Weathered Oar and Paddle Wall Décor

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Angie of The Country Chic Cottage shares at Live.Craft.Love how she gave some unfinished wooden oars the Ballard-treatment with basic supplies. Angie simply stained or painted the oars and then used tape and number stencils to create each unique design. I love how she shook things up a little by combining two oars to create [...Read More]

Chevron Painted Storage Bins

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Angela from Life in Velvet was inspired by patterned canvas baskets from Anthropologie to paint her own storage bins and replicate the look. She picked up some pop up canvas bins on clearance from Crate & Barrel that were pretty but definitely lacking pizzazz. Angela infused them with life by painting on a chevron pattern [...Read More]

Whimsical Painted Bird House

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Amy of Joyful Daisy shares another project that will save you hundreds and brighten up your garden or outdoor space. Instead of spending $255 on a bird feeder from her beloved MacKenzie-Childs, Amy bought an inexpensive cedar bird feeder from Wal-mart and painted it with the signature black and white check with pops of red [...Read More]

Aqua Painted Tray Makeover

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Lindsey from Everyday Originals had been on the hunt for the perfect tray for her coffee table – perfect in color, size, and price. After a futile attempt, Lindsey was just about to give in and purchase a pricier option from West Elm. She took one last trip to TJ Maxx where she just so [...Read More]

Mosaic Painted Wood Jewelry Box

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Brittany from Confessions of a Secret Crafter created a stylish jewelry box with bold color and pattern, and basically all it took was paint! Brittany picked up a pack of wooden boxes at the craft store, penciled on her pattern, and then painted away. She says, “Plus, you can customize the pattern with absolutely any [...Read More]

Wooden Storage Caddy Doubles as Easter Basket

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Jaime from That’s My Letter made these adorable caddies from scrap wood and leftover paint. The smaller ones she created for Easter baskets and egg hunts. Her design is based loosely on Ana White’s toolbox plans. I love these and can seriously think of a million uses. Craft supplies, magazines,  diapers, toys…

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Kids Dr. Seuss Bathroom with Wall Mural

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Angela from Decorating the Dorchester Way really wanted to decorate her son’s bathroom with the Pottery Barn Kids’ Dr. Seuss bathroom theme, but it was no longer available. Not wanting to dish out the cash for eBay prices, Angela replicated the look with paint and some Target accessories. Angela used a projector for the fish and then free handed the rest of her mural. Pretty stinking impressive! I love how she incorporated lots of cute details from stenciled accessories to the iconic Dr. Seuss hat.

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Painted Flower Vase Makeover

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Brandi from Blue Cedar Lane was hitting her favorite shopping spot (aka Goodwill) when she saw a blindingly bright orange flower vase. The vase reminded Brandi of one she had been eyeing at Anthropologie so she grabbed it up. With some paint Brandi was able to achieve the same color combo she loved about her inspiration.

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