Lauren from Bless’er House had an old wooden mirror stuck in storage that she decided to tackle using a DIY Restoration Hardware finish. Like many of us, Lauren has always drooled over the RH distressed finish but says she never has had the guts to try it for herself – until now! She is in [...Read More]
After building her daughter a beautiful panel bed fit for a princess, Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic built two matching nightstands that are every bit as lovely! Whitney loved the design of a nightstand she’d previously built for her son’s room and teamed up with Ana White to put a “girly” spin on the plans. There is no question in my mind why Whitney adores this design so much – hidden storage! Plus, it sure sweetens the deal that they only cost $60 each to build!
Jen from House of Wood teamed up with Ana White to build this amazingly gorgeous balustrade coffee table. The real kicker is that it only took her six hours to build and cost about $200 compared to the $1795 price tag of her inspiration. If you are thinking this is only for the woodworking savvy, think again! Jen says this is a great beginner project but warns that saving tons of money by building your own furniture is a severely addicting hobby! Ha!
Restoration Hardware offers a beautiful assortment of relaxed roman shades that can be custom made to fit your windows. Guess what? You can make your own for way less following this tutorial from Amy at Joyful Daisy. Amy whipped up her DIY roman shade using a sewing machine, but hand stitching or no-sew tape will also do the trick if sewing’s not your thing. So why not save some money AND get the perfect fabric to add some WOW to your room?!?
Erin from Elizabeth Joan Designs needed some storage for her son’s ever-growing collection of basketballs, footballs and soccer balls. She happened to have an old metal laundry basket in storage and gave it an industrial makeover a la Restoration Hardware. I love how Erin was able to use a little creativity to turn an item she wasn’t using anymore into a functional and decorative storage solution!
Nicole from Shabby Beach Nest was floored when she saw the price of a bunny pillow that her daughter wanted to get for Easter – $75! Nicole says, “I knew I could make this pillow on the cheap, and boy was I right. This pillow cost me a whopping $0.” I love Nicole’s resourcefulness in using the fabric from an old shirt and dress for her pillow. It cost her nothing and repurposed some items from her stash.