Fooled! 8 Home DIY Projects That Look Much More Expensive Than They Are

Fooled! 8 Home DIY Projects That Look Much More Expensive Than They Are

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Adrienne Breaux
Mar 30, 2014
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Love building gorgeous DIY projects for your home that fill you with pride every time you look at them? Then you might also love working on projects that also delight guests by looking like they're something you spent a lot of money on buying! We found eight projects that you could do this weekend that will both beautify and impress!

Pictured above: This DIY Copper and Wood Paper Towel Holder spotted on Almost Makes Perfect looks like an expensive accessory bought at a nice store, but it's an affordable afternoon project that will add some style to a corner of your kitchen.

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What's that? You like the look of West Elm's king-size Boerum Bed Frame but want to DIY it, and only want to spend about $150 bucks? Kiwi and Peach has just the DIY project for you.

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The hanging Himmeli trend isn't going anywhere (and with how awesome it looks, we can see why it's stuck around for awhile), but because of its popularity, can be a pretty penny to buy. That's why you should DIY it! Make your own brass one thanks to the instructions found on Swoon Studio. (Bonus: Put some air plants in it when you're done for the hip trend we've been spotting in interiors lately.)

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Think this gilded watercolor abstract art must have cost a ton of money? It didn't — and you can make your own affordable version thanks to the post spotted on Persia Lou.

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Add some fun texture to a space with an expensive-looking but affordable-to-make hanging basket pendant light! Find out how on Inspired By This.

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Are terrariums uncool? Sorry — we still think they're neat, and honestly, at the price tags we see them going for in stores and at markets, we think they're an affordable to make but expensive to buy item to add to a home. This easy-to-make one spotted on Flax and Twine.

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It's true, this darling DIY gem hanging mobile would look cute in a kid's room, but it would also be a fun, minimal and modern thing to hang in any room needing a little visual height. Instructions on how to make it found on Monsters Circus.

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Love this so much! Step 1: Take an old lamp that's way outdated looking. Step 2: Tackle this easy yarn lamp project found on Stow and Tellu. Step 3: Marvel at how you now have what looks like a fancy lamp you spent a lot of money on!

What DIY projects have you recently tackled that came out looking so good that guests to your home think you spent a lot of money on buying it? Share your favorites!

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