Industrial Wood Letters with Metal Trim

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I am just loving this knock off from the gals over at Lolly Jane! Kelli wanted to recreate the look of vintage industrial letters for less than $15 PER letter. Yes, that gets pricey! Amazing, she got all the look of wood and metal without using wood and metal. I never would have guessed it, but the “wood” is simply patterned scrapbook paper and the “metal” silver glitter tape. That means scissors are the only tool needed! Nicely done, Ladies!

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When Life Hands You a Bag of Driftwood, Make a Wreath!

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Heather from New House New Home was out thrifting when she came across a bag full of driftwood for five dollars. Heather snatched it up knowing exactly what she’d make with it – a driftwood wreath just like the $100+ model sold at Restoration Hardware. It was as easy as firing up the hot glue gun and layering the pieces onto a wreath ring. I love the organic beauty of driftwood!

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Wood and Pipe Console Table

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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