Pewter Tray with Bird

plastic to pewter tray

Morena from Morena’s Corner unveils her secret for making plastic look like high end pewter. It only took Morena some paint to glam out this once flowery dollar store tray. With metallics looking hot for 2013, this is a must-try technique!

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Metallic New Year’s Plate

knock off hope plate

At the beginning of each new year, Bethany from Pitter and Glink is always filled with hope for good things to come. When she saw a holiday plate from Bloomingdale’s that featured the word “hope,” she just had to knock if off. Bethany used a dollar store plate and some paint pens to recreate the festive plate in less than ten minutes!

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Garage Cubby Lockers

pb inspired cubbies

After the holidays, I know one thing I am always in need of is more organization.  Michelle from Chalkboard Blue built this set of lockers to tame the masses of coats, backpacks, and sports equipment that were taking over her garage. I love that they are just as pretty as they are functional!

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Monogram Applique Pillow

diy applique pillow

Jaime from That’s My Letter created this lovely monogrammed pillow for her neighbor’s living room. With the beautiful script font and flanged edge, Jaime’s pillow looks like it came straight from Pottery Barn. Best of all, Jaime breaks down the applique steps in a straightforward, easy-to-follow tutorial so you can make your own!

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Retro Play Kitchen

retro play kitchen from cabinet

After seeing some awesome vintage play kitchens for kids, Kayla Danelle decided to tackle her own repurpose and make one for her son. Kayla’s dad got in on the action and tracked down a set of upper kitchen cabinets to transform into the kitchen set. I love how this came out and the genius idea to reuse old cabinets. Why start from scratch when the work’s already done for you {Wink}?

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Tree Trunk Candles

tree-trunk-candle-holders

Melissa of The Happier Homemaker loves all the tree bark candles she’s been seeing around. When her husband cut down a tree in their backyard, she knew it was the perfect opportunity for a little DIY fun! Melissa cut a small trunk into the desired sizes and then drilled holes to insert votives. She says, “This was a fast, no cost project and made a great centerpiece!”

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Doll Bunk Bed

diy doll bunk bed

Many little girls are still beaming with joy over the beloved dolls they received for Christmas. Wouldn’t they go gaga over having a special bed just for those dolls? Jaime at That’s My Letter teamed up with Ana White to build this adorable doll-size bunk bed complete with a slatted design and cushioned mattress and bedding. How sweet is this?!?

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Grain Sack Pillow Covers

diy grain sack pillow cover from ikea dish towel

I’m kind of like a kid in a candy shop when I get into IKEA. There is so much fun stuff in there, and my wallet really likes the prices. Emily from life{illustrated} shares a savvy secret for making pillows using 79 cent dish towels from the big blue store. With a few simple cuts and a little sewing, Emily whipped up some pillow covers that have all the look of a pricey Pottery Barn pillow without the expense.

diy grain sack pillow cover from ikea dish towel

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