Scrap Trim Mantel

faux wood fireplace with mantel

If you love the idea of creating beautiful mantelscapes but have no mantel to call your own, Jeanette from Homa Style offers a great solution with her faux mantel. Jeanette loves creating items with scrap trim and was thrilled to step up her game with this mantel for her master bedroom. Amazingly, you do not have to be a woodworking connoisseur to build your own. Jeanette says, “Anyone with basic woodworking skills can build one, I promise.”

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Decorative Fireplace Screen

decorative fireplace screen

Vone at Vone Inspired needed to update her fireplace but couldn’t afford to buy a $200 screen. Since her family doesn’t use the fireplace, Vone decided she could make something that might not be functional but could at least add to the style of the space.  She did just that by building a screened frame and adding real branches and leaves cut from a soda can. When it’s all spray painted, it looks amazingly like an iron fireplace screen!

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Black and Gold Desk

black and gold chest

Denise from A Girl and a Brush first saw the Bellatrix chest from Horchow a few months ago and loved the black and gold combination so much that she knew she wanted to use it with some of her pieces. When Denise got an old desk at an auction, there was no question what she wanted to do with it.  A few challenges popped up along the way, but in the end this is one of Denise’s favorite transformations to date!

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Wire Storage Basket

wire basket

Courtenay from The Creek Line House noticed something strangely familiar about the organizer baskets that were in the super old freezer she inherited with her house. They looked an awful lot like some pricey baskets Pottery Barn sells. All it took was a little craft paint to cover up the white plastic handles, and Courtenay had her very own trendy wire baskets!

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Paper and Linen Wall Art

diy paper and linen wall art

After staring at four blank dining room walls for over a year, Jessica from Stay at Home-ista was finally inspired to create her own artwork that would fill the walls but wouldn’t take a huge bite out of her wallet. Using frames from Ikea, linen, and handmade paper, Jessica managed to create four very large pieces  for less than $200. I love how the paper designs Jessica selected coordinate but all have their own flair. You’ll have to pop over to Jessica’s site to see all four!

diy paper and linen wall art

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Chalkboard Floor Desk

cabinet door desk

Larissa from The House on Harrison wanted to get a special gift for her niece’s first birthday. She thought a floor desk from Pottery Barn Kids was super cute but most definitely not worth the expensive, especially when you have a cabinet door from a trash heap on hand! With a few leftover project boards and some paint, Larissa turned the old door into a chalkboard version of the desk for only $10. Not only is it too cute for words but also coordinates with her niece’s room!

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Burlap Message Board

burlap message board with nailhead trim

If you have kids in school, you know the overwhelming amount of paper that makes its way home. Crafty Sisters Candace and Nicole created a really awesome burlap message board to combat the paper clutter. The crisp burlap, perfect corners, and straight nailhead trim make the message board look like it came straight from Ballard’s catalog! The sisters’ board is even better though because it’s customized to fit the space and has an open frame in the back that allows for plug access.

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Sweater Pillows

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If you follow me at Infarrantly Creative, you know about my recent endeavor to help a family rebuild after a painful period in their lives by creating a home they truly love. One way I pinched pennies on pillows was by repurposing a couple of sweaters. Sweaters are seriously a dime a dozen at Goodwill, and if you reuse some filling from old pillows like I did, you can make your own cozy pillows for practically nothing.

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