Wood and Metal Coffee Table

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Debra from Bungalow loved the look of a reclaimed wood and metal coffee table for her living room, but spending a couple thousand dollars on a small table simply wasn’t happening. Instead, Debra purchased some iron from the hardware store and put her husband’s welding skills to work. Even if your husband can’t weld, Debra suggests finding a friend or hiring out the welding to still save a pretty penny from Restoration Hardware’s price tag.

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Aged Steel Cabinet

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Tricia from Simplicity in the South had a locker cabinet from IKEA hanging out in her storage building that she knew could be transformed with “a little paint, inspiration, and determination.” Tricia outlines all the steps she took to take the look from that of a locker room to a high-end catalog. I just love this finish! You’ve got to check out the close-ups to really appreciate the beautiful patina Tricia achieved!

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Printer’s Style Bar

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Slowly but surely I have tackled a couple of of build-from-scratch projects to increase my woodworking skills and confidence. It’s when I stumble upon projects like this bar from Jen at House of Wood that I am really wishing I could make the jump to expert builder over night. Jen worked with Ana White for her printer’s style bar that includes shelving, a hanging stemware rack, and built-in wine grid behind those beautiful faux drawer fronts. All I can say is that I am in awe of Jen’s skills!

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Balustrade Console Table

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After creating an eye-catching gallery wall with black and white photos, Nikki from That Was A What?! still felt the space needed a little something. Nikki settled on lamps to do the trick, which meant she would also need a console table for the lamps to sit on. Smitten with a pricey salvaged wood console from Restoration Hardware, Nikki sought out some reclaimed materials of her own. Can you tell what Nikki repurposed for her That Was A What?! rendition of RH’s table?

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Reclaimed Wood Bench

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As a part of her mudroom remodel, Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust built a small bench where her kids could sit and put their shoes on. Being the resourceful gal that she is, Kristen used some old picnic table boards she found in a dumpster for the build. I love Kristen’s criss-cross design and the fact that she built this bench for FREE by using the reclaimed wood! You go, Girl!

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Upholstered Burlap Chair

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Kenz of Interiors by Kenz dreamed of having a grand upholstered chair like one from Restoration Hardware as an accent in her basement, no other chair would do. She worked some of her Cinderella magic to transform a wicker chair from the thrift store into a fancy burlap upholstered chair with nailhead trim and a grey-washed finish. Would you believe Kenz reupholstered the whole chair with just a hot glue gun???

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Rustic Wood Sideboard and Hutch

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The Shanty 2 Chic sisters never cease to amaze me with their amazing building skills. With the help of Ana White, Whitney recently tackled her largest project to date – a RH inspired sideboard with hutch. It goes without saying that a piece like this is pricey, so what a blessing to be able to build it yourself and save some serious cash. I love that there is hidden storage to hide away extra napkins, table runners, and the like and then the open hutch for displaying all your pretties.

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Nautical Rope Mirror

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Leah of Moss Eclectic had only one item on her must-have list for her son’s nursery – a rope mirror like the beauty she’d been admiring from Restoration Hardware. Since the $650 original would have totally blown the nursery budget out of the water, Leah instead turned the friendly-on-the-wallet IKEA for a round mirror. With some eye hooks and thick rope, Leah created this awesome replica!

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