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.
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.
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.
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.
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.