Paper Mache Starfish

faux star fish

It’s not too late to throw a starfish or two into the mix of your summer décor. Amanda from House Revivals shares a quick and easy tutorial for making your own faux starfish from good old TP!  She says, “Make a dozen, tie them onto gifts or napkins or toss them into a bowl with [...Read More]

Painted Geometric Pillows

painted geometric pillows

Painting fabric allows you the flexibility to get the exact look you want without blowing your budget out of the water. When Kathie from Krafty Kat wanted to liven up her very brown living space, she created some colorful geometric print pillows using acrylic paint. It enabled Kathie to easily get a similar look to [...Read More]

Beadboard Headboard

diy_beadboard_headboard_pottery_barn_knockoff_camp_bed

After making a custom pirate sail headboard for one of her sons, Melissa from The Happier Homemaker couldn’t turn down her oldest son’s request for a headboard of his own. She loved the look of PBK’s Camp Bed but not the $600 price tag. Melissa also wanted just a headboard and not an entire frame. [...Read More]

Plaid Wool Pendant Shade

anthropologie inspired wool pendant shade

Why waste hours searching for that perfect fabric when you can just paint your own? That’s exactly what Mary from At Home on the Bay did after months of searching for plaid and stripe wool coating for her custom-made lampshade. I know it’s summer and smokin’ hot outside, but Mary’s shade makes me want to [...Read More]

Painted Berry Container

painted and sealed berry container

When Sherry from Pondered Primed Perfected laid eyes on some stoneware berry containers from Anthropologie, she was taken back to childhood days of picking berries with her family. But why spend $14 on a container that is identical to the free cardboard pint berries come in? Sherry held onto her cash, and instead painted and [...Read More]

Selvage Chevron Pillow

selvage strip chevron pillow

Jessica from Sew Homegrown wanted to creates a pillow for her living room that would add texture to the space. She decided on a colorful chevron design inspired by a West Elm pillow. Jessica threw her own spin on it by using strips of selvage fabric so her pillow also incorporates some typography. This is [...Read More]

Picture Frame Lantern

diy picture frame lantern

Loving the look (but not the price, of course!) of iron candle lanterns, Krista from While He Was Napping made her own using picture frames from the dollar store. A little spray paint here… some glue there… and voila! Krista even added some vinyl to copy the decorative glass panels from her inspiration more closely. [...Read More]

Numbered Accent Chair

chair with stenciled numbers

After snagging a wood chair on the cheap, Matt and Jacque from The DIY Village had the best intentions of repainting it for their guest bedroom. Ten months down the road the chair was still sitting in their garage sporting its original coat of red paint. Jacque decided it was time to finally get the [...Read More]