Ribbon Block Bedding

Sewing your own bedding can seem like a tedious and even overwhelming task. However, this detailed tutorial from Allison at House of Hepworths will have you creating your own classic, hotel-worthy bedding without the headache and hassle. I think it was genius of Allison to use ribbon instead of fabric to create her frames since [...Read More]

Driftwood Wall Star

Ashley from The Handmade Home was on a beach vacation when she saw a decorative wall star made from driftwood in a Pottery Barn catalog. It must have been destiny since she was surrounded by oodles and bahoodles of driftwood. Ashley collected some small flat pieces and glued them onto a star cut from thin [...Read More]

Lamp with Ruffle Shade

Julie from Less-Than-Perfect Life of Bliss created a new stylin’ lamp for her daughter’s  bedroom from an old lamp she had originally purchased from the thrift store. Julie painted the cherub base a bright yellow and then dressed up a plain white shade with strips of ruffled fabric. This is such a simple way to [...Read More]

Wood Platform Bed

I so love checking out the building projects from the girls over at Shanty 2 Chic. They put Pottery Barn to shame with their stellar work at just a fraction of the cost. Of course, having the amazing plans of Ana White on hand doesn’t hurt! Check out this platform bed that Whitney recently built [...Read More]

Clothespin Memo Board

Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic has been completely redoing her son’s bedroom. She happened across a memo board that would be perfect for the space and recreated it with a piece of scrap MDF, 1x2s, and twine. While this project was a freebie for Whitney, she states that it could be easily completed for under [...Read More]

Student Desk and Hutch

Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic couldn’t resist a good building project when her 8-year-old son requested a Pottery Barn style desk for his bedroom. I love that he brought the catalog to Ashley himself. This boy has good taste! Ashley followed plans from Ana White and saved over $400 by building the desk herself! This [...Read More]

White Study Desk

Jackie from House Envy found a desk on Craigslist that resembled one from Pottery Barn. She grabbed it up for thirty bucks and let the makeover begin. It only took some sanding, paint, and new hardware to completely change the look of the desk. Oh how I love the transforming power of paint! Jackie was [...Read More]

Tiered Ceramic Jewelry Holder

Kate from Change of Scenery was on a thrift store shopping extravaganza with a friend when she had the brainstorm to make a jewelry holder from ceramic saucers and candlesticks. Her friend was totally on board so the two stocked up on similarly styled plates in slightly varying sizes. Using silicone glue that works with [...Read More]