Mid-Century Modern 6-Drawer Dresser

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Lindsay from Makely School for Girls knew just the dresser she wanted for her daughter’s bedroom – mid-century modern style with clean lines and cool legs. The great news? She found EXACTLY what she had been envisioning at Crate & Barrel. The bad news? It was $1,600. Fortunately, there’s more great news! Lindsay’s friend Rayan from The Design Confidential drew up plans for the dresser, Lindsay’s hubs built the bad boy, and Lindsay finished it with extra high gloss white paint and stain. Talk about team work and a beeeautiful dresser!

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Rustic X Dining Room Buffet

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Korrie of the Red Hen Home modified plans from Ana White to build this stunning 72” open buffet for a client. I love how the 4×4 legs give this piece such a substantial look. This baby looks solid! Korrie also added decorative hardware which kicks up the rustic/industrial vibe a notch. What a beautiful build!

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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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Salvaged Wood Balustrade Coffee Table

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After living with her small, wobbly coffee table for ten years, Tricia from Simplicity in the South was more than ready to welcome a more substantial piece into her home. Tricia actually built her new “beefier” table for a mere $50 since most of the wood was salvaged from an old building. And would you believe this was Tricia’s first furniture build? She borrowed a little help from Ana White for the tabletop but can take the credit for the rest of the plan. Of course, Tricia shows you exactly how she built it and achieved the distressed finished with milk paint and a wet rag.

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Platform Bed with Rustic Wood Headboard

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Gretchen of Gretchen’s Garage loves looking at Pottery Barn for inspiration in building. So when her sister needed platform beds for the lake house she is building, that is right where Gretchen went. Thanks to some building tips from Ana White, Gretchen was able to make two platform beds for less than the cost of a headboard at Pottery Barn!

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One-of-a-Kind Octagon Dining Room Table

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Cassandra from The Life of CK and Nate was over her scratch-and-dent, impossible to keep clean, and downright embarrassing dining room table. She went on a hunt for a new round table and came up with a couple of fabulous options from Restoration Hardware. Of course, that’s fabulous as in fabulous inspiration. Cassandra and her husband borrowed aspects from those lovely tables to design their own totally unique table complete with an octagon tabletop and six angled legs.

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“Rustic Yet Refined” X Dining Room Table

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When the movers broke her dining room table, Jen from House of Wood’s first thought was to build a new one. She saw a gorgeous X-based table from ZGallerie and hit up her friend Ana White to draw up the plans. Then with a little more help from Ana and the friendly folks at Minwax, Jen gave her freshly built table a “rustic yet refined” Restoration Hardware-inspired finish. Are you drooling yet? Oh, and I think I forgot to mention the lumber was only $85. Just in case you weren’t already sold {Wink}.

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Kids’ Work Area with Schoolhouse Desks

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Busy settling into her new home, Jaime from That’s My Letter knew she needed to create a work area for her kiddos pronto. She teamed up with Ana White to transform an empty space into a functional and beautiful workspace that features three schoolhouse desks. Jaime repurposed the stained wood tops from an old IKEA cabinet she had taken apart, and, like she says, the paint and stain combination is simply “yummy!”

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