Simple and Cheap Floating Bookshelves

Like Kim of Simply Living, every DIYer loves a simple and cheap project, and these floating bookshelves are just that! Kim created each shelf using an L bracket and a secondhand book she didn’t mind drilling into. She says, “This is such a fun element, and the fact it was so easy and inexpensive makes it even better!”

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Drab to Fab Mirror Makeover

Sharon from Lilikoi Joy had the idea to place long mirrors above her nightstands to mimic the look of windows. Unfortunately, the mirrors looked more like the cheap plastic door mirrors they were than the pretty windows Sharon had envisioned. Instead of tossing them to the curb, Sharon decided to give the mirrors a “Hollywood regency style glam makeover.” They certainly don’t look cheap or plastic now!

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Craigslist Crystal Chandelier Makeover

While renovating her home, Heather of Southern Abbey has been trading out the “awful” light fixtures for new ones. Thanks to Craigslist, she has been able to save some pennies along the way by reviving secondhand finds like this chandelier she purchased for $50. Heather added some pizzazz in only thirty minutes by adorning the chandy with crystals. I love the romantic effect!

crystal chandelier

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Blue and Green Abstract Statement Art

With a large, blank vaulted wall behind her sofa, Aly of Entirely Eventful Day knew she needed something there and that it needed to be BIG. Large pieces of artwork definitely do not come cheap, so Aly hit up the craft store to paint her own abstract wall art. Aly says, “I may not be ready for the art galleries… But I saved hundreds of dollars, it fills the space and adds interest and color… and I love it!”

diy abstract art

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Decorative Wood Bead Vase Filler

Allison of The Letterbox is new to the blogging world and excited to share her very first Pottery Barn knockoff – decorative wooden beads that are both inexpensive and simple to make! Allison started off with unfinished wood beads, applied a coat of chalk paint to one and stain to the other, and then strung them on twine. Allison says, “Simple, quick and inexpensive! My husband commented on how its the little things that add interest to the room. I agree!”

wood bead vase filler

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Focal Wall with Upholstered Panel Headboard

While searching for inspiration for her master bedroom makeover, Kayla of Home Coming came across a gorgeous focal wall created by an upholstered panel headboard that extended beyond the edges of the bed. She loved how it made a bold statement in a “classic and clean way.” Kayla worked alongside her husband Justin to create a similar effect in their bedroom by wrapping pieces of MDF with batting and fabric. It only took the couple $115 and a few hours to create this lovely focal point in their room.

upholstered panel headboard focal wall

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Ribbon Heart Valentine Tea Towel

Bonnie of Uncommon Designs loves to browse catalogs, not so much to see what she can buy but what she cake make! When she stumbled on a simple and sweet Valentine tea towel from Anthropologie, Bonnie knew she already had everything she needed to recreate it. Bonnie used Heat n’ Bond to make her own adorable ribbon heart applique and then added the extra stitching detail at the bottom of the towel with red and white baker’s twine. Bonnie says, “It really does not take much to make you home festive for special occasions, and this sweet kitchen towel will be the perfect little accent in our home!”


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Industrial Wood and Metal Coffee Table with Casters

Elisha from Pneumatic Addict Furniture was recently inspired to build this industrial steel-frame coffee table using her newly-learned welding skills. Through DIY Elisha was able to save money and make some of her own changes, like using oversized casters, choosing a deeper shade of wood stain, and adding carriage bolts to the tabletop for interest. Elisha says this is her favorite furniture build to date, and I can most definitely see why!

DIY Industrial Coffee Table 1

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