Ok, let’s be honest. If you have ever walked into a Restoration Hardware store, you have drooled, just a little bit.  They have perfected a blend of rustic contemporary that few other retailers have, and we love it… but, we don’t love the price tags! Now don’t get me wrong, if I can afford it at some point, I have my eye on their Turkish cotton bath towels, and a couple of amazing light fixtures. But for right now, I’m going to try one of these amazing DIY Restoration Hardware hacks that replicate many of their most popular products for a small, tiny little fraction of their retail price. Gotta love an uptown look for a small town price! So no excuses! DIY!



Our first project is from Jami at ‘Freckled Laundry’ was inspired by a $1900 zinc RH dresser to do this DIY faux zinc nightstand. I’ve really been looking for a way to add some more industrial flavor to my decor, and I think I might have to try this out! Jami even has a how to video at the end of the post.

DIY Restoration Hardware Hacks!


I’m LOVE this project!… This DIY factory cart table by ‘The Blissful Bee’ looks exactly like an RH find…  The $150 she spent on this project (retail would be over $1000!) is what you would spend for a brand new table this size (a boring one) at a discount store, and the $150 included what she spent on those amazing casters! Love! Love! Love!



From ‘The Ivy Cottage Blog‘, this Restoration Hardware knock off coffee table is pretty simple… Love the look!



From ‘Store Front Life’, this DIY iron and rope mirror retails for more than $600 at RH… Kristen pulled of this amazing hack for $30… and like all the other projects here, there is no way you can tell it isn’t the real deal…



This DIY RH inspired shelving has an industrial edge, and ‘7th House on the Left’ nails this hack. Using pipe and flanges, spray paint and some reclaimed wood, I would pay big money for these shelves!



This Restoration Hardware Knockoff Chandelier retails for over $600 as well, in the store… price tag for the DIY version from ‘The Honeycomb Home‘? $27. Yes, really.



Stephanie at ‘The Styled Soul’ made this RH inspired wine cabinet from their zinc finish line… This looks like an actual zinc finish, and she did it with spray paint, some nailhead trim and legs!



These vintage industrial letters are RH inspired by ‘Lolly Jane’. Simple, cheap, amazing! Great detail to add, and you can obviously choose letters that are meaningful to you.


So there are your first 9 Restoration Hardware Knock Offs & Hacks, we found so many great projects, we have to continue with part two! So watch for it, I intend to have at least one of these projects done in time for the holiday season… You? Is there an RH piece you would like to see a hack on? Share in comments!

Check out part 2!

Image Credits: Styled Soul, Freckled Laundry, Blissful Bee, Ivy Cottage, Storefront Life, 7th House on the Left, Honeycomb Home, Lolly Jane


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  1. Roxanne@TheHoneycombHome August 21, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    I love this post, so many great hacks! Thanks for including my chandelier! The factory cart table is amazing! I love the iron and rope mirror as well, great job on that. I recently found one of those in Home Goods for about $30. Home Goods is a great place to get imitations when you’re on a budget and aren’t up for the DIY.

    1. Kathy Woodard August 29, 2014 at 10:49 am

      Hi Roxanne! I love your chandelier! You have such great projects, and I agree, Home Goods is a budget decorators heaven!Thanks for dropping by!

  2. Stephanie @ The Styled Soul August 23, 2014 at 3:52 am

    Hi Kathy! What an honor to have my wine cabinet included among these amazing projects. Thanks so much!

    1. Kathy Woodard August 29, 2014 at 10:48 am

      HI Stephanie! As a wine lover, and an RH lover, your wine cabinet was amazing! And you nailed the zinc finish…Thanks for sharing!

  3. Kellie August 25, 2014 at 2:41 am

    I like them all! But, seriously thinking the shelves over the toilet in our new apartment. Great post! :)

    1. Kathy Woodard September 23, 2014 at 8:36 am

      Thx Heidi!

  4. Riya Thorson February 15, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    I would love to see a hack of the RH baby & child cabin bed!!

  5. Shannon Gentry March 13, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Love the cart table but why paint the castors? They had such a rustic look already. We call these “hacks”. Honestly it’s RH that “hacks” furniture made with craftsmanship. I agree, I love thier esthetic. Quality leaves something to be desired. RH’s paint line is awesome!!!!!

  6. April R - Uncookie Cutter January 10, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Hi, I love these all! I am with you all the way, love the aesthetic, not the price. I actually used to be a manager there! Even with my awesome discount I couldn’t afford it :). I’d love for you to stop by and check out my DIY Resto knock off concrete top dining table. Glad I found you (via Pinterest). http://uncookiecutter.com/2015/09/concrete-dining-table/


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