Katie from Upcycled Treasures knew she wanted either plants or lanterns to go on either side of large-scale wall art in her master bedroom. She came across the perfect inspiration from Anthropologie – reclaimed wood wall sculptures with metallic flair. Katie mimicked the look of the sculptures but then added her own spin with hardware […Read More]
As the name of her blog implies, Brittany from Addicted 2 Savings 4U is all about getting the high end look for less – like for under $5! She did just that when she recreated these glitzy dotted glasses inspired by Anthropologie. Brittany bought four glasses from the dollar store and then dotted away with […Read More]
Carissa of Carissa Miss finished off her son’s nursery with a set of custom shelves above the changing table. Thanks to metal brackets from IKEA and a wood board from the home improvement store she was able to do it at a fraction of the cost of her West Elm inspiration. I love the combo of the rustic wood-stained shelf and glitzy metallic brackets and can’t think of a room (or even an entryway) where these wouldn’t add style and function!
Sarah from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs knew exactly what to do with a tree that had fallen down in her backyard – turn it into a shapely, hand-chiseled accent table! Sarah enlisted the help of her husband David, and the couple worked together to remove the bark, cut angles into the stump, sand it smooth, and finally finish it off with paint and glaze. Like Sarah, I love how the glaze brings out the detail of the wood!
Brynne of The Gathered Home loved the gold metallic pillow covers from West Elm and started wondering if it was possible to DIY pillows that had the same metallic luster. The idea of using gold leaf on fabric came to Brynne, and since she already had the supplies on hand, there was nothing to lose! Brynne says, “It turns out you CAN gold leaf fabric, which opens up a world of possibilities – not the least of which is having my own version of my favorite West Elm pillows on my sofa!”
After seeing some glitzy gold chevron glassware, Tamara from Provident Home Design couldn’t help but notice how boring her own plain Jane glasses were. She decided to give her run-of-the-mill glasses a quick makeover with gold nail polish. Here’s from Tamara: “I’ve enjoyed my newly painted glasses so much! It’s the little things sometimes that makes the heart happy.”
How about going glam this Valentine’s Day with sparkly metallics and golden glitter? Rinchen De from High on DIY made this glitzy heart pillow using super fine glitter and Mod Podge. I love the sprinkled effect – like the heart is bursting with love! I can’t think of a better way to take a plain pillow cover from drab to fab!
Daniela from Put A Bird On It is all about creating lovely, “Pinterest-worthy” décor on a dime. She also happens to be a sucker for polka dots, so it’s no wonder metallic confetti mugs from West Elm caught her eye. Daniela shares how she made her own decorative mugs with Sharpies. She even took it a step further to customize a mug with her “phrase” for 2014 – Choose Happy.