Make Over a Dollar Store Vase with Hot Glue!

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Kathy from The Budget Decorator gave a dollar store vase the easiest makeover known to man – with hot glue! Kathy simply turned her vase while putting lines of hot glue around it to create texture. This is the perfect pick-me-up for any plain glass candle holder, vase, etc. Kathy has plenty to be proud of with this vase. Like she says, “It looks about as close as you can get to the original vase!”

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Hammered Metal Pendant Light for Less

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While looking for a pendant light for her dining room, Mary from At Home on the Bay fell in love with Crate and Barrel’s Rodan Pendant. With the industrial yet sophisticated style, hammered antique pewter on the outside, and warm glow of gold on the inside, there was a lot to love! It was the price that had Mary looking for alternatives. She found the perfect starting point in IKEA’s Brasa light. With a few DIY touches, Mary got a look similar to the Crate & Barrel pendant for less!

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Simple Handmade Knit Pillow Cover

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While browsing Crate & Barrel, Brittany from Just B Crafty noticed that many of the items had a handmade feel to them, like some knitted pillows that were selling for $50. Brittany says, “Good thing I have a perfectly good set of knitting needles, piles of yarn at home, and a couple free evenings…” Good thing indeed because Brittany was able to make this pretty knitted pillow for only $4 for the insert!

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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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Wooden Twine Spool Holder

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When Pam from Our Adventures in Home Improvement saw a wooden spool holder in her Crate & Barrel catalog, she knew it was something her hubs could make. And he sure didn’t disappoint, making each holder for only $5 using a walnut board and dowel. I love storage that is functional and cut to boot!

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Industrial Wood and Metal Pantry Shelving

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My good friend Jen of Tatertots & Jello recently completed a gorgeous remodel of the laundry room/pantry in her 1905 cottage. The star of the show is the set of industrial wood and metal shelves that dominate the right side of the space. Jen shares exactly how she created her super sturdy shelves with pre-cut, pre-threaded pipe segments. That means there is no cutting involved – just simple assembly. Talk about storage heaven!

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Create Your Own Decorative Wall Plates

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When you are considering wall décor options, you may not think about plates, but they are a fun way to add color and personality to a wall. Dena from Hearts and Sharts is always getting compliments on her plate wall, which is made up of her own unique creations – hand-me-down and Goodwill plates given new life with Dena’s favorite quotes, movie scenes, and designs. Dena shares her technique for transferring text and images to plates, so you too can create one-of kind decorative plates for your wall.

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Mid-Century Modern 6-Drawer Dresser

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Lindsay from Makely School for Girls knew just the dresser she wanted for her daughter’s bedroom – mid-century modern style with clean lines and cool legs. The great news? She found EXACTLY what she had been envisioning at Crate & Barrel. The bad news? It was $1,600. Fortunately, there’s more great news! Lindsay’s friend Rayan from The Design Confidential drew up plans for the dresser, Lindsay’s hubs built the bad boy, and Lindsay finished it with extra high gloss white paint and stain. Talk about team work and a beeeautiful dresser!

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