Sheet Music Wall Art

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Amy of Amy’s Casablanca was immediately drawn to a piece of musical artwork she saw floating around Pinterest. When she finally found the source and saw the hefty $2000 price tag, it just motivated Amy to find a way to do it herself. With the help of the Staples copy lady, Amy created her own humongous 36”x48” piece of artwork that looks very similar to her inspiration and is a custom fit for her hallway.

diy sheet music wall art

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Sharpie Art Plate Wall

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Sarah from While They Snooze takes DIY wall art to a whole new level with this plate wall she created using dollar store plates and a Sharpie. This amazing project earned Sarah a well-deserved spot in the top 3 of the Creating with the Star’s knock-off round at East Coast Creative. The secret to Sarah’s beautiful artistry is in using a projector to trace the image onto the plates. With the handy tool, there is no limit to what you draw on your plates and still get stunning results!

anthropologie inspired sharpie art plate wall

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Pieced Wood Artwork

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Melissa of This Girl’s Life recreated a piece of woodwork art she liked from Pottery Barn to better fit her budget and color-scheme. Melissa knew it was going to be an easy DIY (since it’s literally just pieces of wood!) and had the entire piece of artwork completed in less than a day. Even purchasing all the wood for the project, Melissa still spent only what it would have cost in taxes had she purchased directly from Pottery Barn. You could save even more if you’ve got wood scraps stored away!

pieced wood artwork - PB knock off

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Polka Dot Plates

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Merrill, the Girl of a Thousand Dreams, has been dreaming about owning some Kate Spade polka dot plates for what feels like her entire life. But does anyone actually need plates that cost $140 for a set of five? That’s where Merrill’s “alternative plan” comes into play that involves dollar store plates, glass paint, and paper hole reinforcement stickers for that perfect polka dot. Merrill says, “Lesson learned: Never buy something for $140  when you can make it for $5! Merrill:1 Kate Spade: 0”

DIY Kate Spade inspired gold polka dot plates

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Vintage Framed Alphabet Art

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Jennifer from Blissfully Ever After decided to give an outdated picture frame from a swap meet some love and turn it into a piece of vintage, industrial alphabet art for her son’s playroom. With some leftover paint and her own custom printable, Jennifer pulled it off for a whopping $1.79. That’s quite the saving compared to her $329 inspiration! Wowzers!

DIY phonetic alphabet printable wall art - a RH Baby & Child knock off

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Gold Patterned Desk

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Julia from Cuckoo 4 Design loved the look of a graphic “Bamboo” wallpaper and had the pattern sitting on her desk for months waiting for its grand debut somewhere in her home. A thrift store desk/bar that Julia revamped became the perfect candidate, and she set out to recreate the design with one of her favorite tools – a Sharpie! Doesn’t it look fabulous?!?

white and gold graphic pattern on revamped desk created with Sharpie

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Candle Pillar Stand

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While strolling the aisles of Target, Beth from B & B Build a Better Life found a cute candle stand designed to hold an arrangement of pillars. Beth loved the concept, and even though the price wasn’t too shabby, she knew she could make something even better and cheaper. Off to ReStore she went, and the results are fabulous!

white candle pillar stand - a Target knock off

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Marquee Star

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Amanda from Burlap and Denim loves the effect of lighting in design. Throw in a vintage-industrial vibe, and the girl is head over heals! That’s what propelled Amanda to create her own marquee star using rather unusual materials. Amanda’s star is not only incredibly less expensive than those offered at some of our favorite designer retailers but also quite a bit bigger!

diy marquee star made from foam core

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