Painted Wood Bowls Become Wall Art

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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!

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Industrial Wood and Metal Coffee Table with Casters

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Elisha from Pneumatic Addict Furniture was recently inspired to build this industrial steel-frame coffee table using her newly-learned welding skills. Through DIY Elisha was able to save money and make some of her own changes, like using oversized casters, choosing a deeper shade of wood stain, and adding carriage bolts to the tabletop for interest. Elisha says this is her favorite furniture build to date, and I can most definitely see why!

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Display Art and Photos Creatively on a Floor Easel

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Gina from Lady Goats needed to fill a rather large corner in her living room, so she built a display easel to hold pictures and art that she had laying around. Gina reassures that this project was extremely simple to build, and it came in at just over 6% of retail cost. You can’t beat that! I really love this creative take on photo display!

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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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Organize Art Supplies in Style with Wall Cubbies

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Carla of Blueberry Junkie is in the process of revamping her kids’ playroom, and one of the things she wanted to incorporate was an art area. Carla was challenged with neatly storing and organizing the art supplies without making them out-of-sight and, thus, out-of-mind for her kids. That’s where Ana White’s plans for numbered wall cubbies come in! Carla used scrap pallet wood from her garage to build her own cubbies in just a couple of hours. I love how inviting it is with the paper roll underneath!

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Embroidery Hoop Orb Pendant Light

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Jessica of Dear Emmeline was inspired by a fellow blogger to create a geometric pendant light with tons of style but not tons of work! Jessica created the orb-shaped frame by simply connecting embroidery hoops. She then fed through a pendant light kit, popped in a filament bulb, and voila! This light fixture looks waaay pricier than the expense of a couple of embroidery hoops!

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Felt Origami Throw Pillow

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Tiffany at The Little Waffleflower shares my love for a pretty pillow, and this felt origami throw pillow ranks up there as one of her favorite DIYs. I sure can see why. It looks identical to her West Elm inspiration! I love that this pillow goes with absolutely anything yet isn’t plain or boring. The folded felt creates tons of texture and interest.

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Appliqued Deer Silhouette Pillow

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Jessica from Sew Homegrown created this deer head silhouette pillow to add a little festivity to her couch. Jessica’s hubs drew a pattern (that has kindly been made available to Jessica’s readers), which Jessica traced and cut from a colorful, textured fabric. She then used a dense zigzag stitch to sew the deer to the front square of the pillow. Like Jessica, I love that this pillow is seasonal without being too Christmas-y, so you don’t have to pack it up with the rest of your Christmas decorations.

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