Archives for June 2012

Picture Frame Lantern

Heather from Shades of Tangerine was inspired by all of the beautiful lanterns she has seen in stores this summer to make her own outdoor hanging lantern. The project was made simple (and inexpensive!) by using picture frames from the dollar store. Of course these lanterns would be lovely for an outdoor wedding reception as […Read More]

Faux White Ceramic Vases

Melissa from The Happier Homemaker had been coveting all of the beautiful ceramic vases she was seeing in home decor catalogs like West Elm recently but couldn’t justify the cost. Instead she transformed cheap dollar store and thrifted vases into faux ceramic vases with a quick coat of spray paint. Isn’t it funny how some […Read More]

Monogrammed Doormat

While cleaning out her garage, Laura from Inspiration for Moms found a doormat that had seen better days. The front was dirty, tattered, and completely worn. Imagine her surprise when she flipped it over to find the back in great condition. That’s when the idea struck to create a DIY version of a Pottery Barn […Read More]

Standing Display Bookshelf

Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust built this standing bookshelf for a friend who was expecting her first baby. Along with saving some green, Kristen was able to customize the size of the shelf to fit the nursery. I love how this style of shelf shows the fronts of the books instead of the spines. Why […Read More]

Painted Bird Figurine

Andrea from Decorating Cents loves West Elm style but hates having to spend so much money for it. Dropping $14 for a small table accessory seems a little steep. Luckily, Andrea found a little birdie on  clearance at Target that was similar to ones she’d spied from West Elm. She brought one home and gave […Read More]

Reclaimed Wood Mirror

Lindsay from Living with Lindsay recently shared a PB-inspired mirror that she made a few years back but still loves today. Now that is the sign of a successful project! Lindsay pieced together cuts of repurposed floor boards around an inexpensive mirror to pull of that designer look for way less dough. Lindsay points out […Read More]

Mint Green Painted Nightstands

After Meagan from Craft Habit inherited an a pair of IKEA nightstands from her brother, she decided to revamp them with mint-colored paint and some cane webbing. Meagan says, “I believe that a home should be filled with history and character. Although we cannot (yet) stick furniture in a time machine to give it history, […Read More]

Orb Light Fixture

Thrifty Décor Chick Sarah wanted a fun and a little bit funky light to hang above the new craft table in her soon-to-be finished basement. Of course, a DIY table for inspiring creativity necessitates a DIY light fixture! Sarah created a cool orb light from embroidery hoops and an Edison bulb. By making her own […Read More]