Tamara of Provident Home Designs was flipping through a design magazine when she saw a lovely blue and white living room showcasing a gorgeous lattice rug from Horchow. She quickly hopped online to see if the rug was anywhere in her price range – $1,899! Ouch! Tamara came up with a plan to replicate it [...Read More]
Abbie from Five Days Five Ways was ready for a change from the serviceable wood coffee table she had in her living room. She had her heart set on a large tufted ottoman but knew it would come with an equally large price tag. While Abbie says she doesn’t do pricey, she does do DIY and quickly set out on turning a square coffee table from Craigslist into the ottoman of her dreams. I love how Abbie repurposed a table and think her lovely ottoman is the icing on the cake in her gorgeously decorated living room.
Maria of A Hoover-gáton is túl saw a piece of wall art on Horchow that she fell in love with instantly and had to have. To recreate the look of the paneled art, Maria bought some canvases and acrylic paint and then had Office Max print the image onto a transparency. Using an old overhead projector, Maria traced the image onto the canvases and painted it in. This was a weekend project that cost Maria only $35 compared to $800!
With brown furniture and few windows in her family room, Nan from You Could Make That wanted to find a way to lighten up the space. She decided new pillows were in order and created four different designs using, stencils, craft paint, and white denim. Nan says, “Four new pillows, inspired by Horchow and Pottery Barn, for the price of some denim – a far cry from the $100 plus price tag!”
On a recent visit to the thrift store, Brandi from Don’t Disturb This Groove found a pineapple gold leaf lamp. She had no problems painting over the finish and searched the internet for inspiration. Horchow delivered with an eye-catching pineapple lamp that was just the inspiration Brandi needed! She spray painted the lamp yellow and added a new shade. Here’s what Brandi has to say about her thrift store lamp makeover: “Yellow suits her so well. I love this lamp with its new look. There’s nothing better than finding used treasures then turning them into something new!”
A white floral jingle bell wreath caught the eye of Virginia from LiveLoveDIY back before Christmas. Even with the arrival of spring, Virginia hasn’t been able to get the wreath out of her mind. Well, she can finally stop ogling its picture since Virginia now has her own rendition, a much “sassier” spring version that flaunts tons of white blooms with glass pearls, green glitter butterflies, and mini disco balls for extra pizzazz!
If you had to choose between dishing out almost a grand for an upholstered bench from Horchow or making your own for a mere $50, I think it’s safe to say we’d all head straight for the hardware store. Nan from You Could Make That shows that it doesn’t take an experienced carpenter/upholsterer to make a bench or ottoman from scratch. Nan simply used a piece of plywood and table legs for the base and then got a seamless upholstered finish by adding a pleated skirt and decorative trim. Not only is the end product beautiful but super strong and sturdy!