Distressed Diner Sign for the Kitchen

pottery barn inspired diner sign

Christy from Our Southern Home had been wanting a sign to go in her kitchen for a while and finally came across the perfect inspiration piece from Pottery Barn. While their Diner Sign retails for $59, Christy was able to make hers for FREE using materials and scrap plywood she already had. Christy shares her [...Read More]

Tame Paper Clutter with Linen Pin Boards

diy linen message boards

Kris from Driven by Décor had been eyeing Restoration Hardware’s linen pin boards and knew they’d be the answer to her organizing dreams. However, RH’s boards hardly fit her budget or her kitchen wall and its awkwardly placed light switch. Kris turned to DIY and made her own trio of boards using barn wood frames, corkboard, and fabric. They are perfect for taming coupons, invitations, magazine clippings, and all the other papers that like to clutter counters and desks!

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Wood Framed Flatware Kitchen Art

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Nick from Lifestyles of the Rich and the Davis’ was happy to oblige when his wife requested a trio of flatware canvases for their dining area. With the help of Photoshop, Nick created his own stencils and painted the spoon, knife, on fork onto the canvases. Now, many would of stopped there, but Nick wasn’t done yet! He then turned the “disjointed set of silverware” into a statement piece by building a wood frame. I love how it brings the whole piece together!

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Fork and Spoon Kitchen Wall Art

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Anita from Inspired Passions loves all things Pottery Barn and says she would move into the store if possible! She loved their fork and spoon canvases, but sadly they were out of budget and too big for her tiny kitchen. Anita created a more appropriately sized (and priced!) version with a canvas, carbon paper, and a black pastel. Anita says, “I had a lot of fun doing this project, and it looks really cute in the kitchen!”

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Best of PB #7: Made-from-Scratch Mason Jar Chandelier

Mason Jar Chandelier

Grace from An Adams Thing created her own mason jar chandelier after falling in love with its catalog counterpart. She deserves a huge pat on the back for literally making her very own light fixture. I’m sure Grace’s chandelier catches the attention of all her visitors!

Mason Jar Chandelier

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Best of PB #5: Vintage Breadboard Kitchen iPad Stand

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I love the convenience of having tons of recipes right at my fingertips with the internet and electronic texts. What I don’t like is the idea of my pricey device lying on the counter where all kinds of destructive forces are at work. That’s where this tablet stand made by Angie and Colby from Angie’s Roost comes in handy! I love that it looks like a vintage breadboard, and would you believe it only cost Angie and Colby $5 to make???

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Vintage “Refreshments” Sign

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Back at Christmas time Tricia from Simplicity in the South turned the old brass kick plate from her front door into a vintage Christmas sign. Great repurpose, right? Well, it doesn’t stop there! Tricia used the reverse side of the kick plate to make a “Refreshments” sign for her kitchen. Come Christmas time she will just have to flip it back over for some super speedy decorating. Brilliant!

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Checkerboard Butcher Block

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Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust made this gorgeous checkerboard butcher block from maple and oak as a Christmas gift. The hardwood board is finished with a special butcher block oil so it’s completely food safe. It turned out so beautifully, Kristen ended up making two more!

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