Rope Wrapped Lamp

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It’s about that time of year again when rope décor can be seen all over home décor stores and throughout catalog pages. Elissa shares at Clever how to give a lamp that much-desired nautical flair with some rope and a hot glue gun. I love how the little extras of the rope-trimmed shade and darker sisal tied around the neck of the lamp really bring the whole look together and give a high-end finish.

west elm inspired rope lamp

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Antique White Spindle Crib

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Rachel from Maison de Pax had been dreaming of an antique looking crib for her son’s room but couldn’t justify the expense when she already a perfectly good crib. Imagine her excitement when she got a call about a FREE white spindle crib. Rachel of course snatched it up and then achieved the look she was after with flat white spray paint, stain, and a dark wax. She sewed a simple crib skirt with box pleats out of drop cloth to complete the look… for a grand total of $7!

rh inspired crib and bed skirt

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“You Are My Sunshine” Pillow

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The song “You Are My Sunshine” holds a special place in the heart of Brandi from Don’t Disturb This Groove. When her daughter was a baby, Brandi’s mother would rock her and sing the sweet lullaby. Brandi was inspired to preserve that special memory by stamping the lyrics onto a pillow for her daughter. I absolutely adore how the pillow came out and the meaning behind it!

you are my sunshine pillow inspired by anthropologie

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Whale Wall Décor

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Mable from Lilato Laka finally decided to give her son’s room some TLC after nine months of avoiding the task. A simple and timeless nautical theme rekindled her excitement to work on the space, and Mable spotted a piece of whale wall décor that she loved. She couldn’t find where to buy whale, but that was hardly a problem when Mable could make it herself. She broke out her beloved jig saw to bring the 34”x20” whale to life for a mere $12!

pottery barn kids inspired whale wall decor

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Varied Wood Stain Dresser

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This dresser from Erika at Retropolitan is such a beaut it’s hard to believe it was once a MAJOR eyesore. Like nasty peeling paint, tons of scratch and dents, and just plain old ugly! But Erika worked a miracle using some spray paint and wood veneers. The beauty of using veneers is that even a beat up piece can have a smooth, flawless wood finish without the grueling process of refinishing. And here’s the evidence to prove it!

west elm knock off wood grain dresser

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Pet Food Storage Tin

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Tidy Mom Cheryl shares a cute idea for storing your pets’ food in style using an old popcorn tin from Christmas. Cheryl painted over Santa with a bright yellow spray paint and then decorated the exterior with vinyl cut by her Silhouette and some ribbon. Here’s what Cheryl has to say: “I LOVE the way my  designer pet food canister turned out!………and Ballard Designs doesn’t offer yellow! {wink}”

ballard knock off dog food tin from popcorn tin

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Chrysanthemum Painted Vase

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Anthropologie’s colorful flower vases have caught the eyes of many DIYers. I have seen vases embellished with jewelry to achieve the same look, but this is first time I’ve seen a paper flower that’s just as pretty as the inspiration! Melissa of The Happier Homemaker shows how simple it is to make the chrysanthemum with just some snipping and rolling. Attached to her painted dollar store vase, it’s the perfect focal point for spring!

chrysanthemum vase inspired by anthropologie

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Plywood Bedside Table

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Bryan from Bryan’s DIY Home Improvement wanted new bedside tables, but a quick search online revealed that anything of decent quality would cost him a pretty penny. Instead, Bryan decided to delve into his first woodworking project and build his own following plans from The Design Confidential. Bryan’s two tables cost under $200 to build, and he went all out with high-end features like European drawer slides. Are you as blown away as me that this is Bryan’s FIRST furniture build ever? Wowzers!

pottery barn inspired end tables

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