BOTB 4.11.15

By Kate Riley April 11, 2015

Hellllooo friends and happy weekend to you! I’ve got a busy one ahead with a birthday party to attend and I’m also taking on another design project for our local Committee on the Shelterless, this time it’s an eleven room emergency shelter, and this is a BIG project with a late June date for the Open House so I’ll be occupied with that behind the scenes. (Read about the past projects for this non-profit here.)

There is so much to do but right now the focus is flooring and paint, then we move to bringing in furnishings so I’ll be rounding up some brand sponsors to help and I’ll have at least one community space to share this summer. Meanwhile, it’s another round of Best of the Blogosphere where Amanda and I team up to feature our favorite projects spied around the web, enjoy!

There’s a sophisticated master bedroom makeover at Homemade by Carmona, a dramatic before and after!

master bedroom makeover


Don’t miss this staircase transformation by Chip and Joanna at Magnolia Homes (in addition to other spaces in the home’s makeover).

staircase magnolia homes


Tour a French inspired bathroom makeover with toile wallpaper and rustic wood touches at The Heathered Nest. 

heathered nest bathroom makeover


Learn how to watercolor fabric in different mediums with Lucy’s tutorials featured at eHow.

watercolor fabric


We’re loving Lisa’s IKEA wall sconce hack turning a plain fixture into a shimmering accent, nicely done!

ikea wall sconce hack


Turn a walk in closet into an indoor playhouse, story by Heidi at Honey Bear Lane.

walk in closet playhouse


Craft mini balsa wood planters with color block and copper foil tape detail with Bre Purposed.

balsa wood planters


Make mud cloth inspired graphic votives with Stephanie’s project featured at Today’s Creative Blog.

mud cloth votives

Enjoy the rest of your weekend !


  1. Lots of great projects to check out this week! I love Chip and Joanna. My husband is hooked on their show as well. I applaud you Kate on taking on another wonderful project, an emergency shelter. You are very compassionate and generous. Will you need any volunteer help for this? Please let me know. If I can be of any help I would love to.

  2. Love the fixer upper and Chip and Joanna but that house was my least favorite. Maybe because it was so impracticable although the staircase looked beautiful I can’t imagine running up a flight of stairs to get to the kitchen all the time.

  3. Oh gosh, those dyed fabrics are to die for. Sorry, couldn’t resist. Whoops, did it again. Honestly though, they’re beautiful. I remember your post on the same subject, Kate.

  4. I may commenting on the wrong page Kaley, but I have followed you for years. From Africa!!! Namibia

    Its so inspiring and you are the best!!!! I have collected piece to learn to paint and reuse.

    Comment was on the design of the materials- my goodness I wish I was closer where it could be shipped. Love each and every design and inspirations included. You did a great job- hope those close by will never miss an opportunity to get each design.

    Good luck and I will continue checking in everyday- is like my daily prayer I don’t feel good without checking what you have done.

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