Café Shelves on a Budget

Aime of Aime Christine Interiors had been swooning over Ballard’s café shelves for some time. But $100 for one small shelf? Not happening! Aime instead turned to DIY to get the same look and built a set of shelves for only $50. The good news is that it’s a simple DIY too! Aime says, “This […Read More]

Carved Wood Candle Wall Sconce

Kathy from Up To Date Interiors saw a beautiful wood carving at a local gift shop and knew it would be perfect for turning into a candle sconce. Kathy bent an S hook and used it to attach a candle holder to the wood. Then it was as simple as hanging it up and adding […Read More]

Large DIY Chalkboard on the CHEAP

Aimee of The Crazy Craft Lady had been wanting to add a large chalkboard to the wall between her living and dining areas. However, after scouting out chalkboards, she quickly realized that they are all way overpriced. Aimee took inspiration from a vintage schoolhouse chalkboard from Ballard Designs and knocked it off for about $16 […Read More]

Weathered Wood Wall Sconce

Jess from Domicile 37 knocked off a wall sconce from World Market for a whopping $2. The secret? The thrift store! Jess found a silver candle holder at the thrift store and simple attached it to a piece of wood she had with wire. I’m not going to lie… I love Jess’ candle sconce even […Read More]

HUGE 3-Foot Clock from a Tabletop

Tara from A Mustard Seed Dream saw a picture of a humongous clock on Pinterest and says, “It was love at first sight!” She then saw a similar clock at Restoration Hardware with a diameter of five feet (and a price tag of $1,195) and was inspired to make her own. Tara simplified the process […Read More]

Dollar Store French Script Wall Art

While perusing Ballard Designs’ website and dreaming of what she would buy, Jennifer from Brass & Whatnots came across French script wall art that she absolutely loved. Jennifer was inspired to create her own smaller version using frames from the dollar store and images she created herself (and shares for FREE!). Jennifer says, “I have […Read More]

Fabric Scrap Monogram for a Punch of Color

Debbie from Butterflies and Baubles has been working on a gallery wall in her dining room and recently added an Anthropologie knock off monogram to the mix. Debbie already had a wood letter that had been painted gold, but she says it was feeling a bit “blah.” Debbie gave it a makeover using fabric and […Read More]

Multi-Panel Mirror for the Dining Room

Usually a large mirror denotes a large price tag. However, MJ from Cupcakes & Hammers shows that doesn’t have to be the case! MJ had previously made a huge paneled mirror to go on the mantel in her old house and loved it so much that she made a slightly smaller one for the dining […Read More]