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]

Two-Drawer Side Table

ballard inspired side table

Cher-Ann at Designs by Studio C followed Design Confidential plans to build her own Ballard-inspired side table. The build provided the perfect opportunity for Cher-Ann to finally try mixing up a batch of homemade chalk paint.  To achieve a vintage finish, she applied petroleum jelly in places she didn’t want the paint to adhere and [...Read More]

Covered Wood Sandbox

pb inspired sandbox

Erin from Life in the Dub Lane loved the design of a “fancy” covered sandbox from Pottery Barn Kids. I am sure it’s no surprise that the $400 price tag was holding her back from bringing one home. Erin instead opted to devote a day to building her own for $65. Just because Erin’s DIY [...Read More]

Painted Accent Wall

ballard inspired wall paint

Jody from Homey Home Design wanted a way to add a bit of drama to the wall behind her dining table. It was while perusing a Ballard catalog that she came across a simple solution that required just some paint and 45 minutes of her time. Jody simply taped off her box and marked where [...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]

Upholstered Toddler Chair

toddler slipper chair

After coming up with a design for a DIY slipper chair, Gina from Lady Goats built a pint-sized version for her toddler daughter. Gina used scrap wood for the frame and then upholstered the seat with a fun floral fabric. Despite her claims to know nothing about sewing or upholstery, Gina’s chair looks amazing. Hopefully [...Read More]

Decorative Cut-out Headboard

headboard from doormats

Kara of Kara Paslay Designs had long loved a Moroccan-inspired headboard from West Elm and came up with a super clever DIY. Can you guess what it’s made from??? Doormats! I am really blown away by Kara’s genius! This is actually a simple project too, requiring just paint, plywood, and trim. Kara’s queen headboard comes [...Read More]

Upholstered Wingback Bed


After longing for a wingback bed, Gina from Lady Goats decided to make the dream a reality. Gina asked Ana White to whip up some plans, and she, of course, didn’t disappoint with an amazingly easy-to-build design. The upholstery portion of the project was a bit of a bear, but Gina tackled the challenge head-on [...Read More]