We’ve all been there – what we want isn’t what our pocketbook will allow. Bummer, right? Well these knock off decor DIY projects will give your home that high end look you love, without hurting your wallet.
Just about anytime I find something for my home that I love but has a steep price tag, I always ask myself, “Can I make that somehow?”
More often than not, the answer is, “No, silly girl.”
But sometimes, every once in a while, the answer is, “Girl, yes!”
And so I do.
Here are some of my best knock-off decor projects that saved me a wad of cash but gave me the look I wanted.
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Knock Off DIY Building Projects
Why spend a fortune buying it when you can build it (simply!) and for a lot less?!
DIY Chippendale Desk
You can buy this one for over $1500 or you can make my version for about $100.
Oversized Wall Frame for $25
Custom framing can be expensive – except when you DIY it. Find out how…
The inspiration bookshelf for this project was over $1K. Mine? About $50.
Home Improvement Knock Off Projects
Add instant WOW factor to your home with these projects.
How to Cover Dated Louvered Doors
$25. That’s about all it will cost to update those dated doors – look at this before you spend all that money replacing interior doors!
Faux Stone Countertops
Ugly laminate counters? No problem! Use this tutorial to transform those eyesores to stone beauties! The cost? About $15.
DIY Lucite Handrail
Buy one here for about $300 or put together your own using my tutorial for about $100. You won’t believe how gorgeous these things are.
Home Decor Knock Offs
A few of my favorite home accessories and decorating projects that didn’t cost me an arm and a leg.
How to Make Faux Jadeite
Love the look of jadeite, but not willing to pay the high price tag? Use this tutorial to scratch your jadeite itch.
Kate Spade Inspired Wall
Ever visited a Kate Spade store and seen that gorgeous wall behind the counter? Here’s my take on that…
DIY Agate Slice Lamp Finials
I adore pretty lamp finials, but they can be pricey. This one though – a fraction of the cost of the real thing.
DIY Golden Snake Bud Vase
A couple years back, there were some gorgeous gold snake home accessories out there – alas, they were out of my budget. My solution? A trip to the Dollar Tree’s toy aisle…
DIY Golden Snake Bowl
Another project made possible with the help of the Dollar Tree toy aisle – and of course, a little spray paint. This bowl is a perfect catch-all for around the house.
Mohawk Lollipop Holder
I adore Jonathan Adler’s line of home decor, however much of it is out of my price range – like this lollipop holder. So I made my own…
DIY Selenite Knobs
I love taking my home decorating to a whole other level with fancy knobs on furniture. These selenite knobs didn’t have a big price tag at all though…
DIY Bottle Lamp
You’ve seen lamps like this one before and you’ve also seen the price tag on them. Did you know it’s easy to make your own though?
Knock Off Cowhide Projects
I love both the look of cowhide in home decor, but also because it reminds me of home.
DIY Cowhide Rug
I love, love, love a great cowhide rug, but they are so expensive. So I took a chance and made my own – and I love how it turned out!
DIY Cowhide Lampshade
Did you see these at Pottery Barn? Upwards of $100 per shade! Mine though? It just costs about $15 or so!
Knock Off Crystal Projects
I love using crystals in my home decor. In fact, I love them so much that I found a way to make my own faux crystals and then I used them to embellish all sorts of things around the house.
Crystal Embellished Vase
Make any boring vase look like a million bucks with this project!
DIY “Crystal” Knobs
Add serious wow factor to doors with these beauties!
How to Make a Crystal Lamp Finial
I can never get enough good finials in my life! I love the glam touch this one adds to lamps.
How to Make Crystal Magnets
Refrigerators deserve a touch of glam too! These crystal magnets do the job perfectly!
Knock Off Lucite Projects
Lucite is another one of my favorite interior design elements. Again, high price tag though – here are some knock off lucite decor projects I did.
DIY Lucite Trays
Less than $5 and oh so so so simple!
DIY Lucite Frames
Easy to make and you can snag that free printable too!
Will you be adding any of these knock off decor projects to your list?
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9 DIY Countertop Makeovers – budget friendly countertop makeover ideas!
Classic Black and White DIY Projects for Your Home – black and white is always right!
7 Super Simple, Super Cute Electrical Tape Crafts for Your Home – yep, using electrical tape!
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Susan the Farm Quilter says
Seeing that bookcase reminded me of the young man you built it for. I haven’t heard you speak of him since he left for college. Any updates??
Christina Woodcock says
I love all of these projects, and especially the cowhide rug! It looks authentic!
Thanks, Christina! I love that rug too and how it turned out!