For Lauren from Simply Free, a dining room table is more than just a table. She says, “The dining room, in our family, is the place where family and friends gather. Where we break bread, and share stories, and fill the room with laughter and love.” So it’s understandable why Lauren didn’t want to skimp on quality and set out with her husband to build a table that would fit their budget and meet their needs. Not only did Lauren and her hubs get the perfect farmhouse table at an affordable price, but they also got to share the experience of building their table together!
Corey from Tiny Sidekick wanted to create a blanket ladder like one she’d seen in the Pottery Barn catalog. It wasn’t until she’d already made her own for $5 that Corey actually saw the whopping $179 price tag on her inspiration and realized just how much she’d saved. And to top things off, Corey made her ladder in only 30 minutes. If power tools aren’t your thing, you could even have the wood cut in the store. Then all you have to do is screw the pieces together. Easy peasy!
Katie from Addicted 2 DIY loved the look of the Faux Shell Wreath she saw on Pottery Barn’s website. Not a fan of the price, Katie was inspired to create her own version for less than $12. Katie doesn’t live anywhere near the beach, but her brother-in-law and his family just moved into a new house in California. What better housewarming gift for them than a wreath with coastal charm?
After unexpectedly losing her beloved dog, Amanda from A Lovely Place to Land took comfort in this pillow she made picturing her sweet fur baby. Amanda explains how she printed the picture directly onto fabric using freezer paper. This is a great way to display all those faces you love and would make meaningful gifts too.
Jen from Migonis Home shares a quick and easy DIY spring wreath you can still whip up before Easter. All she did was wrap a wreath form with moss and then glued on a sisal bunny from Michael’s. How darling, and I love all the texture!
Tamara from Provident Home Design has decorated her daughter’s room with all things whimsical and girly. In fact, Tamara says she feels like she is “lying in a lovely, little flower garden” whenever she snuggles with her daughter at night. The newest addition to this girly oasis is a butterfly canvas that Tamara made for less than $5 in about two hours. While this is darling for a little girl’s room, it’s also a great way to add a touch of spring to your home décor.
Amanda from The Contractor Chronicles whipped this beautiful twin bed up for her son while her husband was away on a trip. It’s Amanda first build by herself and gave her some much needed confidence to pick up the power tools more often. Amanda followed plans from Ana White, making just a few changes along the way since she doesn’t have a Kreg Jig. I’d say this is pretty awesome for a first time build!
Do you like the idea of creating Pottery Barn-inspired Easter décor in only five minutes? Angie of The Country Chic Cottage shows how it’s done at Darice. Angie simply applied self-adhesive stencils to ceramic eggs and colored in the design with a paint pen. The intricate details look so fancy and elegant but are super easy to create. I won’t tell if you won’t!