Designer Looks You Can DIY On A Budget

Designer Looks You Can DIY On A Budget

Over the years, decorating on a budget has been the vogue thing to do.  In fact, with the DIY movement that’s been made popular by bloggers, budget decorating is more achievable and affordable than ever.

Whenever I surf Pinterest, I marvel at some of the DIY hacks that people have done, many of which as been inspired by high-end designs.  For those of you that want to save money when decorating and have some DIY skills, here are four high-end design hacks you should try. And I’ve rounded-up all the supplies you’ll need to recreate these looks.

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Did you know that Campaign furniture was originally made to easily break down and fold up for traveling?  This style of furniture was made as naval furniture to be used on merchant ships.  Today Campaign style furniture is one of the most sought after vintage designs. If you’re lucky you may stumble across a piece in a thrift store or you can create your own luck and DIY a campaign style chest of drawers for yourself.

Making your own campaign style chest of drawers starts with the Ikea Kullen Cabinet and paint in the color of your choice.  Once painted, all you have to do is add brass corner hardware and drawer pulls.  And for as little as $200 you’ve got a campaign style chest of drawers.

Designer Looks You Can DIY On A Budget

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DIY Campaign Chest Supplies:

Kullen 3 drawer chest from Ikea $34.99 // Recessed Brass Campaign Drawer Pulls from Paxton Hardware–$26.54 to $29.28
Campaign Corner Brackets from Paxton Hardware–$5.63 to 20.29

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Bamboo furniture was originally designed for use on porches and patios but over the years the look has found its way into the interiors of homes. Whether real or faux, bamboo designs add a chic but organic touch to decor.

One of my favorite bamboo accessories is a bamboo mirror.  It’s the perfect piece to hang in a foyer, powder room or over night stands in the bedroom.  For $969 you can buy the gold faux bamboo mirror below or you can DIY your own for under $150.00.

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DIY Bamboo Mirror Supplies:

Turned Bamboo Moulding from Osborne Wood  // Stave Mirror from Ikea // Gold Metallic Spray Paint–Rustoleum

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Some of my favorite room images on Pinterest have one thing in common, this $485 brushstroke lamp.  I’ve seen this piece in every color in the rainbow and love the personality that it adds to a room.  If you have $100 (or less) and love to paint, it’s easy to recreate this look for your home. The hardest part of DIYing this lamp will be selecting a paint color.

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DIY Brushstroke Lamp Supplies:

White Double Gourd Ceramic Lamp from Lamps Plus // High Gloss Acrylic Paint from Home Depot  $11.99

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I know many of you are like me and have bit of a pillow obsession, especially if the pillow has a greek key trim.  Designer pillows are one of the easiest and most budget friendly DIY hacks you can take on.  When it comes to this pretty in pink bolster pillow, you can DIY this look for under $50.00 or buy the designer version that costs over $100.

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DIY Bolster Pillow Supplies:

Pink Bolster Pillow from Wal-Mart //  Greek Key Trim from MJTrim

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Well friends, I hope you’re inspired to give high-end DIY hacks a try.

For more DIY inspiration, check out my Ikea Inspiration board on Pinterest.

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