“Rustic Yet Refined” X Dining Room Table

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When the movers broke her dining room table, Jen from House of Wood’s first thought was to build a new one. She saw a gorgeous X-based table from ZGallerie and hit up her friend Ana White to draw up the plans. Then with a little more help from Ana and the friendly folks at Minwax, Jen gave her freshly built table a “rustic yet refined” Restoration Hardware-inspired finish. Are you drooling yet? Oh, and I think I forgot to mention the lumber was only $85. Just in case you weren’t already sold {Wink}.

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Triple Pedestal Farmhouse Dining Table

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With plans from Ana White in hand, Jaime from That’s My Letter built this gorgeous and enormous triple pedestal dining table for a friend’s cottage. As Jaime points out, the table design features several beautiful details including an inset tabletop edge, curved arches on the pedestals, and a long stretcher support across the middle. Pretty much it’s the Miss America of dining tables {Giggle}!

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DIY Dresser with Eclectic Stained Finish

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I had so much fun seeing the Shanty Sisters last week at Haven, and, let me tell you, these girls have it all! They are as sweet as can be, fun, gorgeous, and crazy talented. Just check out this dresser that Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic built for her BFF’s baby nursery following plans from Ana White. This is a dresser that will definitely grow with the little fellow until he’s a teenager. He could even tote it off to college with him, and it would still be cool!

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Build an Outdoor Dining Table

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Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic just made her summer a little sweeter with this gorgeous outdoor dining table she built following plans from Ana White. The real kicker is that the table only cost $85 to build, which is straight up amazing for a large solid wood dining table. I can’t wait to see the bench she’s got in the works to go with it!

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Trunk Coffee Table

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It’s impossible not to be inspired by talented ladies like Ashley and Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic, who are skilled with power tools and have stocked their homes with gorgeous furniture pieces that they built. Just look at this trunk-style coffee table that Whitney recently built following plans from Ana White! It’s pretty, budget friendly, and, best of all, easy to make! Whitney even says it’s a great beginner building project for those who have been on the fence. Time to get building!

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Cottage Style Toddler Bed

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It’s hard to say who is more excited about Jen’s latest build over at The House of Wood – Jen who got to “play” with her new table saw or her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter who graduated to a “big girl” bed! Jen teamed up with the lovely Ana White again to build the sweet little cottage style bed that features a gentle curved design and turned legs. I love how the side rails offer all the comfort and security a little one needs and also add to the style of the piece. So pretty!

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Personalized Step Stool

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With two young children, I can attest to the fact that a stool is a necessity in the bathroom and can also be helpful if you’ve a little chef in the kitchen. While plastic stools get the job done, they just aren’t nearly as pleasing to the eye as a personalized wood stool like this one from Jaime at That’s My Letter. Jaime followed plans from Ana White to build her stool for next to nothing using scraps she had on hand. The hand painted personalization is just the icing on the cake!

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Outdoor Dining Table

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After spending all last summer sans a backyard as a pool and fence were put in, Melissa of The Happier Homemaker and her husband can’t wait to actually utilize the dream space this year. One thing they wanted was a nice outdoor dining set, but they all came with steep price tags. Instead, Melissa and her hubs worked together to build their own using a combination of plans that included Ana White’s farmhouse table. Would you believe it only cost them $100 and one afternoon?!?

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