Apothecary Media Console

pottery barn inspired media console

As part of her family room makeover, Jessica from Four Generations One Roof joined forces with her dad to build a new media console for the space. She was inspired by a $1,000 console from Pottery Barn and modified the size and finish to fit the room’s light and airy new look. Jessica even scored a piece of reclaimed lumber for the top that adds a lovely rustic element.

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Window Frame Corkboard

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Morena of Morena’s Corner and contributor at Crafts Unleashed was looking for an attractive way to create a real pin board in her craft room. Pottery Barn had a beautiful chalkboard that she liked, so Morena borrowed the design as inspiration for her bulletin board. I love the window frame look and how each section could be designated to a specific purpose or member of the family for further organization.

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Glass Bottle Lamp

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Jeannine of The Concrete Cottage has long adored, but couldn’t afford, the glass bottle lamps at Pottery Barn. No matter how deep her love affair though, she simply could never justify paying $280 for a glass bottle and a shade! She can, however, buy a large discounted bottle from Michael’s, make a faux cork to top the bottle, tear apart an old lamp for parts, and turn it all into one convincing knock off!

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Bathroom Storage Ladder

bath storage ladder from monkey bars

Kathleen from Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} got a brand new storage ladder for her bathroom, and it sure wasn’t by spending $279 at Pottery Barn! Kathleen found a far less expensive route by repurposing the old monkey bars from her kids’ swingset. I always love creative storage solutions, and the fact that Kathleen’s project is a knock off and an upcycle makes it all the sweeter to me {wink}!

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Painted Vanity Desk

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Virginia from LiveLoveDIY is a super frugal gal who loves thrift store excursions. On one of her trips, she came across a little, outdated wooden desk for $20. It reminded Virginia of a gorgeous $2000 vanity she’d just seen at Crate &Barrel. Virginia knew just what to do and transformed the piece with some high gloss black paint and a sleek chrome handle.

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Sunburst Mirror

sunburst mirror from candle holder

Cheryl from That’s What {Che} Said was shopping at Hobby Lobby when she came across a sunburst mirror that she loved. It was way overpriced, so Cheryl continued on down the aisle to stumble upon a candle holder for $4 that boasted the same “sunbursts” as the mirror. The repurposing project came to life even better than Cheryl expected and was way cheaper at only $10.

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Stenciled Curtains

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I am simply loving my new painted curtains and am not the only one who has had success with this money-saving option. Eleni from Fields of Basil wanted cheerful curtains with a splash of color and found them, but of course they came at a steep price. Instead, Eleni stenciled her own. I love the pattern she created!

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Rustic X Console Table

rustic x console table with metal top

You may remember the gorgeous farmhouse table create by the Shanty 2 Chic sisters this past summer. While Meg from MT Tails didn’t need a farmhouse table, she did want a console table and modified the plans from Ana White to make it happen. I love love love how Meg added sheet metal the top and gave it an aged look.

rustic x console table with metal top

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