Textural Mercury Glass Pumpkins

pottery barn inspired mercury glass pumpkins

Angie of The Altered Past shares an easy DIY project for recreating the look of textural mercury glass pumpkins from Pottery Barn. Amazingly, she made her sparkly pumpkins for only $1 each using cheap glass light fixture globes from the thrift store. Angie achieved  a similar effect to her Pottery Barn inspiration with Looking Glass [...Read More]

Chalk Paint Urn with Metallic Glaze

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Ballard Designs is known for their pretty topiaries with perfectly weathered pots. When Sara from Major Hoff Takes a Wife was searching for inspiration for a sad little urn she had from the thrift store, she immediately thought of those signature Ballard items. Sara whipped out her Annie Sloan chalk paint and metallic glaze and [...Read More]

Distressed White Architectural Piece

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Ballard Inspired Architectural Piece

When Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict found an interesting architectural piece at Goodwill for $1.91 a couple years ago, she snatched it up right away. She didn’t love the bright color combo but quickly fixed that with a coat of grey chalk paint. Since then the piece has been used to hold objects [...Read More]

Dice Storage Ottoman Makeover

dice storage cube

Morena of Morena’s Corner shares at Crafts Unleashed how she refabbed a thrift store storage cube with a fun dice design. Morena used chalk paint, so there was no need for sanding or priming. She simply painted the wood cube and then glued on wood circles. I can’t think of a more perfect place to [...Read More]

Modern Meets Rustic Distressed Diamond Art

diy diamond panel wall art

Ashley of Simply Designing for Crafts Unleashed loves a lot of the designs and art work from Pottery Barn – but she sure doesn’t love the prices. When she saw a piece of artwork with pretty yellow diamonds, Ashley knew she could easily recreate it with just a few supplies including chalk paint. She says, [...Read More]

Bright and Bold Striped Trunk Makeover

painted stripe trunk

Sarah of Sarah M. Dorsey Designs shares at Infarrantly Creative how she gave a beat up trunk she picked up at the thrift store for only $7 a bright and bold makeover with painted stripes. The transformation involved cleaning and priming the trunk and then taping off the stripe pattern and painting away. It’s amazing [...Read More]

Rubber Door Mat to Wall Art

welcome mat wall decor

Melissa from Two It Yourself loved the look of Pottery Barn’s hand-carved wood wall panel… but not for $400. Mostly not when it resembled something much cheaper – a rubber door mat! Melissa shows how with some homemade chalk paint you too can hang a door mat on your wall and pass it off as art!

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Antiqued Christmas Mirror Makeover

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Suzanne of Bitz of Me gave a framed mirror that was too brown for her liking a makeover this holiday season. She first lightened up the frame with some white chalk paint and dark wax and then added a Christmas saying to the glass. The fact that the text is removable makes it perfect for seasonal decorating and special occasions, but I love the idea of adding a beloved saying or Bible verse to a mirror or old window to enjoy the whole year through.

antiqued christmas mirror

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