Vintage Chalkboard Plaques

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We all have those projects that linger on our to-do lists for weeks, months, and even years. That was the case with these chalkboard plaques made by Melissa from Shabby Love. She had adored them for years, so you know it must have been all the sweeter when Melissa finally made her own collection of little boards out of luan. These would look so cute arranged on the wall together!

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Antique White Spindle Crib

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Rachel from Maison de Pax had been dreaming of an antique looking crib for her son’s room but couldn’t justify the expense when she already a perfectly good crib. Imagine her excitement when she got a call about a FREE white spindle crib. Rachel of course snatched it up and then achieved the look she was after with flat white spray paint, stain, and a dark wax. She sewed a simple crib skirt with box pleats out of drop cloth to complete the look… for a grand total of $7!

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Refinished Bed with Weathered Finish

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When it came time to convert her son’s nursery to a “big boy” room, Meesh from imeeshu opted for a queen bed so there’d be plenty of room for story time cuddles. She found a glossy white bed on Craigslist and used her own technique for recreating the beautiful weathered finish that’s signature of Restoration Hardware’s pieces. The look is perfect for a little boy’s room, and this whole space basically knocks my socks off. Amazing job, Meesh!

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Chalkboard Easel

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If you are still looking for a custom gift idea for a special little one this Christmas, then look no further! Larissa from The House on Harrison turned an old cabinet door from curbside trash day into an adorable easel that’s perfect for parties or play. If you love this easel as much as I do, then make sure to pop over to Larissa’s for a couple of other great ideas for turning a cabinet door into a sure-to-please gift!

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Kids Play Teepee

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What kids wouldn’t love to come down the stairs on Christmas morning to find their very own personalized teepee? For less than $40 you can build this fun little hideout following Jaime’s tutorial at That’s My Letter. Jaime used Ana White’s project plans and guarantees it’s easy as pie. Here’s what she has to say, “If you can sew a straight stitch you can definitely make this teepee.”

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Chalkboard Dresser

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This dresser from Connie at Sensible Redesign takes chalk art to a whole new level! After being inspired to make over an entire dresser with chalkboard paint, Connie added some festivity with chalk drawings similar to those seen in RH Baby & Child’s holiday catalog. This is a fun and easy way to change out your décor with the seasons or just when you are in the mood for something new.

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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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Sawhorse Desk

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We have been following along as Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic has built one fabulous piece of furniture after another for her son’s bedroom. The most recent and final addition was Ana White’s 1×3 sawhorse desk that saves on space but doesn’t skimp on style. Seriously, after this latest build, I think I am ready [...Read More]