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.”

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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}?

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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!

rh inspired vintage map of paris

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Sweater Covered Lampshade

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With the transition from winter to spring comes the task of packing away sweaters and pulling out tees and tanks. Before you write off those old sweaters, check out how Beth at Unskinny Boppy made over a plan white lampshade with a thrift store sweater. I love the idea of adding pattern and texture to a lampshade with a few simple cuts and some glue. It’s amazing the changes you can make it a mere 20 minutes!

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Queen Storage Bed

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Ever since Shannon from Bohemian Junktion’s son left for college, bed in tow, his room has sat empty. When it came time for spring break and her son’s arrival home, Shannon knew he would obviously need a place to sleep and came up with a plan that involved moving her high school daughter’s bed into her son’s room and building a cottage-y storage bed for her daughter. The really impressive part is that her teenage daughter is the one who actually built the bed using plans from Ana White. You go girl!

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Glass Container Terrariums

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Inspired by the current trend of houseplants, but uninspired by the thought of upkeep, Sarah from {Home-ology} Modern Vintage became smitten with the idea of terrariums. She found a beautiful terrarium at Crate & Barrel but wasn’t so enthused with its “sale” price. Sarah went in search of similar versions at vintage shops and found three beautiful glass containers to create her own grouping of terrariums.

diy glass jar terrariums

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