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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Painted Wooden Halloween Signs

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Not wanting to be left out of the Halloween decorating fun in her neighborhood, Lorraine from South Meets Southwest whipped up a few spooky signs to welcome trick-or-treaters to her house. Lorraine saved money by using wood from Home Depot’s scrap pile and paint she already had, making the grand total for all three signs $1.50! Lorraine says, “We might be the last house on our block to decorate for Halloween, but I am just glad I finished these signs before the first trick-or-treater arrived!”

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“Wicked” Painted Halloween Table Topper

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Earlier this week I shared a burlap table runner created by the ever-so-talented Colleen of Just Paint It. While she loves its natural, rustic feel, she knew a glitzy silver and black Halloween scene would be perfect for her mom’s tabletop. Colleen transformed a fabric remnant she already had into a subdued yet “wicked” piece of art using silver paint, a stencil, and some free-handed design. Of course, you know Colleen walks you through it all and shares a trick or two along the way so you can create your own.

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Faux Stone Skull Vase

Halloween Skull Vase

Last Halloween, Pottery Barn’s ceramic skull vases provided an easy target for all the knock-off lovers out there. I featured quite a few of the DIY versions here on KOD, including Nikki’s from 13 Black Cats Designs. To create her eerie vase, Nikki molded a skeleton face from clay and then attached it onto a craft store vase. She finished it up with some spray paint and acrylic paint for an aged stone effect.
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Handpainted Burlap Halloween Table Runner

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Colleen from Just Paint It shares how to create your own spooktacular Halloween table runner using burlap and some paints. Even if you’re not an artist, you don’t have to be scared away from picking up the paintbrush for this one. Colleen provides patterns and tutorials that will have you painting your own haunted house and spooky tree in no time. Colleen is one amazingly talented gal!

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Blue Painted Chevron Rug

Chevron Painted Rug

Riva from Uno, Dos, Très Chic is not a fan of traditional baby motifs, so this chevron painted rug was the perfect addition to her son’s nursery. Riva created her chevron design but cutting over 200 rectangles from freezer paper. (How’s that for dedication?) I really like how Riva alternated the two slightly different shades of blue, as it adds a bit more visual interest. Most importantly, it looks like Riva’s little man likes his new stylin’ rug.

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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!

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