Gilded Wood Bathroom Mirror

Restoration Hardware Knockoff Mirror

Tamara of Provident Home Design had inherited some Restoration Hardware catalogs from a friend about a year ago. Even though she knew it was out of her league pricewise, Tamara is always on the lookout for inspiration to get a “high-end look on a low-end budget.” A French Empire design mirror caught her attention, and […Read More]

DIY Type Key Wall Art–from Drop Cloth!

Pottery Barn inspired Type Key Wall Art

Misty from The Cedar Shake Cape loves Pottery Barn but certainly couldn’t swallow the $200-$500 price tag for a piece of type key art. Especially when Misty knew she could make her own for LESS! Misty broke out an inexpensive piece of drop cloth and acrylic paints and made her own replica of the PB […Read More]

Beadboard Peg Shelf for a Boy’s Room

Peg Board Shelf for a Boy's Bedroom

My good friend Amy of The Idea Room made this peg wall shelf when she updated her son’s bedroom. Her son is a huge sports fan and loves to wear baseball caps, so the shelf was a perfect way to store all those hats and also decorate his walls. Wondering how long it takes to […Read More]

“I Love Us” Sharpie Accent Pillow

I Love Us DIY Pillow

In the midst of the chaos of a broken water heater, Lisa of Concord Cottage was able to squeeze in one little DIY project – an adorable “i love us” accent pillow. Yep, it’s that easy! Lisa was inspired while shopping on Nordstrom’s website and had the fabric, Sharpie, and stuffing on hand to make […Read More]

Floral Branches–That’ll Live Forever!

Semi Faux Forsythia Branches

Angelica of My Dear Irene loves the look of big branches in vases like she keeps seeing in home magazines and beautifully decorated rooms on Pinterest. While Angelica does splurge a time or two on purchasing her own branches, the cost adds up. Angelica found a way around the expense without having to buy the […Read More]

Create a Faux Cross Stitch–with Paint!

Painted Cross Stitch Dress

Michele from The Scrap Shoppe had a black dress hanging in her closet that was pretty boring and barely ever worn. She was inspired by Anthropologie to give the dress a makeover – cross stitch style! However, the kicker is that this project actually requires NO sewing. Instead, Michele achieved the look of cross stitching  […Read More]

Fifteen Fabulous Knock-Off Gifts for Mom

Knock Off Mother's Day Gift

Mother’s Day is three weeks away! I won’t lie… I LOVE the personal, sentimental touch of a handmade gift. And, quite honestly, who appreciates your creativity like your momma?!? I have pulled together several past knock-off projects that would make lovely gifts for that special lady in your life. And, of course, they are all […Read More]

Handpainted Globe with Gold Lettering

Anthropologie Inspired Handpainted Globe

Jesica from Décor Daydreams was taking her monthly “stroll” through Anthropologie’s website when she came across their Wanderlust Globe and knew she could DIY it for much less than the $128 price tag. Jesica grabbed an inexpensive globe from TJ Maxx and repainted it to look like her inspiration. Then she added lettering with a […Read More]