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DIY Statement Wall Art


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In two days and with $50 cash, I made this statement wall art.

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DIY $16 20-Minute Headboard

DIY $16 20-minute Queen Headboard

DIY $16 20-Minute Queen Headboard

In 30 minutes, I made this headboard for our guest room and it only cost me $16.

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DIY Copper Plated Steel Decorative Sphere

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My latest and greatest project is these copper plated decorative spheres. I made them for $7 total and they took about 30 minutes to make. I got the Pinsperation from the blog, Retropolitanhip which gives a great step-by-step tutorial. She used galvanized steel, I used copper plated steel but the steps were very similar.

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DIY Large Wood Frame $13

DIY Large Wood Frame

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My building manager offered to paint an accent wall so I took the opportunity to make my fireplace pop and my mantle more pronounced. A large empty frame took some serious real estate on the wall. I couldn’t find an inexpensive one so I made this for about $13. (I also made the stocking hangers and re-vamped the vase and sticks. Details on those to come!)

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DIY Nesting Storage Boxes

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I’ve seen a whole bunch of Pins on Pinterest for “Kate Spade inspired storage boxes” and thought I’d try it myself. It was easy and looks great! I made one box for about $4 which is a whole lot better than $54 for three boxes from Kate Spade.

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Popsicle Stick Wall Art

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I found a solution for the hallway wall – popsicle sticks! I saw this post, on the blog Be Still Life, about popsicle stick art and gave it a go myself. She painted the sticks then hung them, I stained the sticks then stuck them. The whole project cost me about $3 because I had a majority of the materials.

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