Antique Map Clock

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Morena of Morena’s Corner and contributor on Crafts Unleashed made this custom wall clock as a Christmas gift for her mom. What makes the clock extra special is that it features an antique map of Morena’s Italian birthplace. Morena has plans in the works to make one for each of her four children who were born in different countries!

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Metal Wall Art

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We have seen projects aplenty for creating wooden wall signs, but how about giving metal a try? Morena from Morena’s Corner shares at Crafts Unleashed how she was inspired to make a couple of pieces of metal wall art from inexpensive rusted metal sheets. Here’s from Morena: “I have a passion for all things retro, especially metal wall art.  Originals are pricey, and reproductions can get expensive, too. Why not make your own?”

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Latitude and Longitude Signs

Jeannine from The Concrete Cottage  loved L.L. Bean’s Latitude & Longitude signs and wanted to use several of them to line a tall wall in her great room. She had wonderful ideas of showcasing places her family had lived and vacationed. However, with a price tag of $34.95 a piece, there was no way Jeannine [...Read More]

Antiqued Flower Mirror

When Beverly from Flamingo Toes ran across a vintage flower mirror from Anthropologie, she had to have it. But… not for almost $500! Beverly shares how she transformed a thrift store mirror into one that looks just like her inspiration. She covered the frame with fabric and then used a silvering technique to make the [...Read More]

Antiqued Black Round Mirror

Liz over at Designing Domesticity long coveted a chippy-looking mirror from Pottery Barn. After receiving a less costly round mirror as a birthday gift, Liz began the process of painting, antiquing, and distressing until it looked like her inspiration piece. I love how Liz used the gold Rub n’ Buff to highlight the details. After [...Read More]

White Embossed Mirror

Judith from Creating Balance had been eyeing a chunky antiqued mirror that would be perfect to hang above her dresser. She happened to have an old framed canvas that she’d been planning to repaint for years to make use of its gorgeous frame. After realizing that this frame had similar bones to her inspiration mirror, [...Read More]

Distressed Antique Grey Buffet Table

Amanda from Amanda Carol at Home was overjoyed to find a Bassett dresser for $50.00 at Goodwill. She gave it a weathered look by applying a white wash followed by grey stain. The dresser now gets to flaunt its new good looks as a buffet in Amanda’s dining room. Amanda’s hours and hours of sanding [...Read More]

Antiqued Book Bundles

Jessica from Running With Scissors made some vintage book bundles.  I love her twist on them though.  Jessica writes, “I knocked off the decor book bundles from Ballard Designs with a colorful twist thanks to the 1970s.”  I love the pop of color.  I think they are the perfect addition to add to bookshelves in [...Read More]