Blue Velvet Upholstered Settee

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Ayisha from The Pursuit of Handyness wanted the perfect settee for her new master bedroom. Unfortunately, the “perfect settee” in Ayisha’s book cost almost $2,000, which was certainly not justifiable for an occasional piece of furniture. Since there was a shortage of DIY settee tutorials out there, Ayisha was forced to figure it out herself. She used an old Ikea chair to save money on the construction and splurged on the foam. In the end, Ayisha got exactly what she wanted in the size and color that she wanted for only $140!

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Encourage Your Kids’ Imagination with a Play Stand

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Mable from Tiny Dazzles Blog loves to watch her kids role play. When Mable came across a play store online, she knew they would love it and found similar plans from Ana White. Mable is a regular shopper at the Home Depot scrap bins and bought all the wood she needed to make her own store for less than $6. Some of the wood was even free! Mable says, “It was an easy project and my kids absolutely love it. They are the cutest little store keepers.”

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Oversized Wicker Basket with Wheels

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Do you love baskets like I do? Does your hubby make fun of you for having a bajillion baskets yet still finding needs for more?!? Sheila from Plum Doodles was coveting a large wicker basket on wheels, but the $200+ price tag was holding her back. Sheila set out on a mission to find a generously-sized basket for a bargain, and an antique mall came to the rescue! Sheila just added some budget-friendly casters and finally had the rolling basket she’d been hoping for!

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Painted Spring Vases–When Science and Design Collide!

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Katie at View From the Fridge was inspired by the fun, colorful Little Shirley Vases at Room&Board, but they were WAY out if her price range at $160. Katie noticed the shape looked familiar though. Then it hit her … 8th grade science class… Erlenmeyer Flasks! Katie purchased two ‘variety’ packs off Amazon for $6.99 each, spray painted them some fun, spring colors, and now they’re the perfect accessory for her home!

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Geometric Copper Pipe Pendant Light

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Brynne of The Gathered Home fell in love with the Block 2 light created by the talented Henry Pilcher and immediately knew she wanted to do a “spinoff” DIY. Instead of recreating the look with wood as in the original, Brynne decided to use copper plumbing pipe. She also used an Ikea Foto pendant, spray painted glossy black, and built the icosahedron around it with copper pipe pieces and copper wire. Inspiration: $2111. Brynne’s DIY version: $50.

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Sliding Barn Door Console Table

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Jaime from That’s My Letter is no stranger here on KOD. Well, it just so happens this insanely talented lady is my partner for Creating with the Stars! Oh, and did I mention we won the first round, which just so happens to be a knock-off round? Whoop whoop! It’s not too surprising when you see this UH-mazing sliding door console that Jaime built for $300 versus purchasing for around $3,000 with tax and shipping. Those are some serious savings, and, as always, Jaime’s workmanship rivals anything you can purchase in a store or catalog!

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Turquoise Painted Garden Stool

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Corey from Tiny Sidekick lucked out when she found a ceramic garden stool at the thrift store for only $20. The color may not have been to Corey’s liking, but, as we all know, that’s a problem easily fixed with a can of spray paint! Amazingly, Corey’s painted garden stool looks identical to ones selling for well over $200!

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Painted Burlap Wall Décor

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When Jeanette from Country Design Style gets a home décor catalog in the mail, she’s a lady on a mission – scouring the pages for ideas, tearing out pictures, and carefully storing them away in her file box. It was on one such occasion that Jeanette came across metal artwork that reminded her of a lamp from her grandmother’s old farm house. Of course, she had to have it – well, a DIY version that is! Jeanette put her own spin on the artwork by recreating the design with paint on burlap and customizing it to fit above her mantel.

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