A Sparkly Letter for a Glitter-Loving Girl

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When Charlene from My Frugal Adventures saw a large, eye catching glitter letter from Pottery Barn Kids, she knew it would thrill her glitter-loving daughter and be a fairly simple way to decorate the space above her dresser. Charlene loved that the finish was “delicate and pretty” and not too flashy. Equipped with Martha Stewart’s liquid gilding and a fine glitter, Charlene made her own letter that has “just the right amount of sparkle” for a mere $6!

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Fork and Spoon Kitchen Wall Art

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Anita from Inspired Passions loves all things Pottery Barn and says she would move into the store if possible! She loved their fork and spoon canvases, but sadly they were out of budget and too big for her tiny kitchen. Anita created a more appropriately sized (and priced!) version with a canvas, carbon paper, and a black pastel. Anita says, “I had a lot of fun doing this project, and it looks really cute in the kitchen!”

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Rescued Medicine Cabinet to Message Center

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Five years ago Jamie from anderson + grant rescued a metal cabinet from her grandmother’s garage before it was torn down. The old cabinet had collected quite a bit of dirt and grime over the years, but Jamie saw some future potential in it. Years later inspiration finally hit, and Jamie transformed the rundown cabinet into a functional message center for her home that features a chalkboard door and key hook rack.

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Turn Vacation Seashells into Meaningful Art

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Desiree from Camelot Art Creations had a collection of beautiful seashells her sons found on a recent trip to the Gulf. She was inspired to turn the shells into artwork using an old VHS crate that was begging for a repurpose. Desiree created a coastal look with a fresh coat of white paint and faux linen paint treatment and personalized the art even more by adding the coordinates from their beach destination.

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Old Chandy Shades Refabbed with Jute

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Allison from Refunk My Junk says she’s been giving her old gold chandy shades the stink eye for quite some time while simultaneously coveting the Jute Twine Chandelier Shades from Ballard Designs. Instead of spending almost $100.00 on new shades, Allison used two rolls of jute twine that were purchased for $2.00 and revamped her existing shades. Allison says, “I love the look and the price-tag even more!”

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Spray Painted Sconces and Lamp Shades

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Laura from Inspiration for Moms wanted to add some new lighting in her son’s updated bedroom for bedtime reading. She found just the look she wanted in some sconces from PB Teen and remembered that she happened to have some old sconces stored away. The only problem was that they were the wrong color and needed new shades. Nothing a little spray paint couldn’t handle! Laura ended up making her knockoff lighting for about $20 total, which is a savings of $350 from her inspiration!

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How to Paint a Duvet Cover

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Over the past few days, I have shared a painted hand towel, painted pillow cover, and painted tablecloth. Why not throw a painted duvet cover into the lineup of fabulous fabric painting projects?!? Jackie of Teal & Lime contributing at 4 Men 1 Lady shares how she transformed a plain white duvet cover and sham by using fabric paint to give it a bold, graphic pattern. The result is just as beautiful as pricey bedding but for less than half the price!

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Paint Stripes on a Fabric Tablecloth

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I have another painted fabric project for you today. You know I am going to have you all painting fabric in no time! Ha! When it came time for a striped-themed project challenge, Leigh Anne of Your Homebased Mom already had a striped tablecloth in mind that she wanted to replicate. She grabbed a plain white tablecloth and a bottle of textile paint and got rolling. Here’s from Leigh Anne: “…it looks perfect on my patio table. Fun, festive and ready for a party. I think I need one in another color now.”

DIY Anthro Inspired Red and White Tablecloth

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