Glass Lantern Table Lamp

glass lantern lamp

Melissa from A Terrible Thing to Waste is in love with all things Pottery Barn, minus the prices, of course. She couldn’t get a glass lamp out of her mind and scoured shops for the right lantern to transform into her own DIY version. When that magical moment finally happened, Melissa got to work with a lamp kit, her drill, and some spray paint. For $69 she got a lamp almost identical to her $169 Pottery Barn inspiration and is a hundred dollars richer {wink}!

glass lantern lamp

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Numbered Storage Cubbies

number wall cubbies

Jen from House of Wood is on a mission to create a fun-loving, Dr. Seuss-inspired play space for her kiddos. For the cost of a couple of hours of her time and some scrap wood from the garage, Jen can now cross this numbered wall cubby off her list. Like Jen, I definitely can’t see [...Read More]

White Molding Wall Cabinet


For my local lifestyle show Indy Style, I was challenged to revamp an outdated wall shelf. The brown finish was hardly befitting the owner’s light and airy style, so I wanted to give it a more classic look. With some white paint and molding, you would never even guess it’s the same cabinet. You’ll have [...Read More]

Rustic X End Table

rustic x side table

First came the rustic x console table… Then the coffee table… Of course, Hillary from The Friendly Home needed a side table to complete her set! Hillary scaled down Ana White’s plans for the coffee table, but Ana now has plans available specific to Hillary’s end table. Yippee! Hillary again finished off the piece with [...Read More]

Rustic X Console

X Console18

Hillary of The Friendly Home had a console table on her to-build list for months and was thrilled when Ana White drew up some plans for a design that fit her space and style.  While that may seem like more than enough to put a extra skip in your step, the console became the perfect [...Read More]

Covered Wood Sandbox

pb inspired sandbox

Erin from Life in the Dub Lane loved the design of a “fancy” covered sandbox from Pottery Barn Kids. I am sure it’s no surprise that the $400 price tag was holding her back from bringing one home. Erin instead opted to devote a day to building her own for $65. Just because Erin’s DIY [...Read More]

Super Hero Lumbar Pillows

super hero pillow 1

Hayden from Haven created an adorable set of super hero pillows for her boys’ bedroom. She repurposed her old college dorm room curtains for the pillow cover and then used an iron-on method for her text. Hand stitching around the edges gives them a more finished look and adds durability so they survive life with [...Read More]

Entryway Bench

kitchen table to bench

After building a new farmhouse table, Laura from Inspiration for Moms sent her old kitchen table packing to the garage. The day came when she had to decide to toss it or find another use for it. Laura remembered a seeing a Pottery Barn bench that would be perfecto for her entryway and decided to [...Read More]