Rustic Wood Nightstand

DIY Furniture ~ PB Teen Knock Off Nightstand

Katie from Addicted 2 DIY recently built her oldest son a new nightstand inspired by one from PB Teen. While the original retails for $399, Katie was able to build her knockoff for only $60. Woot woot! Katie shares the free printable woodworking plans and as well as her technique for getting those “saw marks’’” […Read More]

Reclaimed Wood DIY Cubby Shelf

West Elm Knock Off Cubby Shelf

It’s projects like these that make me so glad I conquered my fear of building and mastered the use of power tools. You know… projects that allow you to replicate a $179 wall cubby from a high end store for absolutely nothing. That’s right – $0! And the best part is that Jen from The […Read More]

Origami Jewelry Dish

DIY Crafts ~ Clay Ring Dish

Many years ago, Jennifer from Brave New Home splurged on a frilly, feminine ring holder from Anthropologie. However, her style has changed over the years, and she was ready for something a little more modern. Jennifer broke out the air dry clay and sculpted a catchall dish that’s reminiscent of those little paper boats you […Read More]

DIY “X” Picnic Table for a Deck Makeover


In the midst of a complete deck makeover, Pam from DIY Design Fanatic enlisted the help of the hubs (aka Mr. Fanatic) to build her a X style table that she had been eyeing for years. Mr. Fanatic followed Ana White’s plans for the build, and Pam finished it off with a contrasting gray and […Read More]

Candle Centerpiece with Rocks and Succulents

DIY Home Decor ~ Candle Centerpiece with Succulents

Brynne of The Gathered Home was browsing Crate & Barrel’s site when she came across a black metal centerpiece she loved. It wasn’t the tray that actually caught her attention but the beautiful way it was styled with rocks, greenery, and candles. Brynne decided to replicate the look with a thrifted tray, faux succulents, faux […Read More]

5 Ways to Build a Desk for Your Student

DIY Desk

My kids officially have a week of school under their belts. The homework hasn’t been flooding in… yet. But I know it’s coming. One project I tackled over the summer was a “His, Hers, and Ours” style desk in our downstairs office so everyone has a place to work. My daughter loves to color there, […Read More]

Super Cheap Numbered Baskets


I know I can always count on Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict for a good knock-off, and again she doesn’t disappoint! Recently Debbie’s teenage grandson started using her guest bedroom, which necessitated a few tweaks to the space, including her French number plaque baskets. Debbie gave them a more masculine edge by simply […Read More]

Watercolor Pillow with Summer Saying

West Elm Knock Off Water Color Pillow

Yes, I know summer is coming to an end and everyone has apple-picking and pumpkins on the brain, but I can’t help holding onto every last shred of summer. This is our first full summer in our new home, and we are fortunate to have an in-ground pool in our backyard. That alone makes it […Read More]