Knotted Jute Demijohns–with Bling!

Debi from Cameo Cottage Designs finally completed a project that she had been wanting to do for months – Ballard Design-inspired demijohns! And let me just say that they came out beautifully. Debi hit up her stash of old glass bottles and then channeled her macramé days to create the fishing net effect around the […Read More]

Punched Tin Can Ornament with Light

Lauren from The Thinking Closet purchased one of Crate & Barrel’s Hakkari Candle Holders last fall and was inspired to create her own version, but ornament-style! Lauren repurposed an old tin can and shares tips for creating a punched design without indenting the can. To get the soft, glowing effect, Lauren just inserted a Christmas light from the tree. She says, “It’s one of my favorite creations…and is a really inexpensive way to get a high-end look!”

punched tin ornament

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Sweater Covered Lampshade

With the transition from winter to spring comes the task of packing away sweaters and pulling out tees and tanks. Before you write off those old sweaters, check out how Beth at Unskinny Boppy made over a plan white lampshade with a thrift store sweater. I love the idea of adding pattern and texture to a lampshade with a few simple cuts and some glue. It’s amazing the changes you can make it a mere 20 minutes!

DIY-Sweater-Lampshade-Tutorial-by-Unskinny-Boppy-www.unskinnyboppy.com-2

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Refinished Trunk Coffee Table

Aly from Entirely Eventful Day loves the function and industrial look of trunk coffee tables. The price was the only thing holding her back from owning one until she found a way to get one for FREE by transforming Grandpa’s old tool chest. With a cleaning, sanding, and staining, Aly finally got her beloved trunk coffee table and brought new life to a family piece that was going to be discarded!

refinished tool chest to trunk coffee table

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Beaded Easter Candle Holders

Becky from Posh Pink Giraffe shares my love for repurposing trash and recyclable items. She finally found a use for all the caps she’d been saving from her Pillsbury roll containers in these beaded votive holders. The caps make a great platform for the candles to rest on and provide the base for the pipe cleaner and bead framework. Becky’s candle holders have all the sparkle and luster of her Pottery Barn inspiration without the cost!

pottery barn inspired beaded easter candle holders

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Chalkboard Office Storage Jars

Erica from Craftivity Designs has been working on her home office and found a cute and thrifty way to store small supplies by repurposing baby food jars. Erica made the jars pretty with paint and then added chalkboard labels for organization. And isn’t everything just better with a chalkboard finish {wink}? This is such a simple project that would be useful throughout the house – spices in the kitchen, bath salts in bathroom, game pieces in the playroom…

chalkboard jars office storage

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Grain Sack Pillow Covers

I’m kind of like a kid in a candy shop when I get into IKEA. There is so much fun stuff in there, and my wallet really likes the prices. Emily from life{illustrated} shares a savvy secret for making pillows using 79 cent dish towels from the big blue store. With a few simple cuts and a little sewing, Emily whipped up some pillow covers that have all the look of a pricey Pottery Barn pillow without the expense.

diy grain sack pillow cover from ikea dish towel

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Seagrass Lampshade

What do you get when you combine a Wal-mart lampshade with a woven placemat? A Ballard look-a-like seagrass shade a la Tammy from A Walk in the Countryside! Tammy pulled off the transformation by first unraveling the placemat and then hot gluing it around the shade for some instant beautification and texture. I love this simple update for an old or plain lampshade!

diy seagrass shade

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