Decorative Wood Bead Vase Filler


Allison of The Letterbox is new to the blogging world and excited to share her very first Pottery Barn knockoff – decorative wooden beads that are both inexpensive and simple to make! Allison started off with unfinished wood beads, applied a coat of chalk paint to one and stain to the other, and then strung them on twine. Allison says, “Simple, quick and inexpensive! My husband commented on how its the little things that add interest to the room. I agree!”

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Entryway Storage Console That Has It All!


Thanks to Jaime from That’s My Letter and Ana White, you can build your own entry console with tons of hidden storage. I couldn’t agree with Jaime more when she says, “This console has it all: drawers, open shelving, baskets and bins… Personally I want concealed storage that’s easily accessible for my 3 kids but still neat looking and segregated so each child has their own designated basket and bin.” Jaime spent less than 1/4 of retail price (not including shipping charges!) and was able to modify the dimensions to not waste an inch of space and finish in her choice of color. Booya!

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Spell It Out This Valentine’s with Wood “I Love You” Blocks


What better way to say I love you this Valentine’s Day than with wooden blocks that spell it out? Shelly of Dolen Diaries created her own set using using wood scraps. I love the combination of the rustic unfinished box and girlie pink painted cubes. Shelly says, “I absolutely adore these! Shh…don’t tell Pottery Barn but I actually like mine better. So sweet, simple, and a little romantic…just what Cupid called for!.

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High-Arch Tufted Headboard with Nailhead Trim


Amber, a Knock Off Décor reader without a blog, really wanted a linen headboard for her new king-sized bed. While online prices were of course high, shipping to Canada added another monstrous expense. Amber and her husband decided instead to build their own headboard with deep tufts and nailhead trim and are sharing their steps right here on KOD! Without further ado, I’ll let Amber take it away with the how-to on how she made this beauty!

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Heart Catchall Dish with Gold Leaf Design


Courtney of Crafts by Courtney turned a white heart bowl from Joann’s into a Pottery Barn look-a-like by adding details with a gold leaf pen. From jewelry to candy to paperclips to keys, there’s a lot this little bowl can hold. And at a little over $2 a piece, you might as well make a few for yourself and everyone you want to show a little love to this Valentine’s Day!

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Make a Tic Tac Toe Game for Your Valentine


Saxon from Let’s Drink Coffee, Darling shares the perfect handmade Valentine’s gift for the game-lover in your life – a wooden Tic Tac Toe board! Saxon kept things on the simple side by purchasing almost all her wood pieces pre-cut, but you could certainly bust out the scrap wood and cut the pieces yourself to save some green. I love the double meaning of the X’s and O’s for Valentine’s Day!

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A Storage Bench for Every Room in the House


As soon as Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic saw a storage bench from Pottery Barn with a weathered finish and curved lines, she says she knew it had to be done! Whitney enlisted the help of Ana White to draw up plans and then fired up the power tools. I love how the drawers provide hidden storage and can’t think of a room in the house where this beautiful bench wouldn’t be welcome!

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One-Hour Heart Applique Pillow Cover


While I am not much of a seasonal decorator, I do have a soft spot for a pretty pillow. Lisa from Concord Cottage is always inspired by the beautiful pillows and bedding at Pottery Barn and replicated an appliqued heart pillow using fabric and craft paint from her stash. That means FREE my friends! Lisa says that even if you have to purchase the materials you are only looking at spending about $3, which is a far cry from $29!

appliqued heart pillow

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