Ofttimes when I’m out and about I’ll see things that inspire or speak to me, or things that I think I may want to copy at some point.
I’ll grab my iPhone and snap a picture, hoping that some day I’ll come back to the image and recreate it.
(Candlesticks from Target)
Here are just a few of the things that have inspired me over the past year.
Maybe some of my quick pics will be an inspiration for you as well!
(Bright kitchen accessories from Target)
A white dish with bright yellow lemons always brings a smile to my face.
A toy store added mirrors to their door. This is such a fun idea, especially for a bedroom!
This is such a cute shirt idea for a birthday girl.
Big flowered pillows are all the rage right now, but I’m in love with the teal and boa pillows!
How cute would this be painted on a shirt or pillow, or printed on vinyl?
Not only are the lamps themselves awesome, these shades are so adorable and could easily be replicated.
These laps were in a specialty shop, but I’ve seen bulb lamps like this at Target as well. And, again, the shade could easily be copied.
A hot pink chandelier pillow with jewels would be adorable on any girl’s bed!
This was an office cup, but you could take sequins and apply them to a candle for a sparkly look.
This candle was printed this way, but how easy would this be to replicate by attaching some burlap around a candle?!
Dress up any candle by simply tying a bunch of jute around it.
Tie a spray-painted washer around a candle for a more classy look.
A restaurant at a hotel we stayed at stored all their (real) fruit in large glass hurricanes. I think these would be perfect in any kitchen!
I spied this sign at a Vet’s office while dropping our dog off for a weekend to be boarded. So funny!
Need a Hawaiian grass skirt? Make your own. I took this photo to remind me how to tie the raffia to the jute.
Here are some fun yard decorations for the Holidays.
Anthropologie is always inspiring to me. I can’t afford the place, so I try to at least gain ideas from them! Here are several Anthro items I spied that I loved and am hoping to replicate someday.
I love these letters!
And a side view to show how they are attached.
I wonder if I can twist some thick wire well enough to make some cute wall hooks?
When you are wrapping the wire around the frame, just weave in a few washers.
I’ll probably leave this one to the pros, but they are cute, aren’t they?!
How cute (and easy to replicate) is this little bath sign?
Glue some sticks around a glass hurricane for a cute candle display.
You could easily make a letter out of cardboard and then silver leaf it for this cute shelf accessory.
I love how huge this is! Maybe cut a letter out of really thick wood and paint it? This one is metal, but a wooden one would be cute as well.
All Anthro did for this was to line up a row of bird seed filled mason jars with the lids painted red. So easy!
These cupcake and cookie trays are so cute! I considered making one by buying a bunch of mismatched dishes from a thrift store, spray painting them all white, and gluing them together.
They are so fun, but somewhat cumbersome to store. I’m too practical thinking sometimes.
Drill a hole in a cute plate. Attach a clock kit. Done.
The next few ideas are from Crate and Barrel.
I painted most of my decor balls dark shades, but I’m loving these light ones.
Pretty colors! I love color, but I tend to always play it safe. I guess I figure if I take enough pics of bright colors maybe eventually I’ll actually paint something bright!
This large wall art could easily be replicated with several thin square dowels from the hardware store. Glue them together and spray paint it all dark brown.
These can be found at IKEA for more than half the price. FYI.
I love the idea of wrapping rope or twine around boxes and office accessories. It adds so much more texture and warmth to an otherwise boring box.
These are just a few of the hundreds of pictures I’ve taken the past year or so of things that inspire me.
What gives you inspiration?
What colors or items do you see and love?