Kitchen Tablet Holder

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Andrea from Queen of Kings had been passively thinking of a way to create an iPad holder to protect her beloved tablet in the kitchen. While “window shopping” online, Andrea discovered that Pottery Barn had beat her to it with a tablet recipe holder. She tweaked the design to her liking and then created her own version with scraps of wood left over from other projects. Here’s what Andrea has to say: “This project was time consuming but the personalization was worth it! Best of all it was FREE!”

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Garden Hose Wreath

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KOD reader Nicki doesn’t have a blog of her own but wanted to share the new spring wreath that she made from a garden hose. Nicki took a very inexpensive hose in bright green and decorated it with silk tulips, which happen to be her favorite flower, and a burlap ribbon. Nicki loves that it is fun and a little “unexpected.”

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Refinished Trunk Coffee Table

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Aly from Entirely Eventful Day loves the function and industrial look of trunk coffee tables. The price was the only thing holding her back from owning one until she found a way to get one for FREE by transforming Grandpa’s old tool chest. With a cleaning, sanding, and staining, Aly finally got her beloved trunk coffee table and brought new life to a family piece that was going to be discarded!

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Wooden Twine and Scissors Holder

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When it comes to Pinterest, the pinning is the easy part. It’s making those pins actually come to fruition that presents the greater challenge. So you know Angie at Knick of Time was thrilled to mark this wooden twine holder as “pinned and done,” especially considering she pulled it off for less than a dollar using part of an old chair leg and a small wooden plaque she picked up from the craft store. This is such a darling storage idea that could also work great for ribbon, wasabi tape, and other crafting supplies.

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Supply Cart Tray

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Kate from Magic City Thistle loved the look of an oh-so-cute tray that resembles a supply cart but would never have the little cart on her coffee table without getting creative! Kate sourced a basic wooden tray from her local thrift store and revamped it with paint and four tiny grapevine wreath “wheels.” Doesn’t it make for the cutest display on her outdoor dining table?

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Tripod Floor Lamp

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The minute Julie from Do or DIY saw Restoration Hardware’s tripod floor lamp, she knew she had to have it. Well, maybe not RH’s almost $1400 lamp, but a very similar DIY version! Julie wanted it to have that antique vibe, so she took to Craigslist to find an old wooden tripod that was used for mounting telescopes. Husband Chris took over the electrical work, and the lamp was complete! It turns out that Julie and Chris’ lamp cost less than even the sales tax of the Restoration Hardware version!

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Etched Glass Easter Egg Ornament

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When Jill from Create.Craft.Love laid eyes on some monogrammed glass Easter egg ornaments, she knew it was time to break out the etching cream. Jill created an initial stencil with her Silhouette, adhered it to her glass egg ornament, and then applied the etching cream. Ten minutes later Jill rinsed it off and had a simple and elegant take on the classic Easter egg!

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Vintage Locker Baskets

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Linda from It All Started with Paint is a big fan of shiny metals in her décor. Generally, the more sparkle and glitter… the better! However, that wasn’t the look she was going for in her dining room. So Linda transformed some shiny chrome locker baskets she ordered online into vintage baskets that appear to have stood the tests of time using just paint and about 15 minutes of time!

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