Storage Bed for a Small Space

knock off pottery barn stratton bed

When deciding on a bed for the upstairs bedroom of her small mountain cottage home, Pam of DIY Design Fanatic knew storage was a must. The Pottery Barn Stratton Bed offered everything Pam needed – plenty of storage and stylish baskets to boot. However, it was certainly breaking the bank at $1,499. Thankfully, Ana White [...Read More]

Industrial Pipe Leg Dining Table

pipe dining table

Tasha from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body needed a table for her eat-in-kitchen area and fell in love with a pipe-legged beauty from one of her favorite stores–West Elm. Unfortunately, the large table retailed for about $2,000! Tasha says, “Yeah, that wasn’t going to happen… SO, we decided to make our own, and we [...Read More]

Wood Shim Sunburst Mirror

sunburst mirror tutorial

Hayley from Grey House Harbor loves a good knockoff AND a pretty mirror. She says, “I adore they way they instantly lighten and brighten any space. Sunburst (or starburst) mirrors have been en vogue for a few years now and the trend isn’t fading. But they can cost some serious coin.” Hayley knew this was [...Read More]

Simple, Modern Side Table

diy pottery barn inspired end table

After his baby girl was born, Jamison from Rogue Engineer’s wife requested that he bring the glider from the nursery down to the master bedroom for feedings. It didn’t take long before the couple discovered a side table was a must for drinks, books, and the like. They settled on a simple, modern side table [...Read More]

Vintage Lace Mirror Makeover

Vintage Lace Mirror

Doreen from Hymns and Verses was inspired to give a $10 thrift store mirror a complete makeover using lace and paint. To create the lovely lace design, Doreen used a technique in which she “stenciled” the back with lace and then finished it with a faux mercury glass treatment. Didn’t she do an amazing job [...Read More]

Ladder Shelf with Wire Baskets

pb teen inspired ladder shelf

Katie from Addicted to DIY finally crossed off a project that had been on her DIY list for awhile – a ladder bookshelf for her oldest son’s room. While the wire baskets may account for the bulk of the expense with this project, they are also what makes it so stinkin’ awesome! In this case, [...Read More]

Extra Large Wood Bead Chandelier

diy beaded chandelier

When designing her new office, Jen of Tatertots and Jello knew she wanted a wood bead chandelier to be the focal point. The one she had been eyeing cost up to $2,000, but Jen was able to make her own bigger chandy for about $250. Jen explains exactly how threaded the wood beads onto the [...Read More]

Bright and Bold Striped Trunk Makeover

painted stripe trunk

Sarah of Sarah M. Dorsey Designs shares at Infarrantly Creative how she gave a beat up trunk she picked up at the thrift store for only $7 a bright and bold makeover with painted stripes. The transformation involved cleaning and priming the trunk and then taping off the stripe pattern and painting away. It’s amazing [...Read More]