Nautical Rope Mirror with Anchor

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Decorate Me Diana was shopping at the Pottery Barn Outlet when she came across an amazing round rope mirror that she was sure she could replicate. I mean there’s nothing too difficult about gluing rope around a mirror, right? I love Diana’s even more than PB’s. The little anchor detail she added to the bottom makes it over-the-top cute for her son’s nautical-themed bedroom!

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Build Your Own $40 Dining Bench

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Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic recently built a solid truss dining table out of 4x4s and had plans for benches in the works. Well, Whitney delivered with two beautiful benches that are every bit as “big and beefy” as their table counterpart. You know Ana White was in the mix, helping design the benches and providing clear plans so you can build them too – for only $40! This is the perfect seating solution for your big holiday get-togethers!

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No-Sew Butterfly Tea Towel

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When Anthropologie sold out of a “swoon-worthy” butterfly dishtowel, Katie from Henry Happened found a way to recreate the look. From the water-color butterflies to the stitching detail to the pom-pom trim, Katie did not leave out a detail. Oh, and she did it all without sewing a thing! This towel is a lovely decorative piece for the kitchen and, like Katie says, “would make luxe gifts to have on hand for the holiday season!”

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Reupholstered Rocker with Gray Wash Finish

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I just love this project from Ahna at Easier Than I Thought because it’s a true example of seeing potential and beauty where others see trash. Ahna took an ugly (and I mean UGLY) old rocker and turned it into a thing of beauty. Literally, it looks like it could be sitting right in Restoration Hardware’s catalog with its nailhead trim, gray-washed finish, and textural linen-like fabric. You’ve got to head over to Ahna’s site to appreciate this miraculous chair makeover and learn how you too can achieve that gorgeous look!

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Pumpkin and Moss Fall Wreath

Melissa from 320 Sycamore shares a tutorial for a beautiful fall wreath that deviates a little from the typical assortment of brightly colored leaves. Melissa glued moss to a wreath form she’d salvaged from her neighbor’s garbage the previous year and then added lots of little pumpkins. The icing on the cake is the burlap ribbon she used to hang it from her door. This  wreath will have you reminiscing of family trips to the pumpkin patch!

Pumpkin and Moss Fall Wreath

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Festive Fall Tee-Pee Napkins

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Michelle from Iron & Twine calls herself a “sucker for festive table linens” and found a way to make an inexpensive set of fall napkins that feature a teepee motif. All Michelle had to do was play around with her design until she found one she liked and then trace it onto her napkins with a fabric marker. She says, “This DIY is so easy ~ if you can draw a triangle, you can do this project!”

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Hand Painted Pumpkin Pillow

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You all know I love painting some fabric. It’s amazing what a little paint can do, and you sure can’t beat the price. Deneen from Dreaming in Color was inspired to transform a plain taupe pillow cover she had with a beautiful handpainted pumpkin. Deneen is obviously very skilled with a paint brush, but I love the possibilities here even for the non-artist. If you have an old pillow cover or find one secondhand at the thrift store, you really don’t have too much to lose!

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DIY Armillary for Less Than $10

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Christin from Pregnant with Power Tools loves “décor that goes beyond the norm,” like the armillary which she describes as scientific, mysterious, and gorgeous. You can add expensive to that list since even a “cheap” one from Pottery Barn cost $130! Thankfully, Christin shares at Someday Crafts how she made her own for less than $10 using embroidery hoops and a thrifted candlestick. She says, “There are so many ways you can personalize this! More rings, or fewer, with or without arrow or inner sphere, different bases, colors, sizes!!! I can’t wait to see what you make!

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