Pleated Bed Skirt

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Mary Anne from Purposedly Reinvented had been on the lookout for a bed skirt without ruffles AND a ridiculously expensive price tag. She loved the look of a simple pleated style and decided to get creative and make her own with a fitted twin sheet. Mary Anne’s bed skirt not only looks great, but it requires minimal sewing and doesn’t shift!

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Felt Pillow Covers

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Cupkateer Ananda knew as soon as she saw some felt pillows from PB Teen that she could replicate them for cheap. Pottery Barn charges a whopping $39 for one of their pretty pillows, but crafty ladies like Ananda know that felt’s hardly that expensive! The Cupkateer version? $5! Ananda even breaks it down for you step-by-step with patterns and all so you can make your own!

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Number Art Nightstand

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For her “Big Guy’s” thirtieth birthday, Dana from Crafted Niche surprised him with a nightstand she picked up off of Craigslist and refabbed with some cool number art. Dana used a projector to trace on the number design and then painted it in with homemade chalk paint. While the outside is pretty amazing, Dana also customized the inside with dividers to hold the Big Guy’s beloved sunglass collection. She definitely gets some awesome girlfriend bragging rights for this gift!

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Kids Play Kitchen

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When Mable from Lilato Laka came across a retro kitchen at Pottery Barn Kids, it was love at first sight. Of course, the price wasn’t all that lovable, so Mable pulled out her tools! For a grand total of $60, Mable transformed a used entertainment center into her daughter’s dream kitchen that is complete with tile, a window, a dishwasher, and tons of other kitchen gadgets. Mable is new to woodworking so you can only imagine her pride in building a piece her daughter loves and plays on for hours!

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Burlap Rosette Lampshade

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Crystal from Homemaker in Heels made a plain lampshade resemble a beautiful bouquet by covering it in burlap rosettes. The rosettes are crazy simple to make, requiring just a little rolling, twisting, and gluing, but make a huge visual statement.  This is a great way to salvage an old shade that is showing some wear and tear or discoloration. All covered in rosettes no one would ever be the wiser!

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Vintage “Refreshments” Sign

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Back at Christmas time Tricia from Simplicity in the South turned the old brass kick plate from her front door into a vintage Christmas sign. Great repurpose, right? Well, it doesn’t stop there! Tricia used the reverse side of the kick plate to make a “Refreshments” sign for her kitchen. Come Christmas time she will just have to flip it back over for some super speedy decorating. Brilliant!

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Faux Flower Branches

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When it comes to buying faux floral stems, it seems the options are to settle for plastic-y looking stems or pay absurd prices like $40 per stem! Mary from At Home on the Bay found a way around the dilemma by gluing the blooms from inexpensive craft store stems onto tree branches for a much more realistic look. Mary is so right when she says, “The sticks add that natural element that is missing from the plastic stems.”

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Wooden Toy Box

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When her brother requested a toy box for his kiddos, Ayisha at The Pursuit of Handyness headed straight to Ana White for plans. Ayisha modified the dimensions to fit her brother’s designated space, drew out her cut list, and headed to a local lumber yard to score all her wood for only $29. Ayisha knew the toy box was a big hit when her little niece and nephew immediately climbed inside {Giggle}!

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