices this holiday baking season, check out this pantry door spice rack over at Shanty 2 Chic.

pantry door spice rack shantytochic


Turn a large man’s shirt into a woman’s dress with a how to by Ma Nouvelle Mode.

mans shirt to womans dress


Spruce up your dining chairs and give their feet a dip with some tips shared by Barbara at Hodge Podge.

gold dipped chair feet


Both kids and adults can craft these pom pom yarn bookmarks with simple tips by Design Mom.

yarn pom poms design mom


I loved Lindsay’s thoughts on when blog content shifts and the relationship between blogger and reader. 

when blog content shifts aubreyandlindsay


Thanks as always Amanda for helping me to round up some of these picks!  You can catch up with Amanda at her blog Serenity Now.  If you’d like your project or post considered for this series, send it our way to [email protected]

Have a great Sunday! .kate signature image




  1. I love the inspiration that flows from this blog. It is amazing. I love doing small DIY projects.
    Follow me on twitter @lindsayhintz

  2. thanks for the mention – yarn ball bookmarks – it totally cheered up my day after weathering the hurricane here in Boston all day! xoxo.

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