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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Drop Cloth Upholstered Headboard with Nailhead Trim

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Melissa of Two It Yourself says the most rewarding part of the master bedroom makeover she completed last year was the DIY upholstered headboard she made with the help of her sister Stephanie. Amazingly, the sisters were about to pull together this beautiful king-sized bed in only five hours and for close to $150. The mattress delivery guy didn’t even believe Melissa had really made the bed until she pulled out the leftover drop cloth as proof. That, my friends, is success!

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Nothing Beats a Hug and a Kiss! {DIY Valentine’s Pillows}

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With a house full of boys, Rachel of Maison de Pax has never been one to go over-the-top for Valentine’s Day. However, pillows sporting frayed X’s and O’s caught Rachel’s eye as a subtle way to show a little love. Rachel whipped a pair up with rich red velvet and leftover drop cloth for only $4 a piece and couldn’t be more pleased with the result!

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Black and White Abstract Art (Even Your Kids Can Paint!)

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Kristin from Bliss at Home has been collecting pieces to create the very first gallery wall in her home. Since many of items are smaller, Kristin wanted a feature piece and knew an abstract art collection she’d been eyeing from West Elm would serve as the perfect inspiration. The fun part of this project is that Kristin involved her boys in the creative process. She says, “I love that we made this together and that it will be the key piece to our gallery wall.”

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Drop Cloth Ruffle Duvet Cover

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Rachael of Lovely Crafty Home was in the market for a new duvet cover and decided to test her newly improved sewing skills and make her own. Like Rachael says, “A duvet cover is just a giant pillow, right?” She combined together a drop cloth, a cheapo sheet, and fabric from Wal-mart to make her lovely ruffled duvet cover. While this was hardly a simple project, Rachael says, “All the hard work and getting stabbed by pins totally paid off.”

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Painted Greek Key Pillow Covers

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Did you happen to notice those lovely Greek key pillows sitting atop the upholstered bench from Jennifer at The Chronicles at Home that I shared this morning? Of course, those are another of Jennifer’s fabulous creations! Jennifer had been crushing on some designer pillows but knew they were a no-go in a house with small children… and their sticky fingers. But, like Jennifer says, that doesn’t mean she couldn’t fake it with a drop cloth and some paint!

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Chevron Beach Tote

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Your sun-loving mom will look fab walking across the beach with this stylish chevron tote from Jaime at That’s My Letter. Jaime’s tote features a fun navy chevron print with fuchsia monogram, drop cloth canvas lining, and rope handle. In all honesty, I would choose Jamie’s bag hands-down over her inspiration from Pottery Barn Teen!

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Drop Cloth Bag

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Jennifer from Jennifer’s Mentionables was leafing through her Pottery Barn spring catalog when some burlap bags caught her eye. Jennifer knew she could put her new sewing skills to work and create her own version of the little bag. She used a bag she already had as a model and created this drop cloth bag, or as she says, “a sewing project to hold my other sewing projects.” It looks like Jennifer’s sewing is coming right along!

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