Weathered “Boat Wood” Frames

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Ananda from A Piece of Rainbow was inspired by picture frames made from reclaimed boat wood to make her own frames with a rustic look. While Ananda’s frames may look like they came straight from a boat themselves, all she used is new fence boards from the hardware store and gave them a weathered look [...Read More]

Rustic Wood Wall Shelves with Metal Brackets

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Carissa of Carissa Miss finished off her son’s nursery with a set of custom shelves above the changing table. Thanks to metal brackets from IKEA and a wood board from the home improvement store she was able to do it at a fraction of the cost of her West Elm inspiration. I love the combo of the rustic wood-stained shelf and glitzy metallic brackets and can’t think of a room (or even an entryway) where these wouldn’t add style and function!

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X-Base Coffee Table with Zinc Top

x base coffee table with zinc top

Elisha from Pneumatic Addict Furniture has challenged herself to work with materials other than wood and paint and recently added welding to her DIY resume. With this newly acquired skill, Elisha had visions of creating a an x-base coffee table with metal top. Elisha rummaged around in her stash and found all the materials to build this sturdy, weathered beauty just like she’d imagined!

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“Rustic Yet Refined” Baby Changing Table

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With a baby on the way, Ana White wanted the perfect changing table for her little guy – something “rustic yet refined” with storage aplenty. She found just what she was looking for in a buffet from West Elm… for $1,100! That was no problem for this handy lady. At 32 weeks preggo, Ana worked alongside her family to build the perfect changing table for their little bundle of joy… for less than $100! All it needs now is a topper, and it’ll be ready for changing time.

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Burlap and Pallet Wood Picture Frame

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When Stephanie from Simply Swider saw an extra-large reclaimed wood frame, she fell instantly in love. Well… in love with the frame not the $110 price tag. Stephanie decided she could make it for less herself, so she raided the garage for some left over pallet wood and her fabric stash for leftover burlap. In the end, Stephanie had everything she needed on hand, so this project was free! That’s a $110 savings!

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DIY Wall Décor from Coffee Stirrers

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Make & Do Girl Jess shares her secret recipe for wall décor that’s full of “organic woody texture” and simple enough that anyone can make their own.  Jess says, “If you can smear paint on wood and use scissors, you can make this easy art.” Sounds pretty good, huh? Jess walks you through the whole process, including her painting technique to achieve the look of lovely weathered wood, and even offers variations for other coffee stirrer art projects.

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Trestle Dining Table

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Carissa of Carissa Miss knew the exact dining room table she wanted – a Restoration Hardware handcrafted trestle table made from solid reclaimed wood. The color and style were perfect, but the price… not so much! So Carissa and her husband set out on their first furniture building endeavor with plans from Ana White in hand. They are lovin’ their new table that cost… wait for it… less than $100!  How’s that for a gorgeous eight-foot long table that fit 16 of Carissa’s family members?!?

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Wood and Metal Side Table

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If you aren’t quite ready to delve into a build-from-scratch furniture project, reworking a piece to fit your vision might be a great option. Thrifty Décor Chick Sarah found a bargain wood and metal table from TJ Maxx that wobbled and had a thin, warped tabletop but held promise to be a real beauty with a little love. Sarah worked her magic and now has a new table she loves!

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