Handpainted “Watercolor” Wall Art

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With a new baby on the way, Camille from My Mommy Style has been busy planning her daughter’s big girl room. She was inspired to create her own colorful, beach house style wall art using retro wall paneling and paint. Thanks to the carefree style of the art and forgiving surface of the paneling, Camille was able to freehand the design for a pretty convincing knockoff.

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DIY Dresser with Eclectic Stained Finish

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I had so much fun seeing the Shanty Sisters last week at Haven, and, let me tell you, these girls have it all! They are as sweet as can be, fun, gorgeous, and crazy talented. Just check out this dresser that Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic built for her BFF’s baby nursery following plans from Ana White. This is a dresser that will definitely grow with the little fellow until he’s a teenager. He could even tote it off to college with him, and it would still be cool!

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Plate Collage Wall Art

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After featuring Jessica from Mad in Crafts’ amazing globe pendant light this morning, I couldn’t help but share what else she’d been up as a part of her blue, yellow, and gray dining room makeover. Jessica wanted to make unique wall art for the space and did just that by creating a collage from plates and a poster. And just in case you’re not already sold, Jessica says, “This knock-off is super simple, costs very little to make, and requires only basic crafting skills to accomplish. Win-win-win!”

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DIY Pendant Light Made from… Bowls?!?

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This DIY pendant light made by Jessica at Mad in Crafts is so sleek and chic you’d never guess it actually started as… two cheap plastic bowls! Crazy, huh? Jessica gave her Dremmel a workout drilling all the holes into the bowls to create the modern geometric design. She says, “…for the cost of a few plastic bowls and a lamp kit, we now have a chic hanging accent light that looks much more expensive than it is!”

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Chair Makeover with Swirl Design

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Mel from Junkin’ Junky found a set of four chairs at Goodwill for only $5 a piece. While the price was awesome, the chairs… not so much. Mel describes them as boring with a brown finish that scratched easily. She was inspired to update the color to a pretty blue and then add pizzazz with a vinyl swirl design. Talk about a transformation from brown and boring to blue and bold!

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Decorative Mirror with Scalloped Border

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This summer Kristi from Addicted 2 Decorating devoted a month to making over a tiny bathroom in her condo. One of her DIY projects for the space was creating a decorative mirror with a pretty scalloped border for above the vanity. Kristi actually cut that pretty scalloped border from a piece of MDF she had on hand going at a snail’s pace with her jigsaw. Kristi’s final cost for the mirror was only $25, and she says even if you had to purchase the MDF it would be “a far cry from $334!!”

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Knot Your Ordinary Duvet Cover

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This morning I featured a DIY pintuck duvet cover, and tonight I am back with another sheet-to-duvet cover transformation that’s perfect for adding texture to your bed. Whitney from A Mommy’s Life with a Touch of Yellow was inspired by a quilt from Anthropologie as well as a drool-worthy knock-off by KoJo Designs to finally make her dream bedding a reality. Whitney made a few changes, including creating a duvet cover instead of a quilt to make washing a cinch. Even after several washings, Whitney says her sewing is holding strong!

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DIY Pintuck Duvet Cover from Sheets

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Kelly from View Along the Way joined up with a group of friends to do a surprise room makeover for friend. The ladies had to get creative in order to stretch their limited budget and sure didn’t have money for fancy bedding. Therefore, Kelly decided to try her hand at creating a textural pintucked duvet cover from sheets. Kelly’s DIY duvet cover cost only $23, which is pretty stinkin’ awesome, but she also shares a few ideas for whittling down the price even more.

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