Distressed Black Armoire

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Natalie from Sophisticated Yellow came across an ad for Restoration Hardware’s Montpellier Armoire and fell in love with its dark, bold, and commanding look. Not surprisingly, it was also expensive. However, Natalie happened to have two old armoires sitting in her garage that looked remarkably similar. A few coats of paint later and some light sanding was all it took to transform her old armoires into Restoration Hardware’s black beauties.

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Feather Ball Ornament

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Mari of Crab+Fish almost bought these feathery ornaments from West Elm before she realized they couldn’t be that hard to replicate. With a few minutes of time and a Styrofoam ball, ric rac, and feathers, Mari did just that! She says, “ My version isn’t quite as fancy and flouncy and orderly as West Elm’s version…but I like my puffball version better!”

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Geometric Diamond Rug

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Nicole of Nicole Scott Designs recently DIYed a rug to resemble the beautiful Moroccan Beni Ourain rugs that have been wildly popular in the design world. You may be thinking this is another painted rug tutorial, but Nicole came up with a creative way to form the diamond design on a shaggy rug using embroidery thread. The thread blends beautifully into the rug to create a subtle graphic pattern.

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Monogrammed Burlap Table Runner

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Natalie from Sophisticated Yellow showed her dining room table a little love this holiday season by dressing it up with this lovely monogrammed table runner. All it requires is a few yards of fabric, some stencils, and two straight seams on the sewing machine – nothing to it! Natalie also points out that it would be make a “stylish and heartfelt” gift.

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Painted Stripe Chair

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The is no question that paint can work a miracle when it comes to updating a wall or piece of furniture, but what about upholstery? Roeshel from The DIY Showoff shows it can be done! She toned down a pair of brightly-colored arm chairs from the thrift store with some watered- down latex paint. Roeshel finished off the amazing transformation with a brown stripe to add some interest.

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Felt Mistletoe Wreath

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I am sure you are no stranger to no-sew fleece blankets with knotted edges. Pam from A Walk in the Park applied the same technique to create a mistletoe wreath for her door. The knots and pom poms lend tons of texture and look amazingly like Pam’s inspiration!

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Mercury Glass Ornaments

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Christina of The Frugal Homemaker loves mercury glass and found a way to easily create her own ornaments with barely any expense. Here’s from Christina: “I used a box of 12 glass ornaments I picked up at a yard sale for $1 and spray painted them with Krylon Looking Glass spray paint to make them into DIY mercury glass ornaments.  Love the look and can’t beat the price!”

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Advent Calendar Pillow

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If you are one of my regular Infarrantly Creative readers, then you know I have a thing for counting down to a special holiday or event. Last year I created this advent pillow cover as another way to enjoy the anticipation of counting the days until Christmas. I love how pretty it is, and my kids love moving the candy cane to a new pocket each day!

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