Galvanized Bucket Tree Skirt

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I have had my share of roadside rescue, but this find from Candace at Vintage News Junkie is a new one to me! She was cruising down the interstate when she came across a big ol’ 8-foot Christmas tree. Of course, she scooped that baby up and toted it home but how to display her prized find??? Candace opted for an unconventional galvanized tub instead of a tree skirt and created a video tutorial so you can make your own!

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Punched Tin Can Ornament with Light

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Lauren from The Thinking Closet purchased one of Crate & Barrel’s Hakkari Candle Holders last fall and was inspired to create her own version, but ornament-style! Lauren repurposed an old tin can and shares tips for creating a punched design without indenting the can. To get the soft, glowing effect, Lauren just inserted a Christmas light from the tree. She says, “It’s one of my favorite creations…and is a really inexpensive way to get a high-end look!”

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Bronze and Gold Starburst Mirror

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I am not the only one to recently jump on the starburst mirror bandwagon. Debbie from One Day at a Time also recognized the popularity of these mirrors and wanted to get in on the fun. Debbie combined elements from a couple of her faves from Crate& Barrel to come up with a unique design that would work in her “1951 post-war cape cottage.” Debbie’s bronze-and-gold beauty was created using floral stakes, glue, and an octagon mirror for even more “50’s flair.”

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Draw Your Own Geometric Art

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Lindsay of The Jensen Crew REALLY wanted to get her hands on a set of symmetry art prints, but all her leads came up dry. Just when she was about to throw in the towel, Lindsay found perfectly-sized frames and paper at Hobby Lobby. Could she possibly draw her own artwork? Amazingly, that’s exactly what Lindsay did. She says, “You never know what you can do until you try! I would have never thought I was an artist. But I can do shapes!!”

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Textured Metallic Vase

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For months you’ve been prowling through thrift stores looking for that special something, and then one day you finally see it. Heart pumping you snatch it from the shelf and hold your treasure close. Sound familiar? That must have been how Debbie from One Day at a Time felt when she finally found a vase that was the perfect size and shape to turn into a Crate & Barrel look-a-like. Debbie used spackle to create texture and then glammed it up with some silver spray paint.

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Painted Vanity Desk

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Virginia from LiveLoveDIY is a super frugal gal who loves thrift store excursions. On one of her trips, she came across a little, outdated wooden desk for $20. It reminded Virginia of a gorgeous $2000 vanity she’d just seen at Crate &Barrel. Virginia knew just what to do and transformed the piece with some high gloss black paint and a sleek chrome handle.

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Painted Stripe Curtains

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As I recently shared on Infarrantly Creative, I am changing things up in my family room after about ten years of the same color scheme. My first big undertaking was painting striped curtains. Considering color, pattern, price, and length, I always have trouble finding just the right curtains, so painting my own was the perfect option. I absolutely love how they came out and cannot believe the difference they make!

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Stenciled Ampersand Pillow

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It’s no secret that I have had a slight obsession with making my own pillows. I have also enjoyed the flexibility and savings of creating with stencils, so in my book you can’t really go wrong with a stenciled pillow {wink}! Jessica from Mom 4 Real shows how easy it is to make your own custom pillow using an easy peasy freezer paper technique.

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