Becki and Chris of The Uncommon Common Law were this year’s winner of Creating with the Stars at East Coast Creative. And looking at this stunning bench they made, it’s not too hard to see why! The couple recreated the infamous Nelson Bench for only $136, and it’s a dead ringer for the original. I simply love the look of the natural maple and ebony legs and am amazed by Becki and Chris’ workmanship. Gorgeous!
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!
Regular KOD readers know Terra from Mama Says Sew is skilled with a needle and thread, but her DIY savvy doesn’t stop there! Terra had actually never built anything before, but fell in love with a shelf that would make a good beginner project. She dove right in and created this weathered blue shelf for free using materials she had on hand!
Jaime from That’s My Letter didn’t disappoint when a friend requested a set of display shelves similar to those sold by Pottery Barn Kids. Jaime teamed up with Ana White to build shelves that can easily be customized to fit any wall space. Why spend $49 or even $79 (ouch!) for one simple shelf when you could build your own for only $11?!?
Angela from Unexpected Elegance was shopping with her brother in Pottery Barn when they came across a rustic wooden stool and decided they needed to make one of their own. Don’t you love the idea of seeing something you want in a store and then going home to build it for a mere fraction of the price? Angela’s stool was less than $20, and who knows, you may already have scrap wood and stain on hand to make one for free!
Since moving into her home, Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic has been haunted by an awkward empty space above her fridge that needed something. While the lack of cabinets might have left most people with underutilized wall space, Ashley exercised her DIY prowess and built a cubby shelf with plans by Ana White. Kitchen, bathroom, playroom, crafting space… I cannot think of a room that couldn’t use a shelf like this!
Shoes strewn about on the floor isn’t exactly the welcome you want when people enter your home. With the help of Ana White and her easy-to-follow plans, Jen from House of Wood tackled a project to tame those unruly shoes in her entryway. This was actually Jen’s first build from a couple of years ago, [...Read More]
Jeff from A Touch of Arkansas went completely above and beyond with the loft bed he built for his son based on plans from Ana White. Like a bed that looks like a fire truck isn’t cool enough, Jeff’s design boasts some pretty awesome accessories, including a magnet board, steering wheel, and siren. I mean… [...Read More]