14 Home Decor Products you can Totally DIY

14 Home Decor Products you can Totally DIY

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?!


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Make It: DIY Knock-Off Anthropologie Hanging Frame

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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…



Anthropologie DIY Knock Off Frame

  • 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.
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Make It: DIY Painted Confetti Tumblers

created at: 06/27/2012

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.    

Zandi from Radical Possibility has the same mindset as me when it comes to thrift store glasses, so she set about creating her own version of the much more expensive Anthropologie ones. Continue Reading

Unbelieveable Anthropologie-Inspired Dresser Makeover

created at: 03/12/2012

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:  

created at: 03/12/2012

To see how the makeover unfolded, visit Craftaholics Anonymous. And as for the Anthropologie version to compare it to, here it is, all $998 worth of it. Continue Reading

How To: Make DIY Anthropologie-Inspired Blooms

created at: 05/24/2011

On a recent visit to on-demand clothing and home goods store Anthropologie, Megan spied the stylized faux flowers above.

“How did they make these?” she, like any good DIYer wondered.

So, she looked closer. And the unexpected material emerged in an a-ha!-now-I-can-totally-make-these moment of delight. Can you guess what they’re made from?  

How about now?

Ta-da! Q-tips. Clever, very inexpensive, and a craft supply staple, done up in a whole new way. Fantastic.

Anthropologie-Inspired Blooms [Homemade Ginger] 

Make: An Anthropologie Inspired Lampshade

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:

Anthropologie Lampshade

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
  • heat & bond/iron-on fabric stabilizer
  • 2 yards of fabric in various prints/colors
  • trim
  • reposition-able spray adhesive
  • glue & foam brush

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Clever Idea: Use Beautiful Door Knobs for Furniture Feet

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.

Carleyy over on Instructables has a nifty little video to show you exactly how to add some charm to the bottom of a piece of furniture. Continue Reading

Goodwill Kid’s Rocker Moroccan Makeover

created at: 06/30/2010

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

Build an Anthropologie-Inspired ‘Tightrope’ Table

Shannon spied Anthropologie’s Tightrope table and figured she could make one of her own. And she was right! She used (what looks like) pine and put it all together without any fancy joinery.

Four 70-foot rolls of various colors and a bit of weaving fashioned the top. 

A perfect table for the kids, but with some alterations, as Shannon explains, the project could be easily adapted to fashion an end table or even a coffee table. Continue Reading