Popsicle Stick Art

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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.

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Striped Vintage Suitcase

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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!”

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Shower Curtain Drapes

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Jenny from Days of Chalk and Chocolate found an interesting way around paying high prices for fancy drapes by turning shower curtains into window curtains! Like Jenny, I have noticed the lovely assortment of pretty shower curtains while perusing the aisles of Target. Jenny lengthened the shower curtains by sewing material from a Wal-mart panel to the bottom. They really look high-end! Have you ever thought about using shower curtains for your windows?

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Brown Paper Pumpkin

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Keeping in line with her neutral fall color scheme, Maryann at Domestically Speaking wanted to tone down a bright orange pumpkin she had purchased from a garage sale. She got just the look she was after by decoupaging pieces of brown paper onto the surface. Working with torn pieces of paper makes it easy to cover curves as on Maryann’s pumpkin, and the overlapped edges give a nice textured finish.

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Zinc Coffee Table

diy faux zinc tabletop

One thing Kelli from Restore Interiors felt was missing from her living area was a coffee table. She got a secondhand table from a friend that happened to resemble one from Pottery Barn with a zinc top. Kelli liked the idea of a zinc top but wanted it to have more of a vintage look than all shiny and new. Kelli experimented with “recipes” and really achieved the look of zinc in the end.

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Bronze Owl Figurines

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Jessica from Mad In Crafts saw some cute owls that would be a nice addition to her fall décor; however, they weren’t $39.50 cute. Especially not when Jessica could turn some dollar store figurines into her own rustic owl décor. I always love this option since knick knacks are everywhere… dollar stores, thrift stores, flea markets… everywhere. Grab your spray paint of choice, and in just a few minutes you’ve got a whole new look!

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Numbered Pails

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After purchasing a set of numbered pails from Pottery Barn, Laura from Top This Top That realized it was a project she could have easily tackled herself. So why not save a friend a few bucks instead? Laura recreated the look with inexpensive craft store pails, vinyl numbers, and spray paint. I love these little pails for storing smalls items on a shelf or even kids’ craft supplies in a playroom. Laura says, “This project is as easy as 1,2,3.” {Wink}

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Birch Bark Candle

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Kim from Sand & Sisal had been on a hunt to find birch bark sheets for a PB-inspired candle. After scouring craft stores, she drove home disappointed and discouraged… that is until she spied a pile of downed birch trees right by her house! Kim peeled some bark off the trees and scurried home to make this lovely candle. In all honestly, I would take Kim’s candle over Pottery Barn’s in a heartbeat. Why settle for painted when you can have the real deal? Just look at all that natural texture!

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