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[7 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,815 views]
Make a Faux Galvanized Cake Stand

Galvanized metal has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years as farmhouse and shabby chic design styles come back into fashion.  Love the look but don’t want to fork over the cash for some of the fancy galvanized pieces you see at places like West Elm or Pottery Barn?  If you shop the fancy catalogs, galvanized serving pieces can cost $30 or more.  Maysem …

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[3 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,572 views]
Make a Designer-Inspired Spin Vase

When Kathy at The Budget Decorator saw Crate & Barrel’s set of  “spin” vases, she instantly knew she could make something similar herself, and she knew it would cost far less than the $25 retail price of even the smallest one in the C&B collection.  Her results are impressive – you’d have difficulty picking the knockoff out of a lineup!  And since she achieves the …

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[28 Feb 2014 | 3 Comments | 4,248 views]
Make a Penny Covered Vase

I swear pennies multiply like rabbits; you stick two of them in your pocket and the next thing you know, you somehow have enough of them to make a whole roll.  Looking for something to do with all of those pesky single cent coins?  Vone at Vone Inspired decided to use her penny collection to decorate an old vase, turning it from something your grandmother …

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[26 Feb 2014 | One Comment | 3,360 views]
Tutorial: Chalky Finish Clay Pots

Hi friends!  I’m so happy to be here, I’m Rebecca and you can find me over at The Crafted Sparrow.  I love walking through thrift shops and dollar stores in hopes of finding some great bargains.  Most times that great bargain doesn’t always fit my style, so I take it and make it my own.  These Chalky Finish Clay Pots are the perfect example of that.

I found these clay pots …

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[27 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Decoupage a Clock Plate | 1,203 views]
Decoupage a Clock Plate

You’re probably still reeling from Christmas, but have you thought about New Year’s Eve yet?  If you need a quick project to spruce up your decor for the new year, this decoupaged clock plate from Gail at Can’t Stop Making Things is an easy and inexpensive idea that will add a dose of festiveness wherever you choose to display it.  Inspired by a Ralph Lauren …

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[1 Dec 2013 | 3 Comments | 3,749 views]
Make Gilded Reindeer Vases

It never fails to amaze me how people come up with projects that look like pieces out of high-end catalogs which start as dollar store finds. While these festive reindeer vases might look like they came from Pottery Barn or West Elm, Cheryl from Sew Can Do actually made them using dollar store glassware and gilding supplies from Martha Stewart! The gilding sheets are a …

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[1 Nov 2013 | 3 Comments | 18,589 views]
Make a Makeup Compact Bubble Mirror

We love Anthro-inspired mirror projects.  (See exhibit A, exhibit B.)  This gorgeous specimen by KariAnne at Thistlewood Farms is no exception!  Taking inspiration from a $248 Anthropologie mirror, her version cost a scant $19 to create and has just as much impact even at a fraction of the price!  This idea could be used to arrange as many or as few mirrors as you want, …

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[17 Sep 2013 | 18 Comments | 58,409 views]
Tutorial: Anthropologie-Inspired Mirror

I often find inspiration at Anthropologie. There is so much eye candy there! Unfortunately, I can usually only window shop, but that’s OK with this crafty gal. When I saw this pretty flowered mirror on their site (for $128), I started thinking of how I could make my own budget version. I’m really happy with the end result!
I found my mirror at Goodwill for just …

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[2 Aug 2013 | One Comment | 14,467 views]
Make Solar Light Deck Decor

I love this upgrade given to some humble solar lights. I think it looks like something straight out of a nautical decor catalog. The writers of The 100 Block used fence posts and 4×4 scraps to work their magic. This would be awesome on a porch or even in the living room of a beach cottage.

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[2 Aug 2013 | 3 Comments | 7,888 views]
Tutorial: Poly Rope Fringe Necklace

Jazz up your summer t-shirts with ease with these fringe style necklaces. You can make them for as little as $1 each using a basic dollar store supply or add embellishment for a few dollars more. These necklaces can mimic the look of raffia and the shape of spike beads but cost much less to make than a beaded or raffia necklace.
Project estimate:

Poly rope, …