If you think that DIYing means having things that don't look quite as good as something you'd buy in a store, think again. As proof that living on a budget doesn't have to mean compromising style, last year we pulled together a post that featured jaw dropping project ideas and results. And, because it was such a hit, here are nine more projects you wouldn't believe are DIYs.
Above: This upholstered bench from Style Me Pretty only looks expensive — it's actually an IKEA hack.
Those midcentury-style planters can be very pricey, but you can build your own for a lot less with this DIY from eHow.
Here's a DIY chandelier from Vintage Revivals that looks like a million bucks.
Mandi from Vintage Revivals built this bench using lumber from the hardware store, and leather from an old beat-up couch she bought at a thrift store.
Take humble thrift store glasses to the next level with this gold leaf cocktail glass DIY from Kelli Hall Design.
Round IKEA mirror + two belts = a super stylish piece for less. More info from Trendenser.