Beveled Edge Mirror Makeover

Chris of Just a Girl had been drooling over some beveled-edge mirrors from Pottery Barn for what felt like years. She says, “They sparkle and glitz like the stars in heaven, and I’ve wanted them to be mine for a long time.” Chris’ torment over the dreamy mirrors finally ended when she found a pair of mirrors on clearance at Hobby Lobby that needed a little love. Chris did a quick fix by switching out the front panels and now has her own sparkly and glitzy mirrors for a fraction of the cost!

diy beveled mirrors

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Large Vintage Schoolhouse Framed Chalkboard

Melanie of The French Cottage had been holding onto a tear-out of a Restoration Hardware chalkboard for years. However, she says her “inner frugalista” would not allow her to spend $499 on a chalkboard. Melanie also knew she could build her own chalkboard for much less and did just that for $50, which isn’t too shabby for a ginormous framed chalkboard. The fact that this chalkboard has a vintage schoolhouse look makes it perfect for Melanie’s son’s playroom. It’s a piece that both mommas and children can enjoy!

diy large chalkboard

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Felt Origami Throw Pillow

Tiffany at The Little Waffleflower shares my love for a pretty pillow, and this felt origami throw pillow ranks up there as one of her favorite DIYs. I sure can see why. It looks identical to her West Elm inspiration! I love that this pillow goes with absolutely anything yet isn’t plain or boring. The folded felt creates tons of texture and interest.

felt origami pillow

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Happy New Year and Top Ten of 2013

Happy New Year, KOD readers!

new year 2014 free printable

Free printable courtesy of Chelsea at Two Twenty One via Tatertots and Jello

Today is a big day of celebration on Knock Off Décor. Not only do we get to celebrate a new year, but it’s also Knock Off Décor’s third birthday. Woot woot! As always, I am ever grateful for those of you who read Knock Off Décor faithfully and make this site the great success that it is. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Before we dive headfirst into 2014, I’d like to recognize the top ten projects of 2013 here on KOD based on page views. Let’s get this party started!

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Colorful Ruffled Circles Pillow Cover

Jessica from Sew Homegrown created a DIY version of a ruffled circles pillow she spied at West Elm. She says she just had to spice it up with more color though and chose scraps from her favorite fabric designer Anna Maria Horner. There is so much I love about this pillow from the vibrant colors to the ruffled and slightly disheveled look of the circles. This is a great scrap buster project that you could easily customize to match your décor.

ruffled circle pillow cover

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Vintage Desk to Rolling Bar Cart

Karen at The Salvaged Boutique was inspired by kitchen carts on casters to create one of her own. She knew she wanted to use a vintage piece of furniture and snatched up a bargain-priced desk she found at a yard sale. With the addition of a couple of shelves and hardware and a fresh coat of paint, Karen transformed the desk to a functional and versatile kitchen cart. It has lots of great uses from a bar cart to a kitchen island to a dining room buffet!

desk to bar cart

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Decorative Wood Spheres for Only $5

Sawdust Girl Sandra created some large wooden spheres as a decorative accent for her home. She was inspired by iron spheres that cost from $165 to $225 per sphere. Ouch! Sandra on the other hand made two for only $5. How? She ripped thin strips from a 1×3 and then tried her hand at wood bending for the first time. Sandra says it turned out to be quite easy and saved her a truckload of cash!

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Square Coffee Table with Turned Legs

Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic fell hard for a table from Pottery Barn with a planked wood top, large bottom shelf, and thick turned legs and had to have something like it. She enlisted the help of Ana White to draw up the plans and got to building! A wood company kindly created special legs just for Ashley’s table, and the exciting part is we can all order them. Like Ashley says, they totally make the table!

pottery barn inspired coffee table

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