I love this knock off that Jennifer shares at Curbly because it uses an item that is readily found at thrift stores, yard sales, and possibly even your own home – brass light fixtures! We are all quick to toss these outdated fixtures to the curb; however, as Jennifer discovered, they look a lot like […Read More]
Pam from Simple Details kept seeing these gorgeous four-armed candelabras here and there before finally deciding to search them out. It turned out that the candelabras cost a whopping $600 – a piece! Pam instead made her own for $50 using wood legs, bun feet, and decorative wood pieces from the craft and home improvement […Read More]
Susan from Oh My! Creative came across a cool skull lantern from Pottery Barn last Halloween. She never got around to recreating it but that doesn’t mean she forgot about it. Susan was determined to make her own spooky skull lantern this year and created a pretty amazing knock off using a glass cylinder and […Read More]
Vanessa from At the Picket Fence simply loves fall and says her home just looks best during this time of year. She says, “It’s like my house just knows how much I love this season and it wants to rise to the occasion.” This year, Vanessa opted for “softer” decorations that took little time to […Read More]
Breanna from Brepurposed saw a beautiful wood candle centerpiece while browsing online but says her heart skipped a beat when she saw the price – $69.99 for a piece of wood with holes in it?! Yikes! Breanna knew she could recreate it for a fraction of the price. She even improved on the original design […Read More]
Kathy from The Budget Decorator gave a dollar store vase the easiest makeover known to man – with hot glue! Kathy simply turned her vase while putting lines of hot glue around it to create texture. This is the perfect pick-me-up for any plain glass candle holder, vase, etc. Kathy has plenty to be proud of with this vase. Like she says, “It looks about as close as you can get to the original vase!”
Ashley from My Craftily Ever After has lots of fun built-ins in her house but was lacking decorative accessories for the shelves. She decided to recreate some pretty candle holders from West Elm using a fun painting technique with food coloring. While Ashley’s inspiration was only $6, she was still about to beat it using all items she had around the house, making her candle holders freebies!
While browsing online, Laurel of The North End Loft came across a rustic pedestal and thought, “I bet I can make that!” Right she was! Laurel created her pedestal using a chunky wood pillar holder and weathered cake pan she got from the thrift store. I love all the decorating possibilities with this little stand, and of course, the fact that it’s from repurposed materials makes me love it all the more!