Beth from Unskinny Boppy had been on the lookout for a ladder with round rungs after spying one in a layout from Pottery Barn. Imagine her excitement when she happened upon just the ladder while shopping at a local antiques store. Beth mimicked the look of her inspiration by hanging the ladder above her patio [...Read More]
Nike from Choose to Thrive had been crushing on a lantern with a quatrefoil design. Like the rest of us, there isn’t much from Ballard that falls into an affordable price range for Nike, so she set off to make her own. Wondering how she made it? From a cardboard cereal box! Yes, seriously! She [...Read More]
When designing her new office, Jen of Tatertots and Jello knew she wanted a wood bead chandelier to be the focal point. The one she had been eyeing cost up to $2,000, but Jen was able to make her own bigger chandy for about $250. Jen explains exactly how threaded the wood beads onto the [...Read More]
After coveting Restoration Hardware’s orb chandelier for years, Roxanne from The Honeycomb Home finally decided to make her own. Roxanne found a hanging orb on clearance at Home Goods that actually served as the catalyst for this project. She paired it with parts from an old chandelier to FINALLY get her own version of the [...Read More]
I have been known to hoard a container or two (or a hundred) because they offer a plethora of repurposing possibilities. I was pretty wowed when I came across this Pottery Barn inspired lamp on Instructables that was made from none other than a recycled oatmeal container. All dressed up with a geometric pattern and [...Read More]
Taryn from Design, Dining, and Diapers has been revamping her master bedroom, toning down the glam in favor of a modern farmhouse look. She loves the look of antique pharmacy lamps and knew it would be perfect for her updated space. Taryn shares at Tatertots & Jello how she refabbed an IKEA lamp with spray [...Read More]
Tasha from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body turned quilting hoops into a beautifully-shaped wood pendant light for her family. Tasha made just a couple of changes from her West Elm inspiration, including a darker stain color and socket adapter to allow for more light. That’s what you gotta love about DIY – you get exactly what you want for way less, in this case $150 less!
Lisa from Salt Marsh Cottage needed to replace three ugly ceiling lights at her beach house. A beautiful fixture from Design Within Reach inspired her, but when Lisa realized it would cost almost $1200 for three fixtures, she felt less inspired. Plus, Lisa really wanted a chrome finish rather than brass. Are you feeling a DIY coming on? Lisa found a $15 fixture at Home Depot with a similar design, and with the help of a can of metallic silver spray paint, she was able to get the look of the DWR fixture in her preferred finished at a much more reasonable price!