Platform Bed with Rustic Wood Headboard

pb inspired headboard

Gretchen of Gretchen’s Garage loves looking at Pottery Barn for inspiration in building. So when her sister needed platform beds for the lake house she is building, that is right where Gretchen went. Thanks to some building tips from Ana White, Gretchen was able to make two platform beds for less than the cost of a headboard at Pottery Barn!

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Beachcomber Basket for Less

diy beachcomber basket

Over on Infarrantly Creative, I recently featured a gorgeous farmhouse style staircase that caught my eye and five ways to get the look for less. One of the items that added incredible texture to the space was a hand woven beachcomber basket. Lisa from Celebrate Creativity shares how she updated an inexpensive craft store bin with rope to create her own versatile and beautiful basket. She says, “…the easy rope-wrapping technique will have you churning them out for friends, family and yourself in no time.”

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Skull Anatomy Canvas Print

halloween skull art

I hope you’ve enjoyed all Halloween all week long on KOD and walked away with an idea or two for your home. I can guarantee this won’t be the last DIY Halloween project featured here on KOD, but Megan’s skull print from Polish the Stars concludes our week-long focus on spooktacular knock-offs. Megan pulled together some items she had on hand to create her eerie piece of artwork that features the anatomy of the skull. She shares her steps for aging fabric with coffee and printing on fabric so you can easily replicate it.

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Painted Wooden Halloween Signs

wood halloween sign

Not wanting to be left out of the Halloween decorating fun in her neighborhood, Lorraine from South Meets Southwest whipped up a few spooky signs to welcome trick-or-treaters to her house. Lorraine saved money by using wood from Home Depot’s scrap pile and paint she already had, making the grand total for all three signs $1.50! Lorraine says, “We might be the last house on our block to decorate for Halloween, but I am just glad I finished these signs before the first trick-or-treater arrived!”

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“Wicked” Painted Halloween Table Topper

painted halloween table topper

Earlier this week I shared a burlap table runner created by the ever-so-talented Colleen of Just Paint It. While she loves its natural, rustic feel, she knew a glitzy silver and black Halloween scene would be perfect for her mom’s tabletop. Colleen transformed a fabric remnant she already had into a subdued yet “wicked” piece of art using silver paint, a stencil, and some free-handed design. Of course, you know Colleen walks you through it all and shares a trick or two along the way so you can create your own.

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DIY Chalkboard with Halloween Chalk Art

halloween chalkboard

Last Halloween, one of Pottery Barn’s fabulous Halloween vignettes, specifically a large chalkboard, caught the eye of Julie from Lilacs and Longhorns. Julie knew she could easily make her own chalkboard and replicate the spooky chalk art to boot. An open back frame, hardboard, and chalkboard paint made creating the chalkboard a breeze. As far as the spooky Halloween script, Julie says, “It was very, very easy…if you can draw a line, you can copy this font.” Sounds like my kind of art!

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Faux Stone Skull Vase

Halloween Skull Vase

Last Halloween, Pottery Barn’s ceramic skull vases provided an easy target for all the knock-off lovers out there. I featured quite a few of the DIY versions here on KOD, including Nikki’s from 13 Black Cats Designs. To create her eerie vase, Nikki molded a skeleton face from clay and then attached it onto a craft store vase. She finished it up with some spray paint and acrylic paint for an aged stone effect.
Halloween Skull Vase

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Hanging Pumpkin Paper Lanterns for a ‘Happy’ Halloween

hanging pumpkin lanterns

When it comes to Halloween décor, Carrie from Making Lemonade likes to keep things happy and fun. Carrie saw a set of friendly jack o’ lanterns that inspired her to make her own patch of hanging paper pumpkins. She says, “Thanks to some glitter and a few paper lanterns, you have glittery Jack O’ Lanterns [...Read More]