Basic Fan Goes Retro Glam

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Jessa from Sparkle is grateful for any extra air she can get on hot summer days, so this portable fan is a permanent part of her decor during the summer months. She thought the basic black design was just something she had to live with until she spotted a picture of the Vornado Vintage Collection VFAN, one day, and was inspired by the two-tone, retro color scheme.

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Simple Pots with a Touch of Gold

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Sometimes, the simplest things can be given a new life with just a few minutes of effort. Take these classic terracotta flower pots, for instance. Linda of Burlap and Blue came up with a way to take them from humble to downright stunning.

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Pot ‘o Gold…at the End of the Succulents

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Crystal of A Pumpkin and a Princess is happily enjoying two trends:  succulents and gold leaf.  She came up with a fun way to use these trends to dress up a simple terra cotta pot.

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Trash Can Makeover

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At Leopard and Plaid, Brittany had lived with this trash can as it was for quite a while.  Eventually, she decided it was time to glam it up a bit and make it more of a reflection of her tastes.

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Sometimes All That Glitters Is Gold…But You Still Don’t Want It!

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At Homework, Carolyn shares how she rescued a little table that used to belong to her father-in-law.  “Based on the underside of the table and the inside of the little cabinet, I believe it was once plain dark wood,” she says.  “At some point the gold leaf effect was added. We’ve been using the table in our living room and even though gold is making a comeback, it didn’t really match anything in our house.”

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Golden Elephant

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Over at Now At Home Mom, Ingrid shares a project that has special meaning to her family.  “Ever since I can remember, my mother had elephants around the house.  She always used to say; an elephant in the room brings luck when the trunk points up towards the sky,” Ingrid explains.  Ingrid and her mom have passed this leather statue back and forth between their homes for more than 13 years.

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Golden Honey Bears

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Elsie and Emma blog together at A Beautiful Mess.  Recently, they purchased a gold leafing kit, and needed something to try it out on that was low risk.  Enter the honey bears!

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Faux Gilded Pinecones

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At What’s Ur Home Story, Vidya has a great way to dress up pine cones for Christmas decor.  If you have a yard with pine trees or live near a park or nature preserve that has them, then pine cones will be free and plentiful at this time of year.

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