Repurposed Scrabble Game to Place Cards


Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict shares a fun way to put that old Scrabble game that’s been sitting in your closet for ages to use. And, no, it’s not at your next game night! Debbie stained the wood tile holders for a more vintage look and then spray painted the tiles with chalkboard paint to make the cutest place holders for her table. All she has to do is erase and change the letters whenever she has new guests. Absolutely genius!

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Upholstered Headboard with Monogram for a Girl’s Room


With three daughters, Jessica from Polkadot Poplars spends lots of time thinking about how to decorate their rooms. For one of her girl’s bedrooms, she worked with her husband to make an upholstered headboard with monogram that’s fit for a princess. It definitely creates a focal point in the room just like Jessica hoped!

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Crown Molding Nursery Shelves


When a friend was in need off a ledge to hold her baby’s video monitor, Jaime from That’s My Letter came to the rescue with a set of crown molding shelves. I love the classic look of this design and think it would also make a lovely faux mantle for those without one.  The beauty of DIY is that it allows you to customize your shelf size to perfectly fit your space… and all for a fraction of the cost of a store-bought shelf!

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DIY Book Page Art


Becca at From Gardners 2 Bergers shares her simple steps for creating DIY book page art on the computer. Becca asks, “Have you ever been to a restaurant and been like, ‘I should have just stayed home. could have totally made this food myself!?!’ Well guess what, this art is exactly like that!” Becca even had the genius idea to scan her book pages first so she didn’t have to sacrifice any actual pages. That means you could use a book checked out from the library or borrowed from a friend to create your art.

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Wood and Fabric Upholstered Bed

wood and fabric bed

Kelly from The Lily Pad Cottage has had the same wood bed for ten years and has painted it twice in an effort to change things up a bit. A wood and fabric bed from Pottery Barn got her wheels turning and inspired Kelly to add upholstered panels to her preexisting headboard and footboard. Although this project turned out to be quite the adventure for Kelly (and her family!), the end results are beeeeautiful!

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Twenty Buck Outdoor Sawhorse Bench


Last month I shared the gorgeous new outdoor dining table that Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic built for only $85 using plans from Ana White. Whitney again teamed up with Ana to build benches with a similar sawhorse style for only $20. Yep, you heard right… $20!!! That’s only $125 total for a solid wood outdoor dining set that looks like it came straight out of a catalog. The Shanty Sisters have done it again!

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Kids’ Work Area with Schoolhouse Desks


Busy settling into her new home, Jaime from That’s My Letter knew she needed to create a work area for her kiddos pronto. She teamed up with Ana White to transform an empty space into a functional and beautiful workspace that features three schoolhouse desks. Jaime repurposed the stained wood tops from an old IKEA cabinet she had taken apart, and, like she says, the paint and stain combination is simply “yummy!”

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Get Organized with a Family Command Center


With a growing family, Sarah of My Simple Obsession was in need of a command center to keep track of her family’s numerous appointments and notes. She loved one from Pottery Barn but says, “…no way would I ever pay $500 dollars or even close to that for a command center that I could make myself.  So I did! And for a fraction of that price!!” I just love Sarah’s “Pin it” corkboard tile and how she spruced up her board with fabric rosette thumbtacks and a bunting. So cute!

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