Bathroom Storage Ladder

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Kathleen from Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} got a brand new storage ladder for her bathroom, and it sure wasn’t by spending $279 at Pottery Barn! Kathleen found a far less expensive route by repurposing the old monkey bars from her kids’ swingset. I always love creative storage solutions, and the fact that Kathleen’s project is a knock off and an upcycle makes it all the sweeter to me {wink}!

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Framed Number Art

framed number art

Right after seeing a set of numbered frames from Pottery Barn, Jeanine from Okio B Designs found some similar oval frames at a local thrift store. Don’t you love when it works out like that! Jeanine stenciled numbers onto fabric and popped them into her frames for a knockoff that cost her only $4!

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Silver Painted Lamp

pb inspired silver lamp

When Virginia from Live Love DIY found an outdated lamp at the thrift store with a dingy white base and pleather lampshade, she saw the potential for it to become a real knock out. Some silver spray paint gave the base a more modern look and a satin ribbon added extra oomph to a plain shade. Virginia says, “The whole project took less than 30 minutes, and my little $3 thrift store lamp has been transformed into a high-style lamp you would find in any home store for about $40-$50!”

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Roman Shade from Drape

pb inspired roman shade

When revamping her laundry room, Debbie from Me and My DIY found a roman shade from Pottery Barn that had all the colors she wanted to incorporate into the space. Unfortunately, Pottery Barn’s prices and sizing did not cooperate with Debbie’s plans. Being the clever gal she is, Debbie instead ordered a drape from Pottery Barn and sewed her own shade for way less cash. She even had enough fabric remaining for a coordinating ironing board cover.

pb inspired roman shade

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Mercury Glass Pumpkin

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Kimberly from A Night Owl Blog loves all the mercury glass décor that’s been around lately but needed to find a way around the expense. The answer? Krylon’s Looking Glass spray paint! A few light coats to the inside of an item, like Kimberly’s inexpensive glass pumpkin, results in a beautiful mirrored finish on the outside!

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Wooden Chalkboard Sign

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A piece of scrap plywood can become a birthday sign that doubles as wall décor following this tutorial from Jaime at That’s My Letter.  The chalkboard finish makes this sign very versatile. Hang it for a party like Jaime did and then later add it a bedroom or playroom as wall décor. No doubt kids would love to change the message for tea parties, restaurant, and other pretend play.

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Popsicle Stick Art

popsicle stick wood art

Ginger from Literally Inspired turned to popsicle sticks to add some character and personality to her master bathroom. “Popsicle sticks?” you may be wondering. You heard right! Ginger cleverly constructed a piece of wall art by painting and cutting popsicle sticks and then arranging them in a pattern on a canvas. It’s really cool how the wood looks like it’s woven together.

popsicle stick wood art

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Striped Vintage Suitcase

striped vintage suitcase

Vintage suitcases have been crazy popular lately. Kelly from The Lily Pad Cottage found a set of pretty striped ones from Pottery Barn she loved but were, of course, expensive! Thankfully the thrift store doesn’t charge $140 for their suitcases {wink}, and Kelly was able to make her own with tape and paint. Here’s from Kelly: “For $6 versus $140 you can get the same look for your house. The best part is you can customize the colors to match your decor!”

striped vintage suitcase

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