Mantel Shelf for the Master Bedroom

Katie from Addicted 2 DIY created the sweetest sign for her husband on their anniversary last year and wanted to give it a special home in their master bedroom. She was inspired by a beautiful mantel shelf from Ballard Designs that cost a whopping $299. However, Katie was able to build a near replica for […Read More]

“Happy Halloween” Burlap Banner

Bren of BrenDid loves adding a seasonal banner to her mantel or porch but hates paying full price for one! Fortunately, with a little creativity and paint, Bren made a beautiful burlap banner inspired by Pottery Barn at a fraction of the cost. You can also recreate this project with a FREE printable pattern that […Read More]

“FALL” Pumpkin Wreath Banner

Lisa of Concord Cottage was inspired when she saw a pretty fall mantel from Better Homes and Gardens that featured white pumpkins spelling out THANKS. Lisa adapted this idea and made a pumpkin wreath banner with the word FALL. Amazingly, she was able to do it for only $7 using foam wreath forms and pumpkins […Read More]

“Ghostly Gallery” Halloween Mantel

Christy from Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer loves Halloween and set out to recreate a spooky “Ghostly Gallery” mantel featured by Pottery Barn a couple years ago. Christy says, “It gives the impression that ghosts swept in in the middle of the night and rearranged all the photos. I love that.” Amazingly, Pottery Barn actually […Read More]

Best of PB #9: Large Multipanel Mantel Mirror

Amanda from A Creative Beginning needed a big ol’ mirror to cover a hole above her mantel. Her Pottery Barn inspiration fit the bill, but Amanda could not find a tutorial that actually recreated its exact size. What’s a girl to do but create her own? I’d say her mirror forms a pretty amazing focal point for the room!

Multipanel Mirror

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Custom Fireplace and Mantel

Michelle from Chalkboard Blue wanted a fireplace so badly she built one herself. And not just any fireplace… a gorgeous fireplace with stately columns, paneling, and built-in bookcases on the sides. This was a major project that stretched Michelle outside her comfort zone, but guess what? She did it! The fireplace completely transforms the space and is a daily reminder to Michelle that she can do anything she sets her mind to!

custom built fireplace

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Distressed Mantel Shelf

Heather from Sweet Number 9 immediately fell in love with a distressed wall ledge from Pottery Barn the moment she saw it. It was exactly what she needed to fill empty wall space that had been driving her crazy. Heather and her husband devised a plan to build their own shelf with some lumber and decorative molding. Their knock off is absolutely stunning and has become an immediate statement piece on the once annoyingly blank wall!

pb inspired distress wall shelf

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Twig Deer Head

You’ve undoubtedly seen all types of creations made from driftwood. Wreaths, mirrors, Christmas trees… and the list goes on. It was driftwood deer mount that caught the eye of Amy from Atta Girl Says, and she found a way to recreate it with twigs for free. This is a great option since twigs are a lot easier to come by than driftwood for most people.

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