DIY Furniture – Dresser

Hey there! I am so excited about the project I’m sharing with you all! In part because I’m in love with this piece of furniture but also because it is a nursery gift for my BFF4E I was inspired by a very pretty dresser that Whit and I found at a popular furniture store!  Right {…Read More…}

DIY Bench for Dining Table

Hey guys! Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a great weekend!  I got LOTS done and can’t wait to share all the progress I have been making in my garage!  Today I am back to share my $20 benches I made to match my new outdoor dining table!  Yup… You read that right… 20 {…Read More…}

DIY Table – Pottery Barn Inspired

Happy Friday guys!  I am SO VERY EXCITED to share my latest build with you guys today! Before showing you, I must start by prefacing this with the cost of lumber… $85.  That’s right… $85 and 16 boards.  Here is how my new outdoor dining table turned out! How cute is that?  And did I {…Read More…}

Pottery Barn Inspired Armoire – Drawers

Hey guys! I am back today to share part 2 of the Pottery Barn inspired Armoire I made for my littlest lady! This drawer insert is an awesome option for this armoire!  I love that you can take it in and out depending on your need for this piece. I will share a few tips {…Read More…}

Pottery Barn Inspired Armoire Free Plans

Happy Monday guys! I am SOOOO excited to share my latest furniture build with you guys!  I teamed up with Ana White to create this AMAZING Pottery Barn Kids Inspired Armoire!  Here is how she turned out… Oh wait! Don’t forget the inside! I kind of LOVE it to pieces.  So, as always I will {…Read More…}

Anthropologie Inspired Chalkboard Tablets by Jen Woodhouse

Hey friends!  Please help welcome our final guest blogger friend, Jen Woodhouse!  She has brought you a really fun project today! It’s no secret that the Shanty Sisters inspire my socks off. I’ve completed several of their amazing projects, including their outdoor box planters, knockoff Restoration Hardware nightstands, and rustic planter box centerpiece. So when {…Read More…}

Pottery Barn Inspired Chest Coffee Table

Happy Wednesday! I am so excited to share my latest furniture build with you guys.  I teamed up with the oh so amazing Miss Ana White on this one!  We had a reader email us about an amazing chest that Pottery Barn carries that she was wanting plans for.  I fell in love with everything {…Read More…}

DIY Bed – Pottery Barn Inspired

Hey guys! Happy Monday! I am here today to show you my latest furniture build with you.  My baby is growing up, and she is ready for a ‘big girl’ bed.  Notice I said she is ready and not me.  I wanted something that would grow with her.  I ran across Pottery Barn Kid’s Emmet {…Read More…}

DIY Furniture ~ Triple Pedestal Bench

Hey there!  I am SO excited that I have benches to match my new Triple Pedestal Farmhouse Table! Thanks to Ana White and her awesome PLANS, I was able to build two of these 9-foot bad boys for $90 total! So, the grand total for my Triple Pedestal Farmhouse Table and Benches is…. $215!  Click {…Read More…}

Your Favorite Shanty Projects of 2012!

Wow guys! What a year!  We are so thankful to each and every one of you that support us, share us and leave comments for us.  You are all so encouraging, and have made this the best year for Shanty2Chic yet!  This year, we dug through our stats, and put a list together of your {…Read More…}

DIY Dining Table ~ Triple Pedestal Farmhouse

***I have completed the matching benches to this table and you can get the plans for the benches HERE!*** Happy Friday!  Holy moly, I am so excited to share my latest build with you!  I had to take a break from all the Christmas posts to share my new farmhouse table because I just couldn’t {…Read More…}

DIY Bookcase – Pottery Barn Kids Inspired

Hey guys!  Hope you had a great weekend!  Ours was bonkers….  Along with a ball game, 4 cheer practices, a garage sale, church and our Meme’s 80th birthday party, I also finished up a couple bookcases for the girls.  Still tired. But… I do love them!  My girls have been begging for bookcases ever since {…Read More…}

Restoration Hardware Inspired Dining Hutch

Hey friends!  Happy Friday! I’m very excited to be sharing plans for my Restoration Hardware inspired dining hutch today!  I shared the sideboard plans a couple weeks back.  Thanks so much for all of your sweet comments and shares on it!  I always love reading them! As always, I will share a few tips and {…Read More…}

Check Out My Awesome DIY Coffee Table on Wheels

This is my most FAVORITE build to date!  I say that a lot but I mean it every time! It all started when I fell madly in LOVE with an adorable coffee table that I found while scouring through a furniture catalog. Love at first sight   It came with an $899 price tag!  Ouch!  So, {…Read More…}

Restoration Hardware Inspired Chalkboard

Happy Friday!! I have a really fun and easy nap time craft for you today! I have been wanting a big chalkboard like Restoration Hardware carries for sometime.  I knew I wouldn’t be spending over $300 on mine… (yes, that’s 2 zeros!) My ‘shanty’ version cost me just around $15, and I had the whole {…Read More…}

Restoration Hardware Inspired Sideboard

Hey hey!! To say that I am excited to share this next project would be a huge understatement… Almost as huge as the piece itself!  I have been drooling over Restoration Hardware’s sideboards for years.  I love everything about them… Minus that $3-4,000 price tag.  Ouch. I knew this would be the perfect piece of {…Read More…}

DIY Storage Cubby

So, I have had a giant empty space above my refrigerator that has been haunting me since we moved in.  Why on earth the cabinets do not continue over the refrigerator is beyond me.  I’m convinced it was just to challenge my brain.  I have just left it bare because anything I imagined up there seemed to compete {…Read More…}

DIY Bench – Farmhouse Style

Happy Monday!! I am so excited to finally be sharing these benches with you guys today! Ana and I worked together on my Fancy X Farmhouse Table a few months back and it has been a hit!  It’s such a great table for the money, and is so versatile too.  I made mine for my {…Read More…}

Picture Ledge – DIY

Hey guys!! I want to first thank all of you that have voted for Shanty2Chic as Country Living’s Best Craft Blog.  We are so thankful to all of you for voting, and for making this award even possible for us!  You can continue voting everyday until the 17th by clicking the blue button below!  THANK {…Read More…}

DIY Desk for Bedroom – Farmhouse Style

Hey guys! I hope you all had a great weekend!  I spent mine getting ready for the kids’ first day of school, and finishing up some things in my bedroom. One thing I have been in need of  is a new desk.  I lost my old work space with the addition of a 5th baby {…Read More…}

Anthropologie For Less!

Hey there!  I’m so excited to share my new Anthropologie Inspired Printers Cabinet! I was smitten with the Anthropologie original I spotted but at a whopping $1,698.00, I knew that I needed to enlist the help of our very talented friend, Ana White to design something similar! Here are the steps I took to build this baby, with Purebond Plywood, for {…Read More…}

Shanty Hall Tree Bench

Happy Monday guys!! We have such a fun plan to share with you guys today! Last week Ashley and I teamed up to build this amazing hall tree! How cute is that?? Ashley and I teamed up withPureBond Plywood to not only build this piece, but also video the entire process… From buying the wood {…Read More…}

DIY Bench for the Entryway – $15!

Hey friends!! I recently had an itch to change out the bench in my entryway.  Staying on my ‘shanty’ budget, I started skimming Ana’s site for some ideas.  I ran across her Providence Bench and fell in LOVE. My favorite parts…. It cost me under $15 to build… Yup! Love that! It took me a {…Read More…}

Restoration Hardware DIY Desk

Hi guys!! I hope you have all had a great week! I am so excited to share my latest build with you guys.  I think this might be the final piece for my oldest son’s room, and I am in LOVE.  I might even steal it for my own room! I wanted a desk that {…Read More…}

Vintage DIY Bench

Hey guys!  I just finished one of my favorite DIY projects yet!  I have been wanting a vintage looking bench for my entry for quite sometime and our awesome friend Ana White came to the rescue, once again! She sent me a picture of this bench…I fell in LOVE immediately and with Ana’s Vintage DIY Bench plans, {…Read More…}

Pottery Barn Inspired DIY Dresser

Hey friends! I am SO excited to share my latest build!  This next one has been a long time coming.  This has been where my son’s tv has been resting for the last few months… I know… Pretty shanty, right?? 😉 I have been avoiding tackling  a dresser for sometime, because I thought it might {…Read More…}

Hampton Umbrella Side Tables

Hey there!  You may remember the Pottery Barn inspired Lounge Chairs that I built last summer for my patio.  Well, I really wanted the matching umbrella side table {tables} to match however, it is on sale for $299…. Wayyyyy out of my budget (of course) Thanks to our friend Ana, I was able to build a {…Read More…}

DIY Dining Table for only $65!!!

Happy Monday friends! Come check out my AMAZING DIY dining table!! I am sooooo excited to share the newest Ana White plans with you guys today!  This is my very favorite build yet! I have been in serious need for an outdoor table to seat my family of 7.  When we stumbled upon a beautiful, {…Read More…}

DIY Julia Nightstand

Hey friends! I’m so excited to share my next ‘Ana White‘ creation!  Many of you remember the beds she designed for my girls that I shared a few months back.  I wanted something girly with a lot of charm for their nightstands, and she delivered just that!  I love them!  Want to see?? Yah… How {…Read More…}

DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Benchright Side Table

She did it again!  Our sweet friend Ana designed inspired plans for the Pottery Barn Benchwright Side Tables!  I thought they would be the perfect addition to the Tryde Coffee Table I built for our living room. With Ana’s plans, I built two for $25 each! Here are some pics of my build process:) I followed {…Read More…}