One of my favorite uses for Pinterest is home design and decor inspiration. I’ve recently begun the process of purchasing my first home, so I’m constantly pinning new kitchen remodels or creative ways to wallpaper my bathroom. I’ve become more in love with DIY than ever and love how creative and innovative pinners have transformed the mundane to the marvelous with just new knobs, paint, and some hard work. As you know, a girl sometimes has to work on a less than unlimited budget!

From Ikea to West Elm to Crate & Barrel, savvy shoppers turn to Pinterest for creative “hacks” of their favorite brands. Here are a few of my favorites, below. In today’s Seen on Pinterest, we take a look at some of the best “pinspiration” involving DIY versions of your favorite stores.

West Elm: DIY Haven
BuzzFeed recently covered 24 great West Elm hacks, and we’ve been seeing the results pop up on Pinterest again and again. Our favorite? A tie between the super easy dip-dye table, the adorable shell chandelier and a rug that looks way more expensive than it really is.


Ikea: The Rast Hack
The Rast 3 drawer chest is, at $34.99, a workhorse of a piece. It’s made of solid pine, and relatively substantial at 24″ wide and 27″ tall. The problem? It’s ugly as sin. Here’s what happens when you transform the Rast into something really cool:















Removable Wallpaper & Wallpaper Hacks: A Hack You Can Live With 

Wallpaper is back, in a big way. But the stigma remains — wallpaper, in its original form, is hard to hang and even more difficult to remove. Removable wallpaper has been around for several years — but it has only begun to permeate the blogosphere and Pinterest community in a big way. From the use of removable paper on walls to the regular stuff on dressers and drawers, this sure ain’t your mama’s paper.


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