Breanna from 929 Design wanted to recreate an amazing rope orb chandelier similar to what Restoration Hardware is selling for $499. She was able to do it for just under $25! “How?” you might ask… The secret to Breanna’s frugal fixture is that she used hula hoops to create the orb and then used the “insides” from a secondhand fixture for the light. Hula hoops are on the shelves now, so it’s the perfect time of year to make your own orb chandy!
Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust had been wanting to add lanterns to her kitchen for years. The dream finally become a reality with the help of some clearance lanterns from TJ Maxx. Kristen partnered the lanterns with the electrical components from two secondhand brass light fixtures to create her pendants. The lanterns are exactly what Kristen envisioned for the space and really dress up her kitchen!
Instead of paying $99 for framed skeleton keys, Angie from The Country Chic Cottage suggests stalking secondhand stores to make these beauties at a fraction of the cost. A mere fraction of the cost. Like $7 for two instead of $200! Angie pulled it off by pairing a set of reproduction skeleton keys she found at the flea market with thrift store frames. I love how they came out!
As soon as Rachel from Holy Craft saw a large framed painting at a garage sale, visions of Restoration Hardware’s classy subway art swirled in her head. She whipped out the paint and vinyl to transform the artwork into a piece she can truly love. And would you believe it cost less than $5 total??? That’s an amazing steal for such a large piece of artwork, especially when you consider the $550 price tag of Rachel’s inspiration!