Painted Chevron Rug with Perfect Zig Zags

painted chevron rug

When it comes to décor, Elisha from Pneumatic Addict Furniture likes to keep things on the neutral side. However, she decided to shake things up in her living room with a chevron rug (just to make sure she wasn’t erring on the “old lady” side). Elisha found a $20 rug at Wal-mart that was perfect for her experiment. She taped off her chevron pattern and painted away. Using her technique, Elisha had only crisp, clean zig-zags and zero bleed!

painted chevron rug

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From Plastic to Zinc Letters

zinc letters

The wedding gurus over at Heart Love Weddings recreated Anthropologie’s popular zinc letters in miniature form to be used as cake toppers. In addition to being the perfect DIY for a rustic wedding, the metallic letters look great framed for table numbers or home and office décor. And would you believe they are made from plastic children’s magnetic alphabet letters? They sure do clean up nicely with some paint!

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Turn Sheets into Ruffled Curtains

anthropologie inspired ruffled curtains

As soon as Sarah from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs saw a shower curtain and set of drapes from Anthropologie that were layered with gorgeous ruffles, she knew she had to have them. Or at least some similar since they were priced at over $100 for the shower curtain and $200 per window panel! Yikes! Sarah decided it was time to work on her sewing skills and created her own ruffled curtains using sheets. Sarah breaks down the steps with easy-to-understand visuals and also explains how she did it without sewing the entire piece.

anthropologie inspired ruffled curtains

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Downton Abbey Butler’s Bell Memo Board

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I know many of you will be shocked to learn that I have never seen Downton Abbey. Nope, not even one episode. However, that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate this cute little butler’s bell memo board made by Amy from Atta Girl Says. Since I am clueless when it comes to the hit series, I’ll let Amy take it away…

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Goodwill File Cabinets to DIY Desk

file cabinet desk

When Melody from My Passion for Décor got a “feeling” that she needed to take a trip to her local Goodwill, it turned out that her furniture revamping radar was spot on. Melody ended up finding a pair of honey oak filing cabinets that were reminiscent of a desk she had been admiring from Pottery Barn. With a fresh coat of chalk paint and wood panel desktop, Melody turned the old cabinets into a desk that she absolutely adores!

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Decorative Ship Wheel for a Nautical Nursery

ships wheel wall decor

Mable from Lilato Laka shares another fun addition to her son’s nautical-themed nursery with this decorative ship wheel After spying a wood steering wheel at Hobby Lobby for $44, Mable challenged herself to recreate it. Sure, the wheel would have been pretty inexpensive with a coupon, but where’s the fun in that? Plus, Mable already had most of the supplies on hand to make her own. Mabel’s wheel looks so much like her inspiration that I honestly did a double take to figure out which was which!

ships wheel wall decor

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Perfect Fit Wood and Metal Console Table

wood and metal console table

Shayna of The Wood Grain Cottage combined two of her favorite elements, wood and metal, to create the perfect console table for her laundry room. She drew up the plans so the table would fit her narrow laundry room just right and then let her welder hubs go to work on the metal frame. Shayna got the honors of roughing up the thick wood top and finishing both pieces. Here’s what Shayna says about her new table: “I am totally smitten. I walk by just to stare at it. WE made this! A-mazing!”

wood and metal console table

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Blue Upholstered Bench with Casters

upholstered bench

In my earlier feature of Sarah M Dorsey Design’s painted curtains, you may have noticed the beautiful blue bench situated below the window. That beauty just happens to be another knock-off created by the very talented Sarah. Sarah built the bench frame and then upholstered it and added special details like turned legs and casters. Sarah says she saved on some of her materials and splurged on others to create her bench for around $100. I am so impressed by her mad skills!

upholstered bench

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