Reclaimed Wood Wall Shelves with Metal Brackets

Kristy of Kristy Dickerson had been on the hunt for the perfect shelves to hang above the file cabinets in her office. She finally found some at Restoration Hardware she liked, but just adding two shelves and the brackets to her cart drove the total to $800! Yikes! With a trip to Home Depot, Kristy had all the materials she needed to recreate the reclaimed wood and metal shelves. She did an amazing job distressing the boards to give them that old, worn look.

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Easy Hand-Stamped Kitchen Towel

Jacque of The DIY Village loves the cute assortment of kitchen towels sold at Anthropologie. She was inspired to transform a plain, inexpensive flour sack towel from Wal-mart into a pretty patterned towel of her own using a stamp and fabric paint. Jacque says, “It was so easy I’m kicking myself for not making one sooner!”

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Draw Your Own Modern Circle Artwork

When Erica from Craftivity Designs fell in love with a $600 piece of artwork from Anthropologie, she decided to break out her pastels and recreate it. The steps are as simple as drawing circles and then adding dimension by blending the colors with your finger. I love that Erica got the bright colors and modern design she loved about the inspiration without having to spend a cent!

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Repurposed Scrabble Game to Place Cards

Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict shares a fun way to put that old Scrabble game that’s been sitting in your closet for ages to use. And, no, it’s not at your next game night! Debbie stained the wood tile holders for a more vintage look and then spray painted the tiles with chalkboard paint to make the cutest place holders for her table. All she has to do is erase and change the letters whenever she has new guests. Absolutely genius!

scrabble game repurpose

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Shabby Chic Roadside Rescue Chair

Kat from Basil and Chaise shares the steps to achieving that shabby chic look yourself without spending big bucks. Kat was fortunate to find a set of solid wood ladder back chairs on the side of the road that were tired and in need of a makeover. She decided to give one of her new chairs a heavily distressed look with white paint, a paint scraper, and sandpaper. Fresh fabric finished off the chair and gave it a second chance to shine!

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Upholstered Headboard with Monogram for a Girl’s Room

With three daughters, Jessica from Polkadot Poplars spends lots of time thinking about how to decorate their rooms. For one of her girl’s bedrooms, she worked with her husband to make an upholstered headboard with monogram that’s fit for a princess. It definitely creates a focal point in the room just like Jessica hoped!

diy upholstered headboard

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Wall Hutches for a Kids’ Work Area

There has been some serious DIY going on at the vintage home that Jaime from That’s My Letter recently became the proud owner of. Last week, I shared the schoolhouse desks that Jaime built to transform an empty space into a rockin’ work area for her kiddos. With the help of Ana White, Jaime added the perfect companions in two wall hutch units that provide plenty of storage and style. I simply adore this space! Jaime, my friend, you are one talented lady!

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Burlap and Pallet Wood Picture Frame

When Stephanie from Simply Swider saw an extra-large reclaimed wood frame, she fell instantly in love. Well… in love with the frame not the $110 price tag. Stephanie decided she could make it for less herself, so she raided the garage for some left over pallet wood and her fabric stash for leftover burlap. In […Read More]