Tall Upholstered Headboard with Nailhead Trim

upholstered headboard

While looking for a new headboard for her guest bedroom, Brit from House Updated found an upholstered headboard from West Elm that she loved. The clean lines and nailhead trim appealed to Brit’s design taste and had just the right amount of interest. But, best of all, it was nice and tall, which would make the bed a real showpiece in the room. Brit decided to build her own version, making it even taller and super soft by upholstering it with a velvet curtain from IKEA.

upholstered headboard

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Blue Painted Chevron Rug

Chevron Painted Rug

Riva from Uno, Dos, Très Chic is not a fan of traditional baby motifs, so this chevron painted rug was the perfect addition to her son’s nursery. Riva created her chevron design but cutting over 200 rectangles from freezer paper. (How’s that for dedication?) I really like how Riva alternated the two slightly different shades of blue, as it adds a bit more visual interest. Most importantly, it looks like Riva’s little man likes his new stylin’ rug.

Chevron Painted Rug

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Brighten up Summer Nights with Mason Jar Lanterns

mason jar lantern

Sarah from {Home-ology} Modern Vintage was looking for modern outdoor lighting options and found beautiful porcelain hurricane lanterns at West Elm. She loved the idea of white lanterns, which would be especially pretty at night, and the modern look of the cut-out design. Just before Sarah clicked the purchase button, she realized these would be an easy knock-off project. The end-result was quite similar to the West Elm inspiration, not to mention super easy and super fun!

mason jar lantern

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White Painted Headboard

knock off West Elm headboard

Living in an older home with smaller rooms, Shannon from So Pretty is as Pretty Does has one place to put her bed, and that’s in front of the window. A search online turned up some great headboard options that would still allow light into the room, but they all came with hefty price tags. Instead of breaking the bank, Shannon started a full-on Craigslist search that landed her a headboard with the openness and detail she desired. A few coats of paint, and Shannon says she loves her one-of-a-kind piece even more than her inspiration!

knock off West Elm headboard

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Gold Leaf Tray

DIY gold leaf tray from goodwill tray - a West Elm knock off

Jae from Design O.C.D. has a love affair with trays and uses them in pretty much every room of her home. When she found a tray at the Goodwill for only $2, she of course scooped it up for her collection. Jae decided she wanted her new tray to have a flashy, metallic look and pulled it off with a gold leafing kit. Jae also offers same great suggestions to make your own tray if you aren’t fortunate enough to nab one for a bargain like she did.

DIY gold leaf tray from goodwill tray - a West Elm knock off

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Initial Tote Bag with Rubber Bottom

DIY initial tote bag with plasti dip bottom inspired by West Elm

The crafty momma over at Henry Happened shares how she created a cute, yet durable, bag that’s perfect for summer adventures. The secret to the bag’s durability is the use of Plasti Dip, which created a thick, rubber-like coating on the bottom of a craft store bag. Beside from the fact that the bag is just adorable, I love the idea of being able to plop it on the ground while outside without any worries of dirt stains!

DIY initial tote bag with plasti dip bottom inspired by West Elm

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Tiered Succulents Planter

Tiered Succulents Planter

Lucy from Craftberry Bush loves succulents and wanted to create a terrarium to house some of her own. Lucy created her planter by gluing glasses in between white ceramic bowls from the dollar store. I like how the rocks and moss add variety in both color and texture. This planter would be an eye-catcher in the house or outdoors.

Tiered Succulents Planter

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Outdoor Fabric Sofa

DIY outdoor sofa inspired by West Elm

Cait and Robert of Hernando House recently came up with a plan to whip their large covered back porch into shape for summer. One of the items on their wish list was a outdoor sofa from West Elm. Well, not the actual $899 sofa, but a more budget-friendly DIY version! Cait and Robert worked together to plan, build, and upholster their cushy sofa. Looks like a great place to kick back after a long day!

DIY outdoor sofa inspired by West Elm

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