Zinc Coffee Table

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One thing Kelli from Restore Interiors felt was missing from her living area was a coffee table. She got a secondhand table from a friend that happened to resemble one from Pottery Barn with a zinc top. Kelli liked the idea of a zinc top but wanted it to have more of a vintage look than all shiny and new. Kelli experimented with “recipes” and really achieved the look of zinc in the end.

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Seagrass Lampshade

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What do you get when you combine a Wal-mart lampshade with a woven placemat? A Ballard look-a-like seagrass shade a la Tammy from A Walk in the Countryside! Tammy pulled off the transformation by first unraveling the placemat and then hot gluing it around the shade for some instant beautification and texture. I love this simple update for an old or plain lampshade!

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Stenciled Rug

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I finally jumped on the bandwagon this summer and stenciled a rug for my patio. I love the graphic impact the design brings to the seating area. Even after all the stenciled rugs I’ve seen around, I was still blown away when I saw the rug created by Lydia from Pudel-Design for the reading nook in her bedroom. Lydia made her own stencil, then traced it onto the entire rug, and hand painted it. I can only imagine the tedium involved in this process, but Lydia’s results are simply astounding!

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Balustrade Console Table

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After creating an eye-catching gallery wall with black and white photos, Nikki from That Was A What?! still felt the space needed a little something. Nikki settled on lamps to do the trick, which meant she would also need a console table for the lamps to sit on. Smitten with a pricey salvaged wood console from Restoration Hardware, Nikki sought out some reclaimed materials of her own. Can you tell what Nikki repurposed for her That Was A What?! rendition of RH’s table?

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Bronze Owl Figurines

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Jessica from Mad In Crafts saw some cute owls that would be a nice addition to her fall décor; however, they weren’t $39.50 cute. Especially not when Jessica could turn some dollar store figurines into her own rustic owl décor. I always love this option since knick knacks are everywhere… dollar stores, thrift stores, flea markets… everywhere. Grab your spray paint of choice, and in just a few minutes you’ve got a whole new look!

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Fall Vase Filler

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Kelly from Live Laugh Rowe shares her tricks for creating a beautiful Pottery Barn look-a-like fall hurricane at a fraction of the cost. Kelly’s secret lies in disassembling grapevine wreaths for her filler. She walks your through all the steps so you can make your own, which of course you want to! Kelly’s hurricane is so beautiful I honestly couldn’t tell which one was hers and which was Pottery Barn’s!

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Reclaimed Wood Bench

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As a part of her mudroom remodel, Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust built a small bench where her kids could sit and put their shoes on. Being the resourceful gal that she is, Kristen used some old picnic table boards she found in a dumpster for the build. I love Kristen’s criss-cross design and the fact that she built this bench for FREE by using the reclaimed wood! You go, Girl!

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Numbered Pails

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After purchasing a set of numbered pails from Pottery Barn, Laura from Top This Top That realized it was a project she could have easily tackled herself. So why not save a friend a few bucks instead? Laura recreated the look with inexpensive craft store pails, vinyl numbers, and spray paint. I love these little pails for storing smalls items on a shelf or even kids’ craft supplies in a playroom. Laura says, “This project is as easy as 1,2,3.” {Wink}

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