Countdown to Christmas Pillow

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I have a thing for counting down to any event.  We already own a Dollar Tree Bucket Advent Calendar, and a billion Hershey Kiss Boards and now I am making a knock-off version of a retired Ballard Designs Advent Calendar Pillow?  I know…I know… I have a countdown sickness.  There is just something thrilling about {…Read More…}





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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