Rustic Wood Storage Trunk

Larissa from Prodigal Pieces says she isn’t one to buy new-looking furniture. She likes her furniture to look like it has a story to tell! Larissa was smitten as soon as she saw a distressed storage trunk from Pottery Barn that was inspired by an antique store trunk. She worked alongside her husband to replicate […Read More]

Classic Stripe Outdoor Pillow

Lo of A Lo and Behold Life shares my love for accessorizing with pillows. And with warmer weather, it’s twice the fun because we get pillows for both indoors AND out! If you’ve admired Pottery Barn’s classic stripe outdoor pillows, you may want to think again before paying $30 for one! Lo shares at She […Read More]

Wood Plank Filing Cabinet Makeover

Do you have an old metal filing cabinet that could use some love? Bre of Brepurposed shows how to give it a makeover – Pottery Barn style! Bre picked up this metal file cabinet for $10 at her favorite thrift store. It didn’t matter that the cabinet was covered with stickers because Bre had plans […Read More]

Build a Potting Table for Spring

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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Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table

Susan from This Makes That had been on the hunt for the perfect coffee table for over a year. She knew she wanted something a little rustic with reclaimed wood but didn’t want it to be too country or industrial. Susan asked her husband if he could make a table, and he came through with […Read More]

Black Dresser with Graduated Distressing

Kathy of Petticoat Junction found this dresser for only $65 at her favorite junk shop. Of course, it didn’t boast that beautiful distressed black finish when Kathy found it! Kathy was inspired by Pottery Barn to try a graduated distressing technique that starts with heavy distressing on the bottom of the dresser and gradually lightens […Read More]

DIY Type Key Wall Art–from Drop Cloth!

Misty from The Cedar Shake Cape loves Pottery Barn but certainly couldn’t swallow the $200-$500 price tag for a piece of type key art. Especially when Misty knew she could make her own for LESS! Misty broke out an inexpensive piece of drop cloth and acrylic paints and made her own replica of the PB […Read More]

Beadboard Peg Shelf for a Boy’s Room

My good friend Amy of The Idea Room made this peg wall shelf when she updated her son’s bedroom. Her son is a huge sports fan and loves to wear baseball caps, so the shelf was a perfect way to store all those hats and also decorate his walls. Wondering how long it takes to […Read More]

Floral Branches–That’ll Live Forever!

Angelica of My Dear Irene loves the look of big branches in vases like she keeps seeing in home magazines and beautifully decorated rooms on Pinterest. While Angelica does splurge a time or two on purchasing her own branches, the cost adds up. Angelica found a way around the expense without having to buy the […Read More]