Industrial Wood and Metal Pantry Shelving

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My good friend Jen of Tatertots & Jello recently completed a gorgeous remodel of the laundry room/pantry in her 1905 cottage. The star of the show is the set of industrial wood and metal shelves that dominate the right side of the space. Jen shares exactly how she created her super sturdy shelves with pre-cut, pre-threaded pipe segments. That means there is no cutting involved – just simple assembly. Talk about storage heaven!

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Create Your Own Decorative Wall Plates

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When you are considering wall décor options, you may not think about plates, but they are a fun way to add color and personality to a wall. Dena from Hearts and Sharts is always getting compliments on her plate wall, which is made up of her own unique creations – hand-me-down and Goodwill plates given new life with Dena’s favorite quotes, movie scenes, and designs. Dena shares her technique for transferring text and images to plates, so you too can create one-of kind decorative plates for your wall.

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Mid-Century Modern 6-Drawer Dresser

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Lindsay from Makely School for Girls knew just the dresser she wanted for her daughter’s bedroom – mid-century modern style with clean lines and cool legs. The great news? She found EXACTLY what she had been envisioning at Crate & Barrel. The bad news? It was $1,600. Fortunately, there’s more great news! Lindsay’s friend Rayan from The Design Confidential drew up plans for the dresser, Lindsay’s hubs built the bad boy, and Lindsay finished it with extra high gloss white paint and stain. Talk about team work and a beeeautiful dresser!

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Fabric-Covered Parsons Console Table

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Brit from House Updated needed a simple gray console table for her entryway and loved the color and texture of a cement one from Crate & Barrel (but not the $900 price tag). She took on the task of building her own console table in five simple steps using just a single piece of wood and a curtain panel from Ikea. Here’s from Brit: “It only took an afternoon to make and, best of all, it only cost $25! The result is a sturdy table that has enough texture to make it interesting – it is perfect in our entry!”

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Vintage Desk to Rolling Bar Cart

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Karen at The Salvaged Boutique was inspired by kitchen carts on casters to create one of her own. She knew she wanted to use a vintage piece of furniture and snatched up a bargain-priced desk she found at a yard sale. With the addition of a couple of shelves and hardware and a fresh coat of paint, Karen transformed the desk to a functional and versatile kitchen cart. It has lots of great uses from a bar cart to a kitchen island to a dining room buffet!

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Galvanized Bucket Tree Skirt

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I have had my share of roadside rescue, but this find from Candace at Vintage News Junkie is a new one to me! She was cruising down the interstate when she came across a big ol’ 8-foot Christmas tree. Of course, she scooped that baby up and toted it home but how to display her prized find??? Candace opted for an unconventional galvanized tub instead of a tree skirt and created a video tutorial so you can make your own!

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DIY Beverage Cart for the Hostess

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What does every hostess need to have in her entertaining arsenal? A beverage cart of course! Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic made one just in time for her holiday entertaining for only $150, and that includes the hardware. I love Ashley’s suggestion of stocking this baby with coffee and cocoa for a festive holiday soiree. How cute!

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Peace Grapevine Wreath with Lights

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When faced with a “Look for Less” design challenge, Andrea from Life.Love.Larson knew she wanted something fun and modern that she could enjoy in her home. Enter CB 2’s ginormous Inner Peace Wreath. Andrea made her own for only $13 using a grapevine wreath, twigs, and a strand of Christmas lights. At 3-feet in diameter, this is a wreath that makes a statement!

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