Wooden Storage Caddy Doubles as Easter Basket

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Jaime from That’s My Letter made these adorable caddies from scrap wood and leftover paint. The smaller ones she created for Easter baskets and egg hunts. Her design is based loosely on Ana White’s toolbox plans. I love these and can seriously think of a million uses. Craft supplies, magazines,  diapers, toys…

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Chalkboard Placecards

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I always love when I stumble upon something new, so imagine my excitement when I saw these chalkboard placecards Tricia from Simplicity in the South shared at Beneath My Heart. Tricia shares the secret of how she sanded contact paper to create the faux iron finish. These cards can be used as placecards for your Christmas table, labels for your buffet dishes, and tags for your gifts! That’s quite the impressive list for only thirty cents a pop!

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Handpainted Tree of Life Artwork

Lorilyn from A Crummy Marriage created her own artwork by piecing together three pieces of leftover wood for her “canvas” and mixing and diluting house and acrylic paints.  After a lot of layering paint colors and sanding, she ended up with this natural piece of tree art for her mantel. Her freehand drawing is pretty [...Read More]

Handpainted Tree Landscape

Jessica from Running with Scissors painted her own tree landscape to replace a mirror above her mantel. She created her painting on MDF backed with some strips of pine to add depth and give the appearance of a gallery-wrapped canvas. Using wood allowed Jessica to sand her painting at the end to give it a [...Read More]

Framed Garden Gate Art

Jill from Made it on Monday turned a garden gate from Home Depot into a chic piece of art for her wall. This is a fairly simple project that is mostly comprised of staining, painting, and sanding to achieve that aged finish. I love the color combination of the blue frame against the golden brown [...Read More]

Distressed Square Coffee Table

Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic built this square coffee by modifying Ana White’s plans according to the dimensions of her sectional. She finished the table by staining the top a dark walnut and spray painting the legs white. To achieve a distressed look she sanded down the edges of the legs and then applied some [...Read More]