Burlap and Pallet Wood Picture Frame

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When Stephanie from Simply Swider saw an extra-large reclaimed wood frame, she fell instantly in love. Well… in love with the frame not the $110 price tag. Stephanie decided she could make it for less herself, so she raided the garage for some left over pallet wood and her fabric stash for leftover burlap. In the end, Stephanie had everything she needed on hand, so this project was free! That’s a $110 savings!

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DIY Wall Décor from Coffee Stirrers

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Make & Do Girl Jess shares her secret recipe for wall décor that’s full of “organic woody texture” and simple enough that anyone can make their own.  Jess says, “If you can smear paint on wood and use scissors, you can make this easy art.” Sounds pretty good, huh? Jess walks you through the whole process, including her painting technique to achieve the look of lovely weathered wood, and even offers variations for other coffee stirrer art projects.

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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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Wood and Metal Side Table

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If you aren’t quite ready to delve into a build-from-scratch furniture project, reworking a piece to fit your vision might be a great option. Thrifty Décor Chick Sarah found a bargain wood and metal table from TJ Maxx that wobbled and had a thin, warped tabletop but held promise to be a real beauty with a little love. Sarah worked her magic and now has a new table she loves!

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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 X Console

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Hillary of The Friendly Home had a console table on her to-build list for months and was thrilled when Ana White drew up some plans for a design that fit her space and style.  While that may seem like more than enough to put a extra skip in your step, the console became the perfect [...Read More]

Wooden Flag Wall Art

If you didn’t get any patriotic décor out in time for Memorial Day, July 4th is just around the corner. Kristin from A Vintage Fairy created a beautiful, rustic flag that is sure to get your Independence Day mojo going. To make her flag, Kristin painted and distressed some wooden sticks and left them uncut [...Read More]

Round Side Table

You know Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic couldn’t stop with building just a fabulous new coffee table for her living room! And why would she when she’s got the skills to add a pair of gorgeous new side tables to the mix? Following plans from Ana White, Ashley built her tables for only $25 a [...Read More]