Upholstered Burlap Chair

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Kenz of Interiors by Kenz dreamed of having a grand upholstered chair like one from Restoration Hardware as an accent in her basement, no other chair would do. She worked some of her Cinderella magic to transform a wicker chair from the thrift store into a fancy burlap upholstered chair with nailhead trim and a grey-washed finish. Would you believe Kenz reupholstered the whole chair with just a hot glue gun???

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Nautical Rope Mirror

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Leah of Moss Eclectic had only one item on her must-have list for her son’s nursery – a rope mirror like the beauty she’d been admiring from Restoration Hardware. Since the $650 original would have totally blown the nursery budget out of the water, Leah instead turned the friendly-on-the-wallet IKEA for a round mirror. With some eye hooks and thick rope, Leah created this awesome replica!

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Vintage Framed Map

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With a love for all things Restoration Hardware, Kenz of Interiors By Kenz turned to their antique maps as inspiration for her own piece of map art. Kenz created her large map by printing it on multiple sheets of paper and then adhering the parts to a piece of plywood. She finished up by plucking some wood from her fence to use for the frame. (I’m loving that resourcefulness!) Would you believe this amazing piece of framed map art cost Kenz nothing… nada… the big goose egg???

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Caged Metal Pendant Light

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Tricia from Simplicity in the South wanted to replace the bare bulb in the ceiling of her son’s closet-turned-workspace. She was inspired by a caged pendant light that appealed to her vintage style and was able to replicate the look with supplies she ordered online. Tricia’s knockoff is the spitting image of her RH inspiration and cost only a third of the price!

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Rustic Red Sideboard

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Hillary from The Friendly Home joined forces with Ana White to fill a large space in her friend’s dining room with this rustic sideboard. Just as Hillary hoped, the piece is full of character with its deep red finish and planked appearance. Needless to say, Hillary is a crazy talented builder. I am simply in awe of her skills!

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Apothecary Coffee Table

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Brooke from Killer b. Designs is no stranger to the popular 20-Second Tidy Up Table from Ana White. After completing the build many times, Brooke was thrilled when Ana contacted her about tackling an apothecary version. Brooke says, “I love this trundle style table, it’s seriously the best idea ever. So much storage, yet easy […Read More]

Tufted Ottoman

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Amanda from Bullfrogs and Bulldogs had been wanting a tufted ottoman for awhile, but, unfortunately, the price tags were enough to make her cringe. Amanda decided to take matters into her own hands and make one herself. The process involved building a wood frame, adding foam and batting, and then upholstering with a durable fabric. […Read More]

Silver Painted Mirror

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Ann from Annimal Instinct had a chunky black-framed mirror that wasn’t working with the relaxed, seaside vibe she wanted to create in her master bedroom. She decided to lighten it up with a silver finish. By layering spray paint and Rub n’ Buff, Ann was able to give her mirror a similar effect to her […Read More]