Sister Wall Sign from a Pallet

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Melanie from It Happens in a Blink is in the process of sprucing up and redecorating a few rooms in her home… all at the same time. With a preschooler and triplets, I can only imagine Melanie needs all the quick and easy projects she can get. Fortunately, this wooden wall sign she made fits the bill in terms of time and money. By using a free pallet and common crafting supplies, Melanie created her sign with practically no expense!

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Vintage Airplane Blueprint Art from an Old Drawer

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As soon as Anita of Inspired Passions stumbled upon RH Baby & Child’s framed airplane blueprint, she knew it would be perfect for her son’s room. However, she also knew it would be foolish to spend so much on it when she’ll probably redecorate in a year or two. Instead, Anita created her own vintage airplane art using a wood drawer, canvas paper, and leftover quarter round. I love how Anita repurposed the wood from the drawer for her sign!

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Edison Bulb Sconce for a Vintage Home

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Jaime from That’s My Letter recently moved into a truly vintage home, a circa 1740 saltbox style farmhouse to be exact. Talk about a project playground! When faced with the expense of needing to replace ALL of the interior light fixtures, Jaime came up with a more budget-friendly version of the trendy Edison bulb sconces for her pool room. The style is the perfect addition to an old home with so much history and character.

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Roll-Up Shade Repurposed into a Headboard

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Jill of Westbrooke Drive found a roll-up shade at a local church yard sale for only $1. She wasn’t sure exactly what it was made of, but visions of Pottery Barn’s seagrass headboard immediately popped into her head. Jill built a wood framed and then wrapped the shade around it to create her taller DIY version. The added height is perfect for the vaulted ceilings in Jill’s bedroom, especially for only $15!

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Patriotic Denim Banner from Old Jeans

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Do you have some worn out jeans in your closet or dresser? Susan from Between Naps on the Porch shares a couple of great ideas for repurposing them into décor for your home. Susan turned the pockets into adorable utensil holders for her Fourth of July table and also created a Pottery Barn-inspired stars and stripes banner. While Susan’s no-sew banner is perfect for  patriotic holidays, like Flag Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Veteran’s Day, you could use her tutorial to create a party banner for any occasion.

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Bronze and Gold Starburst Mirror

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I am not the only one to recently jump on the starburst mirror bandwagon. Debbie from One Day at a Time also recognized the popularity of these mirrors and wanted to get in on the fun. Debbie combined elements from a couple of her faves from Crate& Barrel to come up with a unique design that would work in her “1951 post-war cape cottage.” Debbie’s bronze-and-gold beauty was created using floral stakes, glue, and an octagon mirror for even more “50’s flair.”

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Stained Wood Shim Starburst Mirror

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I hope you enjoyed revisiting the most popular Pottery Barn projects featured over the past few years here at KOD. Today we are going to go a little starburst mirror crazy with two different DIY versions. The first comes from yours truly! I really love the classic look of these mirrors and decided to join the ranks of DIYers who have made their own. However, like I share at Infarrantly Creative, I think I’m the only crazy person who sanded and stained 150 shims to get the job done! Yikes! Trust me when I say that the end result totally makes it worth it though!

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Best of PB #10: Cubby Storage Organizer (and Christmas Advent)

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Michelle from Chalkboard Blue built this cubby system inspired by a hotel front desk organizer that is perfect for storage and display. The original inspiration came from a cubby organizer from Pottery Barn, but Michelle put her own spin on the design. This is so cute for the holidays. I love how Michelle used the cubbies as an advent this past Christmas!

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