Repurposed Aluminum Can Wall Art

I was seriously blown away when I saw this three dimensional flower art that Gail from Purple Hues and Me made from repurposed soda cans. Yep, this beautiful wall art was made from trash! Here’s from Gail: “These unique looking wall flowers were hand cut, using a freehand flower pattern, shaped with added pieces of […Read More]

Chalk Paint Mirror Makeover

Allison from Refunk My Junk got a request from a reader named Heather who needed a little assistance with a Horchow knock off. Heather had found a wall mirror that had an almost identical look to one from Horchow but couldn’t quite pull off the desired finish. That’s where Allison came in to save the […Read More]

Blue and White Lattice Spray Painted Rug

Tamara of Provident Home Designs was flipping through a design magazine when she saw a lovely blue and white living room showcasing a gorgeous lattice rug from Horchow. She quickly hopped online to see if the rug was anywhere in her price range – $1,899! Ouch! Tamara came up with a plan to replicate it […Read More]

Wooden Number Tags–Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Like Yvonne at Stone Gable, do you go an organizing frenzy after Christmas? She whipped the built-ins in her living room into shape by organizing her books in baskets with wooden number labels. Yvonne made those lovely labels herself and shares her technique for transferring the text without a cutting machine. In addition to labeling baskets, you could also hang them on flower pots or vases for a pretty centerpiece, tie them around glass jars for creative storage, or even wrap up some silverware for a unique place setting.

wooden number tags

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Tufted Fabric Headboard with Winged Sides

Chris and Julie from DO or DIY desperately needed some pizzazz in their guest bedroom and knew the perfect solution would be a headboard that made a BIG statement. However, despite all the tutorials for DIY headboards, Chris and Julie but didn’t find anything that quite fit the mark. The couple decided to come up with their own design that combined fabric, tufts, winged sides, and nailhead trim. Julie says, “It makes just the statement we wanted in the room, accomplishing that luxurious hotel look we were going for… although I didn’t consider how it would encourage guests to never leave! The best part of this project was that it was a weekend’s worth of work that only cost us $100, compared to retail versions that ranged from $800-1500!”

diy tufted headboard

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Wood Coffee Table to Tufted Ottoman

Abbie from Five Days Five Ways was ready for a change from the serviceable wood coffee table she had in her living room. She had her heart set on a large tufted ottoman but knew it would come with an equally large price tag. While Abbie says she doesn’t do pricey, she does do DIY and quickly set out on turning a square coffee table from Craigslist into the ottoman of her dreams. I love how Abbie repurposed a table and think her lovely ottoman is the icing on the cake in her gorgeously decorated living room.

tufted ottoman

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Paint Your Own Wall Art with a Projector

Maria of A Hoover-gáton is túl saw a piece of wall art on Horchow that she fell in love with instantly and had to have. To recreate the look of the paneled art, Maria bought some canvases and acrylic paint and then had Office Max print the image onto a transparency. Using an old overhead projector, Maria traced the image onto the canvases and painted it in. This was a weekend project that cost Maria only $35 compared to $800!

damask wall art

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Stained Wood Shim Starburst Mirror

I hope you enjoyed revisiting the most popular Pottery Barn projects featured over the past few years here at KOD. Today we are going to go a little starburst mirror crazy with two different DIY versions. The first comes from yours truly! I really love the classic look of these mirrors and decided to join the ranks of DIYers who have made their own. However, like I share at Infarrantly Creative, I think I’m the only crazy person who sanded and stained 150 shims to get the job done! Yikes! Trust me when I say that the end result totally makes it worth it though!

wood sunburst mirror

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