Framed Art from Old Book Pages

pottery barn inspired art

Elizabeth of Broken Treasure was inspired by framed art from Pottery Barn featuring images on dictionary print to create her own as a gift for her son’s teacher. Elizabeth pasted together pages from an Early Childhood Education book she had and then stamped on an image of dandelion seeds blowing away. This technique offers great possibilities for repurposing old books into DIY wall art, and I love the idea of creating a grouping of framed images that hold personal meaning.

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Decorative Wall Shelf from an Old Headboard

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After finally achieving her dream of purchasing a beach cottage, Susan from Endless Summer now gets the fun task of decorating it. She had been holding onto a picture of a coastal bedroom from Pottery Barn for just the occasion, and it sported a lovely wall shelf with dentil molding above the bed that Susan absolutely loved. Her sweet husband came to the rescue, creating not one but seven shelves from a dismantled headboard. All it ended up costing was the dentil molding!

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Update a Glass Vase with a Woven Placemat

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Jennifer from Decorated Chaos loved the look of Ballard’s Seagrass Hurricanes for summer. While she wanted them badly, this thrifty chick wasn’t about to dish out an exorbitant amount of money for one! Instead, Jennifer gathered a thrifted set of seagrass placemats and some glass cylinders and made her own beachy vase and candle holder. [...Read More]

Repurpose Plastic Animals into Pushpins

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If you have kids, you have undoubtedly acquired a set of little plastic animals somewhere along the way. Lora from Craftivity Designs shares a great project for upcycling the toys into fun pushpins that would add pizzazz to any corkboard. Lora spray painted her animals a crisp white, but I also think they’d be a great way to incorporate a pop of color into a space. It makes you look at your kids’ toys in a whole new light when you envision them with a coat of spray paint {giggle}!

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From Plastic to Zinc Letters

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The wedding gurus over at Heart Love Weddings recreated Anthropologie’s popular zinc letters in miniature form to be used as cake toppers. In addition to being the perfect DIY for a rustic wedding, the metallic letters look great framed for table numbers or home and office décor. And would you believe they are made from plastic children’s magnetic alphabet letters? They sure do clean up nicely with some paint!

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Goodwill File Cabinets to DIY Desk

file cabinet desk

When Melody from My Passion for Décor got a “feeling” that she needed to take a trip to her local Goodwill, it turned out that her furniture revamping radar was spot on. Melody ended up finding a pair of honey oak filing cabinets that were reminiscent of a desk she had been admiring from Pottery Barn. With a fresh coat of chalk paint and wood panel desktop, Melody turned the old cabinets into a desk that she absolutely adores!

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Kitchen Tablet Stand (Without Cutting a Piece of Wood!)

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All my regular readers know I love a good repurpose and some outside-the-box thinking, which likely explains my excitement over this tablet holder created by Jane of Mamie Jane’s. Jane didn’t have to cut a single piece of wood to create her stand thanks to her mad repurposing skills. She simply glued a Scrabble tile holder to the front of a thrift store cutting board and a child’s wooden triangle block to the back and called it a day! Genius!

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Scarf Bow Ballet Flats

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We’ve all heard the jokes about how women love their shoes. If your mom is one of those ladies who needs a separate closet to house her shoe collection, then this gift idea is for you! Stacie from Stars for Streetlights dressed up a pair of Payless flats by adding a bow made from an old scarf. Aren’t they pretty?

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