Rustic Wooden Stool

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Angela from Unexpected Elegance was shopping with her brother in Pottery Barn when they came across a rustic wooden stool and decided they needed to make one of their own. Don’t you love the idea of seeing something you want in a store and then going home to build it for a mere fraction of the price? Angela’s stool was less than $20, and who knows, you may already have scrap wood and stain on hand to make one for free!

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Burlap Wall Organizer

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For Tammy at A Walk in the Countryside this burlap memo board consumed her thoughts day and night until its completion. You know… it was one of those projects where things just don’t go as planned. However, in the end, Tammy came out the victor in her battle against the burlap. With the adjustable rod and cute burlap pouch, I think Tammy totally nailed the look of her inspiration!

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Paint Dipped Ladder

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Here’s a great idea from Ally at Wish Simple for adding character to a decorative prop ladder with a paint-dipped look. Ally painted the bottom of her ladder grey and then, at her son’s suggestion, added a red stripe for a nautical vibe. I love how just this little bit of paint takes the ladder to a whole new level!

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Skull Candle Holders

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This year Pottery Barn has some fabulous skull votive holders in their Halloween décor line. Problem is the price tag…they’re $9.50 each! Fortunately, Monica of Monica Wants It has a DIY version that is super easy and inexpensive. Plus, Monica’s votives go beyond the basic black with pretty damask and Moroccan patterns. Who says skulls can’t be stylish {wink}?

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Upholstered Burlap Chair

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Kenz of Interiors by Kenz dreamed of having a grand upholstered chair like one from Restoration Hardware as an accent in her basement, no other chair would do. She worked some of her Cinderella magic to transform a wicker chair from the thrift store into a fancy burlap upholstered chair with nailhead trim and a grey-washed finish. Would you believe Kenz reupholstered the whole chair with just a hot glue gun???

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Framed Script Art

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Sonny from 155 Dream Lane had to look twice when she came across a framed farm log from Williams-Sonoma that cost over $1,000. The kicker is that it’s just a print! Craziness. Instead of dropping a mortgage payment, Sonny grabbed a frame from her yard sale stash and some script wrapping paper she had and made a similar piece of artwork. With all the pretty papers out there, what a great idea to turn them into wall art!

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Skull Vases

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Danielle from My EnRoute Life didn’t let the fact that Pottery Barn’s ceramic skull vases are no longer available ruin her Halloween fun. No siree… not when she could make two decorative vases for only $13. You may be able to work that price down too if you’ve got some vases on hand you don’t mind refabbing.  The creepy faces really steal the show in Danielle’s Halloween vignette!

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Driftwood Wall Organizers

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Susan from Homeroad created her own wall organization system from weathered driftwood and old metal calendars. One calendar became a chalkboard and the other a chicken wire clipboard. I love the rustic look Susan achieved with her repurposed materials, and the wire hooks that link them together are too cute!

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