Nautical Jute Knob

diy nautical jute knobs

Jessica from Dear Emmeline distressed a hand-me-down coffee table for a beachy, weathered finish and needed knobs to complete the look. After researching and perfecting her monkey fist knot tying skills, Jessica was able to easily update her old cabinet knobs with a roll of jute. This is such an inexpensive way to refresh some [...Read More]

White and Wood Dresser

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While shopping at a local thrift store, Kate of Centsational Girl happened upon this little chest that was calling out for a makeover. She thought the piece would be perfect for her husband’s office and happily toted it home for twenty bucks. In order to preserve the beautiful wooden drawer fronts but cover up the [...Read More]

Double Trestle Kids Activity Table

kids activity table with rolling storage cubes

Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic needed a larger activity table in her playroom to accommodate her growing brood of little ones. Ana White delivered some great plans for a double trestle table that provides plenty of space for Ashley’s five kiddos and even friends. Ashley’s rolling storage cubes that double as seats are the perfect [...Read More]

Faux Leather Pouf

knock off leather pouf

When Katie from On the Banks of Squaw Creek needed a place to prop up her feet she didn’t have to look any further than her own basement. She had an old ottoman stored down there that bore a distinct resemblance to popular Moroccan poufs. Katie cleaned the ottoman and gave it a quick coat [...Read More]

Paper Mache Starfish

faux star fish

It’s not too late to throw a starfish or two into the mix of your summer décor. Amanda from House Revivals shares a quick and easy tutorial for making your own faux starfish from good old TP!  She says, “Make a dozen, tie them onto gifts or napkins or toss them into a bowl with [...Read More]

Painted Geometric Pillows

painted geometric pillows

Painting fabric allows you the flexibility to get the exact look you want without blowing your budget out of the water. When Kathie from Krafty Kat wanted to liven up her very brown living space, she created some colorful geometric print pillows using acrylic paint. It enabled Kathie to easily get a similar look to [...Read More]

Beadboard Headboard

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After making a custom pirate sail headboard for one of her sons, Melissa from The Happier Homemaker couldn’t turn down her oldest son’s request for a headboard of his own. She loved the look of PBK’s Camp Bed but not the $600 price tag. Melissa also wanted just a headboard and not an entire frame. [...Read More]

Plaid Wool Pendant Shade

anthropologie inspired wool pendant shade

Why waste hours searching for that perfect fabric when you can just paint your own? That’s exactly what Mary from At Home on the Bay did after months of searching for plaid and stripe wool coating for her custom-made lampshade. I know it’s summer and smokin’ hot outside, but Mary’s shade makes me want to [...Read More]