June 18, 2014
9 West Elm Products You Can DIY
Among the list of our favorite go-to shops is West Elm, surely to no one's surprise. But, often a visit to the super-hip retailer doesn't make our wallets as happy as it makes us. Luckily, many of the best items in the store can be DIY'd if you're feeling a little crafty. The only question to ask yourself now is: do I buy it or DIY it?
For more do-it-yourself inspiration check out our DIY board.
Photography: West Elm
|THE PURCHASE: Industrial Chandelier, $249, West Elm THE DIY: Brass Chandelier DIY via One Kings Lane SKILL LEVEL: Advanced THE TRICKY PART: I mean, unless you're an electrician, the whole thing is pretty tricky.|
|THE PURCHASE: Chevron Bone Side Table, $150, West Elm THE DIY: Modern Decoupage Side Table via Megan Pflug SKILL LEVEL: Beginner THE TRICKY PART: Adhering the paper to the tabletop without getting any bubbles or wrinkles.|
|THE PURCHASE: Agate Cabinet Handle Set, $25, West Elm THE DIY: Geode Cabinet Knobs via Danny Seo SKILL LEVEL: Beginner THE TRICKY PART: Glueing in a well ventilated area, as to save yourself from the fumes. Also having the patience to let them dry for 24 hours.|
|THE PURCHASE: Timber Rolling Bookcase, $1699, West Elm THE DIY: Industrial Rustic Bookshelf via HGTV SKILL LEVEL: Advanced THE TRICKY PART: Finding the perfect rustic planks and getting them cut to size.|
|THE PURCHASE: Wire Mesh Drawer Divider, $29, West Elm THE DIY: Wire Basket via For What It's Worth SKILL LEVEL: Beginner THE TRICKY PART: Modifying the DIY to add the dividers for utensils (just a few extra snips).|
|THE PURCHASE: Hand-Painted Dotted Dinnerware, from $24, West Elm THE DIY: Dot-Painted China via Martha Stewart SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate THE TRICKY PART: Keeping your dots clean, even, and Martha-approved.|
|THE PURCHASE: Blanket Stitch Napkin Set, $20, West Elm THE DIY: Blanket Stitched Napkins via The Flair Exchange SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate THE TRICKY PART: Maintaining an evenly spaced stitch.|
|THE PURCHASE: Accordion Sconces, $179, West Elm THE DIY: Accordion Sconce via Poppytalk SKILL LEVEL: Beginner THE TRICKY PART: Assembling the perfect parts (though most are found at Ikea).|
|THE PURCHASE: Recycled Jersey Mat, $29, West Elm THE DIY: Eco-Friendly Bath Mat via Curbly SKILL LEVEL: Beginner THE TRICKY PART: Cutting up all those old t-shirts.|