Geometric Stained Wood Wall Décor

Mrs. Hamilton of His House Her Home is a lover of Pottery Barn but not their prices and decided it was time save her bucks and try her hand at creating her own wooden artwork. While Pottery Barn may have been been the original inspiration for this piece, Mrs. Hamilton says it was Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic who gave her the confidence “to break out the saw and get to work!” I’d say she did a pretty awesome job!

pb inspired wood art

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Paint-Dipped Side Table

Cara from Chasing Shiny Objects gave a quick update to a plain white table by painting the legs gold for a trendy paint-dipped effect. Cara already had her table, so it was literally as simple as taping and painting. As Cara shares, this look can be achieved with one of those cheap round tables that are usually covered with a tablecloth. With a little paint, no one will know it’s from Wal-mart!

paint dipped side table

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Dancing Skeleton Halloween Garland

I know I am not alone when I say I love the dollar store. There are all sorts of hidden treasures in there. Sharon from The Blue Willow House found one of those treasures when she stumbled upon a plastic moveable skeleton that reminded her of a cute garland she’d been eyeing from Pottery Barn Kids. Sharon scooped up five packages and strung the dancing skeletons together in front of her fireplace. They look mighty happy about Sharon’s savings!

skeleton garland


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Decoupage a Box for an Instant Update!

Erika from Retropolitan purchased a few sheets of marbled paper online and used it to recover an old wooden box she had picked up at the thrift store for a couple dollars. She says, “It was a fairly easy decoupage project that took about a half hour to do. I think it turned out pretty great for only $3 and a few minutes of my time.” After making over her box, Erika just so happened to notice that West Elm sells an agate box that looks crazy similar for $49 to $79!

decoupaged wood box

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Dollar Store Pumpkins with a Pricey Pewter Finish

Morena of Morena’s Corner is spot-on when she says metallics are everywhere in the design world right now. Yesterdays bright orange pumpkins are now being seen in shimmering mercury glass and silvery pewters. Morena shares how you can use spray paint and acrylic paint to transform dollar store pumpkins into pewter look-a-likes. Her technique could be used on any little knick-knack you find at the dollar store or thrift store to give it a more high end look.

faux pewter pumpkins

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Thrift Store Honeycomb Lamp Makeover

Megan from Homemade Ginger had been looking for a solid set of table lamps for her office desk but didn’t want to spend much money. After diligently looking at thrift stores for months, she found a set of honeycomb lamps that needed some TLC. With some spray paint, a little tweaking, and a modern lamp shade, these lamps look like new ones worth hundreds of dollars!

honeycomb lamp

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Easy Framed Sheet Music Art

Becca at From Gardners 2 Bergers is at it again with another easy way to create DIY artwork for your home. This go round it was a framed music sheet that caught Becca’s eye. Of course, she looked at it and knew it would be a piece of cake to make her own. I love how the sheet music adds a new element to Becca’s impressive gallery (most of which she’s created herself for next to nothing!).

frame sheet music

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Halloween Bird Cage Vignette

Sharon of The Blue Willow House was inspired to turn a bird cage she had picked up from the thrift store into an eerie Halloween display for her foyer. It just so happened that Sharon had all her materials on hand. Worn books, black gauze, crows, and a few pumpkins and gourds come together for a spooky effect. It’s crazy how similar Sharon’s bird cage looks to her Pottery Barn inspiration!

halloween bird cage decor

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