Over at Restoration Redoux, Shanna's friend gave her a few pieces of furniture that the didn't want anymore, including this dresser. "This was the first piece I've completed that didn’t have any hardware, so since the fronts were so plain to begin with, I decided to focus on the color," Shanna explains.
Chiara at One O has been "loving watercolor graphics for a while now," but didn't think of herself as an artist who could take on a watercolor craft. A wooden box she received as a wedding gift gave her the courage to grab a brush and have a go!
At Divine Lifestyle, Stacie demonstrates just how fun and easy it can be to add a trendy ombre effect to your home. It's a perfect decorating technique for summer, since, as Stacie explains, "Ombre colored pieces give a water color effect, where the color starts off light and trickles down to a bolder hue." Her ombre project started with a dresser that was rescued from the curb.
Emily from Table & Hearth share a tutorial for this neat wall hanging at Making it in the Mountains. She made it using some basic craft supplies and some of her favorite things collected from nature: driftwood and acorns.
Over at DIY Candy, Amy came up with a fun way to turn free paint chips into art. It's a simple craft project that anyone can do with just a few basic craft supplies, an old frame, and a few leftover paint chips.
Over at Two Wongs Make a Right, Rachel had been scouring the classifieds for an affordable combination dresser/changing table for the nursery. Unfortunately, nothing had appeared that met her needs. One day, a co-worker that was listening sympathetically offered up a dresser that she was trying to get rid of.
Last year, Karen of A Stylish Interior bought some craft pumpkins and had some fun painting them with turquoise stripes. As you know, craft pumpkins stick around for a while, so this year Karen decided to give hers a new look.
Kiri over at I Like That Lamp says, "I had a gorgeous ombre pink silk blouse that never really fit that well. Not being able to stand the thought of throwing or giving it away, I did what any normal person would do…. made it into a lampshade!"
Over at The Happy Housie, Krista tells us, "I was out for a walk with my family the other day when I happened upon an old piece of pallet wood that had somehow ended up on the side of the road. I had wanted to make a sign out of pallet wood for a while so I quickly grabbed it and ported it back home with me."
At The Lovely Cupboard, Heather has been working on redecorating her guest room. One of the projects? Getting some gorgeous artwork on the walls. She found a piece of art at a flea market that had a lovely gold frame, but the matting and art were, um, not exactly the look Heather was going for in her guest room.
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