Spring Easel Place Card Holders

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What’s better than a project that’s pretty? A project that’s both pretty and practical! Morena of Morena’s Corner team created these easel place cards for Easter, but their functionality doesn’t stop there. As Morena points out, they could also be used as food labels or even photo frames. She says, “I think this would make great reception pieces that could double as favors, don’t you?”

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Faux Fur Chair for a Teen Retreat

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Therese of Fresh Idea Studio finally wrapped up a project that she had promised her oldest daughter over six months ago – a “furlicious” chair that will actually make your kids want to sit and do their homework! Therese simply covered an existing desk chair with a faux fur rug from IKEA. This isn’t some difficult upholstery project only an experience seamstress can pull off. Therese’s genius in using the rug makes the process so simple, and she even suggests skipping the needle and thread altogether and using hot glue if that’s more your speed.

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White Beadboard Desk Makeover

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When her son requested a new desk for his bedroom, Bharati of Techie’s DIY Adventures politely turned down her husband’s offer to buy one and started scouring Craigslist for fixer uppers. She finally found a desk that had definitely seen better days, BUT it was only $15 and close to home. Whoop whoop! Bharati performed quite the miraculous makeover with a little love and a lot of elbow grease. It’s pretty amazing what a can of paint and roll of beadboard wallpaper can do!

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Easter Tulip Arrangement with DIY Double Bowl Hurricane

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Susan from Between Naps on the Porch loves to transition her home from winter to spring with fresh flowers. Like she says, “It’s almost impossible to think of spring and not think of beautiful tulips.” She created a lovely tulip arrangement for Easter by simply layering vases for a double hurricane effect. I love this combination of colorful tulips, Easter grass, and eggs!

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Pottery Barn Easter Tablescape Look for Less

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Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict is up to her old tricks again – creating the Pottery Barn look for waaay less! This time Debbie’s dining table got the five-star treatment with a colorful and textural new Easter tablescape. Debbie combined items from the Dollar Tree and Wal-mart among other stores to pull it all off, and she’s such a sweetie that she breaks down exactly where she bought it all and how much it cost!

pottery barn inspired easter tablescape

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DIY Wooden Octagon Dining Table

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The very first piece of furniture that Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic built for her gorgeous new home is this octagon-shaped table. It’s a six-seater and only cost… wait for it… $110 to build! Just to put it into perspective, the Pottery Barn inspiration retails for $1,899 before tax and shipping. The octagon shape is easier to build than a round table yet still fits Ashley’s breakfast nook to perfection. Wanna build your own? Ana White drew up the plans for this baby and shares them for FREE!

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‘Happy Easter’ Burlap Banner

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Melissa of The Happier Homemaker was inspired to create a burlap Easter banner to hang on the mirror above her mantel for spring. The outdoor flag Pottery Barn offered was way too big for Melissa’s mirror, so she was able to customize her DIY banner to the perfect size. Not only does she love it, but the project was even easier than expected!

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Decorative Chunky Wall Shelf

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Years ago Kristi of The Speckled Dog gave her husband a picture of a decorative ledge she’d torn from the pages of her Pottery Barn catalog. The clipping found a home in Kristi’s garage where it sat for four years until Kristi again asked her hubs when he might have time to make her one. Just a few hours later, Kristi was greeted with a ledge made from scrap molding and a few boards. Kristi took over there, finishing the ledge with a creamy white milk paint and giving it a gorgeous chippy finish. Sorry, Pottery Barn, but I totally like Kristi’s more!

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