Bold and Beautiful Painted Stripe Vase

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Tamara from Provident Home Design had been crushing on a blue and white striped lamp from Wisteria for quite some time. She knew the $219 bold and beautiful lamp would look gorgeous on her newly DIYed console table – just not at that price. Tamara was still able to bring the look to her console [...Read More]

Beachcomber Basket for Less

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I featured this DIY beachcomber basket last fall and just had to give it another moment in the spotlight now that summer is upon us! Lisa from Celebrate Creativity shares how she updated an inexpensive craft store bin with rope and hot glue to create her own versatile and beautiful “woven” basket. She says, “…the easy [...Read More]

Framed Art on the Cheap with Burlap Mat

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Lauren from Bless’er House has a wealth of tips and tricks for creating wall art on the cheap. These came in handy when Lauren needed wall décor for her entryway. Combine thrift store frames, a can of spray paint, burlap, and calendar pictures, and you’ve got some frugal artwork that looks high end! And Lauren says the burlap mats are so easy to make they don’t even need a tutorial (but she’s kind enough to share one anyway)!

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“Easy-As-Pie” Orb Chandelier

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Everyone loves a “first,” and this project just so happens to be Teryn from Verified Mom’s first Restoration Hardware knock off ever. It all began when Teryn set eyes on RH’s stunning crystal orb chandelier and knew there had to be a simple way to recreate it. Teryn says, “I’ve seen other complex tutorials, but [...Read More]

Faux Metal Pedestal Side Tables

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There is no doubt that Joan of Nicer Than New is drawn to pedestal tables. She bought not one but EIGHT at an estate sale. Two of them were from the Bombay company, sporting their signature dark mahogany finish… that was peeling, bubbling, and definitely in need of sprucing up. While drooling over the goodies offered at Joss and Main, Joan spotted an aluminum pedestal table, and the light bulb went off. She happened to have some aluminum colored paint leftover from another project and used it to give these two tables a new life of glamour!

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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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Refurbished Vintage Schoolhouse Lights

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Lindsey from Impatiently Crafty LOVES classic schoolhouse lights but sure doesn’t want to pay $200 a piece for them. She has become a master a refurbishing old lights found on Ebay and at salvage stores for much cheaper. With a light sanding, coat of spray paint, and new wiring, they look just like the ones found at high end stores like Restoration Hardware!

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Industrial Wood and Metal Coffee Table Makeover

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While updating her family room, Jenna from SAS Interiors wanted to bring some darker tones into the space to contrast all the white elements. She already had a metal-framed coffee table with glass top and shelves and did a quick update by replacing the glass with wood planks for a more industrial look. Here’s from Jenna: “After having this coffee table for 10 years…, I’m thrilled that I was able to create a solution to continue using it instead of bringing in something new.”

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