Wood and Pipe Console Table

Stephanie of Simply Swider has been whipping her entryway into shape with an industrial chic makeover. A distressed wood and metal console table? Yes, please! A $695 price tag? Um, no… And why would you pay that much when you can build your own console from leftover butcher block and conduit piping – for under $50!

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Chalkboard Map Rolling Shade

Chalkboard paint and maps have been popular in the DIY world for awhile now and are still going strong. Becca at From Gardner 2 Bergers merged these two popular trends to create a rolling chalkboard map for her guest bedroom. Wondering how Becca pulled off the rolling part of the map? Easy! She painted a rolling window shade with chalkboard paint and then drew the map right on. The cool part is that the map also doubles as a blackout shade on the window!

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Industrial Wood and Metal Pipe Bed

Jaime of That’s My Letter and Ana White have been working their magic again – but with a new twist! Ana helped Jaime draw up plans for a new bed for her son’s bedroom that features galvanized steel pipes and wood slats. Like Jaime says, it’s a match made in heaven! And she walks you through the entire process step-by-step so you can make a one-of-a-kind bed industrial bed too.

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Refurbished Vintage Schoolhouse Lights

Lindsey from Impatiently Crafty LOVES classic schoolhouse lights but sure doesn’t want to pay $200 a piece for them. She has become a master a refurbishing old lights found on Ebay and at salvage stores for much cheaper. With a light sanding, coat of spray paint, and new wiring, they look just like the ones found at high end stores like Restoration Hardware!


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Reclaimed Wood and Metal Wall Shelves

When decorating a tiny bathroom, there is only so much storage and decorating space. Greg and Ashley from Seventh House on the Left solved this dilemma while renovating their half bath by adding shelving above the toilet. They opted for a Restoration Hardware-inspired wood and metal combination, using worn boards for the shelves and pipe for the brackets. Here’s what they have to say about their new shelves: “The shelves really help balance out the vanity wall on the opposite side, and we’re thrilled to have some storage to be able to showcase some pretty things.”

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Thrift Store Find to Subway Sign Chalk Art

If you are one to frequently change out décor, you can’t beat chalk art. Jami from An Oregon Cottage found a piece of framed pressboard artwork from the thrift store and used paint to turn it into a chalkboard. She then used her tried-and-true chalk transfer method to draw a subway sign like those sold at Restoration Hardware. Before sporting this train sign, Jami’s chalkboard made an appearance in her Christmas gallery wall. And guess what? When she’s had her fill of the subway sign art, she can simply wipe it away and draw something new!

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Ugly Canvas to Subway Sign Art

As soon as Aimee from The Vintage Estate came across some ugly canvases, she knew they’d be perfect for replicating the pricey subway signs she’d been eyeing from Restoration Hardware. All it took was some paint and handmade stencils for Aimee to give the canvases new life. It just goes to show that you have to use a little imagination in the thrift store aisles and see beyond what is to what could be!

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Easy DIY Framed Chalkboard

Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic knew she wanted a large chalkboard like one from Restoration Hardware for her entryway – just not for $300. And why buy one when you can make it yourself for about $15? And in one hour no less! Whitney’s easy DIY chalkboard tutorial builds upon an existing chalkboard that she purchased from Hobby Lobby. Whitney added on to the existing frame with some furring strips and pine casing, transforming the plain Jane frame into a real showstopper!

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