Why I Am Truncating My Feed


I am really hating to have to do this.  I know some of you are going to be ticked, and others of you will unfollow me and stop reading altogether.  I hate it, I hate it, I hate it.  But my hand has been forced and I can no longer can stop it. Source This [...Read More]

Vintage Printer’s Console


Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic had me with her heading “Anthropologie For Less!” Who doesn’t like the sound of that? In this case, it was $1498 less to be exact! Following plans from Ana White, Ashley built a beautiful vintage printer’s console for only $200 that is almost an exact replica of Anthro’s cabinet. Not [...Read More]

Wood Panel Wall Map

wooden us wall map

Not one to back away from a challenge, Michell from Girl in Air was all in when a customer requested a larger-than-life US wall map. Her projector was key to transforming a bunch of pine boards into this masterpiece. Michell estimates the cost of her planked map to be between $50 and $70, which is [...Read More]

Doll Storage Cabinet

doll storage cabinet

If you’ve got a daughter into American Girl, then you know there stuff can be crazy pricey. The storage cabinet retails for $349, which is honestly more than I’d spend for a dresser for myself, let alone a doll. Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust built a similar cabinet designed by Ana White that carried the [...Read More]

Ceramic Flower Lamp


Mary from At Home on the Bay knew she had struck gold when she found a pair of ceramic vases for only $9.99 each at HomeGoods. They had a pretty flower detail that reminded her of something you’d find at Anthropologie. Mary’s original thought was to paint the vases until she realized that they’d make [...Read More]

Floor Pouf from Rugs

diy pouf from ikea rugs

Poufs offer a great option for extra seating. Not only are they soft and comfy on the tush, but they can easily be set aside when not needed. Always in need of extra chairs for get-togethers, Erika from Retropolitan set out to create her own poufs. When her fabric search came up dry, Erika came [...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For my local lifestyle show Indy Style, I was challenged to revamp an outdated wall shelf.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]