Painted Stripe Curtains

painted stripe curtains

As I recently shared on Infarrantly Creative, I am changing things up in my family room after about ten years of the same color scheme. My first big undertaking was painting striped curtains. Considering color, pattern, price, and length, I always have trouble finding just the right curtains, so painting my own was the perfect option. I absolutely love how they came out and cannot believe the difference they make!

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Stenciled Ampersand Pillow

stenciled ampersand pillow

It’s no secret that I have had a slight obsession with making my own pillows. I have also enjoyed the flexibility and savings of creating with stencils, so in my book you can’t really go wrong with a stenciled pillow {wink}! Jessica from Mom 4 Real shows how easy it is to make your own custom pillow using an easy peasy freezer paper technique.

stenciled ampersand pillow

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Give Thanks Plates

give thanks plate

These adorable “Give Thanks” plates from Dannyelle at Life Is A Party would make the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table this year! They are super easy to make and require only a glass paint marker and cheap plates. I know you are thinking that you’d totally mess up trying to write on a plate, but with the glass paint marker you can easily wash off all those “oops” moments.

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Framed Sea Life Art

framed sea life art

If you’re like Anne from Annimal Instincts, beach décor is not limited to summertime alone. Anne says, “For me, reminders of the sand and sea are not only a summer phenomenon. I can’t get enough of the soothing blues, whites, and tans all year round.” To bring that calming effect to her master bath, Anne used a little computer know-how to create custom versions of Crate & Barrel’s Sea Life Silhouette series using images she found online. Anne displayed her prints in inexpensive frames for a savings of $61 from the price of her inspiration.

framed sea life art

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Decorative Fireplace Screen

decorative fireplace screen

Vone at Vone Inspired needed to update her fireplace but couldn’t afford to buy a $200 screen. Since her family doesn’t use the fireplace, Vone decided she could make something that might not be functional but could at least add to the style of the space.  She did just that by building a screened frame and adding real branches and leaves cut from a soda can. When it’s all spray painted, it looks amazingly like an iron fireplace screen!

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Driftwood Orb

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After a beach trip, Zoe from Creative in Chicago was feeling inspired to create coastal décor. So it was no surprise that a driftwood orb from Crate & Barrel sent her on a mission to collect driftwood and make her own. Zoe’s orb is so stunning that you’d think it was a difficult project to tackle. So not true! Once you check out Zoe’s tutorial you will see how easy it really is (which will, of course, make you want to schedule your own special beach trip to collect driftwood and make an orb)!

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Framed Wall Mirrors

cb2 knock off mirror

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.

cb2 knock off mirror

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Picture Frame Lantern

diy picture frame lantern

Loving the look (but not the price, of course!) of iron candle lanterns, Krista from While He Was Napping made her own using picture frames from the dollar store. A little spray paint here… some glue there… and voila! Krista even added some vinyl to copy the decorative glass panels from her inspiration more closely. [...Read More]