Tabletop Chalkboard Easel

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Jaime from That’s My Letter has wowed me many a times with her handiwork, and this project is no exception. Jaime followed plans from Ana White to build this easel that boasts quite the impressive resume – collapsible, portable, inexpensive and just stinkin’ adorable! Jaime says this is hands-down her favorite build to date, which speaks to how amazing this easel is!

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Jute and Metal Lamp Base

jute and metal lamp inspired by pottery barn

Gail from Purple Hues and Me came across a couple of hand woven wicker lamps that really inspired her to update the somewhat “dowdy” ones she’s owned for years. Instead of woven wicker, Gail wrapped her lamp in jute twine and added bands of jute braiding and galvanized tape as accents. Gail did an awesome job combining materials and textures to achieve the look of her inspiration!

jute and metal lamp inspired by pottery barn

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Repurposed Chalkboard Jars

anthropologie inspired chalkboard jars

I love taking something that’s normally discarded and making it usable and lovable. That’s exactly what Kendra from The Good Life did with glass jars she had been saving. Kendra painted the jars with chalkboard paint and then added a pop of color to the lids. These little jars are cute and packed with storage potential!

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Valentine’s Candle Holders

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If you follow me on Infarrantly Creative, you know I have been engrossed in my biggest DIY project ever (aka my new and absolutely fabulous craft studio) and have had little time for Valentine’s crafting. That’s left me on the lookout for short and sweet projects like these “LOVE” votive holders made by Jeanine at Okio B Designs. All Jeanine had to do was print out her lettering on label paper and then stick it on the glass. That I have time for!

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Factory Cart Table

Restoration Hardware Factory Cart Table Knockoff

Jennifer from Blissfully Ever After couldn’t have been more elated to receive this amazing factory cart table for her eight year wedding anniversary. Her sweet husband built the entire thing from scratch using reclaimed wood, antique rail cart wheels, and other supplies from the local hardware store. Jennifer says, “I am in LOVE with the way this table turned out and it is the perfect additional to our cottage industrial style family room.”

Restoration Hardware Factory Cart Table Knockoff

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Gold Framed Sketches

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Mekenzie’s love for Restoration Hardware runs pretty deep, and she’s had many successes at replicating the look without the cost. She shares her latest and greatest over at Interiors by Kenz – gold-framed wall art. What I love about Kenz’s knockoff is that she incorporated her own love for aviation by framing Leonardo Da Vinci sketches of flying machines, making her art stylish, meaningful, and cheap!

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Large Tabletop Lantern

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The popularity of large tabletop lanterns hasn’t escaped the notice of Beth from Free Stylin’, and she of course knew it wasn’t necessary to pay exorbitant prices for the trendy lights. Instead, Beth had the genius idea to upcycle an old brassy light fixture into a lantern. These lights are everywhere so this is a super simple project anyone can tackle on the cheap!

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Stenciled Curtains

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Beth from Home Stories A to Z knows the secret to getting designer-looking curtains at very little expense – stenciling! Beth made some plain IKEA panels super chic and modern with the help of a trellis patterned stencil.If you haven’t tried stenciling yet, I know Beth’s curtains will have your running out for supplies. Don’t they look UH-mazing?!?

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