Chalk Paint Urn with Metallic Glaze

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Ballard Designs is known for their pretty topiaries with perfectly weathered pots. When Sara from Major Hoff Takes a Wife was searching for inspiration for a sad little urn she had from the thrift store, she immediately thought of those signature Ballard items. Sara whipped out her Annie Sloan chalk paint and metallic glaze and [...Read More]

Hanging Macrame Chair

diy hanging macrame chair

If you are a macrame-lover, check out this amazing hanging chair created by Savannah of Classy Clutter. Savannah put on her DIY thinking cap and went through some trial-and-error to figure out a way to recreate a hand-woven swing chair from Urban Outfitters. But figure it out she did! While Savannah admits that this chair [...Read More]

Wood Shim Sunburst Mirror

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Hayley from Grey House Harbor loves a good knockoff AND a pretty mirror. She says, “I adore they way they instantly lighten and brighten any space. Sunburst (or starburst) mirrors have been en vogue for a few years now and the trend isn’t fading. But they can cost some serious coin.” Hayley knew this was [...Read More]

Photo Prop Chalkboard Using Poster Board

poster board chalkboard photo prop

Nikki of Tikkido didn’t set out to create a knock off with this project. She was just trying to buy a basic chalkboard large enough to use as a photo background prop. But, alas, she couldn’t find anything locally and didn’t have time to order online. In desperation, Nikki discovered that heavy duty black poster [...Read More]

Versatile Trundle Bed with Storage

pottery barn kids inspired trundle bed

Instead of going the traditional bunk bed route for her 7-year-old daughter’s room, Annisa of A Pretty Happy Home wanted the versatility that a trundle offered (storage or extra sleeping space). She says, “I pictured sleepovers with giggling girls, but also the possibility of storing off-season clothing or sports gear. Sure, it took us some [...Read More]

X-Support Dining Room Table

diy x support dining room table

Camille from Imperfectly Imaginable teamed up with her husband to build a brand new dining table following plans from Ana White. This gorgeous design features an x cross support and planked top. Camille finished it with a natural stain technique made from tea, vinegar, and steel wool that results in a beautiful aged finish. It’s [...Read More]

Hot Pink Painted Bead Chandelier

painted bead chandelier

When Cyndy of The Creativity Exchange and her daughter planned her bedroom design, one of the things her daughter wanted was a hot pink chandelier. That’s what led them to a remarkable empire chandelier that cost around $5,ooo, which Cyndy says was “about $4999.00 out of our price range for my girl’s room.” While they [...Read More]

Traced Octopus Pillow from Tea Towels

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Melissa of The Happier Homemaker shares at Pretty Handy Girl how to create an Anthropologie-inspired octopus pillow for less than $10. Melissa saved money on her pillow cover by sewing it from tea towels. In addition to being cheap, the tea towels are also sheer enough that the octopus design could be placed underneath and [...Read More]