Build a Rustic Wood Twin Bed

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Amanda from The Contractor Chronicles whipped this beautiful twin bed up for her son while her husband was away on a trip. It’s Amanda first build by herself and gave her some much needed confidence to pick up the power tools more often. Amanda followed plans from Ana White, making just a few changes along the way since she doesn’t have a Kreg Jig. I’d say this is pretty awesome for a first time build!

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5-Minute Painted Easter Eggs

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Do you like the idea of creating Pottery Barn-inspired Easter décor in only five minutes? Angie of The Country Chic Cottage shows how it’s done at Darice. Angie simply applied self-adhesive stencils to ceramic eggs and colored in the design with a paint pen. The intricate details look so fancy and elegant but are super easy to create. I won’t tell if you won’t!

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“Stash Buster” Easter Bunny Pillow

Nicole from Shabby Beach Nest was floored when she saw the price of a bunny pillow that her daughter wanted to get for Easter – $75!  Nicole says, “I knew I could make this pillow on the cheap, and boy was I right. This pillow cost me a whopping $0.” I love Nicole’s resourcefulness in using the fabric from an old shirt and dress for her pillow. It cost her nothing and repurposed some items from her stash.

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Vintage Industrial Wall Letters on a Budget

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Angela of blue i style has a major thing for typography and can’t get enough of letters and words in home décor. From the moment Angela decided on a “vintage preppy” theme for her son’s room, she’s had her eye on wood and metal wall letters. She was able to create a knock-off version that really captures the vintage industrial vibe of her original inspiration using paper mache letters, metallic acrylic paint, scrapbook paper and nails. Angela says, “I am pretty proud of how my letters turned out! The total for my three letters rang in at less than $10.00 (about $3 each), and the entire project took me less than an hour.”

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Geometric Table Lamp Without Power Tools

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You all are no strangers to Sarah M. Dorsey Design’s seriously drool-worthy knock offs. The girl always hits it out of the park, and this geometric lamp base she recently created is no exception. Sarah constructed the geometric base using a custom template (which she kindly shares) and mat board. Yep, that means the only tool you need is an X-acto knife. And thanks to Sarah’s thriftiness in using a secondhand lamp and budget-friendly mat board, this stunning lamp only costs $11 to make. Wow!

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Decorative AND Functional Wall Cubbies

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You may remember the DIY potting bench I shared a few weeks ago that marked Susan from Between Naps on the Porch’s debut in the world of woodworking. Well, Susan is back with another build – a cubby organizer that she built for her office following plans from Ana White. Susan encountered a few bumps along the way and shares everything she learned for those of you who want to build your own. With a savings of over $100 from the Pottery Barn inspiration, Susan says she can “see why this building stuff is so addictive!”

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Turn an Old Window into a Character-Rich Mirror

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Carissa of Carissa Miss shares at Country Chic Paint how she turned a couple of old windows into beautiful paned wall mirrors. It was as simple as giving the windows a quick coat of paint and wax and then adding the mirrors, which were Carissa’s only expense. Like Carissa, I love the character of the old window, especially that rusted latch!

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Easter Bunny Banner That’s a Steal!

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Bren of Bren Did created her own Easter bunny banner using printed cardstock, white grosgrain ribbon, and minky faux fur trim. It is an easy and adorable project– all for the bargain price of $5.30. The great news is that you can multiple your Easter décor at a bargain price, but be careful… Bren warns that these garlands multiply like rabbits. She went a little bunny crazy and made four different variations!

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