Build a Potting Table for Spring


Now that it’s spring I know many of you with a green thumb are chomping at the bit to get outside to the garden. Susan from Between Naps on the Porch has always wanted a potting table, and when she realized it could also double as a serving table for outdoor parties she was sold all over again. Susan got to work planning her build, and here’s the cool part – this is her very first woodworking project! She says she didn’t even know how to use a drill! If you are as impressed and inspired as I am, the good news is that Ana White drew up the plans so you can also build your own potting bench for spring!


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Huge Galvanized Steel Magnetic Calendar


Katie of The Shabby Cottage Home created her own mondo-sized magnetic calendar from a piece of galvanized metal. She had the most fun cutting numbers and symbols, like a cake to represent a birthday and ballet slippers for her daughter’s lessons, from magnet sheets. This would make it SO easy to plan out your month, and even your kids could have fun planning out their schedules with the magnets.

magnetic metal calendar

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Easter Tulip Arrangement with DIY Double Bowl Hurricane


Susan from Between Naps on the Porch loves to transition her home from winter to spring with fresh flowers. Like she says, “It’s almost impossible to think of spring and not think of beautiful tulips.” She created a lovely tulip arrangement for Easter by simply layering vases for a double hurricane effect. I love this combination of colorful tulips, Easter grass, and eggs!

easter tulip arrangement with double vase

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Pottery Barn Easter Tablescape Look for Less


Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict is up to her old tricks again – creating the Pottery Barn look for waaay less! This time Debbie’s dining table got the five-star treatment with a colorful and textural new Easter tablescape. Debbie combined items from the Dollar Tree and Wal-mart among other stores to pull it all off, and she’s such a sweetie that she breaks down exactly where she bought it all and how much it cost!

pottery barn inspired easter tablescape

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DIY Wooden Octagon Dining Table


The very first piece of furniture that Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic built for her gorgeous new home is this octagon-shaped table. It’s a six-seater and only cost… wait for it… $110 to build! Just to put it into perspective, the Pottery Barn inspiration retails for $1,899 before tax and shipping. The octagon shape is easier to build than a round table yet still fits Ashley’s breakfast nook to perfection. Wanna build your own? Ana White drew up the plans for this baby and shares them for FREE!

diy octagon table

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‘Happy Easter’ Burlap Banner


Melissa of The Happier Homemaker was inspired to create a burlap Easter banner to hang on the mirror above her mantel for spring. The outdoor flag Pottery Barn offered was way too big for Melissa’s mirror, so she was able to customize her DIY banner to the perfect size. Not only does she love it, but the project was even easier than expected!

burlap easter banner

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Decorative Chunky Wall Shelf


Years ago Kristi of The Speckled Dog gave her husband a picture of a decorative ledge she’d torn from the pages of her Pottery Barn catalog. The clipping found a home in Kristi’s garage where it sat for four years until Kristi again asked her hubs when he might have time to make her one. Just a few hours later, Kristi was greeted with a ledge made from scrap molding and a few boards. Kristi took over there, finishing the ledge with a creamy white milk paint and giving it a gorgeous chippy finish. Sorry, Pottery Barn, but I totally like Kristi’s more!

decorative wall ledge

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Welcome Spring with Burlap Wrapped Vases


While more snow may be on the way, we have finally seen some glimpses of spring-like weather lately. Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict was enjoying temps near 70 degrees when she was inspired to create burlap wrapped planters for some daffodils she scored at Wal-mart for a dollar. It was as easy as wrapping a remnant of burlap around a glass cylinder and then tying it with jute twine. This is one of those super easy projects that we all love!

burlap wrapped vases

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