Distressed Mantel Shelf

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Heather from Sweet Number 9 immediately fell in love with a distressed wall ledge from Pottery Barn the moment she saw it. It was exactly what she needed to fill empty wall space that had been driving her crazy. Heather and her husband devised a plan to build their own shelf with some lumber and decorative molding. Their knock off is absolutely stunning and has become an immediate statement piece on the once annoyingly blank wall!

pb inspired distress wall shelf

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Pleated Bed Skirt

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Mary Anne from Purposedly Reinvented had been on the lookout for a bed skirt without ruffles AND a ridiculously expensive price tag. She loved the look of a simple pleated style and decided to get creative and make her own with a fitted twin sheet. Mary Anne’s bed skirt not only looks great, but it requires minimal sewing and doesn’t shift!

diy pleated safety pin bedskirt from sheet

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Decorative Wood Sphere

decorative sphere from embroidery hoops inspired by west elm

The thrifty lady over at Fifty Five South was inspired to amp up her use of decorative accessories that reflect the rustic, earthy style she loves. When she saw an “incredibly easy and cheap West Elm knock-off DIY project” that involved layering embroidery hoops to make a sphere, she couldn’t help but “pounce” on it. The hoops only cost her $2.20, making this a project that can’t be beat when it comes to ease or expense.

decorative sphere from embroidery hoops inspired by west elm

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Black and White Fabric Lampshade

ballard inspired black and white fabric lampshade

Judy from Gracious Southern Living wanted to make a few changes in her foyer to create a more accurate reflection of the rest of her home. Loving the contrast of black and white, Judy covered a drum shade she already had with a checked fabric. The shape of the drum shade made this a super simple task, and the addition of trim around the edges really gives it a finished look.

ballard inspired black and white fabric lampshade

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Paper Triangle Garland

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Kristen from Inspired Whims loved a festive triangle garland the second she saw it pop up on West Elm’s after Christmas sale, but it sold out almost instantly.  She knew it would make a great addition to her daughter’s big girl room year-round and made her own by sewing together paper triangles. Here’s from Kristen, “I love my version… because it’s much more custom to my little gal’s room!  And, I didn’t pay $20 for it!! (only about $6)”

diy paper triangle garland

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Gold Polka Dot Knobs

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With the rise of the metallic trend, Erica from Craftivity Designs wanted to bring some gold touches into her bedroom. She also loves polka dots and found a way to bring the two together in one cute little package. All Erica had to do was add circles with a metallic Sharpie to Wal-mart knobs for instant style. She guarantees that this is a simple, affordable project that anyone can do!

gold polka dot knob

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Fabric Yo-Yo Push Pins

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If you have a little girl, you undoubtedly know about all the cute hair doodads that can be made from fabric yo-yos. However, their usefulness is not limited to hair accessories. Amanda from Be Sweet beautified a bulletin board by turning her leftover yo-yos into pushpins. These are so stinkin’ cute and a great way to add style to something as useful as a memo board.

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Stenciled Wall Mirror

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You all know I have about of a love affair with stenciling. With the endless design options and potential for taking the ordinary to extraordinary, there’s a lot to love. One thing I am yet to try stenciling is a mirror, but Beth from Free Stylin’ does a fabulous job showing how it’s done. She used a large stencil to transform a cheapo door mirror into a stunning decorative piece. Amazingly, the pattern is almost identical to her Ballard inspiration!

diy stenciled mirror

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