Decorative Mantel Ledge

Linda from burlap+blue stumbled upon a decorative ledge that was the perfect way to add some visual interest to her dining room wall. She enlisted the help of her husband to construct her own beautifully distressed ledge from some pine boards and molding. I actually love both the length and finish of Linda’s ledge better [...Read More]

Scissor Wall Decor

I recently shared Tara from Tales of a Trophy Wife’s love for large notions as décor for her craft room.  Along with her oversized buttons, Tara wall also features a big ol’ spool of thread, a jumbo tomato pin cushion, and these ginormous scissors inspired by Pottery Barn. With a few coats of oil rubbed [...Read More]

Open Modern Bookshelf

Melissa from Habitat loves CB2 and their modern pieces. A bookcase with an open structure recently caught her eye, and although she loved the look, she sure wasn’t about to drop $500 on a shelf. Instead, she committed a weekend and $100 to build her own spitting image. This eye-catching, architectural shelf has a whole [...Read More]

Vintage Key Rack

Apparently a few of you have taken notice of Mothology’s vintage-style hotel key rack. When Gina from Lady Goats saw it, she knew she could knock if off for much, much less than the $62 price tag. Using homemade stain and her own DIY label holders, Gina brought the total for the whole build to [...Read More]

“Zinc” Wall Letters

I know we all appreciate those quick and easy projects that give the instant gratification of creating something new. Linda from burlap+blue shares this “30 minute makeable" for painting your own “zinc” wall letters. Although they are really paper mache, Linda’s letters sure could have fooled me with their metal-like finish!   Linda was inspired [...Read More]

Button Wall Décor

Tara from Tales of a Trophy Wife loves to incorporate oversized notions into her craft room décor and found some large buttons that were right up her alley. They were no longer for sale, and quite honestly, probably would have cost a ridiculous amount anyway! Tara easily and inexpensively knocked them off with some wooden [...Read More]

Rustic Growth Chart

Over at Silhouette Blog, Jeana shares an adorable way to track your child’s growth with a “DIY growth chart that doubles as wall art.” Of course, her Silhouette made it super easy to create the stenciled numbers and adorable dog tags that display the child’s name, age, and height. It’s not easy to find a [...Read More]

Painted Octopus Canvas

The popular Lord Bodner’s Octopus Triptych has been seen everywhere from celebrity’s homes to design magazines.  And, not surprisingly, it comes with a hefty price tag.  This hand-painted knockoff version by Meg from Revamp Homegoods is just as graphically appealing, and you won’t have to sell your first born to own it! Meg was inspired [...Read More]