Scrap Wood Wall Art

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Gretchen over at Gretchen’s Garage teamed up with her son on a snow day to turn scrap wood and leftover paint into a piece of wall art. The duo drew out their design on a piece of paper and then made the puzzle come to life with the cuts of wood and paint. For only $10 for the plywood backing, Gretchen got new wall décor AND a day of quality time with her son. Now that is something Pottery Barn can’t compete with!

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Kitchen Tablet Holder

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Andrea from Queen of Kings had been passively thinking of a way to create an iPad holder to protect her beloved tablet in the kitchen. While “window shopping” online, Andrea discovered that Pottery Barn had beat her to it with a tablet recipe holder. She tweaked the design to her liking and then created her own version with scraps of wood left over from other projects. Here’s what Andrea has to say: “This project was time consuming but the personalization was worth it! Best of all it was FREE!”

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Refinished Trunk Coffee Table

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Aly from Entirely Eventful Day loves the function and industrial look of trunk coffee tables. The price was the only thing holding her back from owning one until she found a way to get one for FREE by transforming Grandpa’s old tool chest. With a cleaning, sanding, and staining, Aly finally got her beloved trunk coffee table and brought new life to a family piece that was going to be discarded!

refinished tool chest to trunk coffee table

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Tripod Floor Lamp

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The minute Julie from Do or DIY saw Restoration Hardware’s tripod floor lamp, she knew she had to have it. Well, maybe not RH’s almost $1400 lamp, but a very similar DIY version! Julie wanted it to have that antique vibe, so she took to Craigslist to find an old wooden tripod that was used for mounting telescopes. Husband Chris took over the electrical work, and the lamp was complete! It turns out that Julie and Chris’ lamp cost less than even the sales tax of the Restoration Hardware version!

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Etched Glass Easter Egg Ornament

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When Jill from Create.Craft.Love laid eyes on some monogrammed glass Easter egg ornaments, she knew it was time to break out the etching cream. Jill created an initial stencil with her Silhouette, adhered it to her glass egg ornament, and then applied the etching cream. Ten minutes later Jill rinsed it off and had a simple and elegant take on the classic Easter egg!

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Vintage Locker Baskets

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Linda from It All Started with Paint is a big fan of shiny metals in her décor. Generally, the more sparkle and glitter… the better! However, that wasn’t the look she was going for in her dining room. So Linda transformed some shiny chrome locker baskets she ordered online into vintage baskets that appear to have stood the tests of time using just paint and about 15 minutes of time!

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Easter Egg Branches Centerpiece

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Andrea from Queen of Kings fell in love with a lovely Easter display of cherry blossom branches and hanging eggs but couldn’t justify spending an exorbitant amount of money on some fake eggs. That’s where a little creativity and craft store supplies came into play! Andrea stretched her money by doctoring up paper mache eggs with paint, ribbon, and lettering from the computer. She got almost the exact look of her inspiration, but it only cost her $7!

easter egg branches centerpiece inspired by pottery barn

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Handpainted Framed Word Art

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Ann wanted to repurpose old framed art into décor for her bathroom and knew just where to turn – Deb from Lake Girl Paints. Deb took apart the frames and matting and gave the pieces new life as hand-painted word art. Here’s from Deb: “So a fresh recycle will bring trendy style to Ann’s bath. It sure makes you think about old things in a new way.”

Word Art for your Bathroom

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