Burlap Message Board

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When her husband needed a message board for his home office, Emily from life{illustrated} searched the internet to find one that wasn’t too “pretty.” A burlap covered message board with nail head trim was perfect for the space and crazy easy to make using a thrifted $2 bulletin board. I love what Emily has to say here about not spending more than is “absolutely necessary” on material items. It is hard to fathom spending tons of money on a memo board when you can get something similar for a few dollars and a little creativity!

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Chalkboard Globe

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Jacob from Home Tree Atlas has just delved into the world of chalkboard paint! One of his pioneer projects was an Anthropologie-inspired chalkboard globe that now serves as a weekly to-do list on his desk. How much more fun is this than a plain old sheet of paper?!? In addition to impeccable style, I  think Jacob has superb taste in online reading materials {wink}!

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Office Sign

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Marisa of Marisa Howard Design saw a sign from Pottery Barn that would make a cute addition to her office and realized it would be simple to replicate for very little cost. As opposed to just painting on her text, Marisa created dimension by cutting the frame and letters from foam. She points out that the sign looks great on shelf or the office door.

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Large Corner Desk with File Cabinets

Nicole shares on IKEA Hackers how she beautified two solid oak file cabinets from Craigslist with just some paint and new hardware. (I seriously scrolled up and down comparing the two pics because I couldn’t believe they were the same file cabinets!) She also painted her old desktop from IKEA and placed it atop the [...Read More]