Fruit and Flower Embellished Picture Frame

diy embellished picture frame

Amy from Delineate Your Dwelling was inspired to embellish a plain wood photo frame with little fruits, veggies, and flowers. I love that Amy’s frame is fun yet classy with a crisp white finish. Amy says that this project really opened her eyes to all the random items you could spray paint and then glue [...Read More]

Rustic Tree Trunk Stool with Hairpin Legs


Katie from Upcycled Treasures is a sucker for rustic, nature-like décor. She was inspired to create an accent stool with a tree trunk top and hairpin legs using basic materials from the hardware store for only $20. And most of you will be happy to know that no welding is involved in creating the metal [...Read More]

Bright and Bold Striped Trunk Makeover

painted stripe trunk

Sarah of Sarah M. Dorsey Designs shares at Infarrantly Creative how she gave a beat up trunk she picked up at the thrift store for only $7 a bright and bold makeover with painted stripes. The transformation involved cleaning and priming the trunk and then taping off the stripe pattern and painting away. It’s amazing [...Read More]

Wooden Votive Candle Centerpiece

wood candle centerpiece

Breanna from Brepurposed saw a beautiful wood candle centerpiece while browsing online but says her heart skipped a beat when she saw the price – $69.99 for a piece of wood with holes in it?! Yikes! Breanna knew she could recreate it for a fraction of the price. She even improved on the original design [...Read More]

Reclaimed Wood and Faucet Knob Coat Rack

faucet knob coat rack

Ananda from A Piece of Rainbow found a unique coat rack online that incorporated colorful garden hose knobs. The negative is that it was no longer available, but it gave Ananda the perfect excuse for a DIY! Ananda added her own spin by creating a pipework design on her reclaimed wood. How fun is this?!? [...Read More]

Faux Bois “Every Day I Love You” Wall Art


You can find this cute little sign in tons of stores, and although Becca at From Gardners 2 Bergers majorly loved it, she wanted to personalize it. Becca added her own spin to the design by creating the wooden frame from 1x2x8 pieces of wood and printing the text onto a transparency. By layering the [...Read More]

Gift Ideas for Dad #8: Wooden Photo Cubes

diy wood photo blocks

There is nothing that melts a dad’s heart like the sweet faces of his children, whether they are three or thirty! Julia from Stars & Sunshine created a set of wooden photo blocks for her dad that includes six different pictures of their family. I love Julia’s design that allows you to “rotate” the pictures by simply turning the cubes. This would make a fun and meaningful addition to Dad’s office, and even the kiddos would enjoy the picture “puzzles.”

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Gift Ideas for Dad #7: Leather Valet Tray

diy leather valet tray

Whether it’s a counter, dresser, or table, most men like to have a designated spot to keep their keys, wallet, and phone. Why not add some style to that tried-and-true spot with a DIY leather valet? Dabney, whose husband enjoys working with leather, shares at Apartment Therapy how easy it is to make your own valet with basically just an X-acto knife and rivets. Dad will love the functionality of it, and what says manly like leather?!?

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