Heart-Shaped Photo Collage

Victoria from Dazzle While Frazzled was flipping through a magazine during her sons’ swim lessons when an advertisement actually caught her eye. It was for the stationary retailer Minted and featured a stunning heart print made with snapshots. Victoria says, “As pretty as this piece of art is, the price is not, starting at $57 […Read More]

Trestle Side Table for $20

Jamison of Rogue Engineer had been wanting to replace the glass top side tables in his living room for some time. He found a table online he liked that features a trestle style base and knew he could make it for much less than the $374 price tag. Here’s the amazing part… Jamison shares the […Read More]

Acrylic Dry Erase Calendar

Mallory and Savannah of Classy Clutter made their debut as contributors on A Beautiful Mess with this acrylic calendar that works like a dry erase calendar and can be made in a couple of hours. The girls were inspired by a calendar that retails for over $1,000 and was featured just this month in Better […Read More]

Turn Your Favorite Photo into a Warhol!

Mark Montano has long been a fan of Andy Warhol’s huge, colorful portraits and decided it would be fun to replicate his well-known pop art. Mark’s technique uses just a few simple materials, including a canvas, paint, and a transparency, yet bears a striking resemblance to Warhol’s work. It would be a blast to make […Read More]

Tabletop Chalkboard Easel

Jaime from That’s My Letter has wowed me many a times with her handiwork, and this project is no exception. Jaime followed plans from Ana White to build this easel that boasts quite the impressive resume – collapsible, portable, inexpensive and just stinkin’ adorable! Jaime says this is hands-down her favorite build to date, which […Read More]

Copper Pendant Light

I was majorly wowed when I clicked over and saw these eye-catching copper barn lights Kirstin of Kojo Designs created using IKEA pendants. Here’s from Kirstin: “Since the copper barn lights I kept falling in love with were way out of our price range, we figured why not try to use a $30 IKEA pendant […Read More]

Floating Media Console for Under $30

Becky from Flipping the Flip once had dreams of a simple, clean floating shelf under her television. However, her minimalist dreams came crashing down when the shelf became cluttered with candles and cable boxes. It was just about the same time that Becky got an email from IKEA with the perfect solution – their BESTA […Read More]

$5.50 Goodwill Wine Decanter Makeover

Just when you thought the Goodwill couldn’t get any better, Val at Home Made Modern shares this little secret… “They get brand-new Target merchandise every week! Yep, you heard it here. You can find Target stuff for even cheaper than their clearance prices quite often…” Val recently picked up a high quality wine decanter that […Read More]