Wood Buffet Table

Pam from Our Adventures in Home Improvement has been blessed with a husband who can build just about anything. Each Christmas he likes to make her a piece of furniture, and 2012 found them in need of table for behind the couch. Pam and her handy hubs modified the design for a buffet from Pottery Barn that provides plenty of storage for extra dishes and such. I can only dream of being able to build a piece of furniture like this!

pb inspired buffet

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Baby Co-Sleeper

With baby number five on the way, Courtney from Ordinary Happily Ever After found herself for the first time without an extra crib on hand. After a little searching online, she stumbled upon the idea to use a co-sleeper. The hefty price tag only put Courtney off for a moment before she decided she could easily construct her own. Very little expense went into the build since Courtney already had the wood and legs on hand for this cozy little baby bed.

diy baby cosleeper

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Garage Cubby Lockers

After the holidays, I know one thing I am always in need of is more organization.  Michelle from Chalkboard Blue built this set of lockers to tame the masses of coats, backpacks, and sports equipment that were taking over her garage. I love that they are just as pretty as they are functional!

pb inspired cubbies

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Printer’s Media Console

Beth from Make Me Pretty Again was inspired by the immensely talented Ana White and Jen from House of Wood to build her own printer’s style cabinet for storing media components. Beth offers some helpful suggestions help you build your own without a hitch, so make sure to check it out!

printers style media console

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Storage Bookcases

Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic added a set of bookcases to the list of furniture items she has constructed for her daughters’ shared bedroom. Whitney followed plans by Ana White but built on the functionality by creating a cubby storage space on the bottom. The simple addition of the boards will keep toys contained on the shelves and is cheaper and easier than hunting down baskets that fit perfectly.

pottery barn kids inspired bookshelf

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Upholstered “X” Ottoman

Has the beauty of “x” design furniture caught your eye like it did Beth’s from Home Stories A to Z? All the tables, consoles, and benches swirling around propelled Beth into the action of building her own lovely ottoman with an upholstered top and nailhead trim. Beth says, “I love how it turned out! It’s a little farmhouse and a little glam–just the way I like it!”


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Reclaimed Wood Bench

As a part of her mudroom remodel, Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust built a small bench where her kids could sit and put their shoes on. Being the resourceful gal that she is, Kristen used some old picnic table boards she found in a dumpster for the build. I love Kristen’s criss-cross design and the fact that she built this bench for FREE by using the reclaimed wood! You go, Girl!

diy mudroom bench

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Farmhouse Outdoor Dining Bench

This summer Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic built a beautiful outdoor dining table with plenty of style and space for her family of seven. It kind of goes without saying that seating is an important counterpart to a table. Whitney solved that problem by building two benches with plans by Ana White that share the same fancy X design as her table. I am still blown away by the fact that the table AND both benches came in under $140!

rustic x bench

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