Giant Abacus — Courtesy of Fishing Floats!

diy giant abacus inspired by pottery barn

KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms had been dreaming of making her own Pottery Barn-inspired giant abacus for years. She had almost the whole project planned out, except for the counting beads, which is a pretty important component of the abacus. Then inspiration finally hit while she was visiting friends who were commercial fishermen – fishing floats! […Read More]

Lace-Trimmed Curtain Panels

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Katie from Upcycled Treasures has been working on a master bedroom makeover and fell in love with lace-trimmed curtains from Anthropologie. Lace-trimmed curtains that cost almost $200 per panel! Ouch! Katie set out on a mission to get the same look for less. However, when her search for affordable lace trim came up dry, Katie […Read More]

Dollar Store Illuminated Twine Pumpkin

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Grapevine pumpkins have become staples when it comes to fall décor. They are quite lovely with their natural look and pretty twinkling lights, but boy are they pricey!  Lisa from Recaptured Charm knew they couldn’t cost nearly as much to make as their price tags might indicate and proved it by creating her own with […Read More]

Hanging Macrame Chair

diy hanging macrame chair

If you are a macrame-lover, check out this amazing hanging chair created by Savannah of Classy Clutter. Savannah put on her DIY thinking cap and went through some trial-and-error to figure out a way to recreate a hand-woven swing chair from Urban Outfitters. But figure it out she did! While Savannah admits that this chair […Read More]

Wood Shim Sunburst Mirror

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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]

Traced Octopus Pillow from Tea Towels

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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]

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]

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]