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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Decorating with Birch Branches

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Joan from Nicer Than New loves birch trees and even has four birch tree paintings in her house to prove it! A huge ice storm before Christmas left the streets in Joan’s neighborhood with piles of birch branches, some of which were white, straight, and beautiful. Joan collected the branches and toted them home for simple yet stunning décor – compliments of Mother Nature!

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Vintage License Plate Map Pallet Art

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Angela from blue i style has long been obsessed with the Reclaimed License Plate Map from Uncommon Goods. When she decided to go with a vintage, handmade look for her son’s room, the map was a shoo-in. However, at almost $4,000, Angela knew it would never be in her budget and pulled together a plan to get the same look with a much- less-expensive license plate map she found printed on heavy gauge steel and an old pallet. She says, “The final product, while not made from real license plates, has a very similar feel at a much better price. The final price tag for my knock off version was only $140!”

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Chevron Magazine End Table

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I love me some chevron, so it’s no wonder the design of this table built by Paula at Sweet Pea and her hubby caught my eye. The slanted shelves mimic the look of chevron and also keep books and magazines nice and tidy. You can’t beat stylish AND functional! Would you believe it only cost the couple $30 to build?

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Umbrella Basket to Wood and Wire Accent Table

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Heather of Twin Dragonfly Designs has found a lot to love in Target’s home décor section this season and says it would all look absolutely beautiful in her home. Now Target may be on the cheap side compared to Pottery Barn and friends, but that doesn’t mean you can’t DIY for less! Heather found an accent table with a wood top and wire base she loved, just not for $99. She was able to recreate it for only twelve dollars using a umbrella basket she simply flipped over and free cable spool ends from Home Depot. I love the way Heather thinks!

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Faux Metal Pedestal Side Tables

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There is no doubt that Joan of Nicer Than New is drawn to pedestal tables. She bought not one but EIGHT at an estate sale. Two of them were from the Bombay company, sporting their signature dark mahogany finish… that was peeling, bubbling, and definitely in need of sprucing up. While drooling over the goodies offered at Joss and Main, Joan spotted an aluminum pedestal table, and the light bulb went off. She happened to have some aluminum colored paint leftover from another project and used it to give these two tables a new life of glamour!

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DIY Gold-Tipped Paper Feathers

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Cheryl from Snaps of Ginger is the proud new owner of a Silhouette Cameo, and it sure didn’t take her long to realize what a wonder this machine is! One of her recent projects was creating these beautiful gold-tipped feathers. At first look, you’d never guess they are just plain old paper! With the metallic gold detailing Cheryl added with paint, they look totally glam.

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