Anthropologie conveys a very distinct look in all of their catalogs. It's a carefully curated Paris flea market kind of vibe that's a great source of inspiration for one-of-a-kind DIY projects.
- 1) Suitcase side tables. These are pretty simple to recreate with a stack of two or three vintage suitcases and some long zip ties. (You can find them at Home Depot or your neighborhood hardware store.) Just tightly wrap the ties around the suitcases to stabilize the table.
- 2) Upholstered folding chairs. Apartment Therapy DIY expert Shelly provided step-by-step instructions for making your own version in this post. Chairs only take about an hour to make and cost about $20 a pop.
- 3) Oversized photos and framed fabric. You can create your own large-scale photo prints using the Rasterbator, an online service that splits up your image into a grid of PDFs that you can then print and piece together. Framed fabric is even easier—for a variation on the idea, use embroidery hoops to make swatch portraits or make your own fabric panels.
- 4) Numbered dresser. Stenciling numbers onto furniture is an easy way to update an old piece. For a smaller scale version of the same project, try stenciling wooden boxes like these.
- 5) Indoor clothesline. Hung against a wall, a clothesline can be a rotating gallery of photographs, postcards, or fabric samples.
See Anthropologie's entire January catalog here.