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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!

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Decorative Mirror with Scalloped Border

This summer Kristi from Addicted 2 Decorating devoted a month to making over a tiny bathroom in her condo. One of her DIY projects for the space was creating a decorative mirror with a pretty scalloped border for above the vanity. Kristi actually cut that pretty scalloped border from a piece of MDF she had on hand going at a snail’s pace with her jigsaw. Kristi’s final cost for the mirror was only $25, and she says even if you had to purchase the MDF it would be “a far cry from $334!!”

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Best of PB #3: Platform Storage Bed for a College Dorm Room

Becky from Reinventing the Ordinary loved the look and functionality of a Pottery Barn storage bed for her daughter’s college room but needed a cheaper alternative. Surprisingly, college tuition doesn’t really leave an extra $1000 sitting in the bank for a bed! Becky created a fabulous $100 version with some beadboard, molding, and plywood that fit their needs (and budget) to perfection!

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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!

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White Spa Cabinet

Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust decided to try out her woodworking skills by taking on her first cabinet build. The piece was constructed for Kristen’s Jewel Box themed guestroom and totally fits the space with decorative corner brackets and shelves loaded with girly toiletries and books. The one thing I always love about Kristen’s builds is that she really knows how to rock what she’s got and can build a beautiful piece of furniture using scraps she already has on hand.

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