One of my absolute favorite bloggers – Michael at Inspired by Charm is a go-to read for me. His style is so fresh and clean and his photography is stunning and I love that he embraces homes in a colorful but not impractical way. It speaks to me. Like on a cellular level 🙂
That being said, I love love love his dining room and I wanted that wall art so badly that it kinda hurt. I literally searched high and low for the source and come to find out that they were originally from Target. Nate Berkus designed them and of course, they are no longer available. Thanks Nate. Thanks Target. Thanks Michael. You all are officially on my naughty list 🙂 of course you will come off that list in like ten minutes when I need a Nate/Target/Michael fix but for three seconds, NO NUTROLL FOR YOU.
So I decided that the best course of action would be to just try my hand at recreating this bad boy. It couldn’t be hard, right?!
I went to the store and picked up a bunch of small dowel rods and cut them into thirds.
Then I grabbed some craft glue – E6000 needs to be in everyone’s glue arsenal. It is one of the best!
And tried my hand at laying the dowels in a formation that mimicked the Nate version.
Each spot where the dowels touched, I gave it a glob of E6000 and let it dry.
Then I broke out my favorite gold spray paint – Rust-Oleum is literally the best gold in my book. I have tried all of them. Trust.
All in all….this is one of those projects that I’m glad I did….even if I did spend like $12 in dowels. I wish I could have just bought it but the knock off version is definitely cute if you need this starburst in your life. I used it in the Pedraza kitchen on their new shelves and love the graphic punch it gives to the room. I think it would be cute in black too! I wonder if that will trend…black starbursts! 🙂
So lesson learned y’all….if Michael blogs about something at Target….RUN. Don’t walk. Or else you will be on the Nate schedule where the item is shelved one day, marked down the next and unavailable by the weekend. And guys wish me luck….this weekend we are supposed to get snow. Maybe even over 1 inch….so of course people are freaking out. I can’t wait to get the boys in the snow and get some photos. The three littlest ones have never really played in snow before and Will can’t remember if he did. So yeah….excitement! Also…all the Christmas decor has to come down…which I’m dreading. Hopefully we don’t have too many casualties when it comes to ornaments and breakables. AND come back on Monday….I’m trying to get a complete Christmas recap done for you and it’s beefy. Like it makes cows look like fish. It’s that beefy. Did that analogy translate? No? 🙂
p.s. Here are some of my favorite Nate things at Target right now….check em out….