Wood American Flag Plaque

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With barbeques and summer right around the corner, Andrea from Queen of Kings just had to have a larger-than-life American flag to bring in the season. Andrea hit up the home improvement and craft stores for her supplies and then put her painting and mathematical skills to work. Andrea says, “This sign took A LOT of work and math, but the end result was well worth it! Stars & stripes forever!!!”

wood american flag plaque

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Kids Train Table

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Like couches in living rooms, activity tables are staple furnishings for playrooms. However, they can be quite pricey, especially considering the fact that kids aren’t exactly gentle on furniture. Janette from Style with Cents shares how to make a table that is TWICE as big and HALF the cost of one of Pottery Barn Kid’s most popular activity tables using MDF and fence posts. I can’t say it any better than Janette – “That’s what you call WINNING, my friends.”

pottery barn kids inspired train table kids table $40[20]

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Numbered Storage Baskets

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Whether they are on drawers, stools, or baskets, Megan from Balancing Home loves numbers in décor. After repeatedly seeing images of numbers on baskets in her Pottery Barn catalogs, Megan decided it was high time she implemented this design element into her own home. Megan kept it simple by purchasing mailbox numbers in varying styles from the hardware store. I love how they add visual interest to otherwise plain storage baskets.

pottery barn inspired baskets with numbers

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Nautical Clipboard Art

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I have seen clipboards used to create rotating gallery walls before, and their usefulness as wall décor doesn’t stop there. Jeanine at Okio B Designs was inspired to create nautical clipboard art for her office with white paint, starfish, and nautical prints. Clipboards are way cheap, and you could definitely have some fun customizing the design so they speak to you.

clipboard art for office inspired by pottery barn

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Queen Storage Bed

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Ever since Shannon from Bohemian Junktion’s son left for college, bed in tow, his room has sat empty. When it came time for spring break and her son’s arrival home, Shannon knew he would obviously need a place to sleep and came up with a plan that involved moving her high school daughter’s bed into her son’s room and building a cottage-y storage bed for her daughter. The really impressive part is that her teenage daughter is the one who actually built the bed using plans from Ana White. You go girl!

pottery barn knock off stratton bed

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Wood Twin Bed

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With a baby who is no longer baby, Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic knew it was time to convert her daughter’s room from a nursery to a big girl room. First up, was a big girl bed that Whitney literally whipped up in one day following plans from Ana White. Whitney’s favorite part about this bed is that it’s built to house a trundle underneath. All I can say is that I am blown away by her mad skills and can’t wait to see how the room comes together!

diy kids bed inspired by pottery barn kids

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Painted Clock Face from Table

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Becky from Posh Pink Giraffe made a decorative clock face that seriously looks like it came straight from the pages of Pottery Barn’s catalog. And here’s the kicker… it didn’t cost her cent! The secret to Becky’s saving was in repurposing an old tabletop that had been hanging around in the trunk of her car for a month. The table was on its way to Goodwill until Becky was hit with her genius idea. It’s times like these we can be grateful for a little procrastination {wink}!

pottery barn inspired clockface from old tabletop

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Personalized Canvas Nightlight

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I think part of the appeal of Pottery Barn Kids is that pretty much anything can be customized. However, as we all know, custom comes at a cost. Like… $35 for a nightlight. Ouch! Fortunately, crafty ladies like Vanessa from Tried and True have a knack for getting that custom look without spending $35 on something that costs $5 at Wal-mart. Vanessa shares at Crafts Unleashed how she made this adorable nightlight using a mini canvas and tissue paper. Too cute!

customized bird nightlight

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