Silver and White Painted Nutcrackers

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Wanna put a modern twist on the traditional nutcracker this holiday season? Check out these silver and white beauties from Allison at House of Hepworths. It’s hard to believe they were once rather scary-looking nutcrackers with crazy hair from the dollar store. Allison gave them a sleek, monochromatic makeover with some silver and white spray paint. Much better I’d say!

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Paint and Stain Farmhouse Dining Set

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When six chairs in need of an update came knocking on her door, Jennifer of Contemporary Harbor was inspired to give them a makeover and make a table to match. With the inspiration of a farmhouse dining set from Pottery Barn, Jennifer got to work repainting the chairs and then constructing a new planked tabletop. I love how Jennifer simplified the build by reusing the legs from an outdated table. What a smartie!

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Pottery Barn Inspired Desk Makeover

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Lisa from The Salt Marsh Cottage needed a work table for her projects and was happy to find the perfect one. Woohoo! Unfortunately, the $999 price tag wasn’t anywhere near what she could afford. Boohoo! Lisa instead decided to rework an outdated desk she had been trying to sell on Craigslist. With some leftover paint, Danish Oil stain, and new hardware, she was able to get the look she wanted for a total investment of less than $20.

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Etched Mercury Glass Pumpkins

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Morena of Morena’s Corner has a little addiction to Krylon’s Looking Glass spray paint, which she jokingly refers to as “crafter’s crack” since she likes to spray it on everything! It’s no wonder Morena had no hesitation in making her own etched mercury glass pumpkins when she saw them from Pottery Barn. She shares exactly how she achieved the “etched” look which can easily be customized to fit your style.

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From Gross to Gorgeous Chair Makeover

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Sara of Major Hoff Takes a Wife was smitten the moment she saw Ballard’s Casa Florentina Collection. She says, “The brush strokes, the depth of colors, the glazing, oh my! Then I saw the price! Double oh my!!!!” While Sara might not be able to have the exact $449 armchair she was drooling over, that didn’t mean she couldn’t have a chair with a similar look. She snatched up a wood chair a friend was selling for $20. It was desperately in need of a little TLC, and Sara was happy to oblige with a fresh coat of paint, secret waxing technique, and new upholstery. Isn’t she a beaut now?

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Paint-Dipped Side Table

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Cara from Chasing Shiny Objects gave a quick update to a plain white table by painting the legs gold for a trendy paint-dipped effect. Cara already had her table, so it was literally as simple as taping and painting. As Cara shares, this look can be achieved with one of those cheap round tables that are usually covered with a tablecloth. With a little paint, no one will know it’s from Wal-mart!

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Halloween Bird Cage Vignette

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Sharon of The Blue Willow House was inspired to turn a bird cage she had picked up from the thrift store into an eerie Halloween display for her foyer. It just so happened that Sharon had all her materials on hand. Worn books, black gauze, crows, and a few pumpkins and gourds come together for a spooky effect. It’s crazy how similar Sharon’s bird cage looks to her Pottery Barn inspiration!

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Faux Mercury Glass Pumpkin Jars

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While “window shopping” for fall and Halloween decorating inspiration, Amy from Home Sweet Thrifty Home found some pretty mercury glass pumpkins on Pottery Barn’s website. This thrifty gal couldn’t justify spending $30 on just one pumpkin, especially when she could make two for about $20. All it took was some Krylon Looking Glass spray paint and a mixture of vinegar and water for Amy to transform the glass Wal-mart pumpkins. Best of all, Amy likes her even better since they double as décor and storage jars.

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