Safari Print Finial

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You may remember the painted safari print ornaments that Morena of Morena’s Corner created for Christmas. Well Morena found a way to incorporate the ornaments into her daily décor by turning them into decorative finials. If animal prints aren’t your thing, Morena points out that you can use ornaments with any design to make a finial you’ll love.

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Vintage Kitchen Utensil Art

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When it came time to add the “decorative touches” to her recently updated kitchen, Emily from life{illustrated} set off online for some inspiration. She came upon some framed prints of vintage kitchen utensils she loved but certainly wasn’t dishing out $59 a piece for. Emily set out to knockoff a few of her favorites. Here’s what she has to say: “The process was really simple, and I love how my prints turned out. I saved about $230 by doing it myself!”

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Thrift Store Pillow with Applique

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You know I always love a good rescue, and this pillow from Lora at Craftivity Designs is just that! Many wouldn’t have seen the potential in the old pillow Lora picked up at the thrift store, but she knew with a mini-makeover it could really shine in her guest bedroom. Lora used iron-on interfacing to add “a graphic and modern touch” of typography. Now it has just the perfect mix of vintage and modern she so loves!

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Rugby Stripe Duvet

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Debbie from Me and My DIY has been busy giving her son’s bedroom a makeover, and, of course, new bedding is part of the equation. When the blue and black striped bedding Debbie’s son wanted was sold out, she ran out for fabric and powered up the sewing machine to make her own. Debbie is no stranger to making bedding, and it most definitely shows in her craftsmanship!

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Wooden Toy Box

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When her brother requested a toy box for his kiddos, Ayisha at The Pursuit of Handyness headed straight to Ana White for plans. Ayisha modified the dimensions to fit her brother’s designated space, drew out her cut list, and headed to a local lumber yard to score all her wood for only $29. Ayisha knew the toy box was a big hit when her little niece and nephew immediately climbed inside {Giggle}!

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Wood and Metal Side Table

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If you aren’t quite ready to delve into a build-from-scratch furniture project, reworking a piece to fit your vision might be a great option. Thrifty Décor Chick Sarah found a bargain wood and metal table from TJ Maxx that wobbled and had a thin, warped tabletop but held promise to be a real beauty with a little love. Sarah worked her magic and now has a new table she loves!

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Painted “Tile” Backsplash

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If you love the look of a backsplash but aren’t quite ready to dish out the big bucks or break out the wet saw, Beth from Sawdust and Embryos offers a user-friendly paint alternative. Beth has become quite the pro at painting backsplashes to get all the look of tile but without the fuss. The taping is definitely the most tedious part, but it’s something pretty much anyone can do with a little patience.

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Wall Sconce from Bowl

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One of my good friends Mandi from Vintage Revivals has an awesome sense of style and a knack for bringing her personality to every corner of her home. When Mandi updated her hallway, she knew she wanted to replace her old wall sconces. She came upon a design she loved and knew she could easily recreate… with a bowl! Is Mandi a clever chica or what?!?

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