Planked Coffee Table and Side Tables

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After following Ana White’s plans for a Pottery Barn-inspired coffee table, Jeff from A Touch of Arkansas got a request from his sister for a larger version with matching end tables. Jeff came through with this generously-sized design that fits the space to perfection. It sure is nice to have a brother who is skilled [...Read More]

Cane Drum Shade


Mary from At Home on the Bay was inspired to create her own cane lampshades by wrapping pre-woven caning around drum shades and finishing the edges with bias tape. Mary left one of her shades the natural cane color but darkened another with stain for a pendant light. This just shows the possibilities when working [...Read More]

Blue Painted Dresser


Centsational Girl Kate was asked by a friend to refinish a pink and purple dresser so it could be passed along from her daughter to her son. With some bold blue chalk paint and nickel pulls, Kate mimicked the look of Pottery Barn Kid’s Camp Collection. Since boy’s can be hard on furniture, Kate protected [...Read More]

Black and White Painted Planter

Black and White Painted Planter

Rachel of Rachel Alles loves all things Mackenzie-Childs, especially their Courtly Check design. While she is the proud owner of a few authentic pieces, Rachel wasn’t about to drop $800 for two flower pots. Instead, she and her mother decided to replicate the design with craft paint on some inexpensive planters. Like Rachel you could [...Read More]

Sheet Music Candles

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I love seeing items that have been written off as old or outdated brought back to life with a quick fix. Jennifer from Southern Inspirations did just that to a pair of brass candlesticks from her garage sale stash and white pillar candles. Jennifer spray painted the candlesticks for an oil rubbed bronze finish and [...Read More]

Tufted Ottoman

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Amanda from Bullfrogs and Bulldogs had been wanting a tufted ottoman for awhile, but, unfortunately, the price tags were enough to make her cringe. Amanda decided to take matters into her own hands and make one herself. The process involved building a wood frame, adding foam and batting, and then upholstering with a durable fabric. [...Read More]

Pirate Sail Headboard

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With a pirate-obsessed son on her hands, Melissa from The Happier Homemaker knew her little captain would love a bedroom to reflect his passion. She found some great inspiration in an old Pottery Barn Kids catalog and replicated a piece of wall décor for a creative sail mast headboard. I love all the details Melissa [...Read More]

Distressed Wooden Buoys

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Wooden buoys make a fun addition to summer décor or any space with a beach or nautical theme. Cheri at Its So Very Cheri reminds us just how simple it is to make your own with just a few cuts and some paint. This is a great project for beginning do-it-yourselfers since the beauty of [...Read More]