Painted Buffet with a “Good Old Fashioned Wash”

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As soon as Sue from Gracefully Restored Furniture saw this mid-century modern buffet, she knew it was “crying out for a good old fashioned wash.” She took her first stab at the process by painting the buffet with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey, creating a wash with Graphite, and topping it off with some clear and dark wax. With a little distressing, it was finished!

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Pretty Fabric Wrapped Letters

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The trend of incorporating letters into décor is still going strong, and you can pretty much find decorative letters in any style imaginable. Lele from Just Showed Up made these pretty fabric letters by simply padding craft store letters with Fiberfill and then wrapping them with fabric. I love the possibilities here since there are so many gorgeous fabrics out there. How fun is Lele’s combination of colors and prints?

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Get Organized with a Family Command Center

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With a growing family, Sarah of My Simple Obsession was in need of a command center to keep track of her family’s numerous appointments and notes. She loved one from Pottery Barn but says, “…no way would I ever pay $500 dollars or even close to that for a command center that I could make myself.  So I did! And for a fraction of that price!!” I just love Sarah’s “Pin it” corkboard tile and how she spruced up her board with fabric rosette thumbtacks and a bunting. So cute!

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Dollar Store Spotlight Table Lamp

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When Morena of Morena’s Corner purchased her home, it came complete with its own media room. Morena came across some cool spotlight lamps that would be perfect for the space and was “determined to recreate the look for less.” Morena pulled it off using items from the dollar store, making her lamp a whopping $3! Mission accomplished!

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Antique Factory Cart Table

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Shawna from Dakota Creek Chic found an antique factory cart at a local antique store and knew she could build her own version of the Restoration Hardware table that was out of her budget at 1000 bucks. Shawna used Ana White’s plans as a rough guide but was fortunate to already have the cart (that happened to have awesome casters) to use as a base. Here’s what Shawna has to say about her third big project: “This was an easy build, taking only one afternoon to finish. It’s so worth it, and I just love how it turned out. Hope you love it too and hope this inspires you to tackle your own DIY project.”

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Sister Wall Sign from a Pallet

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Melanie from It Happens in a Blink is in the process of sprucing up and redecorating a few rooms in her home… all at the same time. With a preschooler and triplets, I can only imagine Melanie needs all the quick and easy projects she can get. Fortunately, this wooden wall sign she made fits the bill in terms of time and money. By using a free pallet and common crafting supplies, Melanie created her sign with practically no expense!

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Vintage Airplane Blueprint Art from an Old Drawer

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As soon as Anita of Inspired Passions stumbled upon RH Baby & Child’s framed airplane blueprint, she knew it would be perfect for her son’s room. However, she also knew it would be foolish to spend so much on it when she’ll probably redecorate in a year or two. Instead, Anita created her own vintage airplane art using a wood drawer, canvas paper, and leftover quarter round. I love how Anita repurposed the wood from the drawer for her sign!

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Edison Bulb Sconce for a Vintage Home

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Jaime from That’s My Letter recently moved into a truly vintage home, a circa 1740 saltbox style farmhouse to be exact. Talk about a project playground! When faced with the expense of needing to replace ALL of the interior light fixtures, Jaime came up with a more budget-friendly version of the trendy Edison bulb sconces for her pool room. The style is the perfect addition to an old home with so much history and character.

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