DIY Farmhouse Club Chair

Hey guys!! As promised, I am sharing the free plans and how-to video for our DIY Farmhouse Club Chair! This guy is so big, so cozy and an easy build! Did I mention I only spent $80 in lumber to build it? Come join us in our shop and see just how easy it is {…Read More…}

DIY Cow Wall Art

We LOVE these DIY Cow Prints! Each print is 24″ wide, only costs about $12 and they are super easy to build – COWABUNGA! So, grab your favorite cup of coffee and come build some DIY Cow Wall Art! Just click HERE or the image below to watch! How easy!?! You can download the FREE {…Read More…}

DIY $7 Rustic Blanket Ladder

If you are looking for an easy, beginner project, that will give you a lot of bang for your buck, look no further! All you need to build this guy is 3 boards, 2 tools and less than $10! You can download the FREE Printable Plans HERE and then grab a coffee and come build {…Read More…}

DIY Industrial Corbel Dining Bench

I’m back with the free plans to the DIY Industrial Corbel Dining Bench. It is the perfect match to the Industrial Corbel Dining Table but it could also stand alone! Click HERE to take a tour of my Dining Room! This bench is an easy build and I built it for less than $40 in {…Read More…}

DIY Modern Platform Bed

I’m back with the DIY Modern Platform Bed, that I built for my daughter, to match the DIY Planked Headboard! If you missed that how-to video and the free plans, you can find them HERE! This is a VERY easy build and only requires our top three must-have tools: a drill, a Kreg Jig and {…Read More…}

DIY Planked Headboard

If you are a beginning woodworker, this is the project for you!!!! If you aren’t, it’s a great quick and easy project that will give you a lot of bang for your buck 🙂 My daughter wanted a “big girl room makeover” and she knew mom would be on board because A. I love any {…Read More…}

Two Tool Coffee Table

You read that right!!! We built this coffee table with only TWO tools: Our 18-volt miter saw… and our 18 gauge brad nailer! So we are calling this coffee table “Table for Two”! Not only is this a two-tool project, we also built it with only 13 1×4 boards, which means we spent about $65 {…Read More…}

DIY Barn Door Coffee Cabinet

Special thanks to Keurig Green Mountain® for sponsoring this post!  All opinions are 100% our own! It is no secret that the Shanty Sisters LOVE coffee! It’s also a well-known fact that we love our Keurig®  coffee makers (wouldn’t want to live without them 😉 )! So, you can imagine how excited we were when Keurig® {…Read More…}

DIY Industrial Corbel Farmhouse Table

You guys have been so patient in waiting for me to get these DIY Industrial Farmhouse Table plans to you! I built it last fall but I have had so many projects that needed to be complete and I haven’t had a chance to sit an work on the plans. But, they are here now! {…Read More…}

Ashley’s Modern Farmhouse Dining Room Tour

Welcome to my Modern Farmhouse Dining Room! Just like my Master Bedroom Tour, this room has also had two completely different looks over the last four years (occupational hazard 😉 ) You can see what the dining room looked like, before this look HERE. Now, grab a cup of coffee and join us, as we {…Read More…}

DIY Wall Organizer

With the new school year starting, our main focus is always on organization! There are so many notes coming home, forms due, appointments to remember… We have designed and built this DIY Wall Organizer that will (hopefully) give us the head start we need, to get our schedules organized! This is an easy, beginner build, {…Read More…}

Ashley’s Modern Farmhouse Bedroom Tour

Welcome to my Master Bedroom! This room has had two completely different looks, since we built our home 4 years ago – when you can build your own furniture, inexpensively, it’s too tempting to design new pieces! I have my room almost complete and I LOVE IT! Grab a cup of coffee and let Whit and {…Read More…}

Modern Bedroom Revamp with only Paint and Tape

We had so much fun giving my daughter a modern bedroom revamp! She’s been begging for a “big girl room” and I finally gave in! To begin, I built her a new headboard and bed (plans coming very soon) but I wanted to give the whole room a personal and custom, boho look. We teamed up {…Read More…}

Video Q and A! We Are Talking Wall Treatments!

We have done so many tutorials for plank wall treatments as well as other styles of accent walls! Many people refer to them as “shiplap” walls but we have just always called them plank walls! Some of the questions we get asked, so often, about these walls are: “What type of wood do you use for {…Read More…}

New Ryobi Garage Door Accessories and a Giveaway

It’s no secret, we LOVE to trick out our shops! Our most favorite addition is our Ryobi Garage Door openers. You probably saw our post about them, last summer! Not only is it a super quiet garage door opener, it also has tons of different module attachments that you can buy separately for it to {…Read More…}

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…}