Wood American Flag Plaque

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With barbeques and summer right around the corner, Andrea from Queen of Kings just had to have a larger-than-life American flag to bring in the season. Andrea hit up the home improvement and craft stores for her supplies and then put her painting and mathematical skills to work. Andrea says, “This sign took A LOT of work and math, but the end result was well worth it! Stars & stripes forever!!!”

wood american flag plaque

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United States Wall Plaque

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Bethany from Sawdust and Embryos loves geography, so when she came across a unique United States coffee table, she knew it was the perfect opportunity to put her mad scroll saw skills to work! Bethany opted to make a plaque instead of a table since the Florida peninsula seemed susceptible to busting off easily with twin toddlers running free. Here’s from Bethany: “I love that it has an amazing wood grain, a pop of color for personality, and a heart marking the spot of where we live in Iowa. One of my FAVE projects!”

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Floral Lion Wall Art

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Merrill from Girl of a Thousand Dreams could hardly pass on wall art that featured two of her favorite things – big cats and florals. It may sound like an odd combination, but the two come together beautifully in this simple knock off that utilizes fabric, a black and white image, and a plain canvas. Whether it’s big cats and florals or butterflies and polka dots, Merrill points out that the basic design could easily be customized to suit any fancy.

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Kids Train Table

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Like couches in living rooms, activity tables are staple furnishings for playrooms. However, they can be quite pricey, especially considering the fact that kids aren’t exactly gentle on furniture. Janette from Style with Cents shares how to make a table that is TWICE as big and HALF the cost of one of Pottery Barn Kid’s most popular activity tables using MDF and fence posts. I can’t say it any better than Janette – “That’s what you call WINNING, my friends.”

pottery barn kids inspired train table kids table $40[20]

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Numbered Storage Baskets

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Whether they are on drawers, stools, or baskets, Megan from Balancing Home loves numbers in décor. After repeatedly seeing images of numbers on baskets in her Pottery Barn catalogs, Megan decided it was high time she implemented this design element into her own home. Megan kept it simple by purchasing mailbox numbers in varying styles from the hardware store. I love how they add visual interest to otherwise plain storage baskets.

pottery barn inspired baskets with numbers

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Illuminated “Hello” Sign

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Nancy from Owen’s Olivia put her own creative spin on an illuminated arrow sign she saw from RH Baby & Child by making a “hello” sign out of Christmas lights. The beauty of Nancy’s DIY approach (aside from saving some serious dough) is that your sign can say whatever you like. Who wouldn’t want to see his or her name up in lights {wink}?

lighted hello sign inspired by rh baby and child

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Nautical Clipboard Art

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I have seen clipboards used to create rotating gallery walls before, and their usefulness as wall décor doesn’t stop there. Jeanine at Okio B Designs was inspired to create nautical clipboard art for her office with white paint, starfish, and nautical prints. Clipboards are way cheap, and you could definitely have some fun customizing the design so they speak to you.

clipboard art for office inspired by pottery barn

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Vintage Decoupage Map

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When Rachel from Maison de Pax saw a vintage map of Paris at Restoration Hardware, she knew exactly what could fill that enormous space above her couch. Rachel used to live in Paris so the artwork held a special meaning for her. However, no matter how deep her love for the city, Rachel still couldn’t spend thousands on the map. Instead she created a replica for less than 1/20th the price, and although it cost less, it certainly looks just as good!

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