Repainted Mirror with Weathered Wood Finish

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Lauren from Bless’er House had an old wooden mirror stuck in storage that she decided to tackle using a DIY Restoration Hardware finish. Like many of us, Lauren has always drooled over the RH distressed finish but says she never has had the guts to try it for herself – until now! She is in [...Read More]

Tame Paper Clutter with Linen Pin Boards

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Kris from Driven by Décor had been eyeing Restoration Hardware’s linen pin boards and knew they’d be the answer to her organizing dreams. However, RH’s boards hardly fit her budget or her kitchen wall and its awkwardly placed light switch. Kris turned to DIY and made her own trio of boards using barn wood frames, corkboard, and fabric. They are perfect for taming coupons, invitations, magazine clippings, and all the other papers that like to clutter counters and desks!

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A Favorite Nightstand Gets a Girly Twist

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After building her daughter a beautiful panel bed fit for a princess, Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic built two matching nightstands that are every bit as lovely! Whitney loved the design of a nightstand she’d previously built for her son’s room and teamed up with Ana White to put a “girly” spin on the plans. There is no question in my mind why Whitney adores this design so much – hidden storage! Plus, it sure sweetens the deal that they only cost $60 each to build!

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Balustrade Coffee Table Even the Beginner Can Build

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Jen from House of Wood teamed up with Ana White to build this amazingly gorgeous balustrade coffee table. The real kicker is that it only took her six hours to build and cost about $200 compared to the $1795 price tag of her inspiration. If you are thinking this is only for the woodworking savvy, think again! Jen says this is a great beginner project but warns that saving tons of money by building your own furniture is a severely addicting hobby! Ha!

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Sew Your Own Relaxed Roman Shade

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Restoration Hardware offers a beautiful assortment of relaxed roman shades that can be custom made to fit your windows. Guess what? You can make your own for way less following this tutorial from Amy at Joyful Daisy. Amy whipped up her DIY roman shade using a sewing machine, but hand stitching or no-sew tape will also do the trick if sewing’s not your thing. So why not save some money AND get the perfect fabric to add some WOW to your room?!?

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Industrial Metal Storage Basket with DIY Liner

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Erin from Elizabeth Joan Designs needed some storage for her son’s ever-growing collection of basketballs, footballs and soccer balls. She happened to have an old metal laundry basket in storage and gave it an industrial makeover a la Restoration Hardware. I love how Erin was able to use a little creativity to turn an item she wasn’t using anymore into a functional and decorative storage solution!

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“Stash Buster” Easter Bunny Pillow

Nicole from Shabby Beach Nest was floored when she saw the price of a bunny pillow that her daughter wanted to get for Easter – $75!  Nicole says, “I knew I could make this pillow on the cheap, and boy was I right. This pillow cost me a whopping $0.” I love Nicole’s resourcefulness in using the fabric from an old shirt and dress for her pillow. It cost her nothing and repurposed some items from her stash.

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Vintage Industrial Wall Letters on a Budget

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Angela of blue i style has a major thing for typography and can’t get enough of letters and words in home décor. From the moment Angela decided on a “vintage preppy” theme for her son’s room, she’s had her eye on wood and metal wall letters. She was able to create a knock-off version that really captures the vintage industrial vibe of her original inspiration using paper mache letters, metallic acrylic paint, scrapbook paper and nails. Angela says, “I am pretty proud of how my letters turned out! The total for my three letters rang in at less than $10.00 (about $3 each), and the entire project took me less than an hour.”

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