Melissa of The Happier Homemaker shares at Pretty Handy Girl how to create an Anthropologie-inspired octopus pillow for less than $10. Melissa saved money on her pillow cover by sewing it from tea towels. In addition to being cheap, the tea towels are also sheer enough that the octopus design could be placed underneath and [...Read More]
Lidy from Hello Lidy was inspired to create gem wall art for a corner of her room after spying some striking mirrors from West Elm. Lidy easily mimicked the look of the precious stones with a piece of foam board and a Sharpie. Here’s what Lidy says about her new DIY artwork: “I think it’s super fun and really modernizes that corner of the room. It’s really easy to remove from the wall and then reapply somewhere else if I get too tired of it! Thanks to West Elm, I have some lovely new wall art to look at!”
Jeannine of The Concrete Cottage had a plain Target lamp shade lying around and decided to add a little pizzazz to it with some French script images and a fin tip Sharpie. The end product however, turned out to be a pretty close knock off to a Pottery Barn shade… who knew! Jeannine’s lampshade looks so amazing that it’s hard to believe it’s actually a very simply process!
Julia from Cuckoo 4 Design loved the look of a graphic “Bamboo” wallpaper and had the pattern sitting on her desk for months waiting for its grand debut somewhere in her home. A thrift store desk/bar that Julia revamped became the perfect candidate, and she set out to recreate the design with one of her favorite tools – a Sharpie! Doesn’t it look fabulous?!?
Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict had been eyeing Pottery Barn’s monogrammed serving boards for quite some time and finally found a way to create her own version for only $5! Debbie picked up a well-used cutting board from the thrift store and gave it a whole new look with a monogram, wood stain, and wooden legs. This is a great gift idea to keep in mind for friends who love to entertain!
Rather than purchasing a $100+ pillow in genuine Kravet Windsor Smith Riad fabric, Virginia from LiveLoveDIY decided to make her own stencil and use a Sharpie to create the same look. I love the interest the bold design adds to the space, and a few bucks for a designer look-a-like pillow is definitely something to get excited about!
Even the ugliest container can be made beautiful with a bit of burlap and rope! Just check out this vase that Lucy from Craftberry Bush created from a tin can. After covering her can with burlap, Lucy finished the edges and handle with rope and then added text with a Sharpie. This is a great [...Read More]