Amy from Delineate Your Dwelling was able to recreate Himmeli sculptures from Urban Outfitters using the simplest of materials for only $4! Paper straws are the secret ingredient that made this project both simple and cheap. Amy shares exactly how she cut and strung the straws onto twine to create her geometric shapes. There are [...Read More]
Corinna of For My Love Of shares at Tatertots & Jello how she created a himmeli-inspired pendant for her home office. If you love this look and want to make your own, Corinna has a video that shows exactly how to cut and string the brass tubing onto wire to create the geometric design. Here’s what Corinna says about her DIY light fixture: “…the finished project embodies how I want the entire space to come together. DIY, glamorous, feminine with an edge.”
Merrill from Girl of a Thousand Dreams could hardly pass on wall art that featured two of her favorite things – big cats and florals. It may sound like an odd combination, but the two come together beautifully in this simple knock off that utilizes fabric, a black and white image, and a plain canvas. Whether it’s big cats and florals or butterflies and polka dots, Merrill points out that the basic design could easily be customized to suit any fancy.
Mari from Crab + Fish wanted a gilded bedside table for her master bedroom and realized she already owned a nightstand with a very similar shape to one she’d been admiring from Urban Outfitters. With some gold leaf, Mari transformed the childhood furniture into one she can now love as an adult. How glam is this?
Want a fun homemade gift idea for the holidays? Janel from Nellie Bellie created a set of quirky coasters that resemble jelly toast using cork board and nail polish. I know I’ve got a few family members and friends who would get a kick out of this practical and original gift!
Like Rachel from Smile and Wave, you may get excited about vertical storage that allows you to maximize small spaces. After finding metal wall hangers at a thrift store, Rachel was inspired to turn them into a leaning magazine rack similar to one she saw from Urban Outfitters. Rachel offers some great suggestions and resources for making your own since you may not find metal wall hangers like she did.
On one of her many thrift outings, Kimberly from A Night Owl came across a lovely little antique oval mirror tray from Goodwill for just $1.99. It initially sat unused for a couple of months until Kimberly came across Urban Outfitters’ Cut Lace Vanity Tray. She knew just what she needed to do to incorporate the tray into everyday use and grabbed a can of spray paint!
After Meagan from Craft Habit inherited an a pair of IKEA nightstands from her brother, she decided to revamp them with mint-colored paint and some cane webbing. Meagan says, “I believe that a home should be filled with history and character. Although we cannot (yet) stick furniture in a time machine to give it history, [...Read More]