Whimsical Painted Bird House

mackenzie childs knock off bird feeder

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


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]

Painted Union Jack Frame


Lisa from Concord Cottage was inspired to give a plain wood frame the royal treatment by painting it with the Union Jack. She simply sketched on the design with a pencil and then painted away, using watered down paint to achieve a washed out look. Lisa’s frame only cost her a couple of dollars compared [...Read More]

Painted Flower Vase Makeover


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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Silver and White Painted Nutcrackers


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


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 I love how Jennifer simplified the build by reusing the legs from an outdated table.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

pottery barn inspired desk makeover

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


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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