BOTB 6.9.13

By Kate Riley June 9, 2013

Hello all, Amanda and I are back with another round of favorite picks from across the blogosphere. Enjoy this roundup of amazing spaces and ideas! 

This shared bedroom in sunny yellows and chic grays is home for three lucky girls with a full room tour over at Worthwhile Domicile. 

shared girls room worthwhiledomicile


Beautiful marble subway tiles and a porcelain hearth accentuate a new fireplace surround and built-ins at Marshall House Matters (don’t miss the ‘before’ !)

fireplace makeover and built ins marshallhousematters


This is one incredible kitchen transformation spied over at Design*Sponge, so light, bright, and modern compared to what it was before.

designsponge sarahs kitchen 5.30


See how a little black paint can dramatically transform a fireplace surround – full details at Freckles Chick.

painted tile freckles chick


Oh Billy we love you so – you’re so versatile! Look how this IKEA Billy bookcase became a fully functional kitchen island with Golden Boys and Me.

billy bookshelf kitchen island goldenboysandme


Make a herringbone pattern table with driftwood and a full tutorial over at Sarah M. Dorsey designs.

driftwood coffee table sarahmdorsey


Personalize your gift wrap with photography and just a few dollars, all the details on how to do it over at A Subtle Revelry (perfect for Father’s Day!)

photo wrapping paper a subtle revelry


Thanks Amanda as always for helping me round up some of these picks, catch up with Amanda at her blog Serenity Now. If you’d like your space, project, or post considered for this series, send it our way to [email protected].  All of these projects are going in the Best of DIY Gallery, have you visited lately?  Over 1,000 ideas sure to inspire you!




  1. Hi Kate and Amanda,

    Thank you so much for featuring my fireplace redo! I am so honored to be featured on best of the blogosphere. You have made my day, my week and my year!!!

    xo Char :)

  2. Thanks so much for featuring the girls’ room! Love the other features, especially the herringbone table.

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