White Painted Dresser

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It’s hard to believe much could come of a “dirty, smoky, beaten up, rickety old dresser” from the thrift store. That is… until Virginia from LiveLoveDIY got her hands on it! From the down and out dresser, Virginia created a knockoff with a similar look to her favorite Horchow dresser. It’s not to difficult to see why it’s one of her favorite pieces!

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Jelly Toast Coaster

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Want a fun homemade gift idea for the holidays? Janel from Nellie Bellie created a set of quirky coasters that resemble jelly toast using cork board and nail polish. I know I’ve got a few family members and friends who would get a kick out of this practical and original gift!

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Chalkboard Dresser

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This dresser from Connie at Sensible Redesign takes chalk art to a whole new level! After being inspired to make over an entire dresser with chalkboard paint, Connie added some festivity with chalk drawings similar to those seen in RH Baby & Child’s holiday catalog. This is a fun and easy way to change out your décor with the seasons or just when you are in the mood for something new.

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NOEL Wall Décor

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After receiving lots of love for her Pottery Barn-inspired NOEL sign last Christmas, Richella from Imparting Grace shares the simple steps she took to create it. While it may not be iron like the inspiration, Richella’s pretty letters cost only $10 to make. And, quite honestly, finished with some oil-rubbed bronze paint they look just like the real deal!

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Handmade Walls E-book

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I am so proud of many of my blogging friends who have recently written books!  I can’t imagine the insane time and energy that goes into a project of that magnitude.  Impressive beyond belief.  Recently Ashley & Jamin from The Handmade Home launched an e-book called “Handmade Walls: 22 Inspiring Ideas on Bringing Your Walls to Life.”

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Library Coffee Table

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The girls from Shanty 2 Chic are such an inspiration when it comes to knockoff furniture pieces and totally make me want to hone my woodworking skills! Just check out this awesome library-style coffee table Ashley built with plans from Ana White. The generous tabletop and drawer storage makes it ideal for both decorating and daily use.

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Metal Circles Mirror

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As shared on Dollar Store Crafts, Debi of Debi’s Design Diary knows how to get that Anthro-look on a dollar store budget. Debi created a very cool geometric mirror from paint can lids and mirrors that cost… you guessed it… one dollar! Some gold spray paint, and Debi’s mirror looks like a million bucks instead of a budget-friendly $25!

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Decoupaged Deer Wall Décor

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Wall décor comes in many forms and definitely isn’t limited to framed art and canvases. Elisa from The Self Life added some dimension and interest to her daughter’s nursery with a decoupaged deer head created from a craft store figurine. I love how Elisa clustered the deer on the wall with other items for a gallery effect. Too cute!

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