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]

Rolling Storage Bench

Shoes strewn about on the floor isn’t exactly the welcome you want when people enter your home. With the help of Ana White and her easy-to-follow plans, Jen from House of Wood tackled a project to tame those unruly shoes in her entryway. This was actually Jen’s first build from a couple of years ago, [...Read More]

Floral Painted Ceramic Plates

painted ceramic plates

Lucy from Craftberry Bush ventured into unfamiliar territories when she traded in her watercolors to try out some glass enamel paints for the first time. With a little nudge from Anthropologie, Lucy combined her love of painting watercolors and flowers to create these gorgeous ceramic dishes. I would love to be able to pick up [...Read More]

Two-Drawer Side Table

ballard inspired side table

Cher-Ann at Designs by Studio C followed Design Confidential plans to build her own Ballard-inspired side table. The build provided the perfect opportunity for Cher-Ann to finally try mixing up a batch of homemade chalk paint.  To achieve a vintage finish, she applied petroleum jelly in places she didn’t want the paint to adhere and [...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]

Painted Accent Wall

ballard inspired wall paint

Jody from Homey Home Design wanted a way to add a bit of drama to the wall behind her dining table. It was while perusing a Ballard catalog that she came across a simple solution that required just some paint and 45 minutes of her time. Jody simply taped off her box and marked where [...Read More]

Paper Doily Knobs

anthro inspired doily knobs

Amanda from House Revivals is at it again with another way to make fancy hardware on the cheap. With a bit of paint and the application of a paper filigree cut from a doily, Amanda transformed a plain old wood knob into beautiful works of art. I love how she achieved the look of ceramic [...Read More]