Turn a Vase into a Coastal Glass Lamp

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Lisa from Salt March Cottage has been working to rebuild and refurnish her beach cottage which was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Understandable, controlling costs is a must. Lisa fell hard for a demijohn jug lamp with burlap shade, but the $269 stood in the way of Lisa and her dream lamp. Lisa knew that didn’t mean she couldn’t make a similar coastal style lamp and did just that with a vase from Home Goods and some items from the hardware store. Thanks to Lisa’s resourceful knock-off she saved a whopping $221!

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Super Cheap Numbered Baskets

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I know I can always count on Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict for a good knock-off, and again she doesn’t disappoint! Recently Debbie’s teenage grandson started using her guest bedroom, which necessitated a few tweaks to the space, including her French number plaque baskets. Debbie gave them a more masculine edge by simply tying on mailbox numbers with jute. She says, “There it is! Could it be any easier or cheaper?”

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Rope Wrapped Lamp

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It’s about that time of year again when rope décor can be seen all over home décor stores and throughout catalog pages. Elissa shares at Clever how to give a lamp that much-desired nautical flair with some rope and a hot glue gun. I love how the little extras of the rope-trimmed shade and darker sisal tied around the neck of the lamp really bring the whole look together and give a high-end finish.

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Jute and Metal Lamp Base

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Gail from Purple Hues and Me came across a couple of hand woven wicker lamps that really inspired her to update the somewhat “dowdy” ones she’s owned for years. Instead of woven wicker, Gail wrapped her lamp in jute twine and added bands of jute braiding and galvanized tape as accents. Gail did an awesome job combining materials and textures to achieve the look of her inspiration!

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Felt Mistletoe

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When West Elm sold out of felt mistletoe before November even ended, Aimee from It’s Overflowing gathered a few basic crafting supplies to recreate the holiday plant. Floral wire gave life to yarn and felt and made it super easy for Aimee to shape her mistletoe. These are adorable to hang on gifts or in hallways for extra smooches!

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Christmas Stocking Pillow

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This holiday pillow from Melissa at 320 Sycamore ticks all the boxes – crazy cheap, amazingly easy, very versatile, and oh so cute! Melissa simply glued some twine with mini stockings to a ready-made pillow. But wait there’s more {wink}… Melissa used the reverse side of a snowflake pillow, so all she has to do is flip it over after the holidays for instant winter décor. That Melissa is one smart cookie!

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Monochromatic Pumpkin Art

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Well happy October to you! If you are not a lover of all the orange that comes with fall decorating, check out this monochromatic pumpkin art from Bethany at Pitter and Glink. Bethany came across a cute pillow cover from Pottery Barn that features a neutral color palette with whimsical curling vines. While Bethany didn’t need a pillow cover, she was up for some seasonal wall art and layered various materials to create a pumpkin that’s full of texture!

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Nautical Jute Knob

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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]