Nautical Porthole Mirror

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Susan from Homeroad says, “Nothing gives me quite the thrill as looking over a new catalog and finding something  I like… Nothing that is, except realizing that I have all the pieces and can make it myself!” So was the story of this nautical mirror that Susan created. I would be pretty psyched too if I were Susan since it’s not like everyone has a weathered nautical piece sitting around. It just goes to show that you never know when those odds and ends from thrift stores and flea markets will come in handy! {wink}

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Spinning Storage Shelf

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In need of storage for her craft space, Jeanette from Country Design Style created a revolving shelf that has room to spare. Jeanette added her own flair by gluing various styles of trim to the top and bottom. I love how accessible everything is with this design. Instead of searching around in a cabinet or drawer, just give it a spin and craft away!

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Painted Owl Bookends

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Bookends are a great way to add a little personality to a shelf and, of course, keep your books from falling over like dominoes! Charlene from My Frugal Adventures shares how you can save some cash by making your own bookends from figurines. The key is to find figurines, like Charlene’s little ceramic owls from the dollar store, that are hollow and have a hole in the back. With some rocks and spray paint, they become sturdy and adorable bookends!

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Workbench Bar Console

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When good friends of Jen from House of Wood bought their first home, she built them this workbench-style console following plans from Ana White. The couple plans to use the console as a coffee bar in their breakfast nook. Talk about one awesome housewarming gift! The Pottery Barn inspiration comes close to the $2000 mark, while Jen built hers for only $65!

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Framed Wall Mirrors

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Patty from Our Adventures in Big Ole Texas had been wanting a really cool mirror from CB2 for her oldest son’s room. Unfortunately, at $149 it was way out of her price range. After over a year of using 40% off coupons at Hobby Lobby, Patty finally collected enough mirrors to assemble her own for $15. Just like her inspiration, Patty plans to make several of the mirrors to group together on the wall.

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Rustic Red Sideboard

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Hillary from The Friendly Home joined forces with Ana White to fill a large space in her friend’s dining room with this rustic sideboard. Just as Hillary hoped, the piece is full of character with its deep red finish and planked appearance. Needless to say, Hillary is a crazy talented builder. I am simply in awe of her skills!

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Glass Bottle Rope Cloche

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After successfully learning how to cut glass, Maryann from Domestically Speaking put those newfound skills to work with a Ballard-inspired rope cloche. Maryann took one of her bottles that already had a crisply cut base and inserted a rope with a few knots into it. Yessiree… that’s it – both easy and classy! Right now, Maryann’s cloche is displaying summery seashells but who knows what pretties it will be housing come fall.

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Glass Lantern Table Lamp

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Melissa from A Terrible Thing to Waste is in love with all things Pottery Barn, minus the prices, of course. She couldn’t get a glass lamp out of her mind and scoured shops for the right lantern to transform into her own DIY version. When that magical moment finally happened, Melissa got to work with a lamp kit, her drill, and some spray paint. For $69 she got a lamp almost identical to her $169 Pottery Barn inspiration and is a hundred dollars richer {wink}!

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