Burlap Message Board

DIY burlap message board - Ballard Designs inspired

Ballard’s burlap message board has gotten a lot of knock-off love throughout the blogosphere. Considering all the renditions I have seen of the popular board, I can’t help but be a little surprised when I come across a new take on it. Mel from {Frantz} Featherings created a spot-on copycat by attaching corkboard to a canvas and then wrapping it with burlap. While Mel says the canvas is a pricier alternative to foam core, it really helped her achieve the look she was after.

DIY burlap message board - Ballard Designs inspired

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Decorative Life Preserver

Pottery Barn Kids knock off life preserver

Megan from Our Pinteresting Family found tons of inspiration from the summer Pottery Barn Kids catalog for a nautical-themed bridal shower she has been planning. One item was a decorative life preserver that was priced at a whopping $69! That seems pretty pricey to me, especially when you can jazz up an inflatable tube from the dollar store like Megan did. All she had to do was add for strips of fabric with frayed edges to replicate the look. I bet the hardest part was blowing it up!

Pottery Barn Kids knock off life preserver

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Gold Leaf Tray

DIY gold leaf tray from goodwill tray - a West Elm knock off

Jae from Design O.C.D. has a love affair with trays and uses them in pretty much every room of her home. When she found a tray at the Goodwill for only $2, she of course scooped it up for her collection. Jae decided she wanted her new tray to have a flashy, metallic look and pulled it off with a gold leafing kit. Jae also offers same great suggestions to make your own tray if you aren’t fortunate enough to nab one for a bargain like she did.

DIY gold leaf tray from goodwill tray - a West Elm knock off

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Initial Tote Bag with Rubber Bottom

DIY initial tote bag with plasti dip bottom inspired by West Elm

The crafty momma over at Henry Happened shares how she created a cute, yet durable, bag that’s perfect for summer adventures. The secret to the bag’s durability is the use of Plasti Dip, which created a thick, rubber-like coating on the bottom of a craft store bag. Beside from the fact that the bag is just adorable, I love the idea of being able to plop it on the ground while outside without any worries of dirt stains!

DIY initial tote bag with plasti dip bottom inspired by West Elm

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Trunk Coffee Table

Build your own trunk coffee like Pottery Barn

It’s impossible not to be inspired by talented ladies like Ashley and Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic, who are skilled with power tools and have stocked their homes with gorgeous furniture pieces that they built. Just look at this trunk-style coffee table that Whitney recently built following plans from Ana White! It’s pretty, budget friendly, and, best of all, easy to make! Whitney even says it’s a great beginner building project for those who have been on the fence. Time to get building!

Build your own trunk coffee like Pottery Barn

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Tiered Succulents Planter

Tiered Succulents Planter

Lucy from Craftberry Bush loves succulents and wanted to create a terrarium to house some of her own. Lucy created her planter by gluing glasses in between white ceramic bowls from the dollar store. I like how the rocks and moss add variety in both color and texture. This planter would be an eye-catcher in the house or outdoors.

Tiered Succulents Planter

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Outdoor Fabric Sofa

DIY outdoor sofa inspired by West Elm

Cait and Robert of Hernando House recently came up with a plan to whip their large covered back porch into shape for summer. One of the items on their wish list was a outdoor sofa from West Elm. Well, not the actual $899 sofa, but a more budget-friendly DIY version! Cait and Robert worked together to plan, build, and upholster their cushy sofa. Looks like a great place to kick back after a long day!

DIY outdoor sofa inspired by West Elm

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Cottage Style Toddler Bed

RH Baby & Child inspired toddler bed

It’s hard to say who is more excited about Jen’s latest build over at The House of Wood – Jen who got to “play” with her new table saw or her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter who graduated to a “big girl” bed! Jen teamed up with the lovely Ana White again to build the sweet little cottage style bed that features a gentle curved design and turned legs. I love how the side rails offer all the comfort and security a little one needs and also add to the style of the piece. So pretty!

RH Baby & Child inspired toddler bed

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