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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Punched Tin Can Ornament with Light

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Lauren from The Thinking Closet purchased one of Crate & Barrel’s Hakkari Candle Holders last fall and was inspired to create her own version, but ornament-style! Lauren repurposed an old tin can and shares tips for creating a punched design without indenting the can. To get the soft, glowing effect, Lauren just inserted a Christmas light from the tree. She says, “It’s one of my favorite creations…and is a really inexpensive way to get a high-end look!”

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Oversized Peace Wreath from Sticks

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Jamie from C.R.A.F.T. decided to go BIG with her wreath this holiday season. She started out with an outdated grapevine wreath from the thrift store that was covered with silk flowers. After removing all the flowers, Jamie used sticks from her backyard to create a peace sign with the wreath form. I always love a non-traditional wreath, and you can’t deny that this three-foot one makes quite the statement above Jamie’s mantel!

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DIY Modern Wood Clock

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Lindsay from Makely Home kicked off her Knocktoberfest with a fun DIY clock project she whipped up. Loving a $99 clock from CB2, but of course not wanting to dish out that much dough, Lindsay created her own with a few poplar boards and a clock kit. This is so easy, and you sure can’t beat $20 for a large, stylish clock!

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Decorative Mirror from Toilet Paper Rolls

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Meghan from Happiness Is… Creating finally decided to jump on board the toilet paper roll art train. While it may be hard to consider toilet paper rolls an art form, the pliable cardboard proved to be the perfect material for recreating the petal-like look of a mirror Meghan loved. The carefully arranged cardboard pieces have an amazingly similar effect to the wrought iron of Meghan’s inspiration, and her mirror only cost fifteen bucks instead of one hundred and fifty!

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