Book Ledge Focal Wall in Nursery


I absolutely love how Jamie from C.R.A.F.T. created a focal wall in her baby’s nursery with rows of ledges displaying colorful books and frames. While you may think all seven ledges cost Jamie a pretty penny, that is totally not the case. Thanks to her and the hubs’ savvy DIY skills, they made all seven shelves for only $65, which is crazy awesome for wall décor and storage rolled into one.

books ledge wall in nursery

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Kids Dr. Seuss Bathroom with Wall Mural


Angela from Decorating the Dorchester Way really wanted to decorate her son’s bathroom with the Pottery Barn Kids’ Dr. Seuss bathroom theme, but it was no longer available. Not wanting to dish out the cash for eBay prices, Angela replicated the look with paint and some Target accessories. Angela used a projector for the fish and then free handed the rest of her mural. Pretty stinking impressive! I love how she incorporated lots of cute details from stenciled accessories to the iconic Dr. Seuss hat.

dr seuss bathroom

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Black and White Abstract Art Anyone Can Paint


Aubrey of The Crawford Clan had originally planned to put a mirror above the buffet in her dining room but then decided a piece of artwork would “pack a bigger punch.” Not only did Aubrey paint her own abstract art, but she made this project even cheaper by creating her own canvas from a drop cloth she already had. Aubrey is certainly a frugal girl after my own heart! She says, “I’m hardly an artist so this was the perfect skill level for me.  Surprisingly, we’ve had a few visitors even ask where we purchased it from…”

west elm inspired abstract art

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Large Abstract Art Canvas (That Doesn’t Break the Bank!)


Kayla from Home Coming strongly believes that everyone should be able to have beautiful art in their home – without breaking the bank! To this end, Kayla painted her own colorful and vibrant abstract art on a canvas that was collecting dust in her storage room. You don’t have to be an artist to paint your own wall-worthy artwork. Kayla says, “Abstract art is a really simple (and impactful!) art project for anyone because there really is no wrong way to paint it.”


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Painted Flower Vase Makeover


Brandi from Blue Cedar Lane was hitting her favorite shopping spot (aka Goodwill) when she saw a blindingly bright orange flower vase. The vase reminded Brandi of one she had been eyeing at Anthropologie so she grabbed it up. With some paint Brandi was able to achieve the same color combo she loved about her inspiration.

painted flower vase

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Display Your Favorite Photos on DIY Picture Ledges


The Pin Junkie has been honing her photography skills and wanted a place to display some of her prized shots. The clean, modern look of Pottery Barn’s ledges fit the look she wanted, just not the budget! This creative gal decided to simply build them herself – for $13 instead of $59. In addition to saving some serious dough, I love how these DIY picture ledges allow you to customize the length and color to fit your space to perfection.

diy photo ledges

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Bamboo Orb Pendant Lights from Roman Shade


Monica from Crafty Nest created her own set of orb pendant lights from an unlikely source – inexpensive bamboo roman shades. Monica says, “The bamboo is surprisingly sturdy and bendable—and you can easily cut it with scissors—making it an ideal lightweight frame for paper lanterns or this orb lampshade.” I love that outside-the-box thinking! Monica simply cut, glued, and clamped away and assures that the most time consuming part is waiting for the glue to dry!

bamboo orb pendant light

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Painted Wood Bowls Become Wall Art


When it comes to wall art, don’t be afraid to think outside the box. There are a lot more ways to add interest to your walls than framed pictures and canvases. Becky at Beyond the Picket Fence infused her kitchen with color by hanging painted bowls above the doors in her kitchen. Like Becky says, “wooden bowls are thrift store staples,” and with a bit of paint they can become works of art!

painted wood bowl

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