Planked Wood King Bed

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When looking for a bed for her master bedroom, Bridgett from Osie Moats knew she wanted something “earthy, simple, and serene.” She found a bed from West Elm that fit her description but mostly definitely not her budget. Of course, a DIY was in order! Not only did building her own bed save Bridgett a pretty penny ($150 versus $1,099), but it also allowed her the flexibility to modify the dimensions to fit her large mattress.

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Silver Leaf Tree

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No one would ever guess the origin of the leaves on this metallic tree created by Mrs. Polly Rogers! Surprisingly, the classy silver leaves began as lowly brown toilet paper rolls. Here’s what Polly has to say about her new tree: “It’s a perfect centerpiece for events, parties, weddings, and decor.  It’s easy to make, and your friends will never guess the humble beginnings for your new decor!”

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Distressed Storage Bench

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Aimee from The Vintage Estate was more than willing to help out a family friend who was moving out of her farmhouse and needed to unload a few items. One of Aimee’s acquisitions was a cedar chest that had seen better days. Despite the ugly exterior, the inside was still in great condition. It only took some homemade chalk paint to transform the chest into a bench like one Aimee had been admiring from Pottery Barn.

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Hanging Kitchen Lanterns

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Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust had been wanting to add lanterns to her kitchen for years. The dream finally become a reality with the help of some clearance lanterns from TJ Maxx. Kristen partnered the lanterns with the electrical components from two secondhand brass light fixtures to create her pendants. The lanterns are exactly what Kristen envisioned for the space and really dress up her kitchen!

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Rosette Toddler Quilt

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Kelli at The Turquoise Piano made this gorgeous rosette quilt for her daughter’s crib using a $5 twin sheet from Wal-mart. The cost comes more in patience and perseverance in creating and sewing together all the little squares. However, it goes without saying that the end result is absolutely stunning!

rosette bedding knock off for crib

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Salt Dough Robin’s Eggs

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While switching out her Valentine’s décor for spring, Emily from life{illustrated} decided she needed some eggs to complete her vignette. Right away. Out came the flour, salt, water, and food coloring, and Emily whipped up a batch a pretty blue robin’s eggs lickety split! Emily’s eggs look so much more natural to me than their rather plasticy counterpart.

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Ruffled Pillowcases

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During her monthly sewing group, Terra from Mama Says Sew made these gorgeous ruffled pillowcases with contrast stitching. From a king-sized sheet, the ladies were able to make several sets, and the price came out to only $3 per pillowcase. I simply adore the pop of color in the turquoise thread and how it ties into Terra’s other pillow. Who would think such a little bit of thread would make such an impact!

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Framed Skeleton Keys

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Instead of paying $99 for framed skeleton keys, Angie from The Country Chic Cottage suggests stalking secondhand stores to make these beauties at a fraction of the cost. A mere fraction of the cost. Like $7 for two instead of $200! Angie pulled it off by pairing a set of reproduction skeleton keys she found at the flea market with thrift store frames. I love how they came out!

framed skeleton keys from flea market

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