Metallic Vase Makeover

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On a shopping trip at the local thrift store, Debbie from One Day at a Time came across a vase with a really cool shape. The color, however, wasn’t quite so cool. Debbie combined elements from other vases she liked to give her thrift store find a rich metallic makeover that’s perfect for fall. Debbie shares how she used spray paint to create the textured finish on her originally smooth vase.

gold painted vase

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Faux Zinc Wine Cabinet Makeover

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Stephanie of The Styled Soul loves the “industrial, sleek, and chic” look of Restoration Hardware’s zinc furniture. This love inspired her to refab a stained wine cabinet with a faux zinc finish by layering metallic spray paint. While this project was a long time in the making for Stephanie, she finally finished it and says it came out just as she had hoped.

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Shiny Silver Painted Seashells

Silver Seashells

Becca at From Gardners to Bergers tested various techniques to create the perfect silver seashells. We can all thank Becca for saving us time and money in experimentation! She wanted her shells to be highly reflective and super shiny. This is a subtle way to add a bit of bling to your summer décor.

Silver Seashells

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Marquee Star

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Amanda from Burlap and Denim loves the effect of lighting in design. Throw in a vintage-industrial vibe, and the girl is head over heals! That’s what propelled Amanda to create her own marquee star using rather unusual materials. Amanda’s star is not only incredibly less expensive than those offered at some of our favorite designer retailers but also quite a bit bigger!

diy marquee star made from foam core

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Textured Metallic Vase

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For months you’ve been prowling through thrift stores looking for that special something, and then one day you finally see it. Heart pumping you snatch it from the shelf and hold your treasure close. Sound familiar? That must have been how Debbie from One Day at a Time felt when she finally found a vase that was the perfect size and shape to turn into a Crate & Barrel look-a-like. Debbie used spackle to create texture and then glammed it up with some silver spray paint.

silver textured vase inspired by crate and barrel

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Silver Starburst Mirror

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I am thrilled to have Mrs. Polly Rogers back with another of her fabulous and frugal creations, and let me say that her starburst mirror is a true lesson in thriftiness! The secret ingredient here is bendy straws that Polly painted silver and attached to an inexpensive round mirror. Polly says, “This project is fast, cheap, and easy but DRAMATIC and stands up to the closest scrutiny.”

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Mannequin Bust Jewelry Holder

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Morena of Morena’s Corner shares at Crafts Unleashed how she combined her love for all things vintage and the dressmaker’s form trend to create a truly unique jewelry holder. Morena did a great job achieving an antiqued finish and walks you through the simple steps to get the same look. This piece is “striking” on its own or draped with necklaces and other accessories.

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Metallic New Year’s Plate

knock off hope plate

At the beginning of each new year, Bethany from Pitter and Glink is always filled with hope for good things to come. When she saw a holiday plate from Bloomingdale’s that featured the word “hope,” she just had to knock if off. Bethany used a dollar store plate and some paint pens to recreate the festive plate in less than ten minutes!

knock off hope plate

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