Gold Leaf Patterned Pillows

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Brynne of The Gathered Home loved the gold metallic pillow covers from West Elm and started wondering if it was possible to DIY pillows that had the same metallic luster. The idea of using gold leaf on fabric came to Brynne, and since she already had the supplies on hand, there was nothing to lose! Brynne says, “It turns out you CAN gold leaf fabric, which opens up a world of possibilities – not the least of which is having my own version of my favorite West Elm pillows on my sofa!”

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How to Upholster a Bench–the Lazy Way

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Erin from Elizabeth Joan Designs had inherited an old bench from her parents with dreams of giving it a grand makeover. Enter a new baby and cross-country move, and the bench was quickly forgotten. When Erin later found herself in need of additional seating for her daughter’s birthday, she figured it was time to give the bench the update it so desperately needed – the lazy EASY way!

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Make a Herringbone Mirror with Fabric

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Jackie from Teal & Lime’s mind was whirling with ways to recreate a herringbone mirror with wood and bone inlay from West Elm – tile, paint, paper??? Then her husband stepped in and suggested fabric. Genius! Jackie already had a mirror with a wide flat frame that was perfect for the project. She covered the edges with veneer and the front with chevron fabric, and voila – a gorgeous and graphic mirror!

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Monogram Zipper Pouch

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If you loved the chevron beach totes by Jaime from That’s My Letter that I recently shared, then you’ll go gaga for the cutie zipper pouches she created from the remnants. These little pouches would be super handy for holding lip gloss and personal items in a purse or tote or packing make-up and toiletries for travel. What mom can’t use a little more organization in her life?

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Chevron Beach Tote

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Your sun-loving mom will look fab walking across the beach with this stylish chevron tote from Jaime at That’s My Letter. Jaime’s tote features a fun navy chevron print with fuchsia monogram, drop cloth canvas lining, and rope handle. In all honesty, I would choose Jamie’s bag hands-down over her inspiration from Pottery Barn Teen!

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Rope Bracelet

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With Mother’s Day just over a week away, I’m kicking off a few days of fabulous Mother’s Day gift ideas – knock-off style, of course {wink}. First up, we have some pretty rope bracelets created by Kim from Made In A Day. I am in love with the chunky cording, bright colors, and little details that Kim included in all her bracelets. With summer right around the corner, you can’t go wrong with these for Mom!

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Painted Zigzag Lampshade

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Erika from Retropolitan wanted to add a bold pop of color to her master bedroom and found a modern zigzag lampshade that she loved. But who spends $250 for lampshades? Definitely not Erika (or me for that matter!).  Erika created an awesome replica by hand painting white lampshades she already had. How fun is this?!?

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Chevron Kitchen Mat

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When you think of a kitchen mat, I am sure fun is not a word that comes to your mind. However, Laura from Markham Street Designs shows that a kitchen mat can be full of life and personality! Laura took her old foam kitchen mat and painted it to resemble a zigzag mat she spotted in a magazine. Even dishes would be a little more fun standing on this mat {wink}!

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