100 Affordable Home Decor Pieces for Under $100

100 affordable furniture and home decor pieces - each for under $100
Source: Target

When it comes to making design changes in your home, you don't want to spend more money than you need to – especially on the accent pieces. The cost of details add up fast if you aren't being mindful of the price tag. However, affordable furniture and home decor is out there – if you know where to look. We've rounded up 100 of our favorite affordable furniture and home decor items, each coming in under $100 each. Continue Reading

How To: Make a Rustic Wooden Floor Lamp

Grab that reclaimed wood you’ve been holding onto “just in case” and take a look at this rustic/woodsy/kinda-nautical-ish tripod style floor lamp tutorial!      

Materials are pretty basic as far as the lamp base goes: just the wood itself, some wood glue, and a few screws. But, if you’re thinking of transforming an old lantern into a functioning light like Erin did here, you’ll definitely want to check out her tutorial on HGTV that includes step-by-step instructions for properly wiring everything. Continue Reading

How To: Make a DIY Tree Branch Floor Lamp

created at: 12/10/2012

This DIY tree branch lamp is a unique project that could easily be scaled to your liking (a desk lamp, perhaps?)!     

I love the touch of copper as well, though it would be fun to play with different materials or finishes for this part of the lamp! Check out how to make your own over on Design Sponge.

Inspiration: Turn a Branch into a Floor Lamp

created at: 02/28/2012Hard-wiring overhead lighting can be intimidating for a DIYer, which is why floor lamps are often the preferred way to go when you want overhead light. However,  ‘conversation area’ type floor lamps can be really expensive. Nice to know we can make one using a branch and some hanging lights. Here’s a few lamp alternatives I found on Amazon that could do the trick.

Brushed Nickel Warehouse Shade:

Nuvo 76/661 Brushed Nickel Warehouse Shade

Designers Edge:

Designers Edge L-1712 14-Inch Indoor One-Light Downward Hanging Farm Light Fixture, Powder Coated

As far as the pot goes, I’d opt for a cardboard cylinder type thing. Continue Reading