Stenciled Curtains

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Beth from Home Stories A to Z knows the secret to getting designer-looking curtains at very little expense – stenciling! Beth made some plain IKEA panels super chic and modern with the help of a trellis patterned stencil.If you haven’t tried stenciling yet, I know Beth’s curtains will have your running out for supplies. Don’t they look UH-mazing?!?

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Geometric Rectangles Daybed

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Erin from One Project at a Time couldn’t help but do “a little happy dance” when she found plans for a geometric daybed over at Ana White. It was just the bed she had been wanting for her baby’s nursery, and Erin was more than thrilled to save some cash through DIY. She pretty much sums it up when she says, “The best thing about DIY is with a little courage and practice you can have West Elm taste on a Kmart budget.”

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Painted Clock Makeover

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When Jeanie from Create and Babble needed a clock for her kitchen, she went to the store and bought one. And brought it home and decided she really didn’t like it. Fast forward a year, and Jeanie knew it was high time the clock got a makeover. With a can of spray paint and the help of her Cameo, Jeanie turned the ugly clock into an accent piece she’s now proud to display on her wall.

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Wine Barrel Wall Décor

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Michelle from That Mommy Blog created these awesome wine barrel wall plaques without ever having to pick up a saw. Wanna know how she did it? Michelle hit up Lowe’s for some round wood panels to keep this project super simple. So simple in fact that she says “even the most casual DIY diva” could pull it off!

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Crib Skirt with Trim

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Kristin of The Simple Things tends to have high end tastes, so it was no surprise that the only bedding she loved for her baby girl on-the-way was crazy expensive. “So, what does any good DIY-lovin’ gal do?” Kristin asks. Why, gather up her fabric and make one herself of course! Kristin honestly makes it look as easy as pie… all the way from the pretty pink trim to the “peek-a-book” grey that I adore!

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Valentine’s Envelope Chair Backer

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I made my kids chair backers for Halloween last year and they absolutely loved the thrill of finding treats inside each morning. Carrie from Simply Home shares how she created these adorable felt chair backers for Valentine’s Day with a few basic supplies. While the detail work may be a bit time consuming, you can save some serious dough by making these yourself. Carrie spent only $20 for four chair backers as opposed to paying $27 a piece with monogram!

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White Desk with Wood Top

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Kate from Magic City Thistle exercised some serious resourcefulness to recreate the look of a white desk with wood top she’d been eyeing from Pottery Barn. The base was the simple part – a few storage cubes, and Kate was done. However, it’s pretty tricky to make a wood desktop without any wood. Kate rummaged around and found an old shelf, cardboard, and wood grain contact paper to work with. How’s that for rocking what you’ve got?!?

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Doll Trundle Bed

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Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust didn’t waste any time working her magic to create an item for her daughter’s spring auction. She rightfully knew all the girls would go gaga for this adorable daybed made to fit an American Girl doll. Kristen went completely “green” for this project and used all scraps she had on hand for both the bed and linens!

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