Glazed Candle Holders

refabbed candlesticks

Larissa from The House on Harrison wanted some candlesticks for her master bath and found beautiful gold and white candle holders from Pottery Barn that were perfect for the space. Not surprisingly, the price was crazy, which propelled Larissa to refab some candlesticks of her own with spray paint and glaze. I think it’s amazing how Larissa’s use of glaze adds such depth and actually gives the appearance of carved stone.

refabbed candlesticks

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Embroidery Hoop Wall Décor

wooden wall art from embroidery hoops

We all know the excitement of seeing something we like in a catalog and realizing “Hey! I can totally make that!” Gail from Purple Hues and Me was right on when she thought she could replicate a wooden wall plaque from Ballard. She gathered some large embroidery hoops and used glue to easily recreate the design.

wooden wall art from embroidery hoops

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Pleated Sheet Curtains

anthro inspired pleated curtain

If you’ve seen the prices on some of Anthro’s ruffly panels, you know I am not exaggerating when I say they are crrrazy expensive. How about we just drop one of those zeros off the $200 price tag? Following this tutorial from Amanda at DIY Til We Die, you can make not one but TWO panels for under $20! What’s the secret you might be wondering… Amanda used $4 sheets from Wal-mart, which allowed her to get plenty of fabric to sew these beauties without the expense!

anthro inspired pleated curtain

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White Spa Cabinet

knockoffcabinet

Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust decided to try out her woodworking skills by taking on her first cabinet build. The piece was constructed for Kristen’s Jewel Box themed guestroom and totally fits the space with decorative corner brackets and shelves loaded with girly toiletries and books. The one thing I always love about Kristen’s builds is that she really knows how to rock what she’s got and can build a beautiful piece of furniture using scraps she already has on hand.

knockoffcabinet

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Monochromatic Pumpkin Art

monochromatic pumpkin art

Well happy October to you! If you are not a lover of all the orange that comes with fall decorating, check out this monochromatic pumpkin art from Bethany at Pitter and Glink. Bethany came across a cute pillow cover from Pottery Barn that features a neutral color palette with whimsical curling vines. While Bethany didn’t need a pillow cover, she was up for some seasonal wall art and layered various materials to create a pumpkin that’s full of texture!

monochromatic pumpkin art

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Dictionary Page Pumpkin

book page pumpkin

Like Jessica from A Smith of All Trades, you may prefer to skip right over the Halloween decorations and stick to fall. When Jessica wanted some inexpensive décor for the season, she grabbed a few foam pumpkins from the dollar store. With some old dictionary pages and Mod Podge, she gave them the more subdued autumn look she was after.

book page pumpkin

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Hanging Rope Mirrors

diy rope mirror

Kelly from The Lily Pad Cottage has been obsessed with the rope mirrors in the Pottery Barn catalog this summer. Also loving the idea of hanging framed photo displays from old boat ropes and dock cleats, Kelly combined the two looks to make her own nautical rope mirrors for her master bedroom.  It cost Kelly about $30 to make two mirrors, a great savings from Pottery Barn’s pricey counterparts!

diy rope mirror

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Indian Corn Candle Holder

indian corn centerpiece

Liz of Infuse with Liz was inspired to create a pretty Indian corn candle centerpiece like one she spied in Pottery Barn’s catalog. Attaching the corn to the glass bowl proved a little troublesome, but in the end Liz pulled it all together… literally… with some twine {wink}. You can leave your corn au natural like Liz did or glam it up with gold paint like PB’s version.

indian corn centerpiece

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