Popcorn Tin to Pet Food Canister

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A big bag of pet food can be quite the eyesore in your home, and Ballard Designs offers the perfect solution with their stylish food storage containers. However, at $55-$59 a piece, Erin from Elizabeth Joan Designs says you might as well just keep the food in the bag or make your own stylish pet food bin. Of course, crafty sister Erin chose the latter of the two! She hit up the thrift store for a popcorn tin and updated it with some horizontal painted stripes. The canister even has Erin’s Golden Retriever’s seal of approval, so you know it must be pretty awesome {Wink}!

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Easy Beverage Tags for the Hostess

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While we may have just celebrated Labor Day, Carrie from Making Lemonade isn’t ready to put away the icy pitchers of lemonade just yet. She shares how she created beverage tags that are perfect for entertaining or even giving away as hostess gifts. Let me tell you these are a piece of cake to make following Carrie’s tutorial. All you need are wooden tags, alphabet stickers, and twine, and you’ve got yourself some cutesy new beverage tags!

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Linen Message Board with Nailhead Trim

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When Emily from On the V Side decided to turn her office into a usable craft space, she says there was no question the walls needed a little “pick-me-up.” Emily started with the “simplest of organizational tools” and created a corkboard for the wall. The fun part was that Emily challenged herself to make it for absolutely no cost, using only items she had on hand. Sounds like a girl after my own heart!

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Wal-mart Kitchen Mat Makeover

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Doreen from Hymns and Verses fell in love with a pretty and functional kitchen mat from Ballard that features a measurement conversion chart. What she didn’t love was the price of$75. Doreen instead decided to try her hand at making her own with a similarly-shaped comfort mat from Wal-mart and a chalk marker. Doreen designed the chart on the computer and then used a nifty transfer method to trace it onto the mat. The final cost of Doreen’s mat was under $15 instead of the more pricey original!

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Old Chandy Shades Refabbed with Jute

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Allison from Refunk My Junk says she’s been giving her old gold chandy shades the stink eye for quite some time while simultaneously coveting the Jute Twine Chandelier Shades from Ballard Designs. Instead of spending almost $100.00 on new shades, Allison used two rolls of jute twine that were purchased for $2.00 and revamped her existing shades. Allison says, “I love the look and the price-tag even more!”

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Thrifty Wire and Rope Baskets

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Jennifer from Decorated Chaos is a “thrifty chic” in everything that she does. This is especially true when it comes to organization since Jennifer sure doesn’t want her baskets and bins to cost more than the items inside. When Jennifer saw some wire baskets that were full of style and versatility, she knew she had everything she needed to make her own sitting right in the garage. Thrifted wire baskets? Yep. Spray paint? Sure thing. Rope? You betcha. Jennifer says, “I love when it all comes together easily. Good style awaits you, just head out to your garage!”

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Wall Hutches for a Kids’ Work Area

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There has been some serious DIY going on at the vintage home that Jaime from That’s My Letter recently became the proud owner of. Last week, I shared the schoolhouse desks that Jaime built to transform an empty space into a rockin’ work area for her kiddos. With the help of Ana White, Jaime added the perfect companions in two wall hutch units that provide plenty of storage and style. I simply adore this space! Jaime, my friend, you are one talented lady!

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Entertainment Center with Hidden Storage

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Desperately needing an entertainment center with more storage, and more specifically hidden storage, Bee from Windgate Lane had to figure out a cost-effective solution. Once again, Ikea didn’t disappoint with their BORGSJÖ cabinet and shelf unit. Bee’s favorite part was sprucing it up butcher block, which provides a gorgeous accent to the crisp white shelves. Bee loves how the unit adds storage without taking up too much space in her family room.

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