Chalkboard Tombstones for a Spooky Porch

DIY Chalkboard tombstone inspired by Pottery Barn

I know we all agree with Jamison from Rogue Engineer when he says, “Decorating for the holidays is always fun, but who wants to spend $120 on a set of chalkboard tombstones from Pottery Barn?!?” Jamison instead made his own spooky yard décor using all the scrap wood he had lying in the garage. He [...Read More]

Carved Wood Rosette Wall Décor

carved wood medallions

Nancy from Artsy Chicks Rule was inspired when she came across some intricately carved wood medallions from Ballard Designs. She says, “What didn’t inspire me too much….was the price.” So Nancy made her own using inexpensive rosettes she found on Amazon. Nancy mounted each rosette on a piece of wood and then painted them with [...Read More]

Wood and Wire Wall Storage Baskets

pottery barn inspired wood and wire hanging baskets

Cara from Build It Craft It Love It was in need of book storage for her son’s teeny tiny bedroom. She found the perfect design in wood and wire hanging baskets from PB Teen but needed to modify the size to better fit her limited wall space. Cara says, “This project is so simple and [...Read More]

Whale Bookends for a Big Boy Room

anthropologie inspired whale bookends

Bethany from Whistle & Ivy was perusing the internet for ideas for her son’s new big boy room when she came across playful whale bookends from Anthropologie. However, paying $70 for them was out of the question. Especially when Bethany was able to make a set for $4! She shares at PinkWhen how she did [...Read More]

“Trick-or-Treat” Halloween Bunting

pottery barn kids inspired hallowee bunting

Ruth from Living Well Spending Less had planned on making a “trick-or-treat” bunting like she’d seen from Pottery Barn Kids; however, the thought of sewing all the triangles and ric-rac brought the project to a halt. For one Halloween. And another. Then Ruth came across a tutorial for ironing freezer paper to the back of [...Read More]

Halloween Potion Bottles with FREE Printable

Halloween Potion Bottles Printables

Nikki from Tikkido shows how to make your own eerie potion bottles for Halloween. You can either repurpose old glass jars or purchase inexpensive ones from IKEA or the dollar store as Nikki suggests. From there all you have to do is print out the FREE printable labels that Nikki designed and follow her simple [...Read More]

“BAR” Monogram Wall Décor

ballard inspired monogram art

About a year ago Jeanette from Snazzy Little Things scored 25 coffered ceiling tiles at her local Restore for only $1 a piece. While she had hoped to send the message to her hubs that she wanted a coffered ceiling in the basement, the collection of tiles sat and sat. Eventually, Jeanette decided to turn [...Read More]

“FALL” Pumpkin Wreath Banner

fall pumpkin wreath

Lisa of Concord Cottage was inspired when she saw a pretty fall mantel from Better Homes and Gardens that featured white pumpkins spelling out THANKS. Lisa adapted this idea and made a pumpkin wreath banner with the word FALL. Amazingly, she was able to do it for only $7 using foam wreath forms and pumpkins [...Read More]