Distressed Diner Sign for the Kitchen

pottery barn inspired diner sign

Christy from Our Southern Home had been wanting a sign to go in her kitchen for a while and finally came across the perfect inspiration piece from Pottery Barn. While their Diner Sign retails for $59, Christy was able to make hers for FREE using materials and scrap plywood she already had. Christy shares her [...Read More]

Industrial Rolling Shelves

restoration hardware inspired industrial rolling shelves

Jennifer of Dear Lillie has recently tackled a few projects in her dining room including building this set of industrial shelves for a bare wall that had been driving her crazy. After also building a dining table for the space, Jennifer says she wanted a simple project, and these shelves definitely fit the bill! They [...Read More]

Rustic X Dining Room Buffet

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Korrie of the Red Hen Home modified plans from Ana White to build this stunning 72” open buffet for a client. I love how the 4×4 legs give this piece such a substantial look. This baby looks solid! Korrie also added decorative hardware which kicks up the rustic/industrial vibe a notch. What a beautiful build!

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Wood Framed Flatware Kitchen Art

fork spoon and knife kitchen art

Nick from Lifestyles of the Rich and the Davis’ was happy to oblige when his wife requested a trio of flatware canvases for their dining area. With the help of Photoshop, Nick created his own stencils and painted the spoon, knife, on fork onto the canvases. Now, many would of stopped there, but Nick wasn’t done yet! He then turned the “disjointed set of silverware” into a statement piece by building a wood frame. I love how it brings the whole piece together!

fork spoon and knife kitchen art

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Build Your Own $40 Dining Bench

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Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic recently built a solid truss dining table out of 4x4s and had plans for benches in the works. Well, Whitney delivered with two beautiful benches that are every bit as “big and beefy” as their table counterpart. You know Ana White was in the mix, helping design the benches and providing clear plans so you can build them too – for only $40! This is the perfect seating solution for your big holiday get-togethers!

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Plate Collage Wall Art

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After featuring Jessica from Mad in Crafts’ amazing globe pendant light this morning, I couldn’t help but share what else she’d been up as a part of her blue, yellow, and gray dining room makeover. Jessica wanted to make unique wall art for the space and did just that by creating a collage from plates and a poster. And just in case you’re not already sold, Jessica says, “This knock-off is super simple, costs very little to make, and requires only basic crafting skills to accomplish. Win-win-win!”

plate collage wall art

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Farmhouse Dining Table

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Jocie of The Better Half had been dreaming of a beautiful farmhouse table for her dining area. With a bit of begging, Jocie convinced her handy hubs Ethan to take on building the table from scratch. That is… until she came up with an ingenious idea. Instead of building from scratch, Josie and Ethan reused the legs and parts from a secondhand table and built a new solid oak tabletop. Their table is every bit as gorgeous as their Pottery Barn inspiration but way cheaper and even higher quality!

pottery barn knock off farmhouse table

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Trestle Dining Table

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Carissa of Carissa Miss knew the exact dining room table she wanted – a Restoration Hardware handcrafted trestle table made from solid reclaimed wood. The color and style were perfect, but the price… not so much! So Carissa and her husband set out on their first furniture building endeavor with plans from Ana White in hand. They are lovin’ their new table that cost… wait for it… less than $100!  How’s that for a gorgeous eight-foot long table that fit 16 of Carissa’s family members?!?

rh inspired trestle table

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