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Inspiration to Creation

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I was racking my brain today of what to post when I came across my Inspiration/Creation folder on my computer. In the folder I have tons of before and after pictures of projects that I have transformed with less than $10.00 and a bit of ingenuity. My ideas for transformations come from all different places. A spin on a craft I saw on Pinterest, crafts I see in magazines while waiting at the dentist, projects on a DIY show, furnished rooms in home decor stores, ideas I see at local craft stores…. or sometimes I just see something and right away I know all it needs is a Chelsey crafts-formation! That’s where the magic happens. So here are just a few of my latest Inspiration to Creation projects!

I came across these two frames at a thrift store for $2 each!! I loved the matting and the weathered shabby chic frames so I scooped them up. I wasn’t too crazy about the watercolor bathtubs though. I had seen many (expensive) vintage ocean pictures in local decor stores that I just drooled over so with the simple Google keyword search of “vintage ocean prints” I found some that I loved. Then all I did was print them off on a high quality ink jet printer and ta-da! Original beachy art work! They look great in our newly renovated bathroom!



I saw this chalkboard picture while browsing around the internet and loved the simplicity of it, so off to thrift stores I went. I found a plain frame, painted the outside white, painted the inside with chalkboard paint, drilled two holes for rope strings and abra-cadabra! My own look-a-like!



When we redecorated our living room I knew I wanted bright whites and natural colors to go with my beach theme. I loved the crisp white look of the end table above so off I went in search of a workable table. I found this table below at a thrift store for $5.00!! Does this hexagon end table bring back memories for anyone?! I swear almost everyone I knew had one at some point in their house. All it needed was a coat of paint and it was brought back to life!

white nightstand in the fun lane branches tulips slipcovered chairs[1]


I hope this motivates you to keep your creative eye open when browsing around, because you never know when you’ll be hit with craft inspiration! As of right now though… my inspiration is coming from a bag of kettle corn and a tall glass of milk! Couch here I come! See you all soon!

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. ~ Scott Adams

Author: Domestic Ingenuity

I am a DIY-ing, crafting, thrifting, baking, sewing, cooking, deal-loving gal with too much energy and a love for creating.

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