Add Nautical Flair with a Caged Sconce

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Holly from Love the Tompkins added nautical flair to her stairwell with industrial style marine sconces. When Holly couldn’t justify spending hundreds on new lighting, she set out in search of a cheaper option and found a similar caged light for only $20. Thank you, Amazon! All Holly had to do was give it a couple coats of spray paint and then hang it on the wall.

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Paint and Stain Vintage Buffet Makeover

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Desiree from Camelot Art Creations finally got the push she needed from her husband to make over a buffet that had been taking up space in their garage for far too long. Desiree was inspired by a Pottery Barn buffet to go for a paint and stain finish with a beautiful wood top and creamy white base. What a beaut!

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Drop Cloth Upholstered Headboard with Nailhead Trim

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Melissa of Two It Yourself says the most rewarding part of the master bedroom makeover she completed last year was the DIY upholstered headboard she made with the help of her sister Stephanie. Amazingly, the sisters were about to pull together this beautiful king-sized bed in only five hours and for close to $150. The mattress delivery guy didn’t even believe Melissa had really made the bed until she pulled out the leftover drop cloth as proof. That, my friends, is success!

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Moss Eggs Make for Beautiful Spring Décor

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If you are looking for spring décor ideas, look no further than these moss eggs made by Maryann at Domestically Speaking. When Maryann says this is easy, she isn’t kidding! All it takes is a bag of moss and hot glue to take plain plastic or foam eggs from drab to fab for spring in mere minutes. It about kills me how cute they are in those little galvanized buckets!

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No-Sew Zebra Pillow from Placemats

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Tami from Curb Alert asks, “Want to know how to easily copy the look of high-end pillows without paying the high-end retail price?” The answer is simple – placemats! Tami wanted to leave her comfort zone a little with some zebra print pillows. However, she sure didn’t want to spend $50 on a pillow she may not even like long term. Wal-mart came to the rescue with zebra print placemats for only $3.99. Tami simply stuffed the placemats with Poly-fil and then closed them back up with hot glue. Easy peasy no-sew pillow!

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Rope Chargers for a Nautical Place Setting

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Nikki from Tikkido was planning a party with nautical flair and wanted to get some rope plate chargers for the table setting. She knew Pottery Barn had just what she wanted… except they no longer sell them. Luckily, it was easy for Nikki to re-create them herself with a little felt, rope, and glue!

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Book Ledge Focal Wall in Nursery

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I absolutely love how Jamie from C.R.A.F.T. created a focal wall in her baby’s nursery with rows of ledges displaying colorful books and frames. While you may think all seven ledges cost Jamie a pretty penny, that is totally not the case. Thanks to her and the hubs’ savvy DIY skills, they made all seven shelves for only $65, which is crazy awesome for wall décor and storage rolled into one.

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Campaign Chest Nightstand with DIY Metal Base

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Yesterday, the very talented Sarah M. Dorsey shared at Infarrantly Creative how she constructed a metal base to turn a campaign chest into the perfect little nightstand for her bedside. When you hear metal base, you may think welding is in involved. However, Sarah offers a simpler solution using strips of aluminum. This is a brilliant way to add “legs” and height to a chest or even build your own coffee table like Sarah did last summer. Everything the girl touches is gold I tell ya!

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