White Desk with Wood Top

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Kate from Magic City Thistle exercised some serious resourcefulness to recreate the look of a white desk with wood top she’d been eyeing from Pottery Barn. The base was the simple part – a few storage cubes, and Kate was done. However, it’s pretty tricky to make a wood desktop without any wood. Kate rummaged around and found an old shelf, cardboard, and wood grain contact paper to work with. How’s that for rocking what you’ve got?!?

pb knock off desk made from storage cube and cardboard

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Chalkboard Placecards

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I always love when I stumble upon something new, so imagine my excitement when I saw these chalkboard placecards Tricia from Simplicity in the South shared at Beneath My Heart. Tricia shares the secret of how she sanded contact paper to create the faux iron finish. These cards can be used as placecards for your Christmas table, labels for your buffet dishes, and tags for your gifts! That’s quite the impressive list for only thirty cents a pop!

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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]

Lyric Wall Art

Becca at From Gardners 2 Bergers has been at it again… creating fabulous DIY art. You know this one has to be good because it’s one of Becca’s favorites yet. To create this art, Becca actually designed and cut her own stencil (yes, by hand!) with the words from her and hubby’s “song” and then […Read More]

“Etched Glass” Hurricane

Glass hurricanes and vases are staples when it comes to decorating. With a few simple changes, they can make the perfect display pieces for any season. Monica from Monica Wants It shows you how to create an “etched glass” tree design perfect for fall through winter. Monica used her Silhouette and contact paper to easily […Read More]