Monogram a Towel with Paint


When Charisa from Madtown Macs saw West Elm’s digitally monogrammed hand towels, she immediately loved them and swooped some up as gifts. Sadly, Charisa never got one for herself and knew it was time to change that. She easily created her own modern and bold monogrammed hand towel with a freezer paper stencil and fabric paint. I am all about painting some fabric!

DIY Monogram Towel by Madtown Macs

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Lace Pressed Jewelry Dish


Esther from Wholly Kao wanted to come up with an original idea for a handmade gift swap with some friends. Instead of defaulting to jewelry, Esther was inspired to create a dish for holding rings and other small baubles. I love the designs that Esther achieved by pressing lace into the clay prior to baking. So pretty!

diy jewelry dish

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Colorful Pom-Pom Magnets and Pushpins


After making a bunch of pom-poms for a photo shoot, Meredith from One Sheepish Girl certainly couldn’t let the colorful beauties go to waste sitting in plastic bags. She came up with a simple DIY to put them to use by hot gluing magnets and pushpins to the backs of the smaller poms. Meredith says she loves the color and texture they add to her inspiration board.

pom pom magnets and pushpins

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Triple Pedestal Farmhouse Dining Table


With plans from Ana White in hand, Jaime from That’s My Letter built this gorgeous and enormous triple pedestal dining table for a friend’s cottage. As Jaime points out, the table design features several beautiful details including an inset tabletop edge, curved arches on the pedestals, and a long stretcher support across the middle. Pretty much it’s the Miss America of dining tables {Giggle}!

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Make Your Own Faux Zinc Initial


Christine from First Home… Love Life had long loved Anthropologie’s oversized zinc letters and kept having to talk herself out of ordering one. Deep down, Christine knew she could recreate it herself and finally got the push she needed from a fellow blogger to make it happen. Out came the tin foil, Mod Podge, and paint as Christine gave a cardboard craft store letter a faux metal makeover. Christine says, “I finally have my ‘zinc’ initial and didn’t have pay a small fortune for it. That make’s me one happy lady! YAY!”

faux zinc letter

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Handpainted “Watercolor” Wall Art


With a new baby on the way, Camille from My Mommy Style has been busy planning her daughter’s big girl room. She was inspired to create her own colorful, beach house style wall art using retro wall paneling and paint. Thanks to the carefree style of the art and forgiving surface of the paneling, Camille was able to freehand the design for a pretty convincing knockoff.

pottery barn kids inspired diy wall art

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DIY Dresser with Eclectic Stained Finish


I had so much fun seeing the Shanty Sisters last week at Haven, and, let me tell you, these girls have it all! They are as sweet as can be, fun, gorgeous, and crazy talented. Just check out this dresser that Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic built for her BFF’s baby nursery following plans from Ana White. This is a dresser that will definitely grow with the little fellow until he’s a teenager. He could even tote it off to college with him, and it would still be cool!

diy dresser

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Plate Collage Wall Art


After featuring Jessica from Mad in Crafts’ amazing globe pendant light this morning, I couldn’t help but share what else she’d been up as a part of her blue, yellow, and gray dining room makeover. Jessica wanted to make unique wall art for the space and did just that by creating a collage from plates and a poster. And just in case you’re not already sold, Jessica says, “This knock-off is super simple, costs very little to make, and requires only basic crafting skills to accomplish. Win-win-win!”

plate collage wall art

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