Painted Oar Beach Décor

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Amanda of Crafts by Amanda drew inspiration from Pottery’s Barn decorative oars to makeover a $4 thrift store find into the perfect wall décor for her bathroom. Amanda says, “I’ve always loved the look of these oars, but wanted one that would fit with the beachy colors of my bathroom.” Thanks to DIY, Amanda got […Read More]

Patriotic Bunting Medallion

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To kick off her favorite season, Deb from Lake Girl Paints created a canvas bunting that’s full of patriotic flair. And let me just say that she definitely did not skimp on the details! After painting on stripes and chevron, Deb tea-stained the canvas for an aged-look, top-stitched her stripes, and even added a grommet […Read More]

Framed Art from Old Book Pages

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Elizabeth of Broken Treasure was inspired by framed art from Pottery Barn featuring images on dictionary print to create her own as a gift for her son’s teacher. Elizabeth pasted together pages from an Early Childhood Education book she had and then stamped on an image of dandelion seeds blowing away. This technique offers great possibilities for repurposing old books into DIY wall art, and I love the idea of creating a grouping of framed images that hold personal meaning.

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A Heart Wreath You Will “Love”

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Jennifer from Decorated Chaos wanted to add wall décor to her freshly painted master bedroom and was inspired by all the boxwood wreaths she had seen to create her own. Luckily, Jennifer was able to pick up a heart-shaped twig wreath and two strands of greenery at the thrift store for a bargain. I love that Jennifer didn’t stop with the wreath but added her own spin by mounting it to a piece of bead board and stenciling the word love, making it perfect for a master suite!

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Tabletop Flower Trough Centerpiece

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While flipping through a recent Pottery Barn catalog, I couldn’t help but notice a lovely trough-style flower centerpiece with hydrangeas. At Infarrantly Creative I share how I made my own version for FREE with some old fence slats I got from a neighbor and a thin belt that was too big for me. It only took a few simple cuts before I as nailing it all together and filling it with vibrant blue and purple hydrangeas. I love the combination of weathered wood and fresh blooms!

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Faux Antique Brass Decorative Thumbtacks

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Morena of Morena’s Corner tried out a fun new product, Mod Melts, to recreate some fancy pushpins she had been eyeing from Ballard. It literally took Morena only 30 minutes from start to finish thanks to the simplicity of using a hot glue gun and the melt’s speedy drying time. Like Morena says, these pretty tacks definitely do not look like something you made with your hot glue gun. With a little gold and black paint, they resemble lovely antique pieces!

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DIY Wall Décor from Coffee Stirrers

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Make & Do Girl Jess shares her secret recipe for wall décor that’s full of “organic woody texture” and simple enough that anyone can make their own.  Jess says, “If you can smear paint on wood and use scissors, you can make this easy art.” Sounds pretty good, huh? Jess walks you through the whole process, including her painting technique to achieve the look of lovely weathered wood, and even offers variations for other coffee stirrer art projects.

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Make Your Own Farmhouse Light for Less

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Susan from Homeroad threaded an inexpensive hanging light from Home Depot through a ceiling fan pole to create her own farmhouse light. The original stainless steel finish was a bit too shiny for Susan’s taste so she painted it a rich oil-rubbed bronze, giving it just the older, more vintage look she was after. Susan loves it so much she’s now on the prowl for more items in need of an oil-rubbed bronze makeover!

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