How to Make Wooden Adirondack Chairs

LL Bean Inspired DIY Adirondack Chairs

While the weather is definitely cooling off, you can’t deny the charm of sitting outdoors on a crisp fall evening with a hot cup or cider or cocoa in your hands. Paula from Virginia Sweet Pea recently built her own set of Adirondack chairs that would perfect for such an evening! The feature extra wide [...Read More]

Display Art and Photos Creatively on a Floor Easel

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Gina from Lady Goats needed to fill a rather large corner in her living room, so she built a display easel to hold pictures and art that she had laying around. Gina reassures that this project was extremely simple to build, and it came in at just over 6% of retail cost. You can’t beat that! I really love this creative take on photo display!

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Best of PB #10: Cubby Storage Organizer (and Christmas Advent)

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Michelle from Chalkboard Blue built this cubby system inspired by a hotel front desk organizer that is perfect for storage and display. The original inspiration came from a cubby organizer from Pottery Barn, but Michelle put her own spin on the design. This is so cute for the holidays. I love how Michelle used the cubbies as an advent this past Christmas!

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Best of PB #3: Platform Storage Bed for a College Dorm Room

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Becky from Reinventing the Ordinary loved the look and functionality of a Pottery Barn storage bed for her daughter’s college room but needed a cheaper alternative. Surprisingly, college tuition doesn’t really leave an extra $1000 sitting in the bank for a bed! Becky created a fabulous $100 version with some beadboard, molding, and plywood that fit their needs (and budget) to perfection!

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Queen Storage Bed

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Ever since Shannon from Bohemian Junktion’s son left for college, bed in tow, his room has sat empty. When it came time for spring break and her son’s arrival home, Shannon knew he would obviously need a place to sleep and came up with a plan that involved moving her high school daughter’s bed into her son’s room and building a cottage-y storage bed for her daughter. The really impressive part is that her teenage daughter is the one who actually built the bed using plans from Ana White. You go girl!

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Personalized Step Stool

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With two young children, I can attest to the fact that a stool is a necessity in the bathroom and can also be helpful if you’ve a little chef in the kitchen. While plastic stools get the job done, they just aren’t nearly as pleasing to the eye as a personalized wood stool like this one from Jaime at That’s My Letter. Jaime followed plans from Ana White to build her stool for next to nothing using scraps she had on hand. The hand painted personalization is just the icing on the cake!

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Plywood Bedside Table

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Bryan from Bryan’s DIY Home Improvement wanted new bedside tables, but a quick search online revealed that anything of decent quality would cost him a pretty penny. Instead, Bryan decided to delve into his first woodworking project and build his own following plans from The Design Confidential. Bryan’s two tables cost under $200 to build, and he went all out with high-end features like European drawer slides. Are you as blown away as me that this is Bryan’s FIRST furniture build ever? Wowzers!

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Rolling Wire Hamper

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Bridgett from Osie Moats is not a fan of plastic laundry baskets since they usually end up broken after being used as stools by her boys. Ever since adding shelving to her bathroom, Bridgett knew she wanted a cottage-inspired laundry basket to fill the space below. However, she wasn’t about the drop a wad of cash on something that would be housing dirty, stinky clothes from three boys. Instead Bridgett gathered several items she already had to create a rustic laundry basket that fits her space to perfection – in both size and design!

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