Nailhead Trim Headboard

Chaotically Creative really wanted the look of a nailhead trim headboard for her son’s bedroom but didn’t find the purchase price too compatible with her decorating budget. After doing tons of research on the topic, she tackled the project with plywood, batting, white canvas duck cloth, and a couple boxes of trim. It cost around [...Read More]

Painted and Distressed Candlesticks

Heather from Larissa Hill Designs transformed a set of old black candlesticks to look like some she’d spotted in a catalog. I love how she was able to change the look of the candlesticks so dramatically with just some paint. The distressing and combination of blue, cream, and gold paint really soften the look of [...Read More]

Ruffled Curtains

I just love these ruffled curtains made by Bess from Besserina. Would you believe she made the set for less than $50 AND that they are easy to make? Bess says if you can sew a straight line with your sewing machine, you are all set to make your own! I think the large pleated [...Read More]

Black Painted Chest

Jen from Jenspire: Simply Inspiring bought an old chest on Craigslist for a measly twenty-five bucks. The lady Jen purchased it from was unsure Jen would actually want it because it was in such bad shape. However, Jen thought the piece was in perfect condition and only needed a cost of paint. It’s so funny [...Read More]

Ribbon Stripe Curtains

After seeing some curtains with ribbon stripe details in a Ballard catalog, Jeannie from Maxwell House Interiors couldn’t get them off her mind. She eventually decided it couldn’t be too hard to dress up her current panels with some ribbon. If you aren’t a seamstress, you will be happy to learn Jeannie’s no-sew method. Jeannie [...Read More]

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]