BOTB 12.9.12

By Kate Riley December 9, 2012

Hello all, it’s the last ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ for the year!  We’ll be taking a break until next year but the series will be back again in January.  My fellow scout Amanda and I rounded up some favorite picks from around the web, enjoy these inspiring projects!

There’s a pretty new laundry room over at Rambling Renovators complete with a glass tile backsplash and stainless steel countertops! 

pretty laundry rambling renovators


The folks over at Panyl used their product to mimic the West Elm patchwork dresser, and the outcome is impressive!

ikea and panyl west elm knockoff


Diane at In My Own Style’s paper towel holder is a fantastic knock off of the Pottery Barn version. 

cucina paper towel holder inmyownstyle



Make colored mercury glass lookalikes with a Mod Podge recipe from Architecture of a Mom.

colored mercury glass diy


How sweet are these thrift store sweater presents on top of a card catalog display at Two Twenty One? 

christmas display card catalog twotwentyone


We’re loving this sweet and simple chalkboard tree by Carmel at Our Fifth House.  (And how stunning is that black and white staircase?)  

chalkboard tree ourfifthhouse


This pennant tree skirt is so whimsical and fun – full tutorial over at HGTV.

pennant tree skirt hgtv


These festive holiday tote bags make lovely gifts!  How to over at Crafty Scrappy Happy.

holiday gift bags craftyscrappyhappy


Thanks as always Amanda for your contributions!  If you’d like your project or space considered for a feature, send it our way to [email protected]

All the best!

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  1. That laundry room makes swoon. And! I love knock off’s! Saving money and making something that could rival the big bucks is a win win. Merry Christmas to the BOTB’s.

  2. I absolutely love that black and white staircase! I’m staring at my carpeted stairs right now and wondering how it would look since we already have black and white rails. Great ideas!

  3. So many wonderful things here. Those canvas bags are darling…Jamie always does the cutest stuff over there. Thanks for sharing these!

  4. Thanks for including my little tree among so many awesome projects! What a honor! Jen’s laundry room is gorgeous. I might actually like doing laundry if I had a room like that!

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