Reupholstered Rocker with Gray Wash Finish

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I just love this project from Ahna at Easier Than I Thought because it’s a true example of seeing potential and beauty where others see trash. Ahna took an ugly (and I mean UGLY) old rocker and turned it into a thing of beauty. Literally, it looks like it could be sitting right in Restoration Hardware’s catalog with its nailhead trim, gray-washed finish, and textural linen-like fabric. You’ve got to head over to Ahna’s site to appreciate this miraculous chair makeover and learn how you too can achieve that gorgeous look!

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DIY Document Art in Minutes

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Allison from The Golden Sycamore included a piece of DIY document art in her fall “mantel” this year that she says cost pennies to create compared to the cost of her inspiration. Allison simply found a French document image from The Graphics Fairy, printed it out, and placed it in an updated Goodwill frame. How easy is that???

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“Beautiful and Beefy” Farmhouse Dining Table

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Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic has dreamed of building her own dining room table for her family of seven. With the help of Ana White, that dream came true, and Whitney now has a “BEAUTIFUL and beefy DIY farmhouse table” that she can proudly say SHE built. And, for only $100 in wood no less! With the holidays coming up in the next couple of months, this is the perfect table for serving all your guests.

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Salvaged Wood Balustrade Coffee Table

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After living with her small, wobbly coffee table for ten years, Tricia from Simplicity in the South was more than ready to welcome a more substantial piece into her home. Tricia actually built her new “beefier” table for a mere $50 since most of the wood was salvaged from an old building. And would you believe this was Tricia’s first furniture build? She borrowed a little help from Ana White for the tabletop but can take the credit for the rest of the plan. Of course, Tricia shows you exactly how she built it and achieved the distressed finished with milk paint and a wet rag.

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Sophisticated Sea Fan Art for the Beach Lover

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Here’s another project from imeeshu to help you achieve that high end look for less. Meesh says, “Why pay $400 for a framed sea fan when you can make it for $10?” That’s exactly what Meesh did with some consignment store frames and beautiful sea fans that she ordered online. Throw in some hot glue magic and presto – sophisticated beach-inspired art on a dime!

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Once a Bookshelf… Now Mudroom Lockers!

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Restoration Hardware’s entryway lockers had Meesh from imeeshu swooning for months. She had designed a full-on building plan before realizing she could pull it off without risking sawing off a finger. Meesh redirected her efforts and found a bookshelf she could repurpose with the addition of a few boards and chalk paint. Meesh says, “A little bead board, some industrial hooks, Michael’s crates, and voila! It’s perfect.”

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One-of-a-Kind Octagon Dining Room Table

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Cassandra from The Life of CK and Nate was over her scratch-and-dent, impossible to keep clean, and downright embarrassing dining room table. She went on a hunt for a new round table and came up with a couple of fabulous options from Restoration Hardware. Of course, that’s fabulous as in fabulous inspiration. Cassandra and her husband borrowed aspects from those lovely tables to design their own totally unique table complete with an octagon tabletop and six angled legs.

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Classic Concrete Garden Spheres

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Pam from Simple Details is a big fan of outdoor accessories and décor but says, “too much of a good thing can take your space from classic to cluttered and cutesy in no time.” That’s why Pam loves the serene look of Restoration Hardware’s stone garden spheres. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars PER stone, Pam made five stone structures for only $10 TOTAL. Just like her inspiration stones, Pam’s new garden stones are all unique and can withstand the winter cold. That means it’s not to late to whip up a batch of your own classy concrete spheres and spruce up your lawn for fall and winter.

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