DIY Wall Locker

Last summer, Whit and I loaded our tools, lumber and kids in the car and headed to Houston to crash our sisters house! We’ve shared what we did to her living room but we haven’t shared this DIY Wall Locker that we built to revamp her entryway/mudroom area! Her space was fine but she complained {…Read More…}

DIY Hanging Planter and How-to Video

We love getting our patio’s ready for entertaining in the Summer! We always start with a good patio table, a great swing and chairs but we can’t leave out the minor details, that make a huge impact! Like this $30 DIY Hanging Planter that we built! Pieces like this add so much warmth a life {…Read More…}

DIY Outdoor Lounge Chair and How-to Video

It’s officially SUMMER break, here in Texas, and it is already feeling every bit of 100 degrees! I’ve been dreaming, all winter, of a chunky set of Lounge Chairs for our back patio so I decided to give away my old ones and design a new set! I couldn’t love them more! Did I mention {…Read More…}

Video Q and A! Time Management and How We Turned Our Hobby Into a Career

Hey guys! We are back with another Coffee Talk Q and A video! A couple of questions that we get asked, pretty often, are -How do you find time to manage your home life, kids schedules and still manage to build and design furniture? -How did Shanty2Chic come to be? We are incredibly thankful for {…Read More…}

DIY Outdoor Gametable

My favorite time of year is Summer! I love to spend time with my family outside and what better way to spend it than around a cute and fun game table! The table top flips over and you have a choice of a tic-tac-toe game, checkers or chess! Don’t feel like playing a game? This table can {…Read More…}

Laundry Room Revamp!

We moved into our home three years ago and I have been dying to make our laundry room functional since the day we moved in. Our entryway is too small for a mud-type area but our laundry room was the perfect spot. With all of the other projects needing to be done, this space got {…Read More…}

DIY Floating Plate Rack and How-To Video

This DIY Floating Plate Rack has to be one of my very favorite projects! It’s an easy build, perfect for beginners and it makes such a huge statement for any boring, blank wall! Come join us in my shop and see how we built and hung this piece! Just click HERE or the box below {…Read More…}

DIY Corbel Sconce Light for $25

After searching high and low for the perfect lamps to pair with my new DIY Rustic Modern King Bed and my DIY Sliding Barn Door Nightstands, I had a lightbulb moment 😉 I decided to combine our favorite DIY Rustic Corbel with a cute cage light to create this DIY Rustic Corbel Light Sconce! This {…Read More…}

Sliding Barn Door Nightstand – DIY

We are back to share the free plans for the DIY Sliding Barn Door Nightstand that we built with our $20 DIY Barn Door Hardware. If you missed that tutorial, you can find it HERE. I built a new Rustic Modern King Bed and I wanted something fun for my nightstands. I have always thought {…Read More…}

DIY Barn Door Hardware for $20

You read it right! $20 Barn Door Hardware 🙂 We love adding barn doors to just about anything, lately, and I have been determined to figure out how to make a DIY version of hardware for you guys. The hardware can be so pricey and when you are trying to build budget-friendly pieces, sometimes it just can’t {…Read More…}

DIY Farmhouse Window Trim

Our mission: To make our sisters house a home in 36 hours! Our baby sis lives about 5 hours away from us and moved into her home about one year ago. She has 4 kids under the age of 5 and hasn’t had time to really make her house functional and says it hasn’t felt like {…Read More…}

DIY Barn Wood Herringbone Wall Treatment and a Giveaway!

What do you get when you combine 2 sisters, 4 hours and some beautiful reclaimed barn wood? This DIY Barn Wood Herringbone Wall Treatment! We teamed up with one of our best-kept Shanty secrets, Reclaimed DesignWorks! Whitney and I discovered this place when we were searching for old barn wood, for a project we were {…Read More…}

DIY Rustic Modern King Bed

This is, hands down, my favorite bed that I have ever built (and I’ve built a lot 😉 )! After I repainted my Sliding Barn Door Media Cabinet and built the barn doors, which I stained Briarsmoke, I had to either paint my old bed or….build a new one. My old bed was a queen {…Read More…}

How to Distress Finish Furniture – How To Video

A question we get so often is “How do you do your distressed finishes on your furniture pieces”? Well, we thought that would be best explained in a quick video! You can click below or HERE to watch our How to Get a Distressed Finish video on Youtube! Make sure to subscribe to our channel {…Read More…}

DIY Crate Coffee Table on Wheels

What do you get when yo mix eleven kids, a trailer full of lumber, two sisters and 48 hours? A #shantyhousecrash 🙂 A few months ago, Whit and I went to visit our baby sister, and her family, in Houston. She and her hubby had four kids under, the age of 6, and they just {…Read More…}

How to Stain Wood Video

One question that we get asked, all of the time, on every social channel, email and post is “How do you stain wood”? So, we decided to show ya’ll exactly how we get that beautiful stained finish, in a Youtube video! We always say we love staining vs. painting because it really is super easy! {…Read More…}

DIY Rolling Storage Ottoman Coffee Table

I am so sorry it has taken me this long to get these plans to you but I thought that with it being the new year and everyone trying to organize, the timing couldn’t be better for a project like this! If you caught our second episode of Open Concept on HGTV, you probably recognize {…Read More…}

DIY $7 Rustic Corbel and How-To Video

It’s Wednesday! That means it’s time for another how-to video! In today’s how-to, we are showing you how to build this DIY $7 Rustic Corbel. It’s the perfect piece to add to any boring opening, it’s a simple build and it’s easy to customize it to get the look you want! Just click the video {…Read More…}

DIY Large Hand Painted Sign and How-To Video

After many, many requests, on our social media accounts, for a how-to on this Large DIY Hand Painted Sign, we had to give it to you guys 🙂 Not only do we have the free plans and how-to tutorial for you, we also have a how-to video on our Youtube channel for it too! Just click {…Read More…}

DIY Blanket Ladder and How-to Video and Tool Giveaway

We are back with another 3-Tool build and it is SO easy and oh-so CUTE! And, P.S. we are hosting a giveaway at the bottom of this post. Five lucky winners will receive the 3 tools needed to build this cutie and the other four,  3-tool builds that you can find in our new eBook. {…Read More…}

DIY Sawhorse Bookcase and How-To Video

We are back with another 3-tool project and another DIY video! Come build this DIY Sawhorse Bookcase with us! Just click HERE or the image below to watch our how-to video. With only 3 tools and less than $50 in materials, we built this super unique bookcase that’s perfect for any room! You can download the {…Read More…}

Sliding Barn Door Media Console

Well, I finally got around to finishing my giant Sliding Barn Door Media Console! If you remember the dresser and bookcase components, you probably notice that I gave the entire piece a paint job. I did this because we decided to upgrade to a king bed and I wanted to stain the new bed that {…Read More…}

Laminate Flooring in My Kitchen

Yep! You read that right! I took the plunge and decided to chip up all of the tile in my kitchen and replace it with the Maison Oak laminate flooring, that I installed in my living room and dining room last year. This laminate is the BOMB! We have had it in our home for about {…Read More…}

Modern Farmhouse Coffee Table and How-To Video

I love a good mix of modern, industrial and farmhouse so this is one of my all-time favorite coffee tables that we have designed (and yes, there are a lot of them)! Come build it with us in the video below. Just click HERE or the play button below to watch! We built this coffee {…Read More…}

Industrial Farmhouse Bench

Hey guys! We are back with the free plans for this Industrial Farmhouse Bench that we built to match our Industrial Farmhouse Table! We built this cutie, for our friend Rachel, on our latest #shantyhousecrash! You can watch the crash and how we build this bench HERE or click below! If you missed the full {…Read More…}

DIY Industrial Farmhouse Table and How-To Video

We’re back with another how-to video! Click HERE or the image below to watch! We built this Industrial Farmhouse Table for our friend Rachel’s Shanty House Crash! Rachel asked us to crash her kitchen nook. She has three boys so we wanted to give her a table that was not only durable but chic and {…Read More…}

DIY $25 Cedar Planter and How-to Video

We love decorating our porches when fall rolls around and we thought it would be fitting, for our next How-to, video to show you how to build this super cute, super easy and super inexpensive cedar planter! You can click below or HERE to watch us build this cutie! And, click HERE for the FREE {…Read More…}

DIY Rustic Modern Dining Table

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, our first thought is not what we are going to cook but what we are going to eat the food on! We designed this simple Rustic Modern Dining table that you can build with only 12 2x6x8 boards – that’s about $50 in lumber! Check out our How-To Youtube {…Read More…}

DIY High Back Bench

THIS! This is hands down one of our very favorite builds! If you caught the Davis episode of our show, Open Concept on HGTV, then you remember this piece well! We built this piece together for the Davis’ new dining area. They had a beautiful brick wall that we saved and repainted but we thought {…Read More…}

DIY Plate Rack for $95

  That’s right! This 7 ft. long by 8 ft. tall plate rack was built with only $95 in lumber! If you saw our second episode of Open Concept on HGTV you know that we built this piece with the purpose of making a use of this space that was across from the new dining area. {…Read More…}