Wooden Storage Caddy Doubles as Easter Basket

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Jaime from That’s My Letter made these adorable caddies from scrap wood and leftover paint. The smaller ones she created for Easter baskets and egg hunts. Her design is based loosely on Ana White’s toolbox plans. I love these and can seriously think of a million uses. Craft supplies, magazines,  diapers, toys…

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Rollaway Toy Storage Crate

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Now that the presents have all been unwrapped are you wondering where you are going to store them all??? Desiree from Camelot Art Creations made this rolling storage bin to corral all the toys that threaten to take over her living area each day. The beauty of this piece is that it allows her children to be accountable for cleaning up themselves since it requires simply throwing the toys into the crate. Desiree built her crate for free using pallet wood, but if building’s not your thing, you could also doctor up an unfinished crate from the craft store.

Rollaway Toy Storage Bin

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Best of PB #3: Platform Storage Bed for a College Dorm Room

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Becky from Reinventing the Ordinary loved the look and functionality of a Pottery Barn storage bed for her daughter’s college room but needed a cheaper alternative. Surprisingly, college tuition doesn’t really leave an extra $1000 sitting in the bank for a bed! Becky created a fabulous $100 version with some beadboard, molding, and plywood that fit their needs (and budget) to perfection!

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Wood Twin Bed

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With a baby who is no longer baby, Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic knew it was time to convert her daughter’s room from a nursery to a big girl room. First up, was a big girl bed that Whitney literally whipped up in one day following plans from Ana White. Whitney’s favorite part about this bed is that it’s built to house a trundle underneath. All I can say is that I am blown away by her mad skills and can’t wait to see how the room comes together!

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Plywood Bedside Table

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Bryan from Bryan’s DIY Home Improvement wanted new bedside tables, but a quick search online revealed that anything of decent quality would cost him a pretty penny. Instead, Bryan decided to delve into his first woodworking project and build his own following plans from The Design Confidential. Bryan’s two tables cost under $200 to build, and he went all out with high-end features like European drawer slides. Are you as blown away as me that this is Bryan’s FIRST furniture build ever? Wowzers!

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Wood and Metal Aquarium Stand

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Marie, a KOD reader without a blog, wanted to create a display shelf on a wrought iron aquarium stand she purchase online. A bookcase from Ballard offered just the look Marie was after, and she sought out the help of her husband to revamp the aquarium stand by adding two plywood shelves. I’ll let Marie take it away with the details…

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Upholstered Coffee Table Ottoman

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If you had to choose between dishing out almost a grand for an upholstered bench from Horchow or making your own for a mere $50, I think it’s safe to say we’d all head straight for the hardware store. Nan from You Could Make That shows that it doesn’t take an experienced carpenter/upholsterer to make a bench or ottoman from scratch. Nan simply used a piece of plywood and table legs for the base and then got a seamless upholstered finish by adding  a pleated skirt and decorative trim. Not only is the end product beautiful but super strong and sturdy!

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“LOVE” Wall Plaque

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With Valentine’s Day just at a month away, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about how to show your décor a little love. Cristina at Remodelando la Casa repurposed some ceiling beams and plywood into a wall plaque in honor of the day of love. I’m all about that pop of red Cristina added to spice up the monochromatic art!

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