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!”
While browsing Crate & Barrel, Brittany from Just B Crafty noticed that many of the items had a handmade feel to them, like some knitted pillows that were selling for $50. Brittany says, “Good thing I have a perfectly good set of knitting needles, piles of yarn at home, and a couple free evenings…” Good thing indeed because Brittany was able to make this pretty knitted pillow for only $4 for the insert!
Curtains are a surefire way to make an impact in a space, but they can come at a steep cost. Corey from Tiny Sidekick shares how she got the bold look of horizontal stripe curtains without the expense. The secret? Shower curtains! Corey purchased shower curtains on sale and then sewed two panels together to make one floor-to-ceiling panel. She even added grommet for a high-end look.
When Pam from Our Adventures in Home Improvement saw a wooden spool holder in her Crate & Barrel catalog, she knew it was something her hubs could make. And he sure didn’t disappoint, making each holder for only $5 using a walnut board and dowel. I love storage that is functional and cut to boot!
Lindsay from Makely School for Girls knew just the dresser she wanted for her daughter’s bedroom – mid-century modern style with clean lines and cool legs. The great news? She found EXACTLY what she had been envisioning at Crate & Barrel. The bad news? It was $1,600. Fortunately, there’s more great news! Lindsay’s friend Rayan from The Design Confidential drew up plans for the dresser, Lindsay’s hubs built the bad boy, and Lindsay finished it with extra high gloss white paint and stain. Talk about team work and a beeeautiful dresser!