DIY Pintuck Duvet Cover from Sheets


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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Turn a Basket into Art with a Sharpie


Christine from Let’s Get Crafty really liked the “texture and simple design” of West Elm’s Decorative Bowl Art. She took a trip to her local Goodwill (where there are baskets aplenty) and snagged one for less than $2 to turn into her own piece of wall art. Christine says that the weave of her basket is a “dead ringer” for her inspiration, and all she needed was a black Sharpie to complete the transformation!

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Make a Splash with a Handpainted ‘Pool’ Sign


After building a pool house last summer, Ariean from One Krieger Chick wanted to add a few decorative touches to the space. A nautical challenge gave Ariean a little nudge, and she was inspired to create a “super cute, easy, and free” pool sign using materials she had on hand. The wood is actually an old fence post that Ariean gave a beachy feel to with some light blue and white paint. I love a good repurpose!

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An Old Tray Gets a New Look


DIYers have had a heyday replicating Pottery Barn’s numbers canvas. The design has been featured on desktops, drawer fronts, and even chair cushions. Like so many others, Taryn from Design, Dining + Diapers has long loved the design and used it to give an old tray she’s had since her college days a new look.Taryn says, “See what a little paint and sisal rope can do? Now I’m really glad I managed to keep this tray around for so long!”

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Wood Coffee Table to Tufted Ottoman


Abbie from Five Days Five Ways was ready for a change from the serviceable wood coffee table she had in her living room. She had her heart set on a large tufted ottoman but knew it would come with an equally large price tag. While Abbie says she doesn’t do pricey, she does do DIY and quickly set out on turning a square coffee table from Craigslist into the ottoman of her dreams. I love how Abbie repurposed a table and think her lovely ottoman is the icing on the cake in her gorgeously decorated living room.

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Reclaimed Wood Wall Shelves with Metal Brackets


Kristy of Kristy Dickerson had been on the hunt for the perfect shelves to hang above the file cabinets in her office. She finally found some at Restoration Hardware she liked, but just adding two shelves and the brackets to her cart drove the total to $800! Yikes! With a trip to Home Depot, Kristy had all the materials she needed to recreate the reclaimed wood and metal shelves. She did an amazing job distressing the boards to give them that old, worn look.

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Easy Hand-Stamped Kitchen Towel


Jacque of The DIY Village loves the cute assortment of kitchen towels sold at Anthropologie. She was inspired to transform a plain, inexpensive flour sack towel from Wal-mart into a pretty patterned towel of her own using a stamp and fabric paint. Jacque says, “It was so easy I’m kicking myself for not making one sooner!”

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Draw Your Own Modern Circle Artwork


When Erica from Craftivity Designs fell in love with a $600 piece of artwork from Anthropologie, she decided to break out her pastels and recreate it. The steps are as simple as drawing circles and then adding dimension by blending the colors with your finger. I love that Erica got the bright colors and modern design she loved about the inspiration without having to spend a cent!

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