Knock Off Décor and TWELVE Knock Off Projects

Knock Off Decor Collage

I love looking at something and trying to figure out how I can recreate it myself for even less money. Call me cheap or frugal, but I could probably be a multi-millionaire and still pass up an item in a store to make it myself. It was this love for “knock-off” projects that propelled me {…Read More…}





Wooden Shipping Crate Toy Box

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Corralling toys is always a struggle in our home.  It seems like the open topped chests work best for our kids to make a clean sweep quickly.  They can just toss their stuffed animals all into one, sports stuff in another, etc.  Old shipping crates with wheels make perfect toy boxes.  I found a free {…Read More…}





Pottery Barn Ludlow Trunk Knock-Off

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Sarah M. Dorsey Designs is back to show how to make a simple metal base for a table – using aluminum strips and rivets. This would be perfect to make a trunk or chest a little higher or if you have a top and need a simple base. For the past month or so I’ve been using my campaign chest as an end table in my living room. I loved the idea of it as a nightstand, but I prefer my nightstand about level with the mattress. Inspired by Pottery Barn’s Ludlow Trunk, adding a simple metal base, made it the perfect nightstand height!

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Farmhouse Bench with Weathered Gray Finish

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Yesterday I showed you how to make some Pottery Barn Kids inspired oversized vintage flaschard art for our playroom.  Below that was a bench I made from The Handbuilt Home book by Ana White.    I saw the Farmhouse Bench on page 76 and knew it would be perfect to use as seating for our kitchen table and provide extra storage with the bottom shelf that would blend in seamlessly in our playroom.  

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