Personalized Transportation Wall Art

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Abby from Just a Girl and Her Blog is currently giving her boys’ room a makeover, and they needed art! Abby says she’s too cheap to buy “real” art and knows she can get exactly what she wants through DIY. Abby found a Land of Nod piece that provided awesome inspiration and made her own with basically a stack of scrapbook paper and scissors. I love what Abby says about creating this artwork for her boys: “One of the reasons I love projects like this, though, is that even though it’s not perfect, I was able to give my boys a fun, unique piece of art for their room that they will always know was a gift to them from mommy. There’s something really satisfying about putting your own personal touch on a space, especially when it’s for someone you love!” SO true!!!

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Nautical Rope Mirror with Anchor

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Decorate Me Diana was shopping at the Pottery Barn Outlet when she came across an amazing round rope mirror that she was sure she could replicate. I mean there’s nothing too difficult about gluing rope around a mirror, right? I love Diana’s even more than PB’s. The little anchor detail she added to the bottom makes it over-the-top cute for her son’s nautical-themed bedroom!

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Nautical Rope Lamp Makeover

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It’s always amazing how a little rope can totally change the look of something and instantly infuse it with a nautical feel. Krista from The Happy Housie took a lamp she had purchased at Wal-mart a couple of years ago, glued a paper roll to the base to thicken it, and then wrapped it with sisal rope attached with some hot glue. It gave the lamp an upgraded nautical look that fits perfectly in her son’s new nautical camp style bedroom.

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“Brother” Wall Sign

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One of the perks of DIY is the ability to customize an item exactly how you want it. You want dark brown instead of black? You got it! That’s exactly what spurred on the creation of this wall sign by Aimee from The Vintage Estate. Aimee used paint and a contact paper stencil to easily replicate the plaque her client wanted in the exact color she wanted. I gotta say that I love this sweet little sign!

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Wood Display Shelf

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Jaime from That’s My Letter didn’t disappoint when a friend requested a set of display shelves similar to those sold by Pottery Barn Kids. Jaime teamed up with Ana White to build shelves that can easily be customized to fit any wall space. Why spend $49 or even $79 (ouch!) for one simple shelf when you could build your own for only $11?!?

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Super Hero Lumbar Pillows

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Hayden from Haven created an adorable set of super hero pillows for her boys’ bedroom. She repurposed her old college dorm room curtains for the pillow cover and then used an iron-on method for her text. Hand stitching around the edges gives them a more finished look and adds durability so they survive life with [...Read More]

Tree House Fort Bed

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When a family of four boys needed a mini man cave and an additional bed, Rose from Life Among Pirates and her husband, who handled the carpentry, went to work on a fort bed.  With a few design  innovations, they created a bunk bed and a rustic boys’ clubhouse, all in one! I really love [...Read More]

Beadboard Headboard

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After making a custom pirate sail headboard for one of her sons, Melissa from The Happier Homemaker couldn’t turn down her oldest son’s request for a headboard of his own. She loved the look of PBK’s Camp Bed but not the $600 price tag. Melissa also wanted just a headboard and not an entire frame. [...Read More]