Kilim-Inspired DIY Wall Art

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Liz from Life in Projects loved a handwoven wool rug from West Elm. However, she says at $799 there was no way the rug would be making a debut in her home. That didn’t mean Liz couldn’t still incorporate the look into her space! Liz turned the design from the rug into wall art by simply “stamping” a drop cloth with the end of a piece of wood. I love how such a simple pattern can make such a impact!

wool kilim inspired artwork

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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!

photo display easel

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Thrift Store Find to Subway Sign Chalk Art

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If you are one to frequently change out décor, you can’t beat chalk art. Jami from An Oregon Cottage found a piece of framed pressboard artwork from the thrift store and used paint to turn it into a chalkboard. She then used her tried-and-true chalk transfer method to draw a subway sign like those sold at Restoration Hardware. Before sporting this train sign, Jami’s chalkboard made an appearance in her Christmas gallery wall. And guess what? When she’s had her fill of the subway sign art, she can simply wipe it away and draw something new!

subway sign chalk art

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Personalized Alphabet Wall Art

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Jenn from Endlessly Inspired shares how she created personalized alphabet nursery art using a free online photo editing website. If photo editing sounds out of your comfort level, do not fear! Jenn literally walks you through the entire process, from selecting the font to creating alphabet rows to changing the color. She also shows all the possibilities and how easily you can modify the design to fit the space. Wouldn’t this make a darling baby shower gift?

personalized alphabet nursery art

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Retro Play Kitchen With All the Bells and Whistles

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Camille from Imperfectly Imaginable made her daughter’s birthday dreams come true with this UH-mazing retro kitchen she and her hubs built. This baby has all the bells and whistles – real stove grates, oven shelves, a clock, and even a retro freezer thermometer. And Camille is such a sweetie she has made the project pans available to her readers and supplied links to everything she purchased. What little girl wouldn’t go gaga over this set-up???

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DIY Café Shelving for Seasonal Décor

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Kara of Creations by Kara says she had been wanting to spruce up the area above her kitchen desk for ages. She found the perfect solution in Ballard’s café shelves and followed friend Shelley from House of Smith’s simple tutorial. All you need is a board, some trim pieces, and a couple of corbels. If you are a sucker for holiday vignettes and seasonal decorating, these shelves provide the perfect platform!

diy cafe shelves

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Large Vintage Schoolhouse Framed Chalkboard

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Melanie of The French Cottage had been holding onto a tear-out of a Restoration Hardware chalkboard for years. However, she says her “inner frugalista” would not allow her to spend $499 on a chalkboard. Melanie also knew she could build her own chalkboard for much less and did just that for $50, which isn’t too shabby for a ginormous framed chalkboard. The fact that this chalkboard has a vintage schoolhouse look makes it perfect for Melanie’s son’s playroom. It’s a piece that both mommas and children can enjoy!

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Easy Pom-Pom Tassel Pillow

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Melissa from The Inspired Room isn’t ashamed to admit that she’s got a major crush on all things Anthropologie! When she saw a fun pom-pom pillow there, Melissa knew she wanted one AND that she could make it for less. Melissa just used a pillow cover she already had and stitched on some pom-pom trim. Super simple and super cute!

diy pom pom trim pillow

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