Bronze and Gold Starburst Mirror

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I am not the only one to recently jump on the starburst mirror bandwagon. Debbie from One Day at a Time also recognized the popularity of these mirrors and wanted to get in on the fun. Debbie combined elements from a couple of her faves from Crate& Barrel to come up with a unique design that would work in her “1951 post-war cape cottage.” Debbie’s bronze-and-gold beauty was created using floral stakes, glue, and an octagon mirror for even more “50’s flair.”

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Stained Wood Shim Starburst Mirror

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I hope you enjoyed revisiting the most popular Pottery Barn projects featured over the past few years here at KOD. Today we are going to go a little starburst mirror crazy with two different DIY versions. The first comes from yours truly! I really love the classic look of these mirrors and decided to join the ranks of DIYers who have made their own. However, like I share at Infarrantly Creative, I think I’m the only crazy person who sanded and stained 150 shims to get the job done! Yikes! Trust me when I say that the end result totally makes it worth it though!

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Best of PB #10: Cubby Storage Organizer (and Christmas Advent)

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Michelle from Chalkboard Blue built this cubby system inspired by a hotel front desk organizer that is perfect for storage and display. The original inspiration came from a cubby organizer from Pottery Barn, but Michelle put her own spin on the design. This is so cute for the holidays. I love how Michelle used the cubbies as an advent this past Christmas!

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Best of PB #9: Large Multipanel Mantel Mirror

Amanda from A Creative Beginning needed a big ol’ mirror to cover a hole above her mantel. Her Pottery Barn inspiration fit the bill, but Amanda could not find a tutorial that actually recreated its exact size. What’s a girl to do but create her own? I’d say her mirror forms a pretty amazing focal point for the room!

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Best of PB #8: French Script Lampshade with a Sharpie

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Jeannine of The Concrete Cottage had a plain Target lamp shade lying around and decided to add a little pizzazz to it with some French script images and a fin tip Sharpie. The end product however, turned out to be a pretty close knock off to a Pottery Barn shade… who knew! Jeannine’s lampshade looks so amazing that it’s hard to believe it’s actually a very simply process!

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Best of PB #7: Made-from-Scratch Mason Jar Chandelier

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Grace from An Adams Thing created her own mason jar chandelier after falling in love with its catalog counterpart. She deserves a huge pat on the back for literally making her very own light fixture. I’m sure Grace’s chandelier catches the attention of all her visitors!

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Best of PB #6: Counter Height Craft Room Table

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When working on the sewing/craft room in her house, Brook from BeingBrook really wanted a counter height table. For her birthday, her husband built her a large craft table using Ana White plan, and then Brook painted it a soft aqua to coordinate with the rest of the space. Brook says, “It’s just what my craft room needed, and I spend lots of time working on my projects and helping my kids create things too!”

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Best of PB #5: Vintage Breadboard Kitchen iPad Stand

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I love the convenience of having tons of recipes right at my fingertips with the internet and electronic texts. What I don’t like is the idea of my pricey device lying on the counter where all kinds of destructive forces are at work. That’s where this tablet stand made by Angie and Colby from Angie’s Roost comes in handy! I love that it looks like a vintage breadboard, and would you believe it only cost Angie and Colby $5 to make???

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