Textured Metallic Vase

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For months you’ve been prowling through thrift stores looking for that special something, and then one day you finally see it. Heart pumping you snatch it from the shelf and hold your treasure close. Sound familiar? That must have been how Debbie from One Day at a Time felt when she finally found a vase that was the perfect size and shape to turn into a Crate & Barrel look-a-like. Debbie used spackle to create texture and then glammed it up with some silver spray paint.

silver textured vase inspired by crate and barrel

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Farmhouse Dining Table

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Jocie of The Better Half had been dreaming of a beautiful farmhouse table for her dining area. With a bit of begging, Jocie convinced her handy hubs Ethan to take on building the table from scratch. That is… until she came up with an ingenious idea. Instead of building from scratch, Josie and Ethan reused the legs and parts from a secondhand table and built a new solid oak tabletop. Their table is every bit as gorgeous as their Pottery Barn inspiration but way cheaper and even higher quality!

pottery barn knock off farmhouse table

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Pipe and Wood Lamp

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Janel from Nellie Bellie really blew me away with this unique lamp she created from pipes, wood spindles, and, of course, time and patience. Not only does it look amazingly like the inspiration, but the price difference is quite astounding ($86 versus $2,800). You can barely buy a lamp and shade from Target for the cost of Janel’s eye-catcher. Talk about making a statement!

anthro inspired pipe lamp

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Vintage Chalkboard Plaques

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We all have those projects that linger on our to-do lists for weeks, months, and even years. That was the case with these chalkboard plaques made by Melissa from Shabby Love. She had adored them for years, so you know it must have been all the sweeter when Melissa finally made her own collection of little boards out of luan. These would look so cute arranged on the wall together!

vintage chalkboards

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Lazy Susan Art Caddy

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Over at Infarrantly Creative I have been sharing bits and pieces of my new craft studio (aka my biggest DIY ever) leading up to the big reveal. While I worked my tail off building cabinets to hide all my crafting supplies, I wanted to keep some things accessible for my kids. One fun thing I tweaked about the design is using magnets to hold on the pails. They are strong enough to hold to the tray, but my kiddos can still pull off the pails when they need to. Boo-yah!

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Kids Tool Bench

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After creating an amazing pegboard craft supply organizer, Heidi from Honeybear Lane had some of the pegboard left over. The little piece of board spurred on another very cool project in which Heidi repurposed an old table into a workbench for her boys. I love the rustic and more realistic look of Heidi’s bench compared to its plastic store-bought counterparts. And of course the fact that Heidi made it out of things she already had makes me love it all the more!

kids workbench inspired by pb kids

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Rope Wrapped Lamp

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It’s about that time of year again when rope décor can be seen all over home décor stores and throughout catalog pages. Elissa shares at Clever how to give a lamp that much-desired nautical flair with some rope and a hot glue gun. I love how the little extras of the rope-trimmed shade and darker sisal tied around the neck of the lamp really bring the whole look together and give a high-end finish.

west elm inspired rope lamp

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Antique White Spindle Crib

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Rachel from Maison de Pax had been dreaming of an antique looking crib for her son’s room but couldn’t justify the expense when she already a perfectly good crib. Imagine her excitement when she got a call about a FREE white spindle crib. Rachel of course snatched it up and then achieved the look she was after with flat white spray paint, stain, and a dark wax. She sewed a simple crib skirt with box pleats out of drop cloth to complete the look… for a grand total of $7!

rh inspired crib and bed skirt

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