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!”

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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!

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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?!?

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Workbench Bar Console

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When good friends of Jen from House of Wood bought their first home, she built them this workbench-style console following plans from Ana White. The couple plans to use the console as a coffee bar in their breakfast nook. Talk about one awesome housewarming gift! The Pottery Barn inspiration comes close to the $2000 mark, while Jen built hers for only $65!

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Rustic Red Sideboard

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Hillary from The Friendly Home joined forces with Ana White to fill a large space in her friend’s dining room with this rustic sideboard. Just as Hillary hoped, the piece is full of character with its deep red finish and planked appearance. Needless to say, Hillary is a crazy talented builder. I am simply in awe of her skills!

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Painted Accent Wall

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Jody from Homey Home Design wanted a way to add a bit of drama to the wall behind her dining table. It was while perusing a Ballard catalog that she came across a simple solution that required just some paint and 45 minutes of her time. Jody simply taped off her box and marked where [...Read More]

Wood Farmhouse Bench

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After building a beautiful farmhouse table for her morning room, Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust needed some seating so the table could actually be used. She upcycled a pair of counter stools for the project, removing the tops and sanding the bases down to bare wood. The two stools were joined with a center support, [...Read More]

Burlap Table Runner

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Kristen from Ella Claire created almost an exact replica of Pottery Barn’s burlap table runner. She says, “It is the easiest table runner you will ever make! And I love how it matches all of my various seasonal decor and adds so much fun texture to my table. At PB, they were selling for $50, [...Read More]