One of the biggest struggles when redecorating is budget, and while I’d love to say DIYing your way through a room saves you money, that’s not always the case. Here are some amazing tutorials I found while browsing online that look so close or better than their source of inspiration!
1. Dodecahedron Pendant Light $440 vs. $10
View Along the Way is a great blog with wonderful, well designed DIY projects! I am obsessed with the dodecahedron pendant light. I think that Kelly’s DIYed version is much cuter than the original.
2. United States Chalkboard Map $168 vs. $8
Stephanie Lynn has a wonderful tutorial of this chalk board map for a much more affordable price. Her method is so easy, it looks professional.
3. Reclaimed Octagon Mirror $348 vs. $50
Kelly from View Along the Way made the mirror for free using a wood pallet and a used mirror. The only thing that cost money was a digital protractor used to measure angles. I am determined to do this one!
4. Kilim Floor Pouf $249 vs. $24
Erica from Retropolitan figured out how to makes these gorgeous floor poufs from West Elm for 1/10th of the price! Not to mention it’s a very doable tutorial.
5.Veneer Spheres $29 vs. $5
I love these spheres and love the price even more! I don’t like to spend too much on decorative pieces because I change my mind so often, but this tutorial from Hill Country Homebody is easy and inexpensive, so it’s a must try!
6. Chain Rib Throw $79 vs. $22
I love knitting my own blankets, but sometimes the cost actually surpasses the store brand item. This is a very simple tutorial, and can be cost effective if you have the right yarn. I suggest getting a less expensive yarn like this one and washing it first in a lingerie bag to soften it. For a throw as large as this, I’d also suggest doubling the width of the pattern and knitting for 10 skeins.
7. Factory Cart Table $995 vs. $150
Tom and I have had our eye on this coffee table from Restoration Hardware for quite some time, but the price tag so so off-putting! I was super excited to find this tutorial from The Blissful Bee!