Rustic Wood Side Table

farmhouse side table

From building her own king-sized bed to converting two stools to a bench, Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust has shown that she is no stranger to custom woodwork. For this project, she again took advantage of Ana White’s plans to build a farmhouse style nightstand. The design fit Kristen’s rustically elegant style to perfection and [...Read More]

Wood Farmhouse Bench

diy farmhouse table

After building a beautiful farmhouse table for her morning room, Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust needed some seating so the table could actually be used. She upcycled a pair of counter stools for the project, removing the tops and sanding the bases down to bare wood. The two stools were joined with a center support, [...Read More]

King Farmhouse Bed

pottery barn knock off farmhouse bed

Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust followed plans from Ana White to construct a king sized farmhouse bed for her guest bedroom. After finding a bargain on a king-sized mattress, the luxury of DIY allowed Kristen to easily modify the plans to fit the larger mattress. How awesome to be able to build a solid wood [...Read More]

Faux Stainless Steel Alphabet Magnets

faux stainless steel alphabet magnets

You are probably no stranger to the brightly colored alphabet fridge magnets that are a staple in homes with young children. They are great for keeping the kiddos entertained in the kitchen but, let’s be honest, don’t exactly add to the décor. Rebecca from The Crafted Sparrow jazzed up a set of letters with some [...Read More]

Wood “Guest Cottage” Sign

wood guest cottage sign

Karin from Art Is Beauty shows just how simple it is to create a wooden wall sign. With a bit of painting, penciling, and distressing, Karin had her own ‘Guest Cottage’ board to welcome visitors. Using this simple method, you can create a custom sign with any wording your heart desires. Going with a distressed [...Read More]

Rope Chandelier Shades


If your chandelier needs a quick pick-me-up, Mary from At Home on the Bay shares a simple way to give the shades a new look with some manila rope. It’s as easy as wrapping and gluing the rope to fit snugly around the shade. The biggest challenge is probably sparing your digits from hot glue [...Read More]

Letter Gallery Wall

pottery barn inspired gallery wall

Over the years, Elaine from Creating Wonderful Spaces had collected a few decorative wall letters at bargain prices. When she saw a gallery wall layout from Pottery Barn with a letter theme, she knew it was the perfect inspiration for her own wall.  She hit up the Goodwill for cheap frames and was able to [...Read More]

Tree House Fort Bed

pb kids inspired fort bed

When a family of four boys needed a mini man cave and an additional bed, Rose from Life Among Pirates and her husband, who handled the carpentry, went to work on a fort bed.  With a few design  innovations, they created a bunk bed and a rustic boys’ clubhouse, all in one! I really love [...Read More]