Upholstered Coffee Table Ottoman

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If you had to choose between dishing out almost a grand for an upholstered bench from Horchow or making your own for a mere $50, I think it’s safe to say we’d all head straight for the hardware store. Nan from You Could Make That shows that it doesn’t take an experienced carpenter/upholsterer to make a bench or ottoman from scratch. Nan simply used a piece of plywood and table legs for the base and then got a seamless upholstered finish by adding  a pleated skirt and decorative trim. Not only is the end product beautiful but super strong and sturdy!

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Felt Christmas Trees

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Today’s all about Christmas trees here at KOD! I’ve got a couple of projects to showcase that show there are more options out there than just the traditional evergreen boughs. Gail from Purple Hues and Me created this trio of red trees by cutting felt leaves and adhering them to cone forms. What a simple way to make a statement on a tabletop or mantel!

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Capiz Shell Pendant Light

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Kelly from View Along the Way was on a mission to tackle the bare handing light bulbs in her home one bulb at a time. A pricey capiz shell chandelier from Horchow caught her eye, but it was a tea light holder from TJMaxx that actually made the dream a reality. Kelly and her husband turned the candle holder and an IKEA lamp into their own pretty pendant.

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White Painted Dresser

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It’s hard to believe much could come of a “dirty, smoky, beaten up, rickety old dresser” from the thrift store. That is… until Virginia from LiveLoveDIY got her hands on it! From the down and out dresser, Virginia created a knockoff with a similar look to her favorite Horchow dresser. It’s not to difficult to see why it’s one of her favorite pieces!

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Black and Gold Desk

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Denise from A Girl and a Brush first saw the Bellatrix chest from Horchow a few months ago and loved the black and gold combination so much that she knew she wanted to use it with some of her pieces. When Denise got an old desk at an auction, there was no question what she wanted to do with it.  A few challenges popped up along the way, but in the end this is one of Denise’s favorite transformations to date!

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Faux Leather Pouf

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When Katie from On the Banks of Squaw Creek needed a place to prop up her feet she didn’t have to look any further than her own basement. She had an old ottoman stored down there that bore a distinct resemblance to popular Moroccan poufs. Katie cleaned the ottoman and gave it a quick coat [...Read More]

Cane Drum Shade

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Mary from At Home on the Bay was inspired to create her own cane lampshades by wrapping pre-woven caning around drum shades and finishing the edges with bias tape. Mary left one of her shades the natural cane color but darkened another with stain for a pendant light. This just shows the possibilities when working [...Read More]

Paper Mache Starburst Mirror

DIY starbursts have been crazy popular and run the gamut when it comes to design from chunky wood to spindly metal rays. Amanda from House Revivals used the art of paper mache to create her starburst mirror that was inspired by mid-century compass rose clocks and a Horchow mirror. This was also an ecofriendly project [...Read More]