Copycat Furniture: Get the Look Without the Price Tag
We all know the feeling of wanting something for our homes that is out of our price range. With these tutorials I want to show you that there is usually a way you can achieve the look of high-end home accessories and furniture for much less to fit your own budget. All you need is imagination, supplies, and a little determination.
Kate Spade is famous for designing and selling high-end and expensive pieces that so many of us love but can't afford. I love this IKEA Alex desk makeover by Mark Montano, which comes pretty close to the original Kate Spade piece for a much smaller price tag. All you need is a simple list of supplies, and you can make your own by following Mark's tutorial.
Simple West Elm-Style Bench
When a piece of furniture is as simply constructed as this bench, it's easy to DIY, and there is no need to spend hundreds of dollars as long as you're willing to put in some elbow grease. Ursula Carmona did just that this West Elm hack that only cost her $15. Find out exactly what she did to achieve the same look on her blog.
Robert Abbey Delta Lamp Replica
Who knew you could replicate a designer lamp with inexpensive mat board? Sarah M. Dorsey did and came up with a genius DIY version of this pretty faceted designer Robert Abbey Delta table lamp which also comes in a variety of colors. Get all the materials and how-to on her blog. It's an incredibly crafty project that comes in around a total of $11, plus the price of the lampshade.
DIY Theme and Variations Plates
Tema e Variazioni (theme and variations) plates by Piero Fornasetti are stunning and timeless pieces of art which showcase the artist's love for his muse Lina Cavalieri who was an Italian operatic soprano, actress, and monologist. I adore the artist's plates but couldn't afford the steep prices, which is why I came up with my own version. You can find out how I made them on my blog. It's as simple as finding the right stickers and some salad plates.
Serena and Lily-Inspired Mirror
I couldn't resist to mention another one of Sarah M. Dorsey's fabulous mat board projects. They just amaze me and it is such a widely available and affordable material to work with. She replicated the look of a Serena & Lilly mirror for only $20-$30 with a similar technique and tutorial as the previously mentioned faceted designer lamp.