BOTB 11.22.13

By Kate Riley November 22, 2013

Hello hello and welcome to the weekend! We will be busy getting the house ready for family arriving next week, and I’ll be adding some holiday touches to the house (I can never wait until after Thanksgiving…) Today is another round of ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ and Amanda and I rounded up some favorites, enjoy!

It’s amazing what a little bit of print can do for an alcove, take a cue from Cassie at Hi Sugarplum and add some wrapping paper to your nook or niche. 

wallpaper hisugarplum


Julia at Hooked on Houses featured a fab bathroom renovation this week, the new flooring and wainscot is fresh and contemporary.

bathroom renovation


Read Linda’s story of building this built in wall unit at Home is Where My Heart Is.

bookcases lindahomeiswheremyheartis


We love a well executed velvet upholstered headboard, be sure to see the brass nailhead detail and get the full step by step at Cuckoo for Design.

upholstered headboard


How clever and resourceful! Check out this faux subway tile installation created with particleboard to mimic the look of the real thing for less at Thirty Handmade Days.

faux subway tile


An IKEA Expedit gets a wrapped in grasscloth lookalike textured fabric by Chaney at May Richer Be Fuller.

wrapped expedit mayricherbefuller


In its former life, this Hollywood Regency inspired armoire was a country style pine piece before the inspiring makeover by Lilikoi Joy. 

mirrored armoire makeover lilikoijoy


I’ve been waiting for the world to give us more stylish electrical cords, until then consider making these wood beaded extension cords (follow all safety precautions).

beaded electrical cord


Recreate similar clay imprint bowls with a supply list and step by step at Camille Styles.

clay bowls camille styles


Craft elegant paper flowers to embellish gift or holiday decor with a template and tutorial at Craftberry Bush.

paper flowers craftberry bush


Amanda is delivering her baby next week so we’ve decided this is the last BOTB of the year. We will be back in January with this bimonthly series but you can still get your fill over at Best of DIY where Amy and I post a Daily DIY, there’s also a lot of new features from the past two weeks…

best of diy features


Enjoy your weekend friends, stay warm!




  1. Thanks so much for featuring my Expedit makeover! What an honor to be on BOTB!! I’m so excited :). Hope you have a great weekend!!

  2. Ahhh! This can’t be your last BOTB for this year! I look forward to this post all week!

  3. Kate~ I MADE BOTB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Someone pinch me!!!! It’s one of my favorite things to drool over every week. Thank you for featuring my bookcases. I am so honored!!! Love your blog! You made my weekend!!! Have a wonderful and blessed holiday <3 ~Linda

  4. How exciting that Amanda will be delivering soon, congratulations! Thank you for including my armoire in your BOTB features, I always love seeing the BOTBs and so grateful to be included. Happy Thanksgiving, Kate and Amanda! Sharon

  5. thanks for the mention, kate! that little nook already looks different since I attacked the chest with paint this weekend…in a surprising color. (did you expect any different from me?!) :) Thanks for including me in this great roundup, and happy thanksgiving to your beautiful family!

  6. I love the idea of your best of DIY site, but unless I read your post with links to it on the day you write it, I can never find any of the things in the pictures you post. Is there a way you could either have the pictur linked to the actual post? Or even a search function on the DIY site (if there is one, I can’t find it) where I can search for the exact titles of the projects?

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