Distressed Mantel Shelf

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Heather from Sweet Number 9 immediately fell in love with a distressed wall ledge from Pottery Barn the moment she saw it. It was exactly what she needed to fill empty wall space that had been driving her crazy. Heather and her husband devised a plan to build their own shelf with some lumber and decorative molding. Their knock off is absolutely stunning and has become an immediate statement piece on the once annoyingly blank wall!

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Black and White Fabric Lampshade

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Judy from Gracious Southern Living wanted to make a few changes in her foyer to create a more accurate reflection of the rest of her home. Loving the contrast of black and white, Judy covered a drum shade she already had with a checked fabric. The shape of the drum shade made this a super simple task, and the addition of trim around the edges really gives it a finished look.

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Decorative Wall Ledge

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After building a small ledge for her bathroom, Laura from I’m Not A Trophy Wife knew she wanted a larger, chunkier version for above her bed and came up with some plans to build her own. This is a fabulous alternative to a mantel if you don’t have one and can even make a statement above a bed as a headboard. With the trim detail and distressed finish, it’s full of character and provides plenty of space for decorating.

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Faux Mantel Wall Shelves

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If you bemoan the fact that you don’t have a mantel and, therefore, a place displaying for cutesy holiday vignettes, you’ve got to check out these shelves from Mallory at Classy Clutter! Mallory built simple wall shelves by adding trim and corbels to a MDF board. These look great clustered together, so you can customize the number and size of your shelves to meet your space and decorative needs. Doesn’t Mallory’s suh-weet Valentine’s display make you want to build one right now!?!

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Multipanel Mirror

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Debbie from One Day at a Time finally tackled a project that had been lingering around her to-do list for way too long, a multipanel mirror inspired by Pottery Barn. Debbie constructed her mirror with particle board and trim. I am loving this DIY option since large mirrors can cost a small fortune and be a pain to find in just the right size. The multiple panels make it simple to customize to fit your space.

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White Molding Wall Cabinet

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For my local lifestyle show Indy Style, I was challenged to revamp an outdated wall shelf. The brown finish was hardly befitting the owner’s light and airy style, so I wanted to give it a more classic look. With some white paint and molding, you would never even guess it’s the same cabinet. You’ll have [...Read More]

Door to Trumeau Mirror

This French-inspired mirror from Suzanne at Meridian Road is just another example of the beauty that can be created from an old door. With some decorative accents and paint, Suzanne transformed a $2.50 thrift store door into a gorgeous trumeau-style mirror. I love the architectural element it adds to the space.   Suzanne’s mirror reminds [...Read More]

Ric Rac Sheet Set

Jeni from Becoming Martha fell in LOVE with some ric rac sheets from Pottery Barn Kids, but the over $100 price was not happening! That is when she decided to make her own for only $6. That’s one huge saving! Jeni said, “This is such a easy project. It took me about 30 minutes to [...Read More]