Rustic Plank Dining Room Table

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For their new 18-foot long dining room, Whitney from Life in the Barbie Dream House  and her husband knew they needed a long rustic table to fill the space. They immediately fell in love with the planked dining room tables from Restoration Hardware and the cream colored linen chairs they paired with them. Then they saw the price tags, which range from $2,500 – $4,000! Woof! So Whitney sent her handy hubby several photos of different plank tables from the store’s catalog, and he created this for under $150!

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“Beautiful and Beefy” Farmhouse Dining Table

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Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic has dreamed of building her own dining room table for her family of seven. With the help of Ana White, that dream came true, and Whitney now has a “BEAUTIFUL and beefy DIY farmhouse table” that she can proudly say SHE built. And, for only $100 in wood no less! With the holidays coming up in the next couple of months, this is the perfect table for serving all your guests.

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Salvaged Wood Balustrade Coffee Table

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After living with her small, wobbly coffee table for ten years, Tricia from Simplicity in the South was more than ready to welcome a more substantial piece into her home. Tricia actually built her new “beefier” table for a mere $50 since most of the wood was salvaged from an old building. And would you believe this was Tricia’s first furniture build? She borrowed a little help from Ana White for the tabletop but can take the credit for the rest of the plan. Of course, Tricia shows you exactly how she built it and achieved the distressed finished with milk paint and a wet rag.

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Simple Toy Box with Safety Lid

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With the help of Ana White’s plans, Jaime from That’s My Letter built this simple, modern toy box with inset sides and a personalized lid. And let me just say this baby covers all the bases when it comes to safety with a child safe closure that holds its position and a cut-out in front so no little fingers get pinched!  The lumber and hardware cost less than half of the retail price, making this DIY version a beautiful and budget-friendly option.

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Apothecary Style Media Console

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Today I am going to share two Pottery Barn-inspired consoles built by a couple of very talented ladies, Jen from House of Wood and Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic. First up is Jen, who sought out the assistance of Ana White to build a media console to hold her 50” plasma TV that had been collecting dust in storage. My favorite part is how the beveled apothecary-style door flips down to reveal a cubby that hides the media components. How cool is that?!?

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Built-In Mudroom Entryway System

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With no garage, mudroom, or back entry, Brit from House Updated needed to add storage in her entryway to corral all the stuff for her family of four. They wanted a bench for the kids to sit on and put on shoes, baskets for storage, and hooks for coats and backpacks. Brit built her own stunning storage system, creating a built-in look for a fraction of the cost!

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Doll Crib with Changing Table

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Mable from Tiny Dazzles Blog recently celebrated her daughter’s third birthday and knew the perfect gift for her sweet girl – a doll crib! She found plans for a DIY crib from Ana White and tweaked them a bit to include a changing table and storage shelves. Mable was able to make her crib for only $6 since she already had most of the supplies on hand. That’s $6 well spent since Mable gets to enjoy the sight of her daughter putting her dolls to bed each night. Precious!

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Kids’ Work Area with Schoolhouse Desks

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Busy settling into her new home, Jaime from That’s My Letter knew she needed to create a work area for her kiddos pronto. She teamed up with Ana White to transform an empty space into a functional and beautiful workspace that features three schoolhouse desks. Jaime repurposed the stained wood tops from an old IKEA cabinet she had taken apart, and, like she says, the paint and stain combination is simply “yummy!”

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