BOTB 11.24.14

By Kate Riley November 24, 2014

I’ve been out of the loop for a few days between traveling to Las Vegas with the family, enjoying the night life, hanging out with cousins, and working on the house here …  forgetting a blog that needs attention. :)

This week, we’re replacing a shower door, building a fireplace mantel, and preparing bedrooms for future guests. All of that comes to a halt come Wednesday evening for more hours with friends and family. I just love Thanksgiving, that opportunity to pause and enjoy a day that’s all about food and family before the rapid pace of the Christmas season. Today it’s a belated version of ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ that’s long overdue. Here are the favorite projects spied across the internet to inspire you! 

Build your own upholstered wing bed with a step by step at Four Men 1 Lady.

diy upholstered bed


Tour a beautiful neutral nursery with gray and gold touches at DIY on the Cheap. 

neutral nursery


I love Daniel’s rustic bench fabricated with Target stool bases!

diy bench with target stools


See how Nate and Michelle built this wall with bookcases and a mantel frame with a stunning result from Décor and the Dog.

diy built in bookcases


How fun is this DIY marquee snowflake? Learn how to make one for your holiday display at A Beautiful Mess.

marquee snowflake


Construct your own gilded accordion wall sconce with Erin from Francois et Moi.

diy gilded accordian sconce


Find more golden touches in this charming pantry makeover at A Prudent Life.

pantry with gold touches


Knock off the West Elm Kasbah rug with a Sharpie and tutorial by Upcycled Treasures.

west elm rug knockoff


Make a unique copper pipe iPad holder with a Bubbly Life.

copper pipe ipad holder


Craft faux birch logs with pool noodles and tissue paper with Design Dazzle. Clever!

diy faux birch logs


Sweet and simple, make these stained wood ornaments with finials at Cherished Bliss.

rustic wood ornament


Make a snowglobe with a plastic cup and other simple supplies with The 36th Avenue.

christmas globe


Thank you Amanda for helping round up some of these picks! Tomorrow, some lovely things I’ve spied on Etsy for your gift giving consideration …..


  1. I am obsessed with your blogs. I look forward to reading your posts every morning. Let us not forget to give thanks to the One who truly gave us life everlasting, Jesus Christ. Have a blessed Thanksgiving day with your loved ones.

  2. Such awesome ideas!
    Thank you for featuring my faux birch logs. Depending on where you live – sometimes finding the real birch logs can be hard. These faux ones can be made out of pipe foam insulation as a good alternative to pool noodles.

  3. Missed you, but blogging sometimes need to take a back seat to enjoying family and friends.

    Always enjoy the BOTBs. Love Melissa’s pantry project – just sent her a note to tell her it’s become the inspiration for my laundry room wall of open shelving above the washer/dryer/sink.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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