Industrial Side Table

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Allison from The Golden Sycamore is totally digging the industrial look right and teamed up with her hubs to build a custom end table for their living room. Allison walks you through the steps to achieve the beautiful aged finish that is characteristic of industrial furniture. While this project wasn’t the easiest or cheapest DIY, Allison and her husband did create their table for less than half the cost of their inspiration and got a piece that has special meaning to them and fits their space perfectly!

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Handpainted Monogram Mug

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I may not be a coffee drinker, but I can still appreciate a pretty mug when I see one! Janel from Nellie Bellie put her artistry to work by handpainting this ceramic mug for a special friend’s birthday. Janel doodled away on the plain white mug with ceramic paint markers to take it from drab to fab!

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I may not be a coffee drinker, but I can still appreciate a pretty mug when I see one! Janel from Nellie Bellie put her artistry to work by handpainting this ceramic mug for a special friend’s birthday. Janel doodled away on the plain white mug with ceramic paint markers to take it from drab to fab!

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Grapevine and Flower Wreath

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A white floral jingle bell wreath caught the eye of Virginia from LiveLoveDIY back before Christmas. Even with the arrival of spring, Virginia hasn’t been able to get the wreath out of her mind. Well, she can finally stop ogling its picture since Virginia now has her own rendition, a much “sassier” spring version that flaunts tons of white blooms with glass pearls, green glitter butterflies, and mini disco balls for extra pizzazz!

diy grapevine wreath with flowers inspired by horchow

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Burlap and Ribbon Memo Board

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The little memo board above the desk of Gina from The Cannary Family was overflowing with pictures and other mementoes. Fortunately, Gina had a large bulletin board in her garage that was practically begging for a makeover. Gina gave it the Ballard treatment with burlap and upholstery tacks but then also added a French memo board twist by creating a design with ribbon. Gina’s new board doesn’t skimp on style or space!

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Trestle Dining Table

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Carissa of Carissa Miss knew the exact dining room table she wanted – a Restoration Hardware handcrafted trestle table made from solid reclaimed wood. The color and style were perfect, but the price… not so much! So Carissa and her husband set out on their first furniture building endeavor with plans from Ana White in hand. They are lovin’ their new table that cost… wait for it… less than $100!  How’s that for a gorgeous eight-foot long table that fit 16 of Carissa’s family members?!?

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No-Sew Pom Pom Quilt

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Kelly from The Lily Pad Cottage is loving herself some pom poms right now. So when she saw the adorable Crinkle Puff Quilts at PB Teen, Kelly had to have one for her daughter’s room and knew she could easily fashion one herself. Kelly got to work making her own pom poms out of yarn and then attached them to a white quilt she already had. Kelly says, “This project is so easy and no-sew! I’m so happy with how it turned out.”

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Built-In Laundry Cabinet

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When Tricia from The Little Cottage on the Pond moved into her new house, the small, empty laundry room was hardly an inviting space. A set of cabinets from Pottery Barn sparked her desire to create a room where she could actually be excited about doing laundry. (Hard to imagine, huh?) Tricia’s husband scaled down the plans for Pottery Barn’s cabinet and recreated their vintage style with inexpensive plywood. Don’t let the charming exterior deceive you… this cabinet is all business on the inside, providing tons of storage for cleaning supplies, mops, brooms, and even a vacuum!

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Hanging Lantern Light with Rope

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Whether they are hanging from the ceiling or sitting tabletop, lanterns can be found everywhere in the décor world. But, of course, they come at a price, and a rather steep one at that! Nicole from DIY in Real Life found a way around those annoying price tags by updating secondhand brass light fixtures with black paint and rope. They ended up costing Nicole about $20 a piece, which is a steal compared to the fixtures she had been eyeing from Ballard and Restoration Hardware.

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