Rustic Wood Chalkboard Sign

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While rummaging through her scrap wood pile, Shawna from Dakota Creek Chic found a piece of wood she had previously tested with a gray wash stain. She immediately knew it would be perfect for turning into a chalkboard sign like one she’d spied online. This project was the best kind for Shawna – absolutely free! She says, “This could be useful in so many ways, messages to the mailman, asking guests to use a different door. The possibilities are endless!”

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Painted Buffet with a “Good Old Fashioned Wash”

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As soon as Sue from Gracefully Restored Furniture saw this mid-century modern buffet, she knew it was “crying out for a good old fashioned wash.” She took her first stab at the process by painting the buffet with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey, creating a wash with Graphite, and topping it off with some clear and dark wax. With a little distressing, it was finished!

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Make A Small Bathroom Look Bigger with a Floating Sink

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Brit of House Updated wanted to give her rather small guest bathroom the illusion of more space by adding a walnut floating sink vanity. Doing so would also show off the bathroom’s lovely wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling tiles. Oh yeah! Brit found inspiration online but nothing premade that she liked. This was hardly a problem since Brit is a total rock star and built her own gorgeous floating vanity with a vessel sink!

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Vintage Sign with a Personal Touch

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Bliss of Bliss Ranch was inspired by a vintage drug store sign to make a sign with similar styling for her bathroom. Bliss says she “just couldn’t advertise ice cream so close to [her]bathroom scale” {giggle}, so she modified the wording a bit. What’s really cool is that Bliss actually owns a vintage building that was formerly Sy’s Barber Shop, which is the name she used for her sign. I always love how DIY allows for such  personalizations!

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Painted Greek Key Pillow Covers

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Did you happen to notice those lovely Greek key pillows sitting atop the upholstered bench from Jennifer at The Chronicles at Home that I shared this morning? Of course, those are another of Jennifer’s fabulous creations! Jennifer had been crushing on some designer pillows but knew they were a no-go in a house with small children… and their sticky fingers. But, like Jennifer says, that doesn’t mean she couldn’t fake it with a drop cloth and some paint!

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Happy Fourth of July!

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I hope you all enjoy a wonderful holiday celebrating the amazing country that we live in and the freedoms that we enjoy.

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Patriotic Napkin Rings for a Festive Fourth of July Table

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This morning I shared a no-sew pillow cover that Debbie at Mountain Breaths whipped up for her patio for the Fourth of July. Debbie’s simple patriotic projects don’t stop there! She also created pretty napkin rings out of cardboard strips that she wrapped with burlap and ribbon. These napkins are both inexpensive and easy to make but will make a fabulously festive addition to your Fourth of July tablescape!

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Removable Butterfly Wall Mural

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Nicole from ART+POLITICS+Life was inspired by the work of Paul Villinski to make her own stunning wall mural for less than $20 using vinyl, a hand drawn stencil, and scissors. Nicole says, “It’s actually very simple and completely removable if you decide to redecorate. This project is perfect for dorm rooms or any other room that needs a statement piece.”

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