Dollar Store Terrariums

Kathy of The Budget Decorator shares how simple it is to replicate the look of West Elm’s pricey terrariums for only $2. It probably comes as no surprise that the dollar store is involved in this thrifty project. Kathy simply glued a dollar glass fishbowl to a dollar glass candlestick and VOILA – bargain terrarium! […Read More]

Geometric Headboard for the Master Bedroom (Finally!)

How many of us devote time to designing and decorating all the rooms in our home EXCEPT the master bedroom? Erik from Better When Built had been neglecting his master bedroom for years and says it won the prize for ugliest room in the house. Erik knew it was time to end the 15-years-without-a-headboard streak […Read More]

Decorative Orbs in Five Simple Steps

I am sure you are no stranger to the decorative orbs that are often seen adorning mantels, shelves, and tabletops. Leanne Lee aka “The DIY Diva” shows how simple they are to make for a fraction of the cost using embroidery hoops, which are inexpensive and readily available at craft stores. Plus, it only takes […Read More]

Planked Pallet Wood Coffee Table for $45

When Amy of DIY Candy saw West Elm’s plank coffee table, she knew it was a piece of furniture she HAD to have. However, she also knew it wasn’t necessary to spend $999 on it. Amy turned to one of my favorite wood sources  – pallets! – to create her own one-a-kind coffee table for […Read More]

Mid-Century Bookshelf Building Plans

Erik from Better When Built says that he used to try and save money by buying cheap furniture. However, he eventually learned it doesn’t save money at all when your furniture doesn’t last and ends up falling apart! Erik was ready to replace the cheap white particle board bookshelf in his bedroom and discovered a […Read More]

Floating Shelves in the Laundry Room

Jen from The House of Wood recently made some minor updates to her laundry room, which was sorely lacking in organization and function. One of the first things to go was the ugly wire shelving. Jen replaced the builder basic shelves with custom floating shelves that cost about $60 in lumber. That’s not too shabby […Read More]

Wooden Wall Cubby Organizer

The handy folks over at American Workshop say they know a good idea when they see one, and when they saw Jen Woodhouse’s DIY cubby shelf, they knew it was something they wanted to recreate. They made a few changes to Jen’s original plans and were able to build it for about $35. That includes […Read More]

Modern Custom-Built Media Cabinet

Today I am sharing my latest wood project from Infarrantly Creative – a West Elm knock off media cabinet! A few months ago, my sister-in-law approached me about building a cabinet to provide storage for cable boxes, video game systems, DVDs, etc. She had very limited wall space to work with and only so much […Read More]