Plaid Wool Pendant Shade

anthropologie inspired wool pendant shade

Why waste hours searching for that perfect fabric when you can just paint your own? That’s exactly what Mary from At Home on the Bay did after months of searching for plaid and stripe wool coating for her custom-made lampshade. I know it’s summer and smokin’ hot outside, but Mary’s shade makes me want to […Read More]

Painted Berry Container

painted and sealed berry container

When Sherry from Pondered Primed Perfected laid eyes on some stoneware berry containers from Anthropologie, she was taken back to childhood days of picking berries with her family. But why spend $14 on a container that is identical to the free cardboard pint berries come in? Sherry held onto her cash, and instead painted and […Read More]

Selvage Chevron Pillow

selvage strip chevron pillow

Jessica from Sew Homegrown wanted to creates a pillow for her living room that would add texture to the space. She decided on a colorful chevron design inspired by a West Elm pillow. Jessica threw her own spin on it by using strips of selvage fabric so her pillow also incorporates some typography. This is […Read More]

Picture Frame Lantern

diy picture frame lantern

Loving the look (but not the price, of course!) of iron candle lanterns, Krista from While He Was Napping made her own using picture frames from the dollar store. A little spray paint here… some glue there… and voila! Krista even added some vinyl to copy the decorative glass panels from her inspiration more closely. […Read More]

Numbered Accent Chair

chair with stenciled numbers

After snagging a wood chair on the cheap, Matt and Jacque from The DIY Village had the best intentions of repainting it for their guest bedroom. Ten months down the road the chair was still sitting in their garage sporting its original coat of red paint. Jacque decided it was time to finally get the […Read More]

Painted Clam Shell Bowl

clam shell bowl

Michelle from Mich L in LA was planning to do a knock-off of a giant clamshell bowl from ZGallerie but discovered something even prettier in the process.  The secret to Michelle’s recreation was a giant plastic clam bowl she found at a yard sale for a buck. It wasn’t a pretty sight. That is until […Read More]

Embellished Flower Lampshade

anthro inspired flower lampshade

Meghan from Another Crafty Day gave a burlap drum shade an Anthropologie-inspired makeover with a bunch of felt blossoms. She already had tons of felt on hand, making it a natural choice for her flowers. However, you could definitely experiment with different fabrics to lend a more causal or formal feel to your shade. I […Read More]

Canvas Dress Painting

diy dress form painting

Amie from Pinkapotamus was inspired by a print she found online to create her own 3D version for her daughter’s room. It wasn’t price that drove Amie to DIY but the flexibility to coordinate colors and achieve the look of a real painting. Amie says, “So now, I have a sweet dress form painting that […Read More]