Thrift Store Cabinet to Card Catalog Style Cabinet

diy card catalog cabinet

Tami from Curb Alert says she sure loves high-end décor, but her budget just doesn’t have room for those high-end prices. Thus, her love for “anything and everything Knockoff” was born. She says, “ With a little bit of creativity you can just about imitate anything.” And Tami showed just how creative she is by [...Read More]

Industrial Pipe and Rope Shelf

rope and pipe wall shelf

When planning the designs for her kids’ new bedrooms, Deb from Seeking Lavender Lane came across an “extremely unique and quite marvelous” pipe and rope wall shelf. Deb was able to convince her husband to tackle the project, and he totally came through with this awesome industrial style shelf that is spot-on for the inspiration! [...Read More]

Vintage Lace Mirror Makeover

Vintage Lace Mirror

Doreen from Hymns and Verses was inspired to give a $10 thrift store mirror a complete makeover using lace and paint. To create the lovely lace design, Doreen used a technique in which she “stenciled” the back with lace and then finished it with a faux mercury glass treatment. Didn’t she do an amazing job [...Read More]

Vintage Spoon Plate Holder

vintage spoon plate holder

Dee from Meatloaf and Melodrama was inspired to turn a pair of her grandma’s vintage spoons into a plate stand a la Anthropologie. Dee already had a plastic plate holder and gave it a quick coat of silver spray paint before adding the spoons with hot glue. This piece has even more sentimental value because [...Read More]

Spray Painted White and Gold Fan

painted plastic fan

I am sure you all are no strangers to plastic portable fans and would agree there is nothing stylish about them. Jessa from Sparkle shows that even a cheapo portable fan can have personality too! She spray painted hers for a retro two-tone makeover. I totally love this idea – what can you not spray [...Read More]

Vintage Floral and Gingham Kitchen Towel

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There’s only so much decorating you can do in a kitchen, so it’s fun when you can add flair through simple things like your kitchen towels. Jen from Eat.Sleep.Make sewed up a vintage-style kitchen towel that features a large floral motif and gingham print. Jen went all out with the details, sewing all around the applique, adding “rough lines” with a Sharpie, and blanket-stitching the edge for a pop of color and texture.

anthropologie inspired kitchen towel

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Inventor’s Bell Jar Lamp

bell jar lamp

I can’t help but get excited when I come across a knock-off that’s totally unique and fun, and this lamp from Jessica at Mad In Crafts is all that and more! Jessica designed her “steampunk-style, industrial accent lamp” using a secondhand bell jar from Goodwill and metal odds and ends from her local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. She spent  only $20 on materials, which is a far cry from the $1298 price tag of her inspiration!

bell jar lamp

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Print Your Own Vintage Wall Art

vintage ephemera wall art

Kerri from Twin Leaf Cottage was inspired by 18th Century armorial art from Restoration Hardware to create her own “super quick, super easy and super inexpensive wall art project.” Sound good??? Kerri isn’t kidding when she says this project is super easy. All she did was find a couple of vintage ephemera images online and have them printed at a copy store for a mere dollar. Kerri then placed her quality prints into frames for her own DIY wall art that looks crazy similar to those pricey prints from RH!

vintage ephemera wall art

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