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]

Skateboard Themed Shelving

Brook from BeingBrook shares some super cool shelving sure to please your little skater dude. Brook says, “My 10 year old wanted a skateboard themed bedroom and I thought the perfect place to start was some skateboard wall shelves.  I looked around online but all the ones I found were really expensive plus we already [...Read More]

Large Pom Pom Trim Pillow

You may remember making little pom poms out of yarn as a kid. Good times, right? Well, Susan at Living with Punks will have you reliving your childhood with her mondo pom pom trim pillow tutorial. Doesn’t it just sound fun? I really think it’s amazing how this pillow has so much personality but is [...Read More]

Hanging Paper Lantern Light

Kim from Sand & Sisal brought a smile to her teenage daughter’s face by creating an awesome floor-to-ceiling paper lantern light fixture for her bedroom. Kim ran a rope light through the paper lanterns, hooked them together, and then hung them from a ceiling hook. As Kim suggests, you could totally have fun with this [...Read More]