Cheap Bird Figurines to Beautiful Bookends

anthropologie knock off bird bookends

If you are looking for an adorable AND functional addition to your bookshelf, then look no more! Sonnet of SohoSonnet Creative Living created this set of bird bookends for a mere $6 using wood, paint, and bird figurines. This is a great wood scrap buster project since you need only a small length of wood [...Read More]

Gold Leaf Giraffe Trinket Dish

anthropologie knockoff giraffe trinket dish

Like Brynne of The Gathered Home, you may be all cozy in your bed before you realize your still wearing your baubles from the day. What you need is an adorable trinket dish on your nightstand! Brynne actually created hers from a plastic giraffe toy. With a coat of glossy white paint and gold leaf [...Read More]

Spray Painted White and Gold Fan

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I am sure you all are no strangers to plastic portable fans and would agree there is nothing stylish about them. Jessa from Sparkle shows that even a cheapo portable fan can have personality too! She spray painted hers for a retro two-tone makeover. I totally love this idea – what can you not spray [...Read More]

Bold and Beautiful Painted Stripe Vase

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Tamara from Provident Home Design had been crushing on a blue and white striped lamp from Wisteria for quite some time. She knew the $219 bold and beautiful lamp would look gorgeous on her newly DIYed console table – just not at that price. Tamara was still able to bring the look to her console [...Read More]

Tree Stump to Metallic Side Table

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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!

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Refabbed Frame with Mirror Matting

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A mirrored frame mat? Like Angelica from My Dear Irene, you may be thinking you’ve seen all kinds of matting but never one that looks like a mirror. Angelica loved the idea so much she made her own with Looking Glass spray paint. Angelica actually sprayed right on the glass, simply leaving the middle where the picture goes unpainted. Angelica says thanks to a little trick of her own the unpainted portion came out perfectly. Would you ever believe that crystal clear reflection came from a can?!?

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Refab an Old Vase with a Clay Chrysanthemum

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Ever since Vidya from What’s Ur Home Story used air dry clay on another project she’d been thinking of recreating the Anthropologie Chrysanthemum Vase. While making the flowers from clay did take some practice, Vidya says it was well worth the effort. Her DIY flower vase looks remarkably like Anthro’s and cost Vidya nothing since she used an old vase she’s had for years and left over spray paint and clay from other projects.

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Beach House Light Fixtures on the Cheap

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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!

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