Ceramic Painted Lamp

Courtney from Courtney Out Loud was inspired to try his hand at DIY and recreated a pricey ceramic lamp he’d been eyeballing. While at a local thrift store, Courtney stumbled upon a lamp with a similar shape and geometric design. He cleaned all the grime off the lamp, painted it, and wired it with a [...Read More]

White Study Desk

Jackie from House Envy found a desk on Craigslist that resembled one from Pottery Barn. She grabbed it up for thirty bucks and let the makeover begin. It only took some sanding, paint, and new hardware to completely change the look of the desk. Oh how I love the transforming power of paint! Jackie was [...Read More]

Eye Chart Art

Rena from The Cheese Thief created her own sentimental artwork that mimics the look of an eye chart. Using Microsoft Word, Rena added dates and personal information about her and her hubby’s relationship to her “chart”. This is such as great gift idea for Valentine’s Day or an anniversary. I also love how Rena took [...Read More]

Decorative Gear Art

Lori from Mama with a Dash of DIY Drama has been obsessed with the artifact gear art from Restoration Hardware since it were first introduced. It almost seemed like a personal challenge to see if she could locate similar pieces. Lori did just that from the scrap heap of a tractor dealership. After degreasing and [...Read More]

Ruffle Pillow Cover

I have recently gotten on board with changing out my pillows throughout the year. I love a pair of ruffled pillows that are currently taking up residence on my sofa. There is something soft, feminine, and fun about ruffles that I just can’t get enough of! Here’s a snuggly ruffle pillow made by Amy over [...Read More]

Painted Dog Pillow

As a Scottie owner, Heather from Fake-It Frugal fell in love with Ethan Allen’s decorative Scottie Pillow, but $139.00 was WAY out of her budget. Heather decided to take matters into her own hands and paint her own for under $8.00 using some duck cloth fabric from Wal-mart and free stuffing from a pillow she [...Read More]

Industrial Cart Bed

When Rayan from The Design Confidential received a request for a new bed from her toddler, she knew she wanted something low to the ground and stylish. Of course, what better for a boy’s room than an industrial cart bed. Rayan made some modifications to the design to allow for easy purchasing of materials and [...Read More]

Cube End Table

One of the things I love about IKEA is their prices. Generally, their stuff is really inexpensive and provides a great platform for a frugal and crafty chic like myself. 2nd Floor Living turned two simple $8 square table from IKEA into one by attaching the top of one of the tables to the bottom [...Read More]