Horizontal Stripe Curtains

grey and white horizontal stripe curtain

To feed her stripe obsession Julia from Cuckoo 4 Design created her own chunky horizontal striped curtains using IKEA panels, acrylic paint, and fabric medium. Julia’s Crate & Barrel inspiration costs almost $100… for one panel! Julia says, “My painted version is so much cheaper and looks the same!” It really is amazing how Julia [...Read More]

Rolling Sofa Table

I so love the simplicity and functionality of this little sofa table built by Ana White. Need a place to set your snack? Your laptop? How about a magazine? This table has you covered, rolling quickly to your aid and pulling up snugly to the sofa! As f that’s not enough, the simple design makes [...Read More]

Open Modern Bookshelf

Melissa from Habitat loves CB2 and their modern pieces. A bookcase with an open structure recently caught her eye, and although she loved the look, she sure wasn’t about to drop $500 on a shelf. Instead, she committed a weekend and $100 to build her own spitting image. This eye-catching, architectural shelf has a whole [...Read More]

Geometric Circle Stand

When Erin from Life is Like a Bowl Full of Cherries saw the Circlet Stand from Crate & Barrel, she knew she could easily make her own with an embroidery hoop. She already had plenty on hand, as well as all of the other materials, making this project a freebie! I love Erin’s circle standing [...Read More]

Black Painted Chest

Jen from Jenspire: Simply Inspiring bought an old chest on Craigslist for a measly twenty-five bucks. The lady Jen purchased it from was unsure Jen would actually want it because it was in such bad shape. However, Jen thought the piece was in perfect condition and only needed a cost of paint. It’s so funny [...Read More]

Geometric Wall Art

Lindsay at From the Aisle to Aloha shares a great idea for making your own geometric  artwork. Lindsay created three different pieces of art, two with a homemade stencil and one with some masking tape. While Lindsay opted for watercolors and watercolor paper, you could use this some idea with any type of paint and [...Read More]

Black Bookshelves

While redecorating her son’s bedroom, Carrie from Dittle Dattle was commissioned to make new bookshelves for the space. Instead of building from scratch, Carrie refabbed some inexpensive laminate shelves to look like high end catalog shelving. It only took Carrie some wood, molding, and paint to complete the transformation for $38! It’s amazing how much [...Read More]

Fabric Covered Headboard

Michelle from Sweetsuite10 had a fabric headboard that she had made a few years ago but was simply no longer loving. To update the look, Michelle recovered the old headboard with a woven wool and then added a nailhead strip around the edges. I love the natural look and texture of the fabric, and the [...Read More]