A Favorite Nightstand Gets a Girly Twist

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After building her daughter a beautiful panel bed fit for a princess, Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic built two matching nightstands that are every bit as lovely! Whitney loved the design of a nightstand she’d previously built for her son’s room and teamed up with Ana White to put a “girly” spin on the plans. There is no question in my mind why Whitney adores this design so much – hidden storage! Plus, it sure sweetens the deal that they only cost $60 each to build!

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Build a Weathered Farmhouse Dining Table for $75

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Katie from Upcycled Treasures had a DIY dining table on her to-do list for months. After coming across the West Elm Wooden Truss dining table {and the projects plans via Design Confidential} Katie was instantly inspired. She says, “I always enjoy working in the garage with my husband, and we now have a beautiful dining table that only cost us $75!”

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Weathered Wood Bathroom Vanity

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When it came time for Nina from Everyday Enchanting to redo her powder room, Pottery Barn totally made her swoon with its Newport Sink Console. However, that pretty little console cost double the budget for the WHOLE renovation! Thankfully, Nina had the experience and confidence to tackle a DIY after building her own kitchen island. She says, “I combined and modified the plans from both Ana White and DIY Diva, and off we went! The beauty of building it ourselves was that I could choose a different stain than the original- so I gave it a weathered finish that we love!”

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Interchangeable Lemonade Stand, Market, Bakery, and More!

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Jen from House of Wood built this knockoff Land of Nod play stand using plans from Ana White for her two favorite 3-year-old girls for Christmas last year. Needless to say, the pre-schoolers absolutely loved it! And what’s not to love? It’s a “lemonade stand, farmers market, theater, post office, bakery… even a Psychiatric Help booth a la Charlie Brown” all rolled into one. Like Jen says, “The girls are only limited by their imaginations!”

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Sliding Barn Door Console Table

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Jaime from That’s My Letter is no stranger here on KOD. Well, it just so happens this insanely talented lady is my partner for Creating with the Stars! Oh, and did I mention we won the first round, which just so happens to be a knock-off round? Whoop whoop! It’s not too surprising when you see this UH-mazing sliding door console that Jaime built for $300 versus purchasing for around $3,000 with tax and shipping. Those are some serious savings, and, as always, Jaime’s workmanship rivals anything you can purchase in a store or catalog!

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Build a Potting Table for Spring

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Now that it’s spring I know many of you with a green thumb are chomping at the bit to get outside to the garden. Susan from Between Naps on the Porch has always wanted a potting table, and when she realized it could also double as a serving table for outdoor parties she was sold all over again. Susan got to work planning her build, and here’s the cool part – this is her very first woodworking project! She says she didn’t even know how to use a drill! If you are as impressed and inspired as I am, the good news is that Ana White drew up the plans so you can also build your own potting bench for spring!

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Entryway Storage Console That Has It All!

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Thanks to Jaime from That’s My Letter and Ana White, you can build your own entry console with tons of hidden storage. I couldn’t agree with Jaime more when she says, “This console has it all: drawers, open shelving, baskets and bins… Personally I want concealed storage that’s easily accessible for my 3 kids but still neat looking and segregated so each child has their own designated basket and bin.” Jaime spent less than 1/4 of retail price (not including shipping charges!) and was able to modify the dimensions to not waste an inch of space and finish in her choice of color. Booya!

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Stackable Fruit and Vegetable Crates

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Shayna of The Wood Grain Cottage loved the idea of adding storage to her kitchen with stackable crates but found their $100+ price tag a little “extreme.” Instead, she says, “I grabbed up my handsome hubby and headed to the garage to start building.” I love how these crate utilize vertical space instead of taking up treasured counter space!

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