Best of PB #6: Counter Height Craft Room Table

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When working on the sewing/craft room in her house, Brook from BeingBrook really wanted a counter height table. For her birthday, her husband built her a large craft table using Ana White plan, and then Brook painted it a soft aqua to coordinate with the rest of the space. Brook says, “It’s just what my craft room needed, and I spend lots of time working on my projects and helping my kids create things too!”

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Best of PB #5: Vintage Breadboard Kitchen iPad Stand

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I love the convenience of having tons of recipes right at my fingertips with the internet and electronic texts. What I don’t like is the idea of my pricey device lying on the counter where all kinds of destructive forces are at work. That’s where this tablet stand made by Angie and Colby from Angie’s Roost comes in handy! I love that it looks like a vintage breadboard, and would you believe it only cost Angie and Colby $5 to make???

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Best of PB #4: Storage Cube(icals) Craft Table

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Beth from NashvillePug was in need of a new crafting table with lots of storage and plenty of space for sewing. To meet her needs, Beth used two Closetmaid Cubeicals to form the sides of her new table and 2 by 6 beams for the top. This is such a simple project thanks to Beth’s genius brainstorm to use the Cubeicals!

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Best of PB #3: Platform Storage Bed for a College Dorm Room

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Becky from Reinventing the Ordinary loved the look and functionality of a Pottery Barn storage bed for her daughter’s college room but needed a cheaper alternative. Surprisingly, college tuition doesn’t really leave an extra $1000 sitting in the bank for a bed! Becky created a fabulous $100 version with some beadboard, molding, and plywood that fit their needs (and budget) to perfection!

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Best of PB #2: Wooden Tray to Hanging Jewelry Organizer

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Melissa from A Time for Everything created this vintage piece to hold all of her jewelry. Melissa said, “I love old wood spools and finding new ways to use them, especially after finding a large Ziploc bagful for $2 at a garage sale.  As I was making my jewelry organizer, I knew that spools would be an ideal fit with the burlap and distressed wood I was using.  I incorporated them to hang not only necklaces, but bracelets as well.”

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Best of PB #1: “Froufrou” White Ruffled Quilt

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As part of her master bedroom makeover, Suesan from Frou FruGal wanted the look of a ruched duvet for her bed. The only thing… she wanted it with the feel of a quilt. Despite the blood, sweat, and tears that came with making a quilt from a duvet’s design, Suesan says, “I absolutely love it, in spite of all my mistakes. I love looking at this quilt. I love how romantic it is. I love that it’s warm, and even when my bed is messed up, it still looks great.”

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Best of Pottery Barn Knock-Offs Series

Pottery Barn is the first stop for many DIYers in need of inspiration. I feature tons of projects inspired by Pottery Barns and can honestly say we have seen some pretty awesome ones. For the next five days, we are going to take a walk down memory lane and revisit the top ten most popular […Read More]

Vintage Sign with a Personal Touch

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Bliss of Bliss Ranch was inspired by a vintage drug store sign to make a sign with similar styling for her bathroom. Bliss says she “just couldn’t advertise ice cream so close to [her]bathroom scale” {giggle}, so she modified the wording a bit. What’s really cool is that Bliss actually owns a vintage building that was formerly Sy’s Barber Shop, which is the name she used for her sign. I always love how DIY allows for such  personalizations!

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