Buzzfeed has compiled a very doable list of fantastic West Elm hacks for those of us who love the West Elm look, but throw some serious shade at West Elm prices. Above, industrial curtain rods very convincingly recreated with threaded pipe from the home improvement store. I’ve done a few projects with threaded pipe and I can tell you it is both affordable and fairly easy to work with. Just make sure to clean off the oil first. Check out the whole list here.