Archives for July 2011

Ruffled Linen Hand Towels

After a quick trip to Joann’s for a yard of linen, Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict set out to create her own linen hand towels. She simply cut two square pieces from the linen, hemmed three of the sides, and then edged the fourth side with a gathered length of remnant linen. I […Read More]

Children’s Tiger Shark Painting

Michelle from Emerald Cove decided to create her own shark artwork for her son’s bedroom since the original was a whopping $50.00. Michelle sketched out the drawing, painted it, and then added the writing with Sharpies. I am pretty sure my artwork would not look nearly this amazing if I freehanded it all! Michelle was […Read More]

Acid Wash Mirror Wall Art

Pamela from PB&J Stories turned a $2.99 Goodwill mirror into unique wall art for her master bedroom. Pamela says, “I always thought these Anthropologie mirrors were gorgeous, but for a small collection of them the $750 price tag was out of this world.  In a Saturday afternoon I was able to create this acid wash […Read More]

Weathered Nesting Side Table

Karen at The Quaint Cottage set out to create her own nesting tables after spotting them in a PB catalog. Karen says, “I loved the distressed finish and the compact size… So, I set out to build a similar set. The style was very basic and simple to replicate.” I love the weathered look that […Read More]

Burlap Pinboard Wall Organizer

It all started with an empty Starbucks Via carton, which Johnnie from Saved By Love Creations planned to upcycle into a wall pocket. She stumbled upon a burlap-backed wall organizer from Pottery Barn and knew she could create it for well less than its $198 price tag. Johnnie’s is almost identical to her inspiration, from […Read More]

Mixed Bag Designs Giveaway

I am so totally excited about this giveaway today.  I am obsessed with these bags from Mixed Bag Designs.  I practically have every style imaginable. They are made from woven polypropylene which makes them easy to clean and very durable.  You literally just wipe these clean with a damp rag.  I use to carry my […Read More]

Pink and White Striped Dresser

Tomiannie from Just What I {Squeeze} In went to some yard sales in search of a dresser for her daughter’s big girl room. Although things went a little differently than planned, the end result is this absolutely fabulous striped dresser. Tomiannie says, “I found The World’s Ugliest Dresser at a yard sale and took it […Read More]

Turquoise Sea Coral Plates

Nicole from Shabby Beach Nest has a love for beach décor and wanted to give her table a little TLC after serving as a dumping ground. After finding her dream plates and then realizing they were $153 a pop (Crazy, right?!?), Nicole decided to make her own. Nicole says, “I immediately got my creative juices […Read More]