Doll Trundle Bed

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Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust didn’t waste any time working her magic to create an item for her daughter’s spring auction. She rightfully knew all the girls would go gaga for this adorable daybed made to fit an American Girl doll. Kristen went completely “green” for this project and used all scraps she had on hand for both the bed and linens!

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Reclaimed Wood Shelf

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Gretchen of Boxy Colonial needed display shelves for her boys’ bedroom and liked the look of some reclaimed wood shelves from West Elm. However, at $58 for the smallest shelf, it simply wasn’t happening. Instead, Gretchen enlisted her husband and two sons to make these look-a-likes with wood “reclaimed” from the scrap pile. I have a feeling it didn’t take too much persuading to get them to bang up the boards with hammers and screwdrivers {wink}!

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Distressed “LOVE” Canvas

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Robyn of The Pink Peony of Le Jardin was fueled by her love for Ballard’s monogram art to create a canvas that’s perfect for displaying in a Valentine vignette. The weathered black and cream finish coordinates beautifully with any color scheme and offers an alternative to typical Valentine’s colors.

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Chain Necklace Vase

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Morena of Morena’s Corner for Crafts Unleashed created this amazing chained vase that is a knockout with or without flowers. I honestly love Morena’s vase more than her inspiration. The decorative clasps and variation in chain thickness just make it prettier in my book!

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Faux Mantel Wall Shelves

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If you bemoan the fact that you don’t have a mantel and, therefore, a place displaying for cutesy holiday vignettes, you’ve got to check out these shelves from Mallory at Classy Clutter! Mallory built simple wall shelves by adding trim and corbels to a MDF board. These look great clustered together, so you can customize the number and size of your shelves to meet your space and decorative needs. Doesn’t Mallory’s suh-weet Valentine’s display make you want to build one right now!?!

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Wax Paper Chandelier

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Lacy from A Decorating Diva’s Diary faced quite the challenge to find lighting that would work with her home’s very high ceilings and open floor plan. She created a fixture with the luminous look of capiz shells and large scale she needed using an unlikely material – wax paper! Isn’t it amazing how totally glam and expensive it looks!?!

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Old Book Bundles

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Old books make great decorative accents and are seen throughout the pages of design catalogs. However, the simplicity kinda leaves you wondering how they can even charge for the cute little bundles. Décor Chick Emily tore off the pages from some old thrift store books and then tied them with string. I don’t think it gets any easier than that!

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Hive Patterned Vase

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I am loving this easy vase update shared by Angie of The Country Chic Cottage. It’s not like my hubby is constantly bringing me vases of flowers, but I somehow always seem to have plenty of them hiding in my cabinets. Angie busted out the Krylon on her vase and then used a dimensional writer to create a very cool honeycomb pattern for instant style.

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