Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Featuring Fab Wardrobe Makeover by B and B's Nest!

Check out this fabulous wardrobe makeover by Laura from B&B's Nest.  I love the bright and cheery colors and fabric!  Check out the before pics here at B&B's Nest

via B&B's Nest
This lovely Bestie found at Chic on a Shoestring Decorating Flaunt it Friday party.

All my best ies,
Kate xoxo

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Featuring Paper Mache Hanging Lamp by Too Much Time on my Hands

This is a cheap and easy way to make a really cool hanging lamp.  Check out the tutorial here on Too Much Time on my Hands.

via Too Much Time on my Hands

All my best ies,
Kate xoxo

Friday, July 22, 2011

Featuring The Lady Behind the Curtain, Lemon Drop Cupcakes

Featuring The Lady Behind the Curtain, Lemon Drop Cupcakes.  Don't these just look scrumptious?!
Head over to The Lady Behind the Curtain for the made from scratch recipe! YUMMM....

Lemon Drop Cupcakes
via The Lady Behind the Curtain
All my best ies,
Kate xoxo

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Featuring Corner House, Fab Cone Paper Wreath

Hello friends,  this is one of the coolest DIY-paper-type wreaths I've ever seen and I've seen a lot of them!  I am in love with it!  Corner House gives a detailed tutorial with lots of pics HERE.  Go check it out!

via Corner House

Come back soon and see more of the Besties from your blogging friends!

All my best ies,
Kate xoxo

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Featuring Momiji's Madness, Frame Makeover

Check out this fab frame makeover from Momiji's Madness.  I've been searching garage sales for a lovely frame to do the same thing with no luck.  Momiji's is perfect!  Be sure to go HERE to check out the before pics.  Spray paint is a wonderful thing...

via Momiji's Madness

This The Besties feature found at Chic on a Shoestring Decorating Flaunt it Friday party.

All my best ies,
Kate xoxo

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Featuring Villabarnes, Fab Footstool Makeover

This is a very lovely footstool makeover by Villabarnes, I love the casual grain sack and the textures of the fabrics.  Check out more pics HERE!

via Villabarnes

All my best ies,
Kate xoxo

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Featuring It's All in the Details, DIY Diaper Cradle

This would be a great decorative gift/baby shower decoration!  It's All in the Details gives a great tutorial HERE, go check it out!!

via It's All in the Details

All my Best ies,
Kate xoxo

Friday, July 1, 2011

Featuring My Rustic Cottage Life, Reupholstered Vintage Chair

Check out this lovely chair makeover by My Rustic Cottage Life.  Go HERE to see the before pictures, you won't believe it's the same chair!! 

via My Rustic Cottage Life
Thanks for visiting!  Please keep submitting your best projects to thebesties{at}hotmail{dot}com.

Hope everyone has a fun and safe Fourth of July!

All my best ies,
Kate xoxo

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Featuring That Country Place, Fab Kitchen Remodel

This is a fabulous kitchen remodel by That Country Place.  Head over to their blog here to see lots more before and after pictures of their beautiful new kitchen! 

via That Country Place
This lovely besties found on Chic on a Shoestring Decorating Flaunt it Friday linky party!

All my best ies,
Kate xoxo

Linking: Whatever Goes Wednesday

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Featuring You're Talking Too Much, Table and Chairs Refinish

This is a really fabulous kitchen table refinishing job by You're Talking Too Much.  I love love love the distressed details.  Head on over to You're Talking Too Much for more pictures and a 2 part tutorial.

via You're Talking Too Much
Another lovely Besties featured pulled from Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring Decorating. :)

All my best ies,
Kate xoxo

Friday, June 24, 2011

Featuring House on a Hill, New DIY Sunburst Mirror

This is a lovely take on the ever-popular diy sunburst mirror by House on a Hill.  Go HERE to see the tutorial for this inexpensive and cute piece of art.

via House on a Hill
This besties feature found at Chic on a Shoestring Decorating Flaunt it Friday party.

All my best ies,
Kate xoxo

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Featuring Hill Country Homebody, Big Cheap Art!

I know how tricky it can be to find large art work for behind a couch or bed without paying a fortune.  Hill Country Homebody made an inexpensive and awesome piece for behind her couch.  Check out her site here for a detailed tutorial. 

via Hill Country Homebody

All my best ies,
Kate xoxo

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Featuring Mother Nature Inspired, Cowboy Boot Inspired End Tables

Yes, I said cowboy boot inspired end tables.  Kara at Mother Nature Inspired came up with the design for these fun tables using cowboy boots as her inspiration.  I love their whimsical look!  Make sure you check out the before shots here.

via Mother Nature Inspired

All my best ies,
Kate xoxo

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Featuring The Mustard Ceiling, Before/Afters...

This Before /Afters post by The Mustard Ceiling showcases many of their fabulous redesign projects in their home.  (Bedroom, Bathroom, Kitchen, Living Room, Entryway, etc.)  Check out their blog here for all of the projects and before and after pictures.

via The Mustard Ceiling

Please check back soon for more of The Besties!

All my best ies,
Kate xoxo

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Featuring Ali Lilly, Crepe Paper rose Tutorial

These colorful crepe paper roses are cute, cheap and easy!  Head over to Ali Lilly for the full tutorial.

via Ali Lilly
After you check out the tutorial, head over to Chic on a Shoestring Decorating and enter the giveaway that ends 6/12!

All my Best ies,
Kate xoxox

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Featuring Twin Dragonfly Design, Upcycled Bucket Hat

I can't sew a thing but I'd love to make a few of these cute little hats for my boys!  Go to Twin Dragonfly Design to see a detailed tutorial.

via Twin Dragonfly Designs

Check out my giveaway at Chic on a Shoestring Decorating HERE!

Check out my new discount decor shop HERE!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Featuring Crazy Wonderful's DIY Sunburst Mirror

This is probably one of the best and most interesting takes on the ever-popular DIY sunburst mirrors all over blogland!  Check out the detailed tutorial over at Crazy Wonderful!

via Crazy Wonderful

 Keep up the good work and keep sending projects (or linking up to Flaunt it Friday)!

All my best ies,
Kate xoxo

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Featuring the Adventures of One Crazy Lady, Tray Makeover

I am loving all of the quatrefoil all over blog land right now and this is a perfect us of it by The Adventures of One Crazy Lady.  She found this tray in someone's garbage, took it home and made it beautiful!

Check out The Adventures of One Crazy Lady to see the before pictures and other great stuff!

via The Adventures of One Crazy Lady
Come back soon for more of the Best of blogland!

All my best ies,
Kate xoxo

Friday, June 3, 2011

Featuring a Fab Dresser Redo by The Modern Cottage

Oh... I think I'm in love!  This dresser makeover by The Modern Cottage is just fabulous!  Love the lines, hardware and color! 

Head on over to The Modern Cottage to see the before pics and some other great stuff.

via the modern cottage

Do I seem to be featuring too much furniture?  Yes, yes.   Sorry, I'm just a bit partial to beautifully refinished furniture. 

Will I be featuring more things besides furniture makeovers?  Of course. 

I'm just getting into a groove over here at The Besties.  I'm hoping to post 5+ days a week. What!?  Have I lost my mind!?  Maybe.  But I'm going for it... that's just how I roll.  Livin' on the edge I tell ya...

Check back often (like 5+ days a week) and tell your friends about The Besties.  Where anyone can be featured for all kinds of awesomeness.

All my best ies,
Kate xoxo

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Featuring Pretty in Paint, French Chair Makeover

Check out this lovely chair makeover by Pretty in Paint.  Very French-Chic... love it!  Please check out Pretty in Paint for before pics and other good stuff.

via Pretty in Paint
All my best ies,
Kate xoxo

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Featuring Memorial Day Dessert by Thrifty Decorating

Heading to a Memorial Day celebration and need to whip up a quick dessert?  This Black Forest Cake from Thrifty Decorating is sure to impress but easy to make! 

Check out Thrifty Decorating for the recipe. 

via Thrifty Decorating

Hope everyone is enjoying Memorial Day weekend! 

xoxo, Kate

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Featuring Junkin' Junky, Frugal & Fabulous Teen Bedroom Makeover

I am loving the colors of the cute teen room makeover by Junkin' Junky!  The best part is that she did it on such a small budget! 

Check out Junkin' Junky to see more shots of the room and her thrifty budget breakdown.

Picture courtesy of Junkin' Junky
Please keep sending those features!


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Featuring: Bathroom Makeover by The Sunset Lane

I am just head over heels for this little bathroom makeover by The Sunset Lane.  It is 500% better!  Loving the stripes and, how fun is that sea horse art?!  Too cute!

Make sure you head over to The Sunset Lane to see the before picture, this bathroom has come a long way, baby!

picture courtesy of The Sunset Lane
This lovely makeover was linked up to my Flaunt it Friday party.  I will now be doing Flaunt it Friday features here on The Besties.  That way each feature blog featured will get it's very own post.

Please follow The Besties and tell your friends!  My goal is to get you more exposure so you can grow your blog and make new bloggy friends. :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Featuring a Cute Little Cabinet by Boxers, Cleats, & Me

Check out this adorable little cabinet made over by Kerrie from Boxers, Cleats & Me.   This thing used to be a cart that held perm supplies at a beauty salon.

Wait, What?!

A custom made perm supply cart... Seriously?

This is way too nice and cute for that, at least it is now thanks to Kerrie's handywork.

Make sure to pay Kerrie at Boxers, Cleats & Me a visit to see the before pictures of this sweet little perm supply holder. :)

picture courtesy of Boxers, Cleats & Me
 Please follow us and keep sending those features!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Featuring Handy Man, Crafty Woman Stair Remodel

Hi friends!  I'm excited to share an awesome staircase remodel from Laurie at Handy Man, Crafty Woman. 

This turned out just fantastic... I want them to come and do my stairs where the carpet goes around the edges of the treads and looks super tacky.  Are Handy Man and Crafty Woman for hire? :)

Make sure you head to their site and check out the before pictures.

Picture courtesy Handy Man, Crafty Woman

Thanks for stopping by The Besties, please follow me and come back soon and keep sending those features!! :) 


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Feature #1, Vintage Charm & Restoration

Holy Cow!!  (I heart Harry Carray) You guys are a bunch of talented bloggers!  A plethera of awesome posts has flooded my inbox!  You guys are awesome... keep it comin'! 

I had such a hard time choosing a project to feature today, I wanted it to be an awesome project for someone without many followers which I found... 

Introducing Allison from Vintage Charm & Restoration and her dresser makeover.  Make sure you check out the before pictures, this turned out just lovely.   

Please check out Allison's site, she is very talented!

Thanks for sharing Allison!! :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Besties is Here!

Hi friends!  Welcome to The Besties!  Thank you SO much for stopping by.  I'm sure you are wondering... what the heck is The Besties?!

The Besties blog features "the best stuff" (not your bff) in the DIY, decorating, crafting, refinishing, cooking/baking, etc. blogosphere.

I am launching The Besties in the hopes of giving newer bloggers some big exposure by featuring them (and no one else!) in a post.

That is the best thing about The Besties, each post will only feature one person and their project only... kinda like being the star of the day back in gradeschool... it's all about you!

I remember when I started blogging a little over a year ago how exciting it was (and still is!) to watch your followers grow.  What a great feeling that people, complete strangers no less, like what I'm doing!

But, I also remember as a newbie thinking "how the in the world do I get people to read my blog?!"  I joined lots of link parties but even then, someone actually has to click on my link out of hundreds of others in the party, growth can be slow. 

I'm hoping The Besties will give the newer blogger a big shot of exposure when one of their best posts is featured here.

But no fear to you long-time bloggers, The Besties is an equal opportunity blog, old-timers will be featured too. Anyone who's got a really great post can be featured on The Besties.  :)

As The Besties grows I hope for it to become a daily read for everyone looking for some creative inspiration!

Thanks again for stopping in... I'd love for you to "Follow" The Besties and check it out on Facebook too... it's all in the sidebar.

Come back Saturday for our first feature... who's it gonna be?!?