Give Thanks Plates

give thanks plate

These adorable “Give Thanks” plates from Dannyelle at Life Is A Party would make the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table this year! They are super easy to make and require only a glass paint marker and cheap plates. I know you are thinking that you’d totally mess up trying to write on a plate, but with the glass paint marker you can easily wash off all those “oops” moments.

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Ruffled Crib Skirt

diy tiered ruffle skirt

Ilene from Come On, Ilene! fell in love with a ruffled crib skirt for her baby-on-the-way’s nursery. With gray and white dominating the space, Ilene felt the ruffles were the perfect girly touch. Here’s what she has to say: “This project was fairly simple. It just took a long time to cut, serge, ruffle, pin and sew all the layers of ruffles together. I loved how it turned out though! It was the perfect finishing touch to my new crib!”

diy tiered ruffle skirt

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Striped Vintage Suitcase

striped vintage suitcase

Vintage suitcases have been crazy popular lately. Kelly from The Lily Pad Cottage found a set of pretty striped ones from Pottery Barn she loved but were, of course, expensive! Thankfully the thrift store doesn’t charge $140 for their suitcases {wink}, and Kelly was able to make her own with tape and paint. Here’s from Kelly: “For $6 versus $140 you can get the same look for your house. The best part is you can customize the colors to match your decor!”

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Printer’s Style Bar

diy printer

Slowly but surely I have tackled a couple of of build-from-scratch projects to increase my woodworking skills and confidence. It’s when I stumble upon projects like this bar from Jen at House of Wood that I am really wishing I could make the jump to expert builder over night. Jen worked with Ana White for her printer’s style bar that includes shelving, a hanging stemware rack, and built-in wine grid behind those beautiful faux drawer fronts. All I can say is that I am in awe of Jen’s skills!

diy printer's style bar

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Dresser with Numbered Drawers

anthro inspired numbered dresser

After seeing the popular Ordinal Dresser from Anthropologie, Danielle from My EnRoute Life couldn’t stop thinking about the “cute little numbered drawers.” She was inspired by another amazing dresser transformation to turn an unfinished IKEA dresser into her own numbered masterpiece. There’s just something about that simple stenciling that adds so much character to an ordinary dresser!

anthro inspired numbered dresser

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Shower Curtain Drapes

shower curtain window panels

Jenny from Days of Chalk and Chocolate found an interesting way around paying high prices for fancy drapes by turning shower curtains into window curtains! Like Jenny, I have noticed the lovely assortment of pretty shower curtains while perusing the aisles of Target. Jenny lengthened the shower curtains by sewing material from a Wal-mart panel to the bottom. They really look high-end! Have you ever thought about using shower curtains for your windows?

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Painted Garden Stool

ballard knock off garden stool

If  you ever shop at Ballard you have undoubtedly seen their ceramic garden stools that make lovely little side tables. On a thrifting expedition with the girls, Myra from My Blessed Life scored a pair of oriental garden seats for only $14 – for the pair! She gave them a sleek, crisp look with some white spray paint and had herself the spitting image of Ballard’s garden seat. Seriously, can you get over the fact that they have EXACTLY the same pierced detail? Craaazy!

ballard knock off garden stool

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Brown Paper Pumpkin

paper pumpkin 2[3]

Keeping in line with her neutral fall color scheme, Maryann at Domestically Speaking wanted to tone down a bright orange pumpkin she had purchased from a garage sale. She got just the look she was after by decoupaging pieces of brown paper onto the surface. Working with torn pieces of paper makes it easy to cover curves as on Maryann’s pumpkin, and the overlapped edges give a nice textured finish.

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