Turn an Old Window into a Character-Rich Mirror

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Carissa of Carissa Miss shares at Country Chic Paint how she turned a couple of old windows into beautiful paned wall mirrors. It was as simple as giving the windows a quick coat of paint and wax and then adding the mirrors, which were Carissa’s only expense. Like Carissa, I love the character of the old window, especially that rusted latch!

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Easter Bunny Banner That’s a Steal!

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Bren of Bren Did created her own Easter bunny banner using printed cardstock, white grosgrain ribbon, and minky faux fur trim. It is an easy and adorable project– all for the bargain price of $5.30. The great news is that you can multiple your Easter décor at a bargain price, but be careful… Bren warns that these garlands multiply like rabbits. She went a little bunny crazy and made four different variations!

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Upcycled Light Up Star Wall Décor

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Ya’ll know I am a sucker for an upcycle project, so it’s no wonder I totally love this DIY from Morena of Morena’s Corner. Morena had been trying to figure out how to recreate a  light up star from Pottery Barn Kids, and the answer came in an unlikely form – a Valentine’s candy box. Once Morena got that star-shaped box from her mom, she knew she finally had the supplies she needed to make her own wall décor. What better excuse to wolf down a box of chocolates {Wink}?

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Beach House Light Fixtures on the Cheap

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Lisa from Salt Marsh Cottage needed to replace three ugly ceiling lights at her beach house. A beautiful fixture from Design Within Reach inspired her, but when Lisa realized it would cost almost $1200 for three fixtures, she felt less inspired. Plus, Lisa really wanted a chrome finish rather than brass. Are you feeling a DIY coming on? Lisa found a $15 fixture at Home Depot with a similar design, and with the help of a can of metallic silver spray paint, she was able to get the look of the DWR fixture in her preferred finished at a much more reasonable price!

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Nautical Rope Knot Lamp for $25

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With a little elbow grease and determination, Kristen from Down Home Inspiration made this gorgeous rope knot lamp that she simply can’t get enough of. And how can you blame her? It is every bit as lovely as her Pottery Barn inspiration but only cost $25 to make. Kristen says, “Wanna make one of your own?  It’s not anywhere near as challenging as you might think.  In fact, I made mine in an afternoon and was basking in it’s glow by that evening.”

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Blue Velvet Upholstered Settee

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Ayisha from The Pursuit of Handyness wanted the perfect settee for her new master bedroom. Unfortunately, the “perfect settee” in Ayisha’s book cost almost $2,000, which was certainly not justifiable for an occasional piece of furniture. Since there was a shortage of DIY settee tutorials out there, Ayisha was forced to figure it out herself. She used an old Ikea chair to save money on the construction and splurged on the foam. In the end, Ayisha got exactly what she wanted in the size and color that she wanted for only $140!

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Easter Bunny Bunting in 20 Minutes

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Stacy from She’s {kinda} Crafty shows how a little resourcefulness can go a long way! In twenty minutes flat she pulled together materials from around the house to create this cutie patootie Easter garland. Fabric, paper, ribbon, twine, pom-poms, cotton balls…. there are so many different materials that you could use to make a similar bunting. Like Stacy says, “So don’t just sit there. HOP TO IT!!”

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“Happy Easter” Burlap Bunny Banner

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Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict has been on a knock-off roll this spring and added an adorable bunny banner to her collection of PB-inspired Easter décor. Debbie substituted budget-friendly burlap for linen and kept thing simple by using Heat n’ Bond to adhere the bunny silhouette. The only sewing required is a simple straight stitch, or you could use fusible tape or even hot glue to make it a no-sew project.

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