Vintage Easter Egg Prints

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Emily from life{illustrated} is always looking for seasonal art inspiration, and the vintage egg prints from Ballard Designs caught her eye. For Emily, they were “just the right amount of ‘spring’ without looking too cheesy or juvenile.” So Emily headed to the Graphics Fairy and made her own art for FREE! It’s really as simple as printing it out and popping it in a frame!

vintage easter egg prints inspired by ballard

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Applique Ruffle Towel

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To some a towel is simply a thing of function, but it can definitely add to the design of your bathroom. Just check out these pretty ruffled towels from Jaime at That’s My Letter! Jaime transformed a plain Jane towel with bias tape ruffles and an easy appliqued personalization. I always love Jaime’s easy-to-follow techniques that empower everyone to DIY, and this tutorial  is no exception!

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Rope Orb Chandelier

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Breanna from 929 Design wanted to recreate an amazing rope orb chandelier similar to what Restoration Hardware is selling for $499. She was able to do it for just under $25! “How?” you might ask… The secret to Breanna’s frugal fixture is that she used hula hoops to create the orb and then used the “insides” from a secondhand fixture for the light. Hula hoops are on the shelves now, so it’s the perfect time of year to make your own orb chandy!

rh inspired rope orb chandelier from hula hoops

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Planked Wood King Bed

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When looking for a bed for her master bedroom, Bridgett from Osie Moats knew she wanted something “earthy, simple, and serene.” She found a bed from West Elm that fit her description but mostly definitely not her budget. Of course, a DIY was in order! Not only did building her own bed save Bridgett a pretty penny ($150 versus $1,099), but it also allowed her the flexibility to modify the dimensions to fit her large mattress.

west elm inspired stria bed

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Silver Leaf Tree

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No one would ever guess the origin of the leaves on this metallic tree created by Mrs. Polly Rogers! Surprisingly, the classy silver leaves began as lowly brown toilet paper rolls. Here’s what Polly has to say about her new tree: “It’s a perfect centerpiece for events, parties, weddings, and decor.  It’s easy to make, and your friends will never guess the humble beginnings for your new decor!”

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Distressed Storage Bench

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Aimee from The Vintage Estate was more than willing to help out a family friend who was moving out of her farmhouse and needed to unload a few items. One of Aimee’s acquisitions was a cedar chest that had seen better days. Despite the ugly exterior, the inside was still in great condition. It only took some homemade chalk paint to transform the chest into a bench like one Aimee had been admiring from Pottery Barn.

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Hanging Kitchen Lanterns

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Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust had been wanting to add lanterns to her kitchen for years. The dream finally become a reality with the help of some clearance lanterns from TJ Maxx. Kristen partnered the lanterns with the electrical components from two secondhand brass light fixtures to create her pendants. The lanterns are exactly what Kristen envisioned for the space and really dress up her kitchen!

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Rosette Toddler Quilt

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Kelli at The Turquoise Piano made this gorgeous rosette quilt for her daughter’s crib using a $5 twin sheet from Wal-mart. The cost comes more in patience and perseverance in creating and sewing together all the little squares. However, it goes without saying that the end result is absolutely stunning!

rosette bedding knock off for crib

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