Wood Shim DIY Wall Art

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This morning I shared a sunburst mirror that was created with wood shims. Katie from Upcycled Treasures also used the handy little sticks to create décor for her walls. She painted, cut, and pieced together her shims to make a large piece of framed wood art. Katie strategically placed her new artwork over a metal door in her hallway that was quite the eyesore. Don’t you love the texture of the uneven shims?

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Metallic Gold Sunburst Mirror from Wood Shims

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Charlotte of Ciburbanity recently became a new “card carrying member of the sunburst mirror club.” Charlotte used wood shims to create her mirror and opted for a classic metallic gold finish that’s full of pizzazz.

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Faux Zinc Wine Cabinet Makeover

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Stephanie of The Styled Soul loves the “industrial, sleek, and chic” look of Restoration Hardware’s zinc furniture. This love inspired her to refab a stained wine cabinet with a faux zinc finish by layering metallic spray paint. While this project was a long time in the making for Stephanie, she finally finished it and says it came out just as she had hoped.

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Entertainment Center with Hidden Storage

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Desperately needing an entertainment center with more storage, and more specifically hidden storage, Bee from Windgate Lane had to figure out a cost-effective solution. Once again, Ikea didn’t disappoint with their BORGSJÖ cabinet and shelf unit. Bee’s favorite part was sprucing it up butcher block, which provides a gorgeous accent to the crisp white shelves. Bee loves how the unit adds storage without taking up too much space in her family room.

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Painted Greek Key Pillow Covers

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Did you happen to notice those lovely Greek key pillows sitting atop the upholstered bench from Jennifer at The Chronicles at Home that I shared this morning? Of course, those are another of Jennifer’s fabulous creations! Jennifer had been crushing on some designer pillows but knew they were a no-go in a house with small children… and their sticky fingers. But, like Jennifer says, that doesn’t mean she couldn’t fake it with a drop cloth and some paint!

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Upholstered Bench with Nailhead Trim

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Jennifer from The Chronicles of Home inherited her great-grandfather’s love for  building things with her hands and is now following in his footsteps as an upholsterer. This bench was Jennifer’s first time creating an upholstered piece of furniture, and I’d say it’s evidence that she definitely has a knack for the trade. If you’re wondering about the time commitment that goes into building your own bench AND upholstering it, Jennifer reassures that the whole project took her only five to six hours to complete.

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Painted Fabric Party Napkins

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You probably know I love painting fabric. It is such a quick and easy way to transform something ordinary to extraordinary. Take these pretty napkins with a bunting design made by Janel of Nellie Bellie. They were once just white cheapo napkins from Walmart, but with a little paint and a fabric marker, Janel gave them stand-out style. Break these out at a party, and all your guests will be asking where you got them!

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DIY Tree Stump Tables

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Merril, the Girl of a Thousand Dreams, loves the organic, natural look of tree stump tables but not the price. Individual tables can go for hundreds of dollars. Merril had to have them though! After finding some free tree stumps in good condition, the process was very simple. The bark was removed and the stumps were sanded and finished with four coats of polyurethane. The results are much better than Merril could have imagined, and her wallet is much happier!
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