Peace and Love Heart Jewelry Dish


Are you all set for Valentine’s Day tomorrow? If you need a last-minute gift idea or just can’t get enough hearts, check out this jewelry dish Bonnie from Uncommon Designs made. All this simple project comes down to is paint! She says, “I love it when something you make that is cute is also oh so functional.”

peace heart jewelry dish

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Vintage Cutting Board to Pedestal Transformation


Jamie from Anderson & Grant has “a special place in [her] heart for vintage cutting boards, wooden boxes, barnwood… all has so much character.” It was for this reason Jamie just couldn’t walk away from a vintage cutting board she found in a consignment shop. Jamie was inspired to add wooden legs to the board and turn it into a wooden pedestal like she had seen from Pottery Barn. Jamie says, “While the Pottery Barn version is great, mine has the natural, worn character that only time and use can create on an old piece of wood!”

cutting board pedestal

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Easy “LOVE” Canvas for a Valentine’s Vignette


Cheryl from Snaps of Ginger created a smaller version of Pottery Barn’s Love Sign for her Valentine’s vignette. Cheryl simply painted the letters gold and then glued them onto a canvas. Easy peasy! This is a project you can quickly whip up if want to infuse a little love into your home on the fly.

pottery barn inspired LOVE sign

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Painted Wood Bowls Become Wall Art


When it comes to wall art, don’t be afraid to think outside the box. There are a lot more ways to add interest to your walls than framed pictures and canvases. Becky at Beyond the Picket Fence infused her kitchen with color by hanging painted bowls above the doors in her kitchen. Like Becky says, “wooden bowls are thrift store staples,” and with a bit of paint they can become works of art!

painted wood bowl

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No-Sew Heart Applique Towel for Under $1


Saying “I love you!” doesn’t have to cost a bundle this Valentine’s Day. Impress your guests with this adorable little tea towel. Bren of Bren Did created her own no-sew PB-inspired Valentine gifts using premade flour sack towels and iron-on adhesive. According to Bren, “These towels are easy to make and add a sweet Valentine touch to your dining table, kitchen or gift basket.” The best part, at only $0.77 each you can afford to spread the Valentine love around the whole neighborhood!

valentines heart tea towel

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Craigslist Crystal Chandelier Makeover


While renovating her home, Heather of Southern Abbey has been trading out the “awful” light fixtures for new ones. Thanks to Craigslist, she has been able to save some pennies along the way by reviving secondhand finds like this chandelier she purchased for $50. Heather added some pizzazz in only thirty minutes by adorning the chandy with crystals. I love the romantic effect!

crystal chandelier

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Decorative Wood Bead Vase Filler


Allison of The Letterbox is new to the blogging world and excited to share her very first Pottery Barn knockoff – decorative wooden beads that are both inexpensive and simple to make! Allison started off with unfinished wood beads, applied a coat of chalk paint to one and stain to the other, and then strung them on twine. Allison says, “Simple, quick and inexpensive! My husband commented on how its the little things that add interest to the room. I agree!”

wood bead vase filler

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Display Art and Photos Creatively on a Floor Easel


Gina from Lady Goats needed to fill a rather large corner in her living room, so she built a display easel to hold pictures and art that she had laying around. Gina reassures that this project was extremely simple to build, and it came in at just over 6% of retail cost. You can’t beat that! I really love this creative take on photo display!

photo display easel

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