Knick Knack Candlestick

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Gail from Purple Hues and Me was inspired by Anthropologie’s unique candlesticks made from found items to create one of her own. What makes Gail’s candlestick so special is that she was able to  repurpose her own sentimental trinkets and treasures. I think this is such a creative way to display items that have been passed down from family or doodads from when you were a kid and don’t know what to do with now. With Halloween around the corner, I can also see a very cool candlestick made with skulls, ghosts, and other creepy finds.

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Painted Mug with Monogram

anthro inspired painted mug

Would you ever believe this mug was painted? Amazingly, it is! Morena from Morena’s Corner painted this beautiful butterfly and flower design using adhesive silk screens and glass paint from Martha Stewart. With cooler weather approaching, you can never have too many mugs for hot tea and cocoa. I also think these would make great gifts!

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Yarn Stitched Rug

ANTHROPOLOGIE INSPIRED RUG DIY

With a needle and yarn, you can give a whole new personality to a plain old bathmat. Kinsey at Sincerely, Kinsey came up with this great idea for creating her own rug with Southwestern flair when she fell for a pricey desert mat from Anthropologie. Kinsey first created a template with chalk on the back of her rug and then stitched away.  Just think of all the design possibilities!

ANTHROPOLOGIE INSPIRED RUG DIY

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Modern Farmhouse Desk

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There is no question why Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic is head over heals for the new desk she built following plans from Ana White. After adding her fifth little one to the brood, Whitney needed a work space in her master bedroom that was both functional and pretty. This desk definitely fits the bill and, amazingly, only cost Whitney $55 to build!

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Vintage Printer’s Console

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Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic had me with her heading “Anthropologie For Less!” Who doesn’t like the sound of that? In this case, it was $1498 less to be exact! Following plans from Ana White, Ashley built a beautiful vintage printer’s console for only $200 that is almost an exact replica of Anthro’s cabinet. Not [...Read More]

Ceramic Flower Lamp

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Mary from At Home on the Bay knew she had struck gold when she found a pair of ceramic vases for only $9.99 each at HomeGoods. They had a pretty flower detail that reminded her of something you’d find at Anthropologie. Mary’s original thought was to paint the vases until she realized that they’d make [...Read More]

Floral Painted Ceramic Plates

painted ceramic plates

Lucy from Craftberry Bush ventured into unfamiliar territories when she traded in her watercolors to try out some glass enamel paints for the first time. With a little nudge from Anthropologie, Lucy combined her love of painting watercolors and flowers to create these gorgeous ceramic dishes. I would love to be able to pick up [...Read More]

Paper Doily Knobs

anthro inspired doily knobs

Amanda from House Revivals is at it again with another way to make fancy hardware on the cheap. With a bit of paint and the application of a paper filigree cut from a doily, Amanda transformed a plain old wood knob into beautiful works of art. I love how she achieved the look of ceramic [...Read More]