We seriously love fun and colorful decor from our favorites like Jonathan Adler and C. Wonder. Of course, we wish we could fill our homes with all of the great pieces from their lines, but alas, our budgets make that, well, impossible. So, when we see something we really love, we turn to smart DIY ideas that will give us the same look -- for a lot less.
In the video above, the folks from PureWow show us how to get adorable bookends and chic striped glasses, similar to those found at our favorite stores, for just dollars. The main supply needed is spray paint and these ladies prove that just a little goes a really long way. Watch the video and be sure to head over to PureWow for more design ideas, like how to easily create hand-picked floral arrangements.)
We're feeling extra crafty today.
DIY Vintage Silverware With Pops Of Neon
As fans of all things vintage, it's no surprise that our first craft involves old silverware. Give your utensils a new lease on life and <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/11/vintage-silverware-neon-paint_n_2663527.html" target="_blank">spray-paint them with bright neons</a>. The vintage look set against bright pops of color are personality statements on their own.
Baking Trays Repurposed Into Personalized Serving Servers
Have an old baking tray? Before you throw it out, you should consider <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/25/serving-tray-cookie-sheets_n_2544704.html" target="_blank">repurposing it into a personalized serving tray</a>. They're customizable, practical and very easy to make.
DIY Storage Tin Magnet Units
For a handy place to stores a pen or other odds and ends on your fridge, making a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/17/-refrigerator-storage-tin-magnets_n_2695726.html" target="_blank">magnetized DIY storage unit out of tins</a> is definitely worth looking into.
Neon Color-Blocked Coasters
To add a little splash of color to otherwise simple wood furniture, try your hand at these <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/31/craft-of-the-day-color-blocked-coasters_n_2049875.html" target="_blank">these cute blocked coasters</a>.
Colorful Embroidered Linen Napkins
If you haven't already noticed, adding "personality" is often directly related to vibrant colors. These <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/07/linen-napkins-craft_n_2411487.html" target="_blank">red, yellow and green embroidered linen napkins</a>, for example, are the perfect home project to give your kitchen a boost of energy.
Artistic Hand-Painted Platters
Painting your own designs is one way to leave your creative imprint in a space. So if you want to showcase your artistic side, these <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/15/painted-platter-craft_n_2476038.html" target="_blank">chic decorative platters</a> are definitely worth looking into.
Aromatic Indoor Mason Jar Herb Garden
Bringing an <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/31/craft-of-the-day-indoor-mason-jar-herb-garden_n_2051655.html" target="_blank">herb garden indoors</a> is one of our favorite ways of introducing a natural feel into our homes. And storing them in mason jars certainly adds to the earthy vibe.
Neon-Colored Wooden Magnets
If your refrigerator is lacking some pep, consider slapping some of these <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/06/craft-of-the-day-neon-wood-magnets_n_2088075.html" target="_blank">neon-colored wooden magnets</a> against it. They'll break up the space and can even act as memo placeholders.
DIY Refusable Fruit And Veggies Bag
As we attempt a greener and cleaner lifestyle, it's probably a good idea to have <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/24/reusable-vegetable-fruit-bags_n_2536944.html" target="_blank">a reusable fruit and veggie bag</a> handy.
What's not to love about '60s retro design? Our final craft for this roundup is <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/20/retro-inspired-clock-diy_n_2515834.html" target="_blank">a wooden starburst clock garnished with baby blue rings</a> -- an homage to the decade that was all about courageous bursts of colors.
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