Restoration Hardware Knock Off Balustrade Coffee Table

DIY Restoration Hardware Knock Off Balustrade Coffee Table instructions

After living with our small and wobbly coffee table for the last ten years, it was time for something more substantial and beefier. I’m thrilled with how our new coffee table turned out and even more happy that I was able to build it myself for $50.00 in materials. Most of the wood I used for this project was given to my husband after he cleaned out a building for a client.  I’ve already proclaimed

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Rivets for the Restoration Hardware Inspired Cabinet {A Tutorial}

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As promised, I’m giving you a quick how-to on the faux rivets I used for the industrial cabinet that I painted in the boys’ room. I’ve also been working on a special project for Thistlewood Farm’s Fall For Spray Paint Party. It’s two tutorials in one so I hope you come back tomorrow to see what I linked up. It was well worth ruining my manicure.To make the faux rivets, you will need domed upholstery

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Faux Aged Steel Ikea Cabinet Inspired By Restoration Hardware

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Restoration Hardware…oh, how I adore thee. You are so rugged, yet refined. You showed up on my door step again the other day. As I gazed into the pages of your catalog and admired your industrial awesomeness, I was once again reminded that you’re so out of my league. I am but a poor girl from the wrong side of the tracks. I couldn’t help but be saddened by the fact that you could never

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DIY Galvanized Curtain Rods from Plumbing Parts

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I wish I had a dollar every time someone at the home improvement store asks me, “What are planning to do with all that stuff?”. What I really wish is that a had a camera the day the cashier asked me the same thing about all the plumbing parts in my cart. When I told her I was making DIY curtain rods, all she could utter is, “oh”. By the look on her face, it

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Restoration Hardware Inspired Industrial Pendant Light…Uncaged

How to make an industrial cage pendant light inspired by Restoration Hardware.- by Simplicity In The South

Some call it cheap, but frugal sounds so much more complimentary. I am quite stubborn when it comes to parting with my money. I also like the challenge of finding something that I really like and then figuring out how to do it myself. Sometimes it causes more undue stress in my life than necessary, but most times it is well worth the effort. I needed to find something to replace the bare bulb ceiling

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Easy Planked Walls for the Office-In-A-Closet

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In my last post, I showed you the┬áreveal of my oldest son’s bedroom. Today, I’ll give you a quick tutorial on how I put up the planked wall treatment. To give you a better idea of how the planked walls look in person, here are some clearer pictures from the post on how I organized his office-closet.     I had originally planned on using pallets after finding the pallet wall treatment that East Coast

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Adding a vintage-industrial style to our teenage son’s bedroom

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In less than a year from now, our teenage son, Taylor, will be leaving for college. I can still remember his first day of kindergarten like it was yesterday. It was not pretty, trust me. I’m predicting that the tears will be rolling just as badly a year from now as they did back then.Taylor has been spending some of his summer vacation working with my parents so he can save some money. Since he’s

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