Encourage Your Kids’ Imagination with a Play Stand

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Mable from Tiny Dazzles Blog loves to watch her kids role play. When Mable came across a play store online, she knew they would love it and found similar plans from Ana White. Mable is a regular shopper at the Home Depot scrap bins and bought all the wood she needed to make her own store for less than $6. Some of the wood was even free! Mable says, “It was an easy project and my kids absolutely love it. They are the cutest little store keepers.”

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Wooden Storage Caddy Doubles as Easter Basket

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Jaime from That’s My Letter made these adorable caddies from scrap wood and leftover paint. The smaller ones she created for Easter baskets and egg hunts. Her design is based loosely on Ana White’s toolbox plans. I love these and can seriously think of a million uses. Craft supplies, magazines,  diapers, toys…

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Easy Succulent Terrarium with Brass Base

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Like Bre of Average But Inspired do you love the low-maintenance nature of succulents? Bre created a stylish terrarium to hold succulents using a glass bowl from the dollar store and a piece of wood to create a vintage-inspired brass base. I love the look of the mixed materials and how the pedestal elevates the bowl slightly. Bre’s easy DIY terrarium cost only $7 and adds a touch of modern flair to her home.

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Build a Platform Bed on Wheels

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When Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic sold her house, she sold her furniture right along with it. Ashley knew she’d want to build new pieces for the spaces and her first mission was getting everyone’s bed off the floor. For her oldest son, Ashley built a platform bed following plans from Ana White and added on locking casters for even more style. Want to build your own? Ashley says, “This bed is definitely a project for beginners. It’s SOOOOOO easy to build, and you can build and finish it in an afternoon!”

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Kilim-Inspired DIY Wall Art

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Liz from Life in Projects loved a handwoven wool rug from West Elm. However, she says at $799 there was no way the rug would be making a debut in her home. That didn’t mean Liz couldn’t still incorporate the look into her space! Liz turned the design from the rug into wall art by simply “stamping” a drop cloth with the end of a piece of wood. I love how such a simple pattern can make such a impact!

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Turn a Shower Curtain into a Window Panel

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Curtains are a surefire way to make an impact in a space, but they can come at a steep cost. Corey from Tiny Sidekick shares how she got the bold look of horizontal stripe curtains without the expense. The secret? Shower curtains! Corey purchased shower curtains on sale and then sewed two panels together to make one floor-to-ceiling panel. She even added grommet for a high-end look.

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Oversized Wicker Basket with Wheels

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Do you love baskets like I do? Does your hubby make fun of you for having a bajillion baskets yet still finding needs for more?!? Sheila from Plum Doodles was coveting a large wicker basket on wheels, but the $200+ price tag was holding her back. Sheila set out on a mission to find a generously-sized basket for a bargain, and an antique mall came to the rescue! Sheila just added some budget-friendly casters and finally had the rolling basket she’d been hoping for!

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Glassware Goes Glam with Gold Paint

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Lately, I think just about everything looks better with a touch of gold. Take these glasses from Mary of At Home on the Bay. They were just plain old ordinary glasses until Mary glammed them up with metallic glass paint. Now they are full of personality and pizzazz, which is a pretty awesome for only five minutes of Mary’s time!

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