Printer’s Style Bar

Slowly but surely I have tackled a couple of of build-from-scratch projects to increase my woodworking skills and confidence. It’s when I stumble upon projects like this bar from Jen at House of Wood that I am really wishing I could make the jump to expert builder over night. Jen worked with Ana White for her printer’s style bar that includes shelving, a hanging stemware rack, and built-in wine grid behind those beautiful faux drawer fronts. All I can say is that I am in awe of Jen’s skills!

diy printer's style bar

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Dresser with Numbered Drawers

After seeing the popular Ordinal Dresser from Anthropologie, Danielle from My EnRoute Life couldn’t stop thinking about the “cute little numbered drawers.” She was inspired by another amazing dresser transformation to turn an unfinished IKEA dresser into her own numbered masterpiece. There’s just something about that simple stenciling that adds so much character to an ordinary dresser!

anthro inspired numbered dresser

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Shower Curtain Drapes

Jenny from Days of Chalk and Chocolate found an interesting way around paying high prices for fancy drapes by turning shower curtains into window curtains! Like Jenny, I have noticed the lovely assortment of pretty shower curtains while perusing the aisles of Target. Jenny lengthened the shower curtains by sewing material from a Wal-mart panel to the bottom. They really look high-end! Have you ever thought about using shower curtains for your windows?

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Painted Garden Stool

If  you ever shop at Ballard you have undoubtedly seen their ceramic garden stools that make lovely little side tables. On a thrifting expedition with the girls, Myra from My Blessed Life scored a pair of oriental garden seats for only $14 – for the pair! She gave them a sleek, crisp look with some white spray paint and had herself the spitting image of Ballard’s garden seat. Seriously, can you get over the fact that they have EXACTLY the same pierced detail? Craaazy!

ballard knock off garden stool

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Brown Paper Pumpkin

Keeping in line with her neutral fall color scheme, Maryann at Domestically Speaking wanted to tone down a bright orange pumpkin she had purchased from a garage sale. She got just the look she was after by decoupaging pieces of brown paper onto the surface. Working with torn pieces of paper makes it easy to cover curves as on Maryann’s pumpkin, and the overlapped edges give a nice textured finish.

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Zinc Coffee Table

One thing Kelli from Restore Interiors felt was missing from her living area was a coffee table. She got a secondhand table from a friend that happened to resemble one from Pottery Barn with a zinc top. Kelli liked the idea of a zinc top but wanted it to have more of a vintage look than all shiny and new. Kelli experimented with “recipes” and really achieved the look of zinc in the end.

diy faux zinc tabletop

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Balustrade Console Table

After creating an eye-catching gallery wall with black and white photos, Nikki from That Was A What?! still felt the space needed a little something. Nikki settled on lamps to do the trick, which meant she would also need a console table for the lamps to sit on. Smitten with a pricey salvaged wood console from Restoration Hardware, Nikki sought out some reclaimed materials of her own. Can you tell what Nikki repurposed for her That Was A What?! rendition of RH’s table?

console table from doors

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Bronze Owl Figurines

Jessica from Mad In Crafts saw some cute owls that would be a nice addition to her fall décor; however, they weren’t $39.50 cute. Especially not when Jessica could turn some dollar store figurines into her own rustic owl décor. I always love this option since knick knacks are everywhere… dollar stores, thrift stores, flea markets… everywhere. Grab your spray paint of choice, and in just a few minutes you’ve got a whole new look!

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