Kilim-Inspired DIY Wall Art

Liz from Life in Projects loved a handwoven wool rug from West Elm. However, she says at $799 there was no way the rug would be making a debut in her home. That didn’t mean Liz couldn’t still incorporate the look into her space! Liz turned the design from the rug into wall art by simply “stamping” a drop cloth with the end of a piece of wood. I love how such a simple pattern can make such a impact!

wool kilim inspired artwork

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Turn a Shower Curtain into a Window Panel

Curtains are a surefire way to make an impact in a space, but they can come at a steep cost. Corey from Tiny Sidekick shares how she got the bold look of horizontal stripe curtains without the expense. The secret? Shower curtains! Corey purchased shower curtains on sale and then sewed two panels together to make one floor-to-ceiling panel. She even added grommet for a high-end look.

diy hoizontal stripe curtains

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Oversized Wicker Basket with Wheels

Do you love baskets like I do? Does your hubby make fun of you for having a bajillion baskets yet still finding needs for more?!? Sheila from Plum Doodles was coveting a large wicker basket on wheels, but the $200+ price tag was holding her back. Sheila set out on a mission to find a generously-sized basket for a bargain, and an antique mall came to the rescue! Sheila just added some budget-friendly casters and finally had the rolling basket she’d been hoping for!

wicker basket with wheels

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Glassware Goes Glam with Gold Paint

Lately, I think just about everything looks better with a touch of gold. Take these glasses from Mary of At Home on the Bay. They were just plain old ordinary glasses until Mary glammed them up with metallic glass paint. Now they are full of personality and pizzazz, which is a pretty awesome for only five minutes of Mary’s time!

anthro inspired gold glassware

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Spring Easel Place Card Holders

What’s better than a project that’s pretty? A project that’s both pretty and practical! Morena of Morena’s Corner team created these easel place cards for Easter, but their functionality doesn’t stop there. As Morena points out, they could also be used as food labels or even photo frames. She says, “I think this would make great reception pieces that could double as favors, don’t you?”

easter place card holder

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Painted Spring Vases–When Science and Design Collide!

Katie at View From the Fridge was inspired by the fun, colorful Little Shirley Vases at Room&Board, but they were WAY out if her price range at $160. Katie noticed the shape looked familiar though. Then it hit her … 8th grade science class… Erlenmeyer Flasks! Katie purchased two ‘variety’ packs off Amazon for $6.99 each, spray painted them some fun, spring colors, and now they’re the perfect accessory for her home!

spring vase from flask

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Geometric Copper Pipe Pendant Light

Brynne of The Gathered Home fell in love with the Block 2 light created by the talented Henry Pilcher and immediately knew she wanted to do a “spinoff” DIY. Instead of recreating the look with wood as in the original, Brynne decided to use copper plumbing pipe. She also used an Ikea Foto pendant, spray painted glossy black, and built the icosahedron around it with copper pipe pieces and copper wire. Inspiration: $2111. Brynne’s DIY version: $50.

copper pipe icosahedron light

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Aged “Metal” Industrial Clock Makeover

Bliss of Bliss Ranch took the old clock from her wall and gave it a totally new look with some ingenuity and parts from the garage. The MDF frame looks amazingly like metal thanks to Bliss’ handiwork with paint. Now Bliss says she’s looking twice at the rest of the clocks in her house to see how she can morph them into something better too!

rustic industrial clock

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