I thought it might be helpful to put together a list of DIY resources for you! Here is a list of DIY supplies that I recommend. Trust me. With a DIY blog, I've tried practically everything. THESE ARE MY FAVES ...
I recommend Krylon spray paint. I especially love this metallic line. The gold color is the best gold spray paint that ever lived. The nozzle doesn't hurt your finger and gives a very even spray. The coverage is great. The copper color is absolutely fabulous as well. I used it to make my laundry room wire baskets copper, and it looks totally authentic.
Urban Outfitters and IKEA are my favorite places to buy rugs. Urban Outfitters has a surprisingly awesome and inexpensive selection. You won't be disappointed.
I recommend IKEA curtains. They come in longer lengths than the standard lengths you find at other stores. The Marmorblad curtains (left) are what I have in my family room, and I hear them big time.
My favorite places for fabric are IKEA, Hobby Lobby, JoAnn, + Home Fabrics and Trims in LA. You can call or order online for Home Fabrics and Trims. This is where I got the fabric for my IKEA pouf that went viral. At IKEA I am obsessed with this striped fabric called Sofia. I use it for everything including: table runners, storage bins, etc. I find that Hobby Lobby sometimes has a more curated selection of fabrics than JoAnn, but JoAnn has a larger section.
This envelope pillow tutorial is easy peasy. It's my simple way for how to make an envelope pillow.