Bright Yellow Pineapple Table Lamp

pineapple table lamp

On a recent visit to the thrift store, Brandi from Don’t Disturb This Groove found a pineapple gold leaf lamp. She had no problems painting over the finish and searched the internet for inspiration. Horchow delivered with an eye-catching pineapple lamp that was just the inspiration Brandi needed! She spray painted the lamp yellow and added a new shade. Here’s what Brandi has to say about her thrift store lamp makeover: “Yellow suits her so well. I love this lamp with its new look. There’s nothing better than finding used treasures then turning them into something new!”

pineapple table lamp

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Decorate for the Fourth with a Patriotic Banner

Patriotic banner

It was instant love when Cristina from Remodelando la Casa saw Pottery Barn’s Fourth of July banner so she set out to recreate it using items she had on hand. Cristina cut a strip of fabric into triangles and then used spray paint to create faded stars and stripes. Easy peasy and perfect for upcoming Independence Day celebrations!

Patriotic banner

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No-Sew Greek Key Curtains

Greek Key Curtains

Even the non-seamstress can make her own custom curtains following tutorials like this one from Kelly at View Along the Way. The key is starting with a set of simple, inexpensive curtains and then adding interest like Kelly did with Stitch Witchery and grosgrain ribbon. You would never guess Kelly’s stylish Greek key curtains cost only $25 for BOTH panels! Like Kelly says, “That is a freakin’ amazing steal.”

Greek Key Curtains

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Painted Scroll Mirror Makeover

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When Kirklands contacted Tricia from Little Cottage on the Pond about doing a “look for less” post featuring one of their items, she was all in! She picked a mirror with an almost identical architectural style to one she’d been eyeing from Restoration Hardware. While the style was spot-on, the finish left a lot to be desired. But Tricia knew what she could do with a little “paint magic.”  Tricia used RH paint from a sample pot, then whitewashed it, and added dark wax to get that RH signature look.

wood scroll mirror

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Celebrate America with a Painted Flag

painted wood american flag

Today I wanted to share a patriotic project to honor all the men and women who have given their lives for our country. Amanda from Crafts By Amanda has always had a soft spot for Americana décor and was immediately drawn to Pottery Barn’s very popular painted American flag. She put her own spin on the flag by using the colonial design and deeper colors that coordinated better with her bedroom. Making a painted flag like Amanda’s is a simple and inexpensive way to show patriotism and celebrate the great country that we live in! Happy Memorial Day!

painted wood american flag

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Brighten up Summer Nights with Mason Jar Lanterns

mason jar lantern

Sarah from {Home-ology} Modern Vintage was looking for modern outdoor lighting options and found beautiful porcelain hurricane lanterns at West Elm. She loved the idea of white lanterns, which would be especially pretty at night, and the modern look of the cut-out design. Just before Sarah clicked the purchase button, she realized these would be an easy knock-off project. The end-result was quite similar to the West Elm inspiration, not to mention super easy and super fun!

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Shadow Box Art that Brings the Outdoors In

shadow box art

Jacob from Home Tree Atlas really liked the shadow boxes from Restoration Hardware that display sea fans. With the right shadow boxes (thanks to IKEA) and fabric, he knew it could be done quite simply. Jacob says, “Next time I’m by the beach I’ll be looking for more decor pieces to frame – but for now, a walk around the neighborhood proved to be quite lucrative.” I love the classic black and white, but, like Jacob, think this nature art would be fun with a pop of color for a more modern and funky twist!

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Painted Entryway Cabinet

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I’d like to welcome back Jill, a knock off enthusiast who doesn’t have a blog but wanted to share some of her work with KOD readers. Earlier today I shared DIY wall art Jill created from a pallet, and now I’m excited to show you a cabinet she scored for a major bargain and revamped with a Pottery Barn spin.

pottery barn inspired lockers

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