Wood Shim Sunburst Mirror

sunburst mirror tutorial

Hayley from Grey House Harbor loves a good knockoff AND a pretty mirror. She says, “I adore they way they instantly lighten and brighten any space. Sunburst (or starburst) mirrors have been en vogue for a few years now and the trend isn’t fading. But they can cost some serious coin.” Hayley knew this was [...Read More]

Photo Prop Chalkboard Using Poster Board

poster board chalkboard photo prop

Nikki of Tikkido didn’t set out to create a knock off with this project. She was just trying to buy a basic chalkboard large enough to use as a photo background prop. But, alas, she couldn’t find anything locally and didn’t have time to order online. In desperation, Nikki discovered that heavy duty black poster [...Read More]

X-Support Dining Room Table

diy x support dining room table

Camille from Imperfectly Imaginable teamed up with her husband to build a brand new dining table following plans from Ana White. This gorgeous design features an x cross support and planked top. Camille finished it with a natural stain technique made from tea, vinegar, and steel wool that results in a beautiful aged finish. It’s [...Read More]

Traced Octopus Pillow from Tea Towels

diy-anthro-knock-off-pillow-octopus

Melissa of The Happier Homemaker shares at Pretty Handy Girl how to create an Anthropologie-inspired octopus pillow for less than $10. Melissa saved money on her pillow cover by sewing it from tea towels. In addition to being cheap, the tea towels are also sheer enough that the octopus design could be placed underneath and [...Read More]

Burlap Message Board with Upholstery Tacks

burlap message board with upholstery tacks

Allison from House of Hepworths was inspired when she saw a fellow blogger transform a “ho hum” bulletin board with fabric and then later ran across a burlap cover memo board from Ballard Designs. Of course you know what she did when she found a “faded crappy tack board at Goodwill for a buck” – [...Read More]

Floor Pouf from Rugs

diy pouf from ikea rugs

Poufs offer a great option for extra seating. Not only are they soft and comfy on the tush, but they can easily be set aside when not needed. Always in need of extra chairs for get-togethers, Erika from Retropolitan set out to create her own poufs. When her fabric search came up dry, Erika came [...Read More]

Octagon-Shaped Dining Room Table

diy octagon dining table

What do you do when you want a round dining table and your spouse wants a square? Meet in the middle and build an octagon-shaped table! That’s exactly how the story went for Diana from Down Oxford Street and her husband. After a little compromise, they decided to build this gorgeous table following plans from [...Read More]

Hanging Geometric Pendant

anthropologie inspired hanging geometric pendant

Hollay from Not So Southern Proper says, “We have all lusted after these hanging geometric room decorations that are all over stores like Anthropologie, Free People, Urban Outfitters. Here, I will show you how to make these yourself for less than $10 using bendy straws, thread, and metallic spray paint!” Hollay seriously makes it so [...Read More]