Metallic Gold Sunburst Mirror from Wood Shims

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Charlotte of Ciburbanity recently became a new ”card carrying member of the sunburst mirror club.” Charlotte used wood shims to create her mirror and opted for a classic metallic gold finish that’s full of pizzazz.

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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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Fall Leaf Pillow

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The leaves are in full color changing mode here, making me even more grateful for this time of year. Paula at Sweat Pea created some fall pillows that bring the look of those lovely leaves inside. Best of all, she used all items that she had on hand, so the pillows didn’t cost her a penny!

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Burlap Leaf Pillow

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Colleen from Mural Maker and More saw a darling oak leaf pillow floating around Pinterest and pinned it with the intent of hand painting it one day. Instead, she found a felt leaf from the dollar store that was perfect for creating a reverse stencil leaf print on some burlap. In under five minutes, Colleen got a fresh pop of color on her porch and never even broke out the sewing machine.

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Nautical Porthole Mirror

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Susan from Homeroad says, “Nothing gives me quite the thrill as looking over a new catalog and finding something  I like… Nothing that is, except realizing that I have all the pieces and can make it myself!” So was the story of this nautical mirror that Susan created. I would be pretty psyched too if I were Susan since it’s not like everyone has a weathered nautical piece sitting around. It just goes to show that you never know when those odds and ends from thrift stores and flea markets will come in handy! {wink}

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Kitchen Table with Inlay Stencil

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Ashley from Domestic Imperfection borrowed her sister-in-law’s old kitchen table to try out a new stencil that is designed to give furniture the look of popular bone inlay. While the process of arranging all the stencil pieces and lining up corners took Ashley what I’m sure felt like an eternity, it really makes for a [...Read More]

Lacquered Keepsake Boxes

Centsational Girl Kate loves the beauty and functionality of lacquered nesting boxes. However, these sweet little storage boxes can run you up to $80 a box for the designer versions. Kate faked the look with some craft store boxes, paint, and high gloss finish to create a nesting set that is just as pretty and [...Read More]

Tabletop Display Domes

This project from Heather at Shades of Tangerine is for those of you who love unique trinkets and rare finds. Heather created her own cute little domes from dollar store items and then filled them with “curiosities” that she also purchased for a buck. I think these would be great for storing and displaying family [...Read More]