Beachy Shell Wreath

beachy shell wreath

You may have shells from summer beach trips that you are trying to figure out what to do with now. Before you stuff them in a drawer or closet to be forgotten, check out this wreath made by Kelly at The Lily Pad Cottage. Kelly knocked off a $139 shell wreath from Ballard for a few bucks with some decorative sisal and a wreath form she had on hand. She’s going to be one happy gal when she busts out her beautiful bargain wreath next summer.

beachy shell wreath

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Silver Painted Lamp

pb inspired silver lamp

When Virginia from Live Love DIY found an outdated lamp at the thrift store with a dingy white base and pleather lampshade, she saw the potential for it to become a real knock out. Some silver spray paint gave the base a more modern look and a satin ribbon added extra oomph to a plain shade. Virginia says, “The whole project took less than 30 minutes, and my little $3 thrift store lamp has been transformed into a high-style lamp you would find in any home store for about $40-$50!”

pb inspired silver lamp

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Roman Shade from Drape

pb inspired roman shade

When revamping her laundry room, Debbie from Me and My DIY found a roman shade from Pottery Barn that had all the colors she wanted to incorporate into the space. Unfortunately, Pottery Barn’s prices and sizing did not cooperate with Debbie’s plans. Being the clever gal she is, Debbie instead ordered a drape from Pottery Barn and sewed her own shade for way less cash. She even had enough fabric remaining for a coordinating ironing board cover.

pb inspired roman shade

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Painted Stripe Curtains

painted stripe curtains

As I recently shared on Infarrantly Creative, I am changing things up in my family room after about ten years of the same color scheme. My first big undertaking was painting striped curtains. Considering color, pattern, price, and length, I always have trouble finding just the right curtains, so painting my own was the perfect option. I absolutely love how they came out and cannot believe the difference they make!

painted stripe curtains

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Wood Market Sign

how to make a vintage market sign

It’s no secret that wall décor can get expensive, especially for larger pieces. Luckily, armed with wood, paint, and a bit of creativity, you can fill those walls without breaking the bank! Just check out this weathered wood plaque that Mimi from Blue Roof Cabin created with plywood and a jigsaw. The gorgeous shape and custom wording make for a truly unique piece of wall décor!

how to make a vintage market sign

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Wood and Metal Coffee Table

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Debra from Bungalow loved the look of a reclaimed wood and metal coffee table for her living room, but spending a couple thousand dollars on a small table simply wasn’t happening. Instead, Debra purchased some iron from the hardware store and put her husband’s welding skills to work. Even if your husband can’t weld, Debra suggests finding a friend or hiring out the welding to still save a pretty penny from Restoration Hardware’s price tag.

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Recycled Magazine Storage Box

rolled magazine box

Using items from your recycling bin, you can turn a plain old cardboard box into a decorative storage bin like Gay from It’s A Hodgepodge Life did. Gay rolled a bunch of magazine pages and attached them to her box and then created a no-sew burlap liner to make the inside as beautiful as the outside. This is just one of many fun creations you can make from rolled magazine pages!

rolled magazine box

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Fall Placemat Pillows

pottery barn napkin to pillow

I love this idea from Danielle at My EnRoute Life for getting Pottery Barn quality without the expense! While shopping for pillows at an outlet store, Danielle came up with the clever idea to turn $6 fabric placemats into pillows by pulling out a seam and filling them. Her pillows came out beautifully were seriously so easy. Pure brilliance!

pottery barn napkin to pillow

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