Furniture alchemy. The May/June issue of Blueprint magazine has a great article on how to make unique, customizable, and affordable designs that fit seamlessly into your home.
Two creations from the article are shown up top: A runner made of a string of rugs pieces together and a modular coffee table made of painted cubes.
We love this approach because it's an affordable way to create semi-custom pieces that are just right for you and your home. (thanks for the tip, Miss!)