Monday, June 25, 2012

DIY Anthropologie Home Decor Projects

If your anything like me
you long for the look
of the loveliness
of some of Anthropologie's
larger pieces but cannot
always pay the prices

Here is a collection of
my favorite
(Do It Yourself)

1: Curator Nightstand

 This adorable nightstand is no longer
available at Anthro
It can be re-created
with  a little handy work

easy directions by Cucumbersome

I would love to paint one black or gray

2. Dresser

This very cool dresser
is industrial chic
The ladies at BHBC
did play-by-play
directions on their

Hats off to them
they are super crafty

3. Teapot Lamp

 This lamp is so whimsical
and sweet...
I found amazing directions
with many photos
Vintage Revival Blogspot
the Anthro version sells for $198
and re-created: $31.99

4.Zinc Letters

 These letters are fun
and can be used in many
different rooms
of your Anthro-inspired home

The mache letters
can be found 
at your local
craft store
as can the only other needed 
supply: rust-oleum spray


One of the most simple DIY!

5. Rhododendron Chandelier

This lovely lantern retails for 
Whoa! A little steep for me
However a handmade version was
done by Kate at Design Sponge

  • 100–125  white standard-sized paper cupcake liners
  • 100–125  vertically striped petit fours papers
  • (1) 18–20″ white paper lantern
  • hot glue gun
  • 1 Hemma Cord from IKEA (for lighting) ($3.99)
1.Assemble lantern and place in a bowl to act as a base
2.Put a small dot of hot glue on the backside of a white cupcake liner. Starting about 
1/2″ in from the wire ring at the top of the lantern, place the cupcake liner on the 
lantern and press until it is attached.
3.Continue around the ring, spacing the papers so that the circular bases are
 approximately 1″ apart, allowing the outer edges to merge and shape.
 4. Apply the cupcake papers around the lantern in rings until 
you are 3/4 of the way down, and then flip the lantern over and
 gently place it back in the bowl, top side down.
5. Complete the underside, and fill in the bottom so that the papers cover
 the base opening.
6. Begin applying the petit fours papers, centering them inside each white paper.
 Three-quarters of the way up the lantern, flip it top side up. Complete the top side

Easy as 1 2 3...

6. Fabric Letters

Head over to 

for very simple step by step
 on how to make your

And what she did with her letter
is so amazing and creative
check it out!

7. Mason Jar lights


what you’ll need:
1. Edison bulb
2. Cord kit(at local hardware stores)
3. Vintage mason jar
4. Cordless Drill
5. Pliers
6. Hammer

For wonderful directions

8. Shower Curtain

Perfect and easy directions
for this very famous
shower curtain
is found at:

I am not much of a seamstress
and I found her directions
easy to follow!!!

9. Rose Landscape shade

retails: $98

there are many crafty girls
out there who have 
directions on this one
but I love 

10.Ruffled Curtain

These Curtains are
adorable and very 

Step by Step
photo directions
can be found

Besserina Blogspot



I hope you have enjoyed my 10 favorite
DIY Anthropologie projects
feel free to submit
any of your own!


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Outdoor Anthropologie Living...

It is time again to create a outdoor space
as comfortable and creative as your indoor space
summer is here again and the living is easy
Anthro Living that is...

maybe it is for entertaining
or just for you and your

I am quite fond of the use of
vintage beds for outdoor
reading nooks
or cuddling time...

There are other ways to create a lounge area...

A nice quite corner

A hanging bed

A great use of pallets and organic material

great use of an old cot

Hammocks are timeless

Outdoor Seating...
Our family loves to eat outdoors on nights when it is
cooler outside than in the house

Notice the eclectic vintage style

busy but inviting

lighting always creates a inviting space

very vintage

The colors are amazing

These look like amazing flea market finds!

Other ways to get comfy as a group:

 I love the sheer curtains

note the use of a metal water trough
as a coffee table

again with the backyard
theater...the soft lighting
is perfect

 Vintage sofas outdoors!

Could be alone or group 

Enjoy the warm weather in a 
stylish, creative, cozy