Gold Sunburst Mirror

Jacky from Small Home Love found a sunburst mirror she absolutely loved, but at $308, it definitely wasn’t happening. Two mirrors would run Jacky over $600! Ouch! Why not make her own for $8 each? That’s just what Jacky did with small round mirrors, bamboo skewers, and some gold spray paint. I really like how [...Read More]

Decorative Initial Stand

Erin from Life is Like a Bowl Full of Cherries recreated an Anthropologie letter stand that she loved for only a few dollars. You may even be able to pull this project off for free if you’ve got some scrap wood, stain, and paint on hand. Erin says, “It might just be my favorite piece [...Read More]

Decorative Photo Lantern

Brittany at Pretty Handy Girl snatched up an old brass lantern from her Habitat Restore for only $5. She turned it into a decorative piece for her mantle with some colorful paint and a picture of two cutie pies. Brittany didn’t even realize her pretty blue lantern resembled candle lanterns from Pier 1. She’s just [...Read More]

Decorative Sunburst Mirror

Kim from Sand & Sisal created her own sunburst mirror that replicates the look of hand cut natural bone. This was definitely not a simple project, as Kim gives the disclaimer that it required a lot of time and patience, but the results are pretty fabulous! Kim’s “bones” are actually pieces of transparency that have [...Read More]

Painted Light Fixture

Leah from LeahMarieV has hated the lights that came with her house for four long years and finally got bold enough to conquer them. It only took some spray paint to give her outdated brass fixture with etched glass a more modern look. Leah says it was “love at first sight.” Since new lighting can [...Read More]

Metal Wall Letters

Holly from Life as a Thrifter was inspired to create some word art as décor for her laundry room. Holly was thrilled to find this project was even simpler than she had imagined. It only required spray painting some craft store cardboard letters and then lightly sanding to remove the sheen and give them the [...Read More]

Ceramic Painted Lamp

Courtney from Courtney Out Loud was inspired to try his hand at DIY and recreated a pricey ceramic lamp he’d been eyeballing. While at a local thrift store, Courtney stumbled upon a lamp with a similar shape and geometric design. He cleaned all the grime off the lamp, painted it, and wired it with a [...Read More]

Decorative Gear Art

Lori from Mama with a Dash of DIY Drama has been obsessed with the artifact gear art from Restoration Hardware since it were first introduced. It almost seemed like a personal challenge to see if she could locate similar pieces. Lori did just that from the scrap heap of a tractor dealership. After degreasing and [...Read More]