Milk Glass Vases

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After weeks of mason jar projects due to her finger injury, Linda from It All Started With Paint felt it was time to mix things up a bit with a vase project. Linda transformed a passel of dollar store vases into West Elm ceramic vase look-a-likes with just some inexpensive acrylic paint. I love how the brightly colored tissue paper flowers pop in the crisp white vases. The great news about having to use paper flowers with these vases is that your flowers will stay bright and beautiful forever. Well… at least until your kids get a hold of them {wink}!

west elm knock off ceramic vases

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Birds and Branches Wall Canvas

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Christy from Planted and Blooming Girl fell in love with a painting for her daughter’s room that was the perfect mix of girly and outdoorsy. But, alas, it was way too expensive, especially for a girl who frequently likes to change out her décor. Christy challenged herself to grab a canvas and paints and create her own artwork. If you are thinking Christy obviously has artistic talent, she says it’s not the case. She’s just a “nurse on a budget” who was inspired to try her hand at something new!

birds and branches wall canvas inspired by pottery barn kids

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Decorative Spring Baskets

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Sherry from Pondered Primed Perfected put a fresh spin on a project she completed last summer upcycling strawberry cartons. This go-round Sherry dressed up the cartons with pastel paint, glitter, and ribbons for a look that’s befitting of spring and Easter. Sherry’s steps result in a durable, waterproof finish so the containers can be used again and again as tabletop décor, mini Easter baskets, and even gift baskets for friends.

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Frosted Birch Candles

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In three simple steps, Beth from Home Stories A to Z shares how she turned some plain white pillars from the dollar store into Pottery Barn-inspired beauties. A little craft paint, glue, and Epsom salt, and these lovely candles resemble a frosted forest!

pb inspired beaded birch candles

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Striped Vintage Suitcase

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Vintage suitcases have been crazy popular lately. Kelly from The Lily Pad Cottage found a set of pretty striped ones from Pottery Barn she loved but were, of course, expensive! Thankfully the thrift store doesn’t charge $140 for their suitcases {wink}, and Kelly was able to make her own with tape and paint. Here’s from Kelly: “For $6 versus $140 you can get the same look for your house. The best part is you can customize the colors to match your decor!”

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Antiqued Skull Vase

Halloween Skull Vase

Pottery Barn’s ceramic skull vases have gotten a lot of love this Halloween! Not only are they sold out online, but a plethora of DIYers have replicated the look with various techniques and materials. Nikki from 13 Black Cats Designs molded a skull face from clay and then attached it onto a craft store vase. She finished it up with some spray paint and acrylic paint for a cool aged stone look.

Halloween Skull Vase

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Giant Wall Scissors

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Morena from Morena’s Corner wanted to add a giant pair of scissors to a school-themed wall for her family work area. She found a pair of plastic dollar store scissors that needed just a little work to become wall-worthy. For Morena, the key to giving the blades a more realistic metallic finish was brushing on [...Read More]

Horizontal Stripe Curtains

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To feed her stripe obsession Julia from Cuckoo 4 Design created her own chunky horizontal striped curtains using IKEA panels, acrylic paint, and fabric medium. Julia’s Crate & Barrel inspiration costs almost $100… for one panel! Julia says, “My painted version is so much cheaper and looks the same!” It really is amazing how Julia [...Read More]