DIY Wood Tile Nightstand–Without Power Tools!

Chaney from May Richer Fuller Be has been using the same nightstand since she was in college. While it was still in good shape and she liked it just fine, Chaney says the dark wood didn’t go well with the light and airy look of her master bedroom. Chaney decided it was time for a makeover and challenged herself with giving the table a wood-tiled look – without using any power tools. Mission accomplished, and all Chaney needed was an X-acto knife!

wood tiled nightstand

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Easy Animal Canvas Wall Art

Megan from Our Pinteresting Family wanted to fill a small space in her baby’s nursery and found some adorable animal prints from Land of Nod that she loved. Instead of spending $100 for the set of four, Megan created her own for $8 TOTAL! She simply used Mod Podge to adhere scrapbook paper to her canvases and then animal silhouettes she cut with her Silhouette. The whole project took only 20 minutes with some drying time in between!

diy animal canvas art

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DIY Chalkboard Planter–Make Great Gifts!

I don’t know about you all, but this winter has been brutal and has me yearning for spring already. For now, we can at least enjoy some greenery indoors in cute little chalkboard pots like this one from Megan at Make Bake & Love. Megan created the planter to house one of her succulents and had a blast decorating it with fun messages. You could make several to keep on-hand for gifts and simply write fitting messages on the front when gift-giving opportunities come along.

diy chalkboard pot

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Metallic Decorative Sphere Take Two

Awhile back Andrea from Decorating Cents created a decorative sphere from embroidery hoops that she simply wasn’t loving. Instead of kicking the sphere to the curb, Andrea adopted the “rock what you got” mentality and revamped it with paper mache and spray paint. The paper mache was perfect for imitating the texture of metal. With a couple coats of spray paint, you’d never know the difference!

diy metallic sphere

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Black and White Abstract Art Anyone Can Paint

Aubrey of The Crawford Clan had originally planned to put a mirror above the buffet in her dining room but then decided a piece of artwork would “pack a bigger punch.” Not only did Aubrey paint her own abstract art, but she made this project even cheaper by creating her own canvas from a drop cloth she already had. Aubrey is certainly a frugal girl after my own heart! She says, “I’m hardly an artist so this was the perfect skill level for me.  Surprisingly, we’ve had a few visitors even ask where we purchased it from…”

west elm inspired abstract art

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Painted Black and White Herringbone Rug

There is not much that makes a statement in a room like a large graphic print rug. While designing her son’s big boy room, Aggie from Wool and Flax knew she wanted to incorporate a black and white herringbone rug into the space. She also knew she didn’t want to spend a lot of money. Aggie happened to have an old rug in the closet and thought, “Why not make my own herringbone rug!” Out came the paint and tape, and Addie ended up spending only $5 for the fabric medium!

painted herringbone rug

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Spray Painted Vintage Industrial Light

Diane from In My Own Style has recently embarked on a revamp of her downstairs bathroom. While Diane doesn’t know exactly what her plans for the small space involve, she does know a vintage, yet modern and colorful light fixture is part of the equation. Diane got just the look she wanted with an inexpensive metal fixture from Lowes and a can of spray paint. She says, “I could not be happier with my DIY results, plus I got to paint the light exactly the color I envisioned.” Oh the wonders of spray paint!

colorful vintage wall sconce light

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Upholstered Headboard with Embroidered Monogram

Angelica from Once Again, My Dear Irene took her daughter’s run-of-the-mill slatted wood headboard and transformed it into a chic and upscale one for only $13. Angelica went on a repurposing spree by wrapping the existing headboard with batting and foam and lastly fabric from a grey shower curtain that was no longer in use. She even managed to fabulously pull-off the embroidered monogram – and by hand no less! Angelica asks, “Does this headboard look like I spent only $13 on it?” I think we all know the answer to that {Wink}!

upholstered headboard with monogram

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