Scalloped Felt Wreath

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I simply adored the simplicity of a scalloped felt wreath from Land of Nod and knew it could be created for a fraction of the price since felt is such an inexpensive fabric. At Infarrantly Creative I walk you through the simple steps I took to die cut the felt and attach it to my foam wreath. The neutral colors make this a great wreath for any décor and season, but the pinecone-esque look makes it perfect for fall!

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Turquoise Cabinet Knobs

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You may have noticed the gorgeous turquoise knobs on the PB-inspired media console I shared yesterday from Jessica at Four Generations One Roof. Jessica found a way around the expense of purchasing pricey hardware by using jewelry beads on her faux drawer fronts. Fifty cents a knob is a major saving when compared to Jessica’s Anthropologie inspiration that comes in at $8 a pop! And aren’t they just as pretty?

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Sharpie Stenciled Pillow

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Rather than purchasing a $100+ pillow in genuine Kravet Windsor Smith Riad fabric, Virginia from LiveLoveDIY decided to make her own stencil and use a Sharpie to create the same look. I love the interest the bold design adds to the space, and a few bucks for a designer look-a-like pillow is definitely something to get excited about!

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Apothecary Media Console

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As part of her family room makeover, Jessica from Four Generations One Roof joined forces with her dad to build a new media console for the space. She was inspired by a $1,000 console from Pottery Barn and modified the size and finish to fit the room’s light and airy new look. Jessica even scored a piece of reclaimed lumber for the top that adds a lovely rustic element.

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Window Frame Corkboard

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Morena of Morena’s Corner and contributor at Crafts Unleashed was looking for an attractive way to create a real pin board in her craft room. Pottery Barn had a beautiful chalkboard that she liked, so Morena borrowed the design as inspiration for her bulletin board. I love the window frame look and how each section could be designated to a specific purpose or member of the family for further organization.

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Glass Bottle Lamp

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Jeannine of The Concrete Cottage has long adored, but couldn’t afford, the glass bottle lamps at Pottery Barn. No matter how deep her love affair though, she simply could never justify paying $280 for a glass bottle and a shade! She can, however, buy a large discounted bottle from Michael’s, make a faux cork to top the bottle, tear apart an old lamp for parts, and turn it all into one convincing knock off!

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Bathroom Storage Ladder

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Kathleen from Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} got a brand new storage ladder for her bathroom, and it sure wasn’t by spending $279 at Pottery Barn! Kathleen found a far less expensive route by repurposing the old monkey bars from her kids’ swingset. I always love creative storage solutions, and the fact that Kathleen’s project is a knock off and an upcycle makes it all the sweeter to me {wink}!

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Painted Vanity Desk

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Virginia from LiveLoveDIY is a super frugal gal who loves thrift store excursions. On one of her trips, she came across a little, outdated wooden desk for $20. It reminded Virginia of a gorgeous $2000 vanity she’d just seen at Crate &Barrel. Virginia knew just what to do and transformed the piece with some high gloss black paint and a sleek chrome handle.

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