Kids Play Kitchen

When Mable from Lilato Laka came across a retro kitchen at Pottery Barn Kids, it was love at first sight. Of course, the price wasn’t all that lovable, so Mable pulled out her tools! For a grand total of $60, Mable transformed a used entertainment center into her daughter’s dream kitchen that is complete with tile, a window, a dishwasher, and tons of other kitchen gadgets. Mable is new to woodworking so you can only imagine her pride in building a piece her daughter loves and plays on for hours!

diy kids play kitchen

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Burlap Rosette Lampshade

Crystal from Homemaker in Heels made a plain lampshade resemble a beautiful bouquet by covering it in burlap rosettes. The rosettes are crazy simple to make, requiring just a little rolling, twisting, and gluing, but make a huge visual statement.  This is a great way to salvage an old shade that is showing some wear and tear or discoloration. All covered in rosettes no one would ever be the wiser!

pb kids inspired rosette lampshade

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No-Sew Fabric Cord Cover

A bunch of unsightly wires can take away from even the most well-designed space. Fortunately, Stephanie Lynn from Under the Table and Dreaming can help you tame those cords in a mere five minutes with her no-sew fabric cord covers. Yes, you heard right – no- sew! Stephanie Lynn simply ironed fusible hemming tape onto a strip of fabric and then slipped it over her wire. How simple is that!?!

diy cord covers

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Gold Heart Mugs

In preparation for the day of love, Lidy from Hello Lidy had a little fun recreating some heart mugs she spied at West Elm that were “modern, fun and playful.” Following in line with the year’s metallic trend, Lidy used a gold leaf pen to add her hearts to plain white mugs for a quick transformation. This is a project anyone can tackle, and Lidy points out that imperfection is just part of the beauty.

west elm inspired gold heart mugs

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Vintage “Refreshments” Sign

Back at Christmas time Tricia from Simplicity in the South turned the old brass kick plate from her front door into a vintage Christmas sign. Great repurpose, right? Well, it doesn’t stop there! Tricia used the reverse side of the kick plate to make a “Refreshments” sign for her kitchen. Come Christmas time she will just have to flip it back over for some super speedy decorating. Brilliant!


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Faux Flower Branches

When it comes to buying faux floral stems, it seems the options are to settle for plastic-y looking stems or pay absurd prices like $40 per stem! Mary from At Home on the Bay found a way around the dilemma by gluing the blooms from inexpensive craft store stems onto tree branches for a much more realistic look. Mary is so right when she says, “The sticks add that natural element that is missing from the plastic stems.”

faux quince branch

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“Every Day I Love You” Word Art

After his wife fell in love with a pricey art print, Matt of theDIYvillage set out to create an affordable knock-off of this beautiful wall art for her as a Valentine’s Day Gift. He did it for only $11 using some pine boards and Luan. How’s that for affordable? Matt’s knock-off is so spot-on his wife thought it was the original when he gave it to her!


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Safari Print Finial

You may remember the painted safari print ornaments that Morena of Morena’s Corner created for Christmas. Well Morena found a way to incorporate the ornaments into her daily décor by turning them into decorative finials. If animal prints aren’t your thing, Morena points out that you can use ornaments with any design to make a finial you’ll love.

diy animal print curtain finial

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