Make a Headboard from a Hollow Core Door


Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage got the idea to turn a hollow core door into a simple, minimalist headboard like one she’d seen from West Elm. Gina didn’t let the fact that the doors are hollow and weak deter her… or the placement of her bed in front of the window. No siree! The clever gal just kept brainstorming ideas until she found one that worked. Gina says the headboard is one of her easiest builds ever and cost only $40.

diy headboard from door

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Framed Sea Fan Artwork for the Ocean Lover


After living n Hawaii for six years, Becca at From Gardners 2 Bergers has a deep love for the ocean. When she saw preserved sea fan art from Restoration Hardware, Becca knew it was just the touch she needed to bring her room to the level of perfection she strives for while reminding her of Hawaii’s rippling blue waters. Becca used a real sea fan she purchased online and a few craft store materials to make her artwork for a grand total of $25. That’s a saving of $525 compared to her inspiration!

framed sea fan art

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Colorful Flower Garland for a Spring Party


After her daughter decided on a spring theme for her fourth birthday party, Jodi at Meaningful Mama started searching for inspiration. She came across a flower garland from Pottery Barn Kids and quickly realized she could make it herself and even had all the materials on-hand. Woohoo! I love the variety of textures, colors, and patterns Jodi used!

flower garland

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Lamp Makeover a la Pottery Barn


While on a shopping trip in Pottery Barn, Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage found a lamp and shade that she loved. The bad news is they were quite pricey. The good news is Gina is a pro at creating a “cheaper alternative,” like mimicking a $159+ lamp for less than $10 using secondhand finds. Gina’s revamped lamp is just as lovely as her inspiration but is even better since Gina translated words from one of hubby’s love notes for the script. Oohlala!

lamp makeover

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Patriotic Napkin Rings for a Festive Fourth of July Table


This morning I shared a no-sew pillow cover that Debbie at Mountain Breaths whipped up for her patio for the Fourth of July. Debbie’s simple patriotic projects don’t stop there! She also created pretty napkin rings out of cardboard strips that she wrapped with burlap and ribbon. These napkins are both inexpensive and easy to make but will make a fabulously festive addition to your Fourth of July tablescape!

fourth of july napkin rings

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No-Sew Fourth of July Pillow Cover


With the Fourth of July just days away, I wanted to share a couple of projects that Debbie at Mountain Breaths created in honor of the occasion. Debbie replicated a patriotic pillow she saw in Pottery Barn’s catalog using fabric she actually picked up at Wal-mart years ago. What’s cool about Debbie’s pillow cover is that it requires absolutely no sewing. You’ll have to head over to Debbie’s site to read how she did it!

fourth of july pillow

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Removable Butterfly Wall Mural

butterfly wall mural

Nicole from ART+POLITICS+Life was inspired by the work of Paul Villinski to make her own stunning wall mural for less than $20 using vinyl, a hand drawn stencil, and scissors. Nicole says, “It’s actually very simple and completely removable if you decide to redecorate. This project is perfect for dorm rooms or any other room that needs a statement piece.”

butterfly wall mural

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Paint Can to Patterned Storage Pail


As soon as she saw Pottery Barn Kids’ paper-wrapped bucket, Anna from My Life and Kids knew she could make her own. Anna used new paint cans from the hardware store and simply wrapped them with patterned scrapbook paper using Mod Podge. These are great for toy storage or used as “gift bags” as Anna did for a friend’s baby shower.

decorative pail

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