Built-In Mudroom Entryway System

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With no garage, mudroom, or back entry, Brit from House Updated needed to add storage in her entryway to corral all the stuff for her family of four. They wanted a bench for the kids to sit on and put on shoes, baskets for storage, and hooks for coats and backpacks. Brit built her own stunning storage system, creating a built-in look for a fraction of the cost!

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Black and White Abstract Art (Even Your Kids Can Paint!)

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Kristin from Bliss at Home has been collecting pieces to create the very first gallery wall in her home. Since many of items are smaller, Kristin wanted a feature piece and knew an abstract art collection she’d been eyeing from West Elm would serve as the perfect inspiration. The fun part of this project is that Kristin involved her boys in the creative process. She says, “I love that we made this together and that it will be the key piece to our gallery wall.”

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Painted Typography Bamboo Floor Runner

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Angie from Knick of Time loves the typography floor mats that are wildly popular right now but knew she’d never spend the money to buy one. Instead Angie decided to create her own version using her Silhouette and a bamboo runner purchased on Ebay. While working with a 72” inch piece of vinyl (Gah!) proved to be quite the challenge, Angie is thrilled with her statement-making new runner.

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Doll Crib with Changing Table

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Mable from Tiny Dazzles Blog recently celebrated her daughter’s third birthday and knew the perfect gift for her sweet girl – a doll crib! She found plans for a DIY crib from Ana White and tweaked them a bit to include a changing table and storage shelves. Mable was able to make her crib for only $6 since she already had most of the supplies on hand. That’s $6 well spent since Mable gets to enjoy the sight of her daughter putting her dolls to bed each night. Precious!

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Linen Message Board with Nailhead Trim

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When Emily from On the V Side decided to turn her office into a usable craft space, she says there was no question the walls needed a little “pick-me-up.” Emily started with the “simplest of organizational tools” and created a corkboard for the wall. The fun part was that Emily challenged herself to make it for absolutely no cost, using only items she had on hand. Sounds like a girl after my own heart!

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Flower Petal Pillow for a Little Girl’s Room

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Jann from Newton Custom Interiors has been busy making pillows for the double bed her granddaughter will soon be graduating to. She fell for a petal pillow that’s full of texture and knew the fun, girly style would be perfect for the bed. Jan lovingly cut out and stitched 160 little circles to make this pretty pillow for granddaughter and says it was definitely worth it. How sweet is that?!?

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DIY Acrylic Drawer Pulls

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Sawdust Girl contributor Julie wanted to bring “some sparkle and old Hollywood glam” to her side of the master bathroom and decided acrylic drawer pulls were the way to go. However, they were crazy expensive… like hundreds of dollars for ONE pull expensive! Julie got resourceful and borrowed pieces from some bargain drawer pulls to attach to acrylic rods. Throw in some basic hardware, glue, and spray paint, and Julie got snazzy new drawer pulls that look waaay more expensive than they actually were!

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Convert a Wingback Chair to a Rocking Chair

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With a baby on the way, the last thing Kenz from Interiors By Kenz wants to do is frivolously spend money. That’s why she found a way around spending a fortune on the wingback rocking chair she wanted for the nursery by instead looking for the perfect chair to convert. The answer came in the IKEA Strandmon wingback chair which Kenz combined with some unfinished runners she found online to create the ultimate rocking experience!

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