Changing Table and Dresser That Grows With Baby

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Following plans from Ana White, Whitney at Shanty 2 Chic built this changing table and dresser for her oldest daughters’ former babysitter who is now all grown up and having a baby of her own. How sweet is that?!? The three large drawers offer plenty of storage space for diapers, wipes, swaddling blankets, and the like. I love how easily this piece of furniture can transition to a dresser when diaper changes are a thing of the past.

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An Open Bookshelf for an Awkward Corner

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Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic had an empty space between the couch and window in her living room that she was always struggling to fill. The answer? An open bookshelf design from Ana White that would provide the needed height without blocking the natural light. Whitney again busted out her power tools to whip up this bad boy for under $100. That’s $700 less than her Pottery Barn inspiration!

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Multi-Purpose Kids Play Stand

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It’s a grocery store… No, wait, it’s a lemonade stand… How about a post office? This play stand made by Jaime from That’s My Letter is so versatile I cannot possibly list all its uses. Jaime built the stand using plans from Ana White and then created interchangeable buntings and signs so the stand can quickly and easily change functions. You have to check out all Jaime’s pics because they are too stinkin’ cute! LOVE!

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Rustic Wood Console Table

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Katie from Addicted to DIY had been wanting a console table to fill a “dull, empty space” by her front door, but her husband wasn’t game on spending a $1,000 for one. Katie came up with the brilliant plan that they save their hard earned cash and build a table instead of buy one. With the help of Ana White, the couple completed their very first build together and have a lovely new console table to show for it!

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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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“Beautiful and Beefy” Farmhouse Dining Table

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Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic has dreamed of building her own dining room table for her family of seven. With the help of Ana White, that dream came true, and Whitney now has a “BEAUTIFUL and beefy DIY farmhouse table” that she can proudly say SHE built. And, for only $100 in wood no less! With the holidays coming up in the next couple of months, this is the perfect table for serving all your guests.

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Build Your Own Farmhouse Bed

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Jennifer from Contemporary Harbor was tired of her old metal bed frame without a headboard and wanted a farmhouse bed to complete her bedroom set. She says, “I had always wanted a headboard and footboard that really made me feel like I had a grown up bed, and the Pottery Barn Farmhouse Bed was perfect, but out of my price range.” Finally, Jennifer decided she had waited long enough. With the help of her hubby and Ana White, Jennifer built her own gorgeous farmhouse bed for under $200.

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Simple Toy Box with Safety Lid

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With the help of Ana White’s plans, Jaime from That’s My Letter built this simple, modern toy box with inset sides and a personalized lid. And let me just say this baby covers all the bases when it comes to safety with a child safe closure that holds its position and a cut-out in front so no little fingers get pinched!  The lumber and hardware cost less than half of the retail price, making this DIY version a beautiful and budget-friendly option.

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