When I feel a lack of inspiration I often turn to design blogs to get the juices flowing. DYI projects can kick start your creativity and get you thinking outside the box when it comes to decorating. With a little resourcefulness these simple DYI's can add practical beauty to your home. Not to mention that you will be the envy of your friends! This Salvaged Barnwood Headboard is gorgeous! I especially love the finishing touch... Awake My Soul... makes me want to stay in bed forever! Ok... I just had to include another salvaged wood piece. This is so easy on the DYI scale that everyone should have one of these shelves in there pad. A piece of salvaged driftwood with ceramic knobs or hooks (or both!) is a great way to hang your gear, artwork, jewelry... basically just about anything! The Ornithology Clock can be created for under $20. You can pretty much apply any theme you want for this project... how about substituting a lace doily with little tea spoons (from a thrift or antique shop, of course!) as the hands for the clock for a shabby chic look? Next, but not least, the Woven Fabric Bench. I have not found the steps to complete this DYI but you can check out the Woven Chevron Bench to see some more pics on how it is done. Lastly here is another simple DIY project that costs very little money and can be personalized to fit your decor....the Wire Wastebasket Pendant Light. It is really that simple! Happy decorating!