BOTB 10.11.13

By Kate Riley October 11, 2013

Hello friends! What are your plans for the weekend? We’re attending a birthday party on Saturday but other than that, a whole lot of nothing which I welcome after burning the candle at both ends for the past two weeks so I could use a little down time. Amanda and I rounded up another group of favorite projects and ideas to inspire, enjoy the links!

A completed list of updates makes for great curb appeal at Inspired Living Home.

inspired living home curb appeal


Build a metal and wood island with a full how to at Better Homes & Gardens (Australia).

steel and wood island bhg


Or how about a sawhorse table for impromptu use indoors or out? Home Depot’s The Apron blog has the list of things you’ll need to recreate.

sawhorse table homedepot


KariAnne used inexpensive wood shims to enhance the back of a bookcase and add rustic texture, via Infarrantly Creative.

wood shim backed bookcase


Weather proof your art for outdoor display with tips from 7th House on the Left.

weather proof outdoor art


Make acrylic drawer pulls that mimic much pricier versions with a supply list and tips from Sawdust Girl.

acrylic drawer pulls sawdust girl


Better your indoor shots with these five tips for shooting interiors at Design*Sponge.

shooting interiors design sponge


Who wants to learn how to pipe royal icing to perfection? Visit Sweetopia for tips!

perfect piping sweetopia


Craft a fall leaf garland with scrapbook papers that you can reuse year after year with Kristin at With You Still.

fall leaf garland withyoustill


Plus new content and features over at Best of DIY, stop by for more inspiration!

best of diy content

If you’d like your latest project or post considered for a feature, be sure to send it our way to [email protected] 

Enjoy your weekend everyone !



  1. I want to learn how to pipe royal icing! I’m all in the baking mood, tired of pies, it’s time for cookies!
    I’m heading to Sleepy Hollow NY this weekend, time to see some pumpkins, and hopefully the Headless Horseman!
    Have a great weekend!

  2. I love BOTB posts, and I love that you put them up on Fridays. They give me a whole weekend of reading as I dive into the blogs behind each of the posts. I always ended up completely inspired. Thanks so much for doing this series!

  3. Love your BOTB always Kate and look forward to it always. Faves are the shim backing and the acrylic pulls! Fantastic!

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