It’s a Wood Cubby AND a Wood Caddy!

wood cubby

Like Michelle from Chalkboard Blue, I have long admired Pottery Barn Kids’ numbered wall cubbies. So when I saw Michelle’s foldable, portable rendition, I was instantly in love and impressed by her ingenuity in improving on the design. Here’s from Michelle:

“I have always loved the Pottery Barn Kids Art Cubbies, but I wanted to build mine to be more functional. I made mine with handles, hinges, and a latch so I would be able to take them with me or store them… I have also modified mine to hold larger and smaller items too!!! We have loved how they have turned out!”

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Spray Your Way to a Mercury Glass Lamp

faux mercury glass lamp

While on a recent trip, Debbie from One Day at a Time ventured out on a little shopping adventure while her husband was napping and just so happened to land a set of glass lamps for only $5.99 a piece on closeout. Talk about a steal! Sure, the clear glass was pretty, but Debbie had a different look in mind for the lamps and broke out the Looking Glass paint. The open bottoms made them the perfect candidates for Debbie’s faux mercury glass technique, as evidenced by the beautiful results!

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Build and Upholster Your Own Bed

upholstered bed

A couple of years ago Kelly from A View Along the Way and her husband built and upholstered an entire bed for their master bedroom. Yep, the whole bed – headboard, frame, platform, and all! Kelly is such a sweetie that she has gone back and chronicled the entire process, including cost and materials, so it is simple to understand. How impressive is this???

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From Chipped to Treasured {Decorative Jewelry Dish}

jewelry dish

Jamie from anderson + grant was totally bummed when she got a chip in a white decorative bowl that she loved. She simply couldn’t part with the dish and, instead of tossing it, extended its life by adding a bird she formed from clay. The strategically-placed bird hides the chip and transformed the plain white bowl into a cute little birdbath perfect for holding jewelry or serving as a catchall!

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Turn Vacation Maps into a Decoupage Candle Holder

map candle

After incorporating maps into the gallery wall in her master bedroom, Maryann from Domestically Speaking was inspired to repurpose one of her leftover maps into a decorative candle holder. Maryann shares at The DIY Club how she decoupaged a map she had onto a dollar store glass and then illuminated it with a tea light. I think this would be a great way to display a vintage map or maps from trips or locations that hold special memories.

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Mirror Mirror on the Mantel {DIY Multipanel Mirror}

multipanel mirror

Steph from House Stuff Works couldn’t justify paying $699 for a mirror. Oh wait, let’s make that $882.33 with tax, shipping, and an oversized item fee! After doing the math, Steph quickly scoured the internet and found a few tutorials to direct her path, mostly following Kevin and Layla’s from The Lettered Cottage. Steph used mirorred candle holders with beveled edges for her tiles and opted for a more polished look by creating a thicker frame. Isn’t it a beaut?!?

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Fabric Covered Memo Board Makeover

fabric memo board

Jennifer from Decorated Chaos had an old memo board sitting in her garage that had been patiently awaiting a little TLC for quite some time. While the thrifted board was covered in dust, dents, and scratches, it was obviously good quality and possessed lovely features that Jennifer simple couldn’t ignore. With a fresh coat of paint and new fabric, Jennifer transformed it into a piece she loves and is proud to display in her mudroom.

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Repurpose Plastic Animals into Pushpins

animal pushpins

If you have kids, you have undoubtedly acquired a set of little plastic animals somewhere along the way. Lora from Craftivity Designs shares a great project for upcycling the toys into fun pushpins that would add pizzazz to any corkboard. Lora spray painted her animals a crisp white, but I also think they’d be a great way to incorporate a pop of color into a space. It makes you look at your kids’ toys in a whole new light when you envision them with a coat of spray paint {giggle}!

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