Distressed Black Buffet

Mallory from Classy Clutter was thrilled when her neighbor offered her a long wood buffet for FREE after there were no takers at her yard sale. I definitely would have been walking home with an extra skip in my step afterwards! Mallory sanded it down before hand-painting and distressing it to perfection. Isn’t the buffet [...Read More]

Surf Wall Art

Lorraine from South Meets Southwest loved the surf wall plaques from Pottery Barn Kids but knew she could recreate them for much less than their hefty price tags. How about $15 for all four instead of over $200? That’s exactly what Lorraine did using a board cut into panels and craft paint. Her plaques are [...Read More]

Painted Dots Plate

For the longest time, Kelli from A Happy Place Called Home had been eyeing a set of hand-painted dinnerware from West Elm. When it became discontinued, Kelli decided to achieve the same look with a 99 cent plate and some leftover paint. She now has a cute little plate for holding candles and other decorative [...Read More]

Vintage Map Art

Wall art is one of those things that can seriously drain your wallet. Luckily, it’s also one of those things that can be recreated for waaay less than catalog prices. Becca at From Gardners 2 Bergers shares how to create your own vintage map art that won’t look all pixelated when blown up in size [...Read More]

Candle Chandelier

When Stephanie from Frugal Home Ideas wanted to add some additional lighting to her large combination living and dining room, she came up with a creative solution that saved a pretty penny. Instead of hiring an electrician, Stephanie made a gorgeous candle chandelier to hang above her dining table. She even avoided excessive candle costs [...Read More]

Spring Flower Wreath

Even a recent snow day couldn’t deter Katie at Creatively Living from trading out her winter wreath for one with pretty spring blossoms. Katie adorned her grapevine wreath with moss, blooming branches, and a little nest and eggs. Many of her materials were found at dollar store and the thrift store, making the grand total [...Read More]

Pouf Pillow Seat

Like everyone else, Angela from Decorating the Dorchester Way is in love with the pouf. Angela says, “I received a sewing machine for Christmas and I can sew a pillow, so I figured I could make a pouf! It was really rather simple and worth the savings of $219!” Angela did an amazing job and [...Read More]

Modern Pendant Light

Holly from Adventures of an Almost Forty Year Old Intern was inspired by a vintage pendant light from a ritzy website to create her own less expensive version (which was not too difficult when the original cost $1800!)  I like how Holly zeroed in on her favorite elements of the original, the golden look and [...Read More]