Pine Cone Easter Decor

Because they’re free….

After picking up rotten oranges and pine cones that made their way onto my lawn I decided to toss the oranges but not the cones. I needed something to fill terra-cotta pots for my centerpieces and I recently saw a wreath made of painted pine cone bottoms. Just in case you didn’t know it the bottom of a pine cone looks like a flower when painted. So I pulled out some happy paint colors and a paint brush and went to work. Then I added chalk paint to the pots so I can write funny stuff on them for the party. You know, Hoppy Easter, For peeps sake, egg-cellent etc….  Did I say funny

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A Pile of Random Objects to a Hall Tree

I’m not the only one who sees new uses for ordinary objects and loves the thrill of the hunt. Here’s a project from a fellow blogger: I have always been able to see something cast off made into something beautiful. This pile of collected objects all came from a thrift store over a period of […]

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Upcycled Vintage Display Cabinet

I found a cabinet with great bones at a thrift shop and my mind went wild with different ideas of transformation. I bought it for $29.99, took it home and because I had so many different colors and finishes in mind I had to let it wait ( for two months ) until I filtered through my thoughts. Then I saw a cute small cabinet at a local furniture store and then I knew. Blue with country white doors and chicken wire. I wish I had a before picture of the holes where the knobs were missing but I was so excited I forgot to do it. Here’s a look at my inspiration and the final product.

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DIY Wooden Picture Frame

Awesome idea posted by DecoratedChaos blogspot.com. Take a simple piece of wood, paint and distress edges with sandpaper. Add a photo with upholstery tacks and a strip of lace. Love it!

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Vintage Book Upcycle Ideas

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Use pages to wrap gifts

Don’t give away those old books ladies and gentlemen! Let your imaginations run wild and put those pages and hard covers, that have a great vintage vibe, to use.

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Make a holiday wreath

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Paper flowers make a cute garland

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Cute birdhouse made from children’s books

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Stack colorful books in unique shapes

Simply Stacked Vintage Bench Shelves

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I love this idea for repurposing distressed, vintage benches. BHG.com has awesome ideas on DIY which is where I found this great look.  Simply stack benches and add your own fabulous finds.  They did attach them to the wall for safety.  

You can also get this look by stacking  rectangular coffee and end tables. I can’t wait to try this!

 

Vanity stool t-shirt upcycle

I found this vanity stool at a thrift shop for only $10.00! It’s tarnished gold frame and it’s bland fabric seat was crying for help. I had a great vintage looking t-shirt that was given to me as a gift, and a can of black spray paint. I removed the seat, painted the base and stapled the shirt on the bottom of the seat. Attached top back to base and I had a “wow” moment. I love it and it will look great in my sons room as our small tribute to the Beatles.

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Bathroom mirror frame

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Replacing that big, old-fashioned landscape mirror in a bathroom seems to be our first temptation when remodeling or updating a bathroom. It is usually replaced with a smaller, uniquely shaped mirror, or mirrors, with a great frame that compliments the rest of our decor.
Well I say keep that old mirror. It provides more coverage than almost anything you’ll find out there. All it needs is some sprucing up. I found this great, simple idea of adding molding to the outside of the mirror, and they look fabulous. Customizing it with different shapes of molding and adding your own paint color or stain is half the fun. When complete it looks like an high dollar custom job.