Painted Typography Bamboo Floor Runner

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Angie from Knick of Time loves the typography floor mats that are wildly popular right now but knew she’d never spend the money to buy one. Instead Angie decided to create her own version using her Silhouette and a bamboo runner purchased on Ebay. While working with a 72” inch piece of vinyl (Gah!) proved to be quite the challenge, Angie is thrilled with her statement-making new runner.

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Doll Crib with Changing Table

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Mable from Tiny Dazzles Blog recently celebrated her daughter’s third birthday and knew the perfect gift for her sweet girl – a doll crib! She found plans for a DIY crib from Ana White and tweaked them a bit to include a changing table and storage shelves. Mable was able to make her crib for only $6 since she already had most of the supplies on hand. That’s $6 well spent since Mable gets to enjoy the sight of her daughter putting her dolls to bed each night. Precious!

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DIY Acrylic Drawer Pulls

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Sawdust Girl contributor Julie wanted to bring “some sparkle and old Hollywood glam” to her side of the master bathroom and decided acrylic drawer pulls were the way to go. However, they were crazy expensive… like hundreds of dollars for ONE pull expensive! Julie got resourceful and borrowed pieces from some bargain drawer pulls to attach to acrylic rods. Throw in some basic hardware, glue, and spray paint, and Julie got snazzy new drawer pulls that look waaay more expensive than they actually were!

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Convert a Wingback Chair to a Rocking Chair

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With a baby on the way, the last thing Kenz from Interiors By Kenz wants to do is frivolously spend money. That’s why she found a way around spending a fortune on the wingback rocking chair she wanted for the nursery by instead looking for the perfect chair to convert. The answer came in the IKEA Strandmon wingback chair which Kenz combined with some unfinished runners she found online to create the ultimate rocking experience!

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Palm Leaf Pumpkin with Lights

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Now I am not ready to say sayonara to summer yet, but the weather in Indy this week has been screaming fall. Cool, breezy day like these can’t help but make you think of apple picking and pumpkins. Living on a Caribbean island, Karah from The Space Between does not have the luxury of having a real pumpkin since they rot before you even leave the grocery store. Instead, Karah turned palm fronds leaves into a natural and unique pumpkin that comes aglow with a strand of Christmas lights.

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Painted Modern Monogram Pillow

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Heather from Southern State of Mind loves Jonathan Adler’s “chic-meets-cheeky-meets-trendy-meets-vintage” style and was immediately smitten with his signature needlepoint pillows. Instead of dishing out $125 or taking up needlepointing, Heather turned to her old faithful friend paint to make a modern monogrammed pillow. All it cost Heather was 30 minutes of her time since she already had all the materials on hand.

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Nautical Rope Lamp Makeover

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It’s always amazing how a little rope can totally change the look of something and instantly infuse it with a nautical feel. Krista from The Happy Housie took a lamp she had purchased at Wal-mart a couple of years ago, glued a paper roll to the base to thicken it, and then wrapped it with sisal rope attached with some hot glue. It gave the lamp an upgraded nautical look that fits perfectly in her son’s new nautical camp style bedroom.

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Metallic Paper Sunburst Mirror

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While Aly from Entirely Eventful Day says she may be a dreamer, she’s also a realist. That’s why she decided to spend only $5 to make a starburst mirror instead of blowing hundreds on a trend that will eventually fade. How did she do it for only $5? Paper! Yeppers, Aly created her shiny beauties using thick metallic and sparkle paper. Aly’s tutorial is so easy and inexpensive it’s perfect for those who have been hesitant to jump on the sunburst mirror bandwagon.

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