Vintage Framed Map

rh inspired map

With a love for all things Restoration Hardware, Kenz of Interiors By Kenz turned to their antique maps as inspiration for her own piece of map art. Kenz created her large map by printing it on multiple sheets of paper and then adhering the parts to a piece of plywood. She finished up by plucking some wood from her fence to use for the frame. (I’m loving that resourcefulness!) Would you believe this amazing piece of framed map art cost Kenz nothing… nada… the big goose egg???

rh inspired map

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Halloween Skull Vases

diy pb inspired skull vases

The Halloween projects just keep a comin’! That gives you plenty of time to gather some bottles and turn them into skull vases following Angie’s tutorial at The Country Chic Cottage. Angie got her old milk bottles at the thrift store for a bargain. With some spray paint and foam skull cutouts, they will be a great addition to her Halloween mantel. She says, “I love how they are scary yet elegant enough to display in my home.”

diy pb inspired skull vases

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Caged Metal Pendant Light

diy caged metal pendant light

Tricia from Simplicity in the South wanted to replace the bare bulb in the ceiling of her son’s closet-turned-workspace. She was inspired by a caged pendant light that appealed to her vintage style and was able to replicate the look with supplies she ordered online. Tricia’s knockoff is the spitting image of her RH inspiration and cost only a third of the price!

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End Table with Shelf

build your own end table

Jen from The House of Wood is at it again with another fabulous furniture build. Equipped with Ana White’s step-by-step, easy-to-read plans, Jen built her “perfect end table” in 45 minutes. No joke! Jen says, “If you’re timid about building furniture from scratch, this is the perfect starter project for you!”

build your own end table

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Halloween Countdown Calendar

halloween felt calendar

Courtenay from The Creek Line House has had Halloween fever for the past several weeks and couldn’t wait any longer to get her craft on for the occasion. She says, “When I saw this Halloween countdown calendar in the latest PBK catalogue, I just had to see if I could make one as easily as I thought I could. With just some felt from Michael’s and a few packs of
letter stickers, I created something almost identical… for about $11 instead of $59.”

halloween felt calendar

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Yarn Stitched Rug

ANTHROPOLOGIE INSPIRED RUG DIY

With a needle and yarn, you can give a whole new personality to a plain old bathmat. Kinsey at Sincerely, Kinsey came up with this great idea for creating her own rug with Southwestern flair when she fell for a pricey desert mat from Anthropologie. Kinsey first created a template with chalk on the back of her rug and then stitched away.  Just think of all the design possibilities!

ANTHROPOLOGIE INSPIRED RUG DIY

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Dollar Store Tiled Mirror

tiled mirror

Heather from Dollar Store Crafts shares how you can create a Pottery Barn inspired mirror for only $10. Sounds pretty good, huh? But wait… there’s more! It also requires no tools. Heather attached together small framed mirrors from the dollar store (of course!) with duct tape and glue to create a larger multi-panel mirror. It doesn’t get any cheaper than this for a generously-size mirror! Plus, you can easily customize the size of your mirror by adjusting how many mirrors you use.

tiled mirror

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Popsicle Stick Beverage Tags

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Here’s another variation of Ballard’s beverage tags from Susan at Between Naps on the Porch that requires no cutting. Nope, instead you just have to devote yourself to the arduous task of consuming fudge popsicles {giggle}. If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, check out these beverage tags that Susan made from upcycled fudge pop sticks. In addition to having a reason to eat ice cream, I love Susan’s idea to add a little decoration for the occasion. Too cute!

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