Inspired by some of your favorite furniture stores like: Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn, CB2, West Elm and Anthropologie!

Furniture is expensive folks. Like, really expensive. And most of us dream of something a little nicer than discount store particle board, don’t we? The big furniture chains make nicer pieces more accessible now than they have ever been, but they can still take a pretty nasty bite out of the checkbook. Lucky for us, there are some really talented bloggers out there. And even more lucky, those very same bloggers share their step by step tutorials for DIY’ing just about anything. Including expensive furniture. So get ready to make your home look amazing for a fraction of the price tag! These DIY furniture knock offs look just like some of the most popular pieces out there, but they aren’t! Which means, you wouldn’t pay those not so popular prices, right?



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Our feature photos below, are from Cara at ‘Build It, Craft It, Love it’. We love how she aced the distressed wood finish of the table top. We fell in love with this very same table at West Elm, and she nailed this!

West Elm InspiredKnockoff West Elm Emmerson Dining Table

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From Chelsea at ‘Making Home Base’, this nightstand project was from another bloggers plans (she includes the link for you) and has a bleached, colored stain finish perfect for a cottage look.

Pottery Barn InspiredDIY Nightstand 

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Jeanette at ‘Snazzy Little Things’ did this coffee table build with free plans for you, and her inspiration was one of the more pricey stores. Great step by step drawings will take you through this tutorial.

Restoration Hardware InspiredRH Monastery Table

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From ‘Blitsy’, this mirror is an easy project that doesn’t require any major tools. And if you check out her photos at the bottom of her post, you will see it looks exactly like her inspiration piece!

Anthropologie InspiredDIY Queen Anne’s Lace Mirror

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From Kati at ‘Houseful of Handmade’, this is another Anthropologie mirror, but the amazing part of this DIY is that she did it for under $10!

Anthropologie InspiredEasy $10 Mirror Knock Off

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From ‘East Coast Creative’, the tiles on this dresser are made of wood, which makes the project so much easier than working with ceramic or porcelain tile.

West Elm InspiredWood Tiled Dresser

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From Ashley at ‘Cherished Bliss’ comes this rolling shelf tutorial that not only shows you exactly how to make this, but how to nail the farmhouse finish as well.

Restoration Hardware InspiredRolling DIY Bookshelf 

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From Katie and Eric at ‘Mountain Modern Life’, this is another dining table knock off that will save you big bucks to make yourself. I like this look because it would look equally at home with either a farmhouse style chair, or all modern.

West Elm InspiredWooden Truss Dining Table

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Ashley from ‘Simply Designing’ via ‘Home Depot’ created this really detailed tutorial for her take on these industrial shelves. Lots and lots of photos take you through this project.

Restoration Hardware InspiredIndustrial Chic Concrete and Pipe Shelving

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From Ashley at ‘Bigger Than the Three of Us’, this DIY bed was inspired by a version that cost almost $900, and theirs cost only $175!

CB2 InspiredMid Century Inspired Bed and Headboard

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Finally, from one of our favorite woodworkers, ‘Ana White’, this dining table is made almost entirely of 2×4’s. Easy!

Restoration Hardware Inspired2 x 4 Truss Table

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Image Credits: Build It Craft It Love It, Making Home Base, Snazzy Little Things, Blitsy, Houseful of Handmade, East Coast Creative, Cherished Bliss, Mountain Modern Life, Home Depot, Bigger Than the Three of Us, Ana White


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1 Comment

  1. Patricia September 6, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Looking for ideas on making a small Cocktail Lounge instead a if a Living Room. Working with a small budget as well.
    Was hoping you could give me inspritation.
    The room is open to my entryway & I have one large window that takes up another wall. I really only have 2 walls & about 3 feet on entry side. Room is about 13 x 15.
    Your expert advice would be greatly appreciated.
    I had in mind a Chabby Chic or SpeakEasy style. But that could change. Thanks


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