Pottery Barn Dorm Budget Makeover – Polka Dot Bedding


With all of the Back-to-School sales going on this week, I thought it would be a good idea to give you some dorm room inspiration! Today I made over this Pottery Barn girls room! I had a heck of a time finding the floral comforter in gray, but was able to find a nice mix & match set in black at Target…and y’all know how I love me some Target! :)

If you have some time, I’d definitely recommend going out to Target right now! Their Back to School Stuff is already out and they have some cute items..including these cheap marquee lights in store!

Xhilaration® Dot Comforter Set – Black/White $34.99

Xhilaration® Paisley Comforter Set – Black/White $34.99

Room Essentials® Clip Light (Includes CFL Bulb) $16.99

16×16 Monogram Pillow $20

whiteboard dry erase calendar $7.99

Xhilaration Desk Lamp $14.44

Better Homes & Garden Underbed Storage 2pk $11.97

Hollywood Glamour Girls Nursery on a Budget


I found this Hollywood Glamour nursery on Houzz and instantly fell in love with it…it *almost* made me want to try for another girl. Almost ;)

This nursery is VERY high end. The cute elephant you see above is priced at $399 at Restoration Hardware, say wut? I re-created the look with some fun pieces from some of my favorite inexpensive furniture outlets. I hope you enjoy it!

Marakkesh Pouf $34.99

JENNYLUND Chair $199

Rens Faux Sheepskin Rug $29.99

Princess Canopy $26.99

Delta Children’s Products Diamond 3-in-1 Fixed-Side Crib, White $139.99

Giant Elephant $155

If you love the West Elm Tripod Wood Lamp, You Will Love This $59.99 Look-a-Like

west-elm-tripod-knockoffAhh…hello, we meet again you beautiful West Elm Tripod Wood Floor Lamp (priced at $249). Ever since I laid eyes on you, I determined that it would be cool if you hung out with me in my living room while I watched tv and snuggled with my family on the couch, but alas, your price tag is too dang expensive, so for that, I’m going to have to cheat on you with this Threshold Brushed Silver Linear Shaded Floor Lamp I found at Target, it’s only $59.99 and more well suited for my budget. xoxo, Chrystie

Pottery Barn Entryway Inspiration with Ikea Hacks!


I don’t know about you, but I just love the look of this entryway. I sometimes oftentimes wish that I had a large enough entryway or mudroom to put something like this together! Today I took the Samantha Entryway from Pottery Barn and recreated it with *suprise* Ikea shelving! I chose to do the Hemnes bookcases at $150, I think they are more similar to the Pottery Barn shelving. But you could get away with using the Billy Bookcases on Ikea for less!

Branas Basket $14.99

Hemnes White Bookcase $150 (will need 2)

Anslev Rug $19.99

Threshold Floral Toss Pillow $24.99

Threshold™ Storage Bench with Slatted Doors $169.99

Outdoor Bench Blue Geometic Runner $42.99

Threshold™ 24″ Grantham Hook Rail – Vintage Black/Vintage Nickel $29.99

Good Luck Charlie’s Living Room – Inspiration on a Budget!


I don’t know about you but I secretly love..ok not so secretly love Good Luck Charlie and was so sad to see it come to an end! I mean, Amy Duncan and I are like BFFs and I love love loved the style of their living room. Today I thought it would be fun to recreate the Good Luck Charlie Living Room with inexpensive pieces from around the web!

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I found some super affordable (and stylish pieces) and when all was said and done, this entire living room is just over $1200 dollars…including a sleeper sofa!

1. Alden Sleeper Sofa $607.00

2. Throw Pillows – Prices starting at $16.99

3. Burke Slipper Chair with Buttons $119

4. Threshold Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug – Blue $99.99

5. Candace Arm Chair – Polly Aegean $242.99

6. Better Homes and Gardens Rustic Country Coffee Table $105

7.Serving Platter Rubberwood – Teal $19.99

Frozen Themed Girl’s Bedroom For Under $100


Let me guess, you’ve got a little girl in your household, who walks around singing “Let it Go” at the top of her lungs and every other word out of her mouth starts with the words “Anna” or “Elsa”. I can relate, my seven year old loves the movie Frozen and stops what she is doing anytime the song comes on my Pandora radio station (Katy Perry Radio if you are interested ;) .

Today I put together a Frozen themed girls room on a budget. For under $100 I was able to get the comforter, pillow, curtains, a cute matching nightgown and some free printables to throw in a frame and put up on the wall. Bonus tip: NEVER pay for wall prints, search the internet for a large picture, hit print and put it in a frame, Voila…cheap free art!

Disney’s Frozen “Celebrate Love” Twin Comforter $49.99

Disney Frozen Body Pillow $12.99

Free Frozen Printables – Print these out on thick paper and pop em in a frame – FREE!

Disney® Frozen Girls’ Short-Sleeve Elsa and Anna Sleep Gown $12.99

Pairs to Go Fizz Solid Woven Curtain Panels, Set of 2 $18.97

DIY Jewlery Glass Dome Cloche with Thrift Store Finds


I’ve been in love with this Pottery Barn Glass Dome Cloche ever since I saw it, I think it gives a nice elegance to jewelry storage, but at $49 – $99 a pop..that’s a little too elegant for my taste! Instead, I headed over to Salvation Army on a Wednesday (when it’s 50% off) and scored a few items to make my own Jewelry Glass Dome Cloche.


Items Purchased:

Cheese Plate w/ glass lid $1.25
Candlestick $.50
Plate: $.50
Total Spent: $2.25

paint-after Items used:
White Spray Paint
Epoxy Adhesive

The first thing I did was spray paint the candlestick and plate white. I do this very easily in my driveway using a cardboard box. Once the items were dry, I used the epoxy to glue them together. Voila, that’s it!


Pottery Barn Toscana Dining Table Inspiration Room on a Budget


Are you ready to be swept away to the beautiful Italian inspired dining room? (Hang on, I have to make sure I’m confusing Toscana with Tuscany…Google, please. Ok..I’m good!) Yes, indeed with have an Italian inspired dining room on a budget. I was able to find a nice knockoff for the Pottery Barn Toscana table at Pier 1 and I just filled it with other pieces from Target, Lowes & Bed, Bath & Beyond!

Instead of the Pottery Barn Veranda Round Chandelier $399
Try the Allen + Roth Harpwell 6-Light Oil Rubbed Bronze Chandelier $159.00

Instead of the Pottery Barn Glass Dome Cloche $49 – $99
Try the Smith & Hawken Glass Dome Cloche – Prices starting at $19.99

Instead of the Wynn Ladderback Dining Chair $199 & Linen Chair Slipcover $152
Try the Threshold™ Lennox Nailhead Dining Chair – Set of 2 $135.99

Instead of the Sadie Persian Style Rug $419
Try the Safavieh Aram Area Rug $279.99

Instead of the Pottery Barn Toscana Extending Dining Table $1299.00
Try the Nolan Extension Trestle Table $549.99

Instead of the Pottery Barn Glass Stemware – $35 – $45
Try the Shatterproof Martini Glass $3.99

Pottery Barn Girls Dorm Room Inspiration – DIY on a Budget


I can’t believe July 4th has already come and gone, it only means that Back to school time is back in effect! I know lots of college freshmen will be looking to pimp out their dorm rooms on a budget which is why you will be seeing lots of Pottery Barn Dorm Room Knockoffs this summer!

Today we recreated this Pottery girl’s dorm room using pieces from Target, Walmart, Ikea & The Container Store. Remember, it’s VERY easy to find inspiration pieces on a budget, you just have to be creative!

Here is your shopping list:

Instead of the Pottery Barn Dot Chic Essential Value Bedding Set $149.99
try the Polka Dot Reversible Bed in a Bag Bedding Set $39.99

Instead of the No Nails Clover Cork Pinboard $39.00
try The Board Dudes Cork Board Tiles 12″x12 $6.79.
Bonus Tip: Use an X-acto Knife to cut these squares into any shape you like!

Instead of the Pottery Barn Industrial Floor Lamp $199
try the Threshold™ Jumbo Architect Floor Lamp (Black) $99.99

Instead of the Colorful Task Lamp $99
Try the Threshold™ Architect Desk Lamp Collection $29.99

Instead of the Pottery Barn Greek Alphabet Decals $49
Try the Paper Mache Letters $1.89

Instead of the Shaggy Tee Rug $99
Try the Room Essentials® Fashion Shag Rug $49.99

Instead of the Pottery Barn Collector’s Metal Trunk $149
Try the Mercury Luggage Seward Trunk 20″ Footlocker, Black $35.97

Instead of the Pottery Barn Wooden Pinboards $79
Try the SÖNDRUM Frames (White) $3.99
Bonus Tip: Use these frames along with some cardboard, batting & burlap to create your own pinboards!

Anchor the Call Mug $12.99

Xhilaration Baroque Mirror $29.99

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