Velvet Trim Pillow

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Brittany of brittanyMakes provides an easy tutorial for how to sew a velvet trimmed pillow without the hassle of cord or piping. Brittany used a velvet ribbon to create her lush trim. While the softness and warmth of velvet is perfect for the holidays and cold winters, its elegance extends throughout the year!

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Happy New Year and Top Ten of 2012

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As we all celebrate the beginning of a new year, Knock of Décor also celebrates its second birthday. I am so grateful for all of you who visit each day to get your knock-off fix and make this site the great success that it is.

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I love that I get to showcase such amazing talent and would like to recognize the top ten projects featured on KOD during 2012 according to page views. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane…

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Checkerboard Butcher Block

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Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust made this gorgeous checkerboard butcher block from maple and oak as a Christmas gift. The hardwood board is finished with a special butcher block oil so it’s completely food safe. It turned out so beautifully, Kristen ended up making two more!

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Pewter Tray with Bird

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Morena from Morena’s Corner unveils her secret for making plastic look like high end pewter. It only took Morena some paint to glam out this once flowery dollar store tray. With metallics looking hot for 2013, this is a must-try technique!

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Metallic New Year’s Plate

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At the beginning of each new year, Bethany from Pitter and Glink is always filled with hope for good things to come. When she saw a holiday plate from Bloomingdale’s that featured the word “hope,” she just had to knock if off. Bethany used a dollar store plate and some paint pens to recreate the festive plate in less than ten minutes!

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Garage Cubby Lockers

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After the holidays, I know one thing I am always in need of is more organization.  Michelle from Chalkboard Blue built this set of lockers to tame the masses of coats, backpacks, and sports equipment that were taking over her garage. I love that they are just as pretty as they are functional!

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Monogram Applique Pillow

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Jaime from That’s My Letter created this lovely monogrammed pillow for her neighbor’s living room. With the beautiful script font and flanged edge, Jaime’s pillow looks like it came straight from Pottery Barn. Best of all, Jaime breaks down the applique steps in a straightforward, easy-to-follow tutorial so you can make your own!

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Retro Play Kitchen

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After seeing some awesome vintage play kitchens for kids, Kayla Danelle decided to tackle her own repurpose and make one for her son. Kayla’s dad got in on the action and tracked down a set of upper kitchen cabinets to transform into the kitchen set. I love how this came out and the genius idea to reuse old cabinets. Why start from scratch when the work’s already done for you {Wink}?

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