Upholstered Burlap Chair

Kenz of Interiors by Kenz dreamed of having a grand upholstered chair like one from Restoration Hardware as an accent in her basement, no other chair would do. She worked some of her Cinderella magic to transform a wicker chair from the thrift store into a fancy burlap upholstered chair with nailhead trim and a grey-washed finish. Would you believe Kenz reupholstered the whole chair with just a hot glue gun???


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Vintage Framed Map

With a love for all things Restoration Hardware, Kenz of Interiors By Kenz turned to their antique maps as inspiration for her own piece of map art. Kenz created her large map by printing it on multiple sheets of paper and then adhering the parts to a piece of plywood. She finished up by plucking some wood from her fence to use for the frame. (I’m loving that resourcefulness!) Would you believe this amazing piece of framed map art cost Kenz nothing… nada… the big goose egg???

rh inspired map

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Caged Metal Pendant Light

Tricia from Simplicity in the South wanted to replace the bare bulb in the ceiling of her son’s closet-turned-workspace. She was inspired by a caged pendant light that appealed to her vintage style and was able to replicate the look with supplies she ordered online. Tricia’s knockoff is the spitting image of her RH inspiration and cost only a third of the price!

diy caged metal pendant light

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Rustic Red Sideboard

Hillary from The Friendly Home joined forces with Ana White to fill a large space in her friend’s dining room with this rustic sideboard. Just as Hillary hoped, the piece is full of character with its deep red finish and planked appearance. Needless to say, Hillary is a crazy talented builder. I am simply in awe of her skills!

rustic red sideboard

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Tufted Ottoman

Amanda from Bullfrogs and Bulldogs had been wanting a tufted ottoman for awhile, but, unfortunately, the price tags were enough to make her cringe. Amanda decided to take matters into her own hands and make one herself. The process involved building a wood frame, adding foam and batting, and then upholstering with a durable fabric. […Read More]

Silver Painted Mirror

Ann from Annimal Instinct had a chunky black-framed mirror that wasn’t working with the relaxed, seaside vibe she wanted to create in her master bedroom. She decided to lighten it up with a silver finish. By layering spray paint and Rub n’ Buff, Ann was able to give her mirror a similar effect to her […Read More]

Nautical Rope Lamp

Kirstin from Craftiments merged two different styles together to revamp a lamp she had from the thrift store. She achieved a nautical look by wrapping lamp base in sisal rope and then replaced the shade with an openwork globe using two planters from Wal-mart. These are two great ideas for updating a tired old lamp! […Read More]

Framed Pressed Leaves

To add interest to a small wall in her living room Amanda from Bullfrogs and Bulldogs recreated some botanical pressings she fell in love with at Restoration Hardware. Amanda’s DIY version uses Goodwill frames and botanicals from her farm. Amanda says, “Adding a little antique charm to them makes them the perfect fit for our […Read More]

Oversized Map Art

Becca at From Gardners Two Bergers always blows me away with her ability to replicate pricey pieces of art. Not only are her DIY versions the spitting images of their designer counterparts, but they cost way less. For this piece of large map art, Becca printed the map image as multiple color copies to avoid […Read More]