Build a Weathered Farmhouse Dining Table for $75

diy weathered farmhouse dining table

Katie from Upcycled Treasures had a DIY dining table on her to-do list for months. After coming across the West Elm Wooden Truss dining table {and the projects plans via Design Confidential} Katie was instantly inspired. She says, “I always enjoy working in the garage with my husband, and we now have a beautiful dining table that only cost us $75!”

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Gold Leaf Patterned Pillows

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Brynne of The Gathered Home loved the gold metallic pillow covers from West Elm and started wondering if it was possible to DIY pillows that had the same metallic luster. The idea of using gold leaf on fabric came to Brynne, and since she already had the supplies on hand, there was nothing to lose! Brynne says, “It turns out you CAN gold leaf fabric, which opens up a world of possibilities – not the least of which is having my own version of my favorite West Elm pillows on my sofa!”

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Bring Color to Your Walls with Modern Art

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Amy from Delineate Your Dwelling wanted to add some bright color to her office and fell in love with West Elm’s Geo Print. She was able to replicate the artwork for only $12 by simply sketching the design onto a canvas with loose, doodle-like motions. I can’t think of a more fun design to pep up a work space!

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Industrial Style Pipe Curtain Rods

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When deciding on curtains rods for her son’s bedroom, Carrie from Making Lemonade had a choice to make – drive to the mall and purchase West Elm’s industrial curtain rods or drive to Home Depot, make her own, and save $100. “Guess which idea won?” she asks. DIY, of course! Carrie assures that it’s easier than you think, especially since she’s got your shopping list ready!

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Trash-to-Treasure White and Gold Rolling Cart

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Kathy from The Salvaged Boutique rescued a metal cart from the garbage pile at work. The fact that it was metal made it a true score, despite its n-a-s-t-y condition. We are talking seriously FILTHY and rusty! However, Kathy performed a miraculous transformation on the cart, taking it from landfill material to a vision in gold and white!

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How to Upholster a Bench–the Lazy Way

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Erin from Elizabeth Joan Designs had inherited an old bench from her parents with dreams of giving it a grand makeover. Enter a new baby and cross-country move, and the bench was quickly forgotten. When Erin later found herself in need of additional seating for her daughter’s birthday, she figured it was time to give the bench the update it so desperately needed – the lazy EASY way!

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Painted Stripe and Gold Dipped Tote

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If your momma is a lady who can never have enough bags, then this DIY gift idea is for you! Amy from Delineate Your Dwelling was loving the look of a striped, gold tipped tote from West Elm and recreated it with one of my favorite mediums – good ol’ paint! You can easily customize your bag with Mom’s favorite colors, and Amy says Hobby Lobby sells a variety of bag styles to meet any need. Mom will never guess it only cost $8 to make!

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DIY 5-Minute Abstract Black and White Art

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Bethany from Dwellings by DeVore decided to jump on the bandwagon and try her hand at creating graphic artwork a la West Elm. Bethany says she literally just did a couple of brush strokes across a piece of poster board and then popped her new abstract art into a frame once it was dry. She says, “I think it took me about 5 minutes to complete. You can’t beat that for quick and easy.”

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