White Spa Cabinet

Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust decided to try out her woodworking skills by taking on her first cabinet build. The piece was constructed for Kristen’s Jewel Box themed guestroom and totally fits the space with decorative corner brackets and shelves loaded with girly toiletries and books. The one thing I always love about Kristen’s builds is that she really knows how to rock what she’s got and can build a beautiful piece of furniture using scraps she already has on hand.

knockoffcabinet

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Rustic Wood Sideboard and Hutch

The Shanty 2 Chic sisters never cease to amaze me with their amazing building skills. With the help of Ana White, Whitney recently tackled her largest project to date – a RH inspired sideboard with hutch. It goes without saying that a piece like this is pricey, so what a blessing to be able to build it yourself and save some serious cash. I love that there is hidden storage to hide away extra napkins, table runners, and the like and then the open hutch for displaying all your pretties.

rh inspired sideboard

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Wooden Bench Sandbox

In order to keep her son from digging around in the dirt and mulch, Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust  built a sandbox where he could dig to his heart’s content. She followed plans that Gina from Lady Goats was kind enough to share at Ana White. The coolest thing about Kristen’s build is the bench seats convert to a lid to keep the sand clear of critters and other yuckiness. You’ve got to watch the video of Kristen’s kids closing it up to see how awesome (and easy) it is!

sandbox with convertible bench top

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Cubby Storage Shelf

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!

pb inspired cubby shelf

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Chalkboard Floor Desk

Larissa from The House on Harrison wanted to get a special gift for her niece’s first birthday. She thought a floor desk from Pottery Barn Kids was super cute but most definitely not worth the expensive, especially when you have a cabinet door from a trash heap on hand! With a few leftover project boards and some paint, Larissa turned the old door into a chalkboard version of the desk for only $10. Not only is it too cute for words but also coordinates with her niece’s room!

cabinet door desk

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End Table with Shelf

Jen from The House of Wood is at it again with another fabulous furniture build. Equipped with Ana White’s step-by-step, easy-to-read plans, Jen built her “perfect end table” in 45 minutes. No joke! Jen says, “If you’re timid about building furniture from scratch, this is the perfect starter project for you!”

build your own end table

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Modern Farmhouse Desk

There is no question why Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic is head over heals for the new desk she built following plans from Ana White. After adding her fifth little one to the brood, Whitney needed a work space in her master bedroom that was both functional and pretty. This desk definitely fits the bill and, amazingly, only cost Whitney $55 to build!

fancy farmhouse desk

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Workbench Bar Console

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!

rustic wood console

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Rustic Red Sideboard

Hillary from The Friendly Home joined forces with Ana White to fill a large space in her friend’s dining room with this rustic sideboard. Just as Hillary hoped, the piece is full of character with its deep red finish and planked appearance. Needless to say, Hillary is a crazy talented builder. I am simply in awe of her skills!

rustic red sideboard

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