Wood Coat Knobs

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Anu from Nalle’s House was all settled on modern coat knobs she wanted to purchase for her mini mudroom… and then discovered they simply wouldn’t fit. Anu found a very cost-friendly alternative in some unfinished wood knobs that she finished with a bright blue stain and mounted with double-ended screws. The knob are functional and add a great pop of color to the small space (which is absolutely darling)!

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Thumb Tack Embellished Tray

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Mary Anne from Purposedly Reinvented has a love affair with trays and simply cannot get enough. Here’s what she has to say about her favorite decorative accessory: “From the entry way to bedside, they are stylish must-haves that can help you display, contain and organize.  Whether you are decorating or entertaining, everything looks better on a tray.” I love how Mary Anne embellished this thrift store tray with thumb tacks!

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Alphabet Lazy Susan

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Sherry from Pondered Primed Perfected scored a free lazy Susan at a garage sale when the owner happily threw it in with Sherry’s other findings. There was no way Sherry would turn down an opportunity to find a way to turn it into something fabulous, and, of course, she doesn’t disappoint! The once old, tired lazy Susan now has a smart new look with a bold alphabet design around the rim.

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“Every Day I Love You” Word Art

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After his wife fell in love with a pricey art print, Matt of theDIYvillage set out to create an affordable knock-off of this beautiful wall art for her as a Valentine’s Day Gift. He did it for only $11 using some pine boards and Luan. How’s that for affordable? Matt’s knock-off is so spot-on his wife thought it was the original when he gave it to her!

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Safari Print Finial

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You may remember the painted safari print ornaments that Morena of Morena’s Corner created for Christmas. Well Morena found a way to incorporate the ornaments into her daily décor by turning them into decorative finials. If animal prints aren’t your thing, Morena points out that you can use ornaments with any design to make a finial you’ll love.

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Wood and Metal Side Table

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If you aren’t quite ready to delve into a build-from-scratch furniture project, reworking a piece to fit your vision might be a great option. Thrifty Décor Chick Sarah found a bargain wood and metal table from TJ Maxx that wobbled and had a thin, warped tabletop but held promise to be a real beauty with a little love. Sarah worked her magic and now has a new table she loves!

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Painted “Tile” Backsplash

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If you love the look of a backsplash but aren’t quite ready to dish out the big bucks or break out the wet saw, Beth from Sawdust and Embryos offers a user-friendly paint alternative. Beth has become quite the pro at painting backsplashes to get all the look of tile but without the fuss. The taping is definitely the most tedious part, but it’s something pretty much anyone can do with a little patience.

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Wall Sconce from Bowl

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One of my good friends Mandi from Vintage Revivals has an awesome sense of style and a knack for bringing her personality to every corner of her home. When Mandi updated her hallway, she knew she wanted to replace her old wall sconces. She came upon a design she loved and knew she could easily recreate… with a bowl! Is Mandi a clever chica or what?!?

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