Industrial Metal Storage Basket with DIY Liner

Erin from Elizabeth Joan Designs needed some storage for her son’s ever-growing collection of basketballs, footballs and soccer balls. She happened to have an old metal laundry basket in storage and gave it an industrial makeover a la Restoration Hardware. I love how Erin was able to use a little creativity to turn an item she wasn’t using anymore into a functional and decorative storage solution!

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“Stash Buster” Easter Bunny Pillow

Nicole from Shabby Beach Nest was floored when she saw the price of a bunny pillow that her daughter wanted to get for Easter – $75!  Nicole says, “I knew I could make this pillow on the cheap, and boy was I right. This pillow cost me a whopping $0.” I love Nicole’s resourcefulness in using the fabric from an old shirt and dress for her pillow. It cost her nothing and repurposed some items from her stash.

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Kilim-Inspired DIY Wall Art

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

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}

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!)

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

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

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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