Tuesday, December 30, 2014

DIY - Designer 'Look for Less'


Now that we I have an entire house to decorate, I sometimes find myself getting sucked down the late-night rabbit hole looking at beautifully decorated homes on Pinterest. And then I imagine what would happen if Yishai was let loose in one of those gorgeously staged homes for 10 minutes - toddler 'bull in a china shop'!. Sure, I'd love to have one of those all white homes staged to decor perfection, but let's be real here - expensive, breakable things + super active toddler (and baby) = yeah.right.

Anyways, since I always joke that my motto is #champagnetastebeerbudget I put my (lack of) 'money where my mouth is' and here are my takes on two DIY Designer 'Look for Less' vases:

My designer inspiration:



I love the playful yet elegant design of Kate Spade's Cloverdale Rose Bowl, but sadly it's been discontinued (please bring it back, Kate Spade!). I really mean it when I say this project is so.easy. All it takes is some gold craft paint and a bit of time (I let my dots dry overnight in between coats and used 5 or 6 coats). All of the supplies were from Michaels. I LOVE how it came out!






And my second designer inspiration:

Interior designer Kelly Wearstler is queen of 'cool girl chic decor' but my #beerbudget doesn't allow for the 14k gold accents on her Handcrafted Ceramic Confetti Bowl (and it's also been discontinued!). What's a girl to do? Gonna make my own!

The vase was a Homegoods clearance find for $2.99 and I had a partial package of gold New Year's Eve decorations laying around so rather than buy confetti I cut them into pieces. I primed the vase with a coat of Valspar Primer and then two coats of Valspar white in gloss finish and let it dry overnight. Using E6000 Craft Adhesive, I tacked the pieces to the vase and sprayed the completed vase with a Rust-Oleum Triple Thick Glaze.











This one now lives on my DIY entry table (post to come, stay tuned!) and makes me smile everytime I walk in the door. 
If you make your own version I'd love to see! Leave a pic in the comments. And if you have other Designer 'Looks for Less' share them also...I'm always looking for new projects :)

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