Urban Outfitters has the kind of hip, funky vibe I tried to copy in my first home. If only I had known about these knockoffs inspired by an Urban Outfitter apartment, I might have been able to afford the look. Using imagination and gobs of creativity, these bloggers have come up with inexpensive ways to recreate some of our favorite pieces. Peacoats and Plaids, for example, took a Mason jar and some LED lights, and with a little magic dust, made a replica of the DreamLight for a fraction of the cost.
To see the full tutorial, visit Peacoats and Plaid.
Starting with a $3 hanging lamp she found at a consignment store, Lidy removed the hardware, and suddenly what used to be an eyesore has been transformed into something architectural and modern. Add a succulent and voila! For $10 or so, you have an almost exact model of the faceted terrarium that costs three times as much.For the full transformation, visit Lidy's site at Hello Lidy.
Like so many things at Urban Outfitters, this hanging wall art is so random it's great. If you happen to have a black-and-white photo of a lion hanging around, and I think all of us do, then borrowing the idea from UO and making it at home is easy. All it takes is a little mod podge, a discarded floral fabric sample and a blank canvas.For step by step instructions, go to Girl of a Thousand Dreams and see how she did it.
Mandy at This Girls Life was looking to add this piece of art to her wall, but couldn't find it at Urban Outfitters. Taking a blank canvas and some photos she cut down to 6 x 6 size, she arranged and mod podged them into a cool nature-inspired collage. The transformation from just okay to incredible came when she outlined each photo with copper tape. It adds a little bit of glitz and a whole lot of glam. For step by step instructions, visit Mandy's website at This Girl's Life.
It can't get any simpler — if you can find a similar tray to the one at Urban Outfitters. Scour your local consignment stores, buy a metal tray that has the lace edge, and add paint. Instant upgrade. We thank Kimberly at A Night Owl for the photos and the inspiration. We are off to Goodwill to find a tray of our own!
This duvet cover is inspired by the Waterfall Ruffle Duvet at Urban Outfitters, and it probably isn't the best project for a beginner. But with a few tips from Kiki (such as adding the ruffles before you sew the two sheets together for the duvet) and some patience, you too can have a frothy comforter cover. Visit Kiki & Company for the how-to, plus insights on how she got that cool bed skirt.
Photo credits: Peacoats and Plaid, Hello Lidy, Girl of a Thousand Dreams, This Girl's Life, A Night Owl, Kiki & Co.
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