Have you seen West Elm’s latest catalog? Not sure if it is a holiday thing or not but this time all their rooms seemed to have been accessorized a lot more than usual. You know, not the clean lined sparse modern feel. This one had a more earthy, lived in vibe which I’m all for. I guess ‘coz the underlying theme was rustic revival. As any avid DIY enthusiast would vouch once I had my fill of the decor I got down to business looking for projects that I could try at home. Surprisingly there were quite a few, of which I’m listing my favorites.
#1 Handmade Paper Art – Maybe this could be a paper mache project? You could even get away with a ragged looking piece of drop cloth framed with a burlap mat.
#2 Capel Baskets – To mimic the look of these handmade baskets from North Carolina you could try painting a similar pattern on cheaper baskets from Home Goods or Ross.
#5 Melissa Joy Manning Chandelier – Spray paint some stainless steel flat washers gold, attach them with fishing line to a wire wreath frame in varying lengths. Now connect your DIY wonder to a pendant light kit and voila you have an authentic knock off!
#6 Parsons Wall Clock – Prime and paint a square piece of wood in whatever pattern that goes with your decor and add a clock kit.
So which one are you going to try?
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