I love stores like Antropologie, Urban Outfitters and West Elm as much as the next person, but I can't afford to decorate my whole home with their products. I pick and choose my must-have items to splurge on and, whenever possible, I DIY the rest based on my favorite store-bought pieces. Some home decor products have gorgeous DIY versions with full tutorials available online, so why not give it a try?!
I love minimal, simple frames, so when I saw this set of frames from Anthropologies, I absolutely I fell in love. I was actually going to purchase a few, but then I realized that they were no longer available. So I figured I could attempt to DIY a similar version. And guess what? I did! Read on to find out how…
Float frame: I got mine from Walmart.
Spray paint: I chose Krylon Short Cuts Gold Leaf
Super Glue or Hot Glue
Small metal washers
Clothes pins or hair pins
Gold necklace: I bought two at a garage sale for less than a dollar.
I’m always looking for clever ways to turn thrift store glassware into something fantastic, so when I spotted these DIY Anthropologie-inspired confetti tumblers, I flipped! Not only are they a fraction of the cost, the sky’s the limit when it comes to color combos.
It’s hard to believe that this dresser turned into the one pictured below, but Monica and Jess would swear it’s the same one, and they should know, they did the makeover. At one time the dresser was used for a tool chest, but the ladies had other plans. Check it out:
Palette aside, Autumn’s Anthro inspired lampshade looks so much like the original, the retailer should be worried. Very worried. Of course, as DIYers we are delighted the replica is spot on. Just to prove my point, here’s the original:
As for what Autumn used to make her masterpiece, here ya go:
an old lampshade
a cricut or other personal cutting machine for cutting the circles, OR as Autumn suggest, we can cut them by hand too
During the late 90’s I was painting all sorts of wood furniture knobs to use as furniture feet and legs. The ‘adorable’ factor was that I painted the feet to match the fabric. Now it’s 2011 and we’ve come a long way, baby. See how these modernly adorable Anthropologie knobs add punch to a plain old shelf.
One late afternoon I stopped into my local Goodwill store. Immediately, I spied this vintage child’s rocker in the furniture area priced at a measly $6.99. Old, worn out, and saggy, I was a little interested, but not quite sold until I saw someone else become very interested in it. It was ON! I slinked around looking at other junk, all crouched down and ready to pounce if he put it back. I spent a minute or so looking for wooden trays and then peeked back around and saw he had passed on it. Continue Reading