Gold Heart Mugs

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In preparation for the day of love, Lidy from Hello Lidy had a little fun recreating some heart mugs she spied at West Elm that were “modern, fun and playful.” Following in line with the year’s metallic trend, Lidy used a gold leaf pen to add her hearts to plain white mugs for a quick transformation. This is a project anyone can tackle, and Lidy points out that imperfection is just part of the beauty.

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Vintage “Refreshments” Sign

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Back at Christmas time Tricia from Simplicity in the South turned the old brass kick plate from her front door into a vintage Christmas sign. Great repurpose, right? Well, it doesn’t stop there! Tricia used the reverse side of the kick plate to make a “Refreshments” sign for her kitchen. Come Christmas time she will just have to flip it back over for some super speedy decorating. Brilliant!

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Faux Flower Branches

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When it comes to buying faux floral stems, it seems the options are to settle for plastic-y looking stems or pay absurd prices like $40 per stem! Mary from At Home on the Bay found a way around the dilemma by gluing the blooms from inexpensive craft store stems onto tree branches for a much more realistic look. Mary is so right when she says, “The sticks add that natural element that is missing from the plastic stems.”

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“Every Day I Love You” Word Art

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After his wife fell in love with a pricey art print, Matt of theDIYvillage set out to create an affordable knock-off of this beautiful wall art for her as a Valentine’s Day Gift. He did it for only $11 using some pine boards and Luan. How’s that for affordable? Matt’s knock-off is so spot-on his wife thought it was the original when he gave it to her!

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Safari Print Finial

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You may remember the painted safari print ornaments that Morena of Morena’s Corner created for Christmas. Well Morena found a way to incorporate the ornaments into her daily décor by turning them into decorative finials. If animal prints aren’t your thing, Morena points out that you can use ornaments with any design to make a finial you’ll love.

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Vintage Kitchen Utensil Art

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When it came time to add the “decorative touches” to her recently updated kitchen, Emily from life{illustrated} set off online for some inspiration. She came upon some framed prints of vintage kitchen utensils she loved but certainly wasn’t dishing out $59 a piece for. Emily set out to knockoff a few of her favorites. Here’s what she has to say: “The process was really simple, and I love how my prints turned out. I saved about $230 by doing it myself!”

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Thrift Store Pillow with Applique

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You know I always love a good rescue, and this pillow from Lora at Craftivity Designs is just that! Many wouldn’t have seen the potential in the old pillow Lora picked up at the thrift store, but she knew with a mini-makeover it could really shine in her guest bedroom. Lora used iron-on interfacing to add “a graphic and modern touch” of typography. Now it has just the perfect mix of vintage and modern she so loves!

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Rugby Stripe Duvet

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Debbie from Me and My DIY has been busy giving her son’s bedroom a makeover, and, of course, new bedding is part of the equation. When the blue and black striped bedding Debbie’s son wanted was sold out, she ran out for fabric and powered up the sewing machine to make her own. Debbie is no stranger to making bedding, and it most definitely shows in her craftsmanship!

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