Clamping Boards when using a Kreg Jig YouTube Video

Hey friends!  Happy Wednesday!  WHEW… What a week!  Last Thursday my family welcomed our new baby Jed into the world, and I am completely in LOVE. Welcome to the world Jed!💙👶🏼 6lb 13oz and I love him like crazy… #shanty2chic #shantybaby #welcomebaby Thank you again for all of your prayers and kind words! A post {…Read More…}

DIY $60 Outdoor Dining Table

Happy Wednesday guys! We are back with another plan today.  I am THRILLED with how this design turned out.  I wanted to design a table using only 2×4 studs and that’s exactly what I did.  This one uses 17 of them, which made my cost of lumber just under $60.  YEP… $60.  Before we get {…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…}

Beginner Builds and Repainting Furniture YouTube Q&A

Hey friends! It’s Wednesday and we are back with another YouTube video!  We have been answering questions we get daily about pretty much everything, and today we focused on a couple! Did you grow up working with tools and woodworking? Do you have tips on refinishing furniture? Check out the Q&A coffee talk HERE or {…Read More…}

$10 DIY Succulent Frame

Hey guys! Happy Wednesday!  Ash and I are back with another fun and simple project!  We love succulents and mason jars, so we joined the two to make this super cute $10 DIY Succulent Frame! How fun is that?!  Before we get started, be sure to check out the how-to video HERE or by clicking {…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 Farmhouse Storage Mirror and YouTube Video Tutorial

Hey guys!  Happy Wednesday! Ash and I are back today sharing one of my fav simple projects.  I built this FOREVER ago, and decided to share it as free plans and a video tutorial.  Check out our DIY Farmhouse Storage Mirror! Before I walk you through this, be sure to check out our YouTube video {…Read More…}

DIY Changing Table Free Plans and Video Tutorial!

Hi guys!  Just 7 weeks until I pop and I can’t wait!  I can’t wait to squeeze this new little guy, and I can’t wait to not be pregnant 😉  I know lots of you relate!  After sleeping in my room for the first few months, he will be sharing with his bigger brother, and {…Read More…}

Lumber Q&A YouTube Video!

Hey friends! Happy Wednesday!   Ash and I get hundreds of questions weekly asking us tips and tricks that we use.  We have started to sit down and answer those over on our YouTube channel!  Today we address some of our top questions about choosing lumber for furniture projects.  Grab a coffee, and come hang {…Read More…}

DIY $10 Turnbuckle Shelf and YouTube Video

Hey friends!   Happy Wednesday!  Today we are sharing our latest YouTube video where we show y’all how we built these super cute (and even simpler) DIY $10 turnbuckle shelf! How fun are those?  I built these for my boys’ new shared room.  I am currently 30 weeks pregnant and counting down the days people… {…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…}

New YouTube Video! Coffee Talk and Q&A!

Happy Wednesday guys! We are back with another YouTube video today and we hope you love it!  We sat down in my kitchen, with coffee (duh) and answered some of our top questions for you.  You can check it out HERE or by clicking below! Have more questions?  We are going to be answering more {…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…}

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 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…}

How to use a Kreg Jig YouTube Video!

Hey hey!  So… It’s no surprise that we love our Kreg Jigs.  So much.  In fact, we tell people ALL the time that when we got our very first ones, they sat in the boxes for months out in our garages because we were intimidated to try them!  Once we finally opened them up and {…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…}

How to rip plywood – YouTube Video Tutorial

Hey friends!  It’s Wednesday and we are here to share another YouTube video tutorial with you.  We have had so many requests to show specific skills how-to videos, and today we are showing you a few ways to rip plywood.  We use hardwood plywood in SO many of our furniture projects.  Really the only negative {…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…}

How to use a Miter Saw YouTube Video!

 It’s a new year, and we have some fun and informative videos in store over the next few weeks on our YouTube channel.  Our top questions we receive daily are asking us what tools you need to get started and how to use them.  Today, we are touching on one of our favorite, and certainly {…Read More…}

DIY $5 Clip Frame Tutorial and YouTube Video!

Hey guys!  Happy Wednesday!  Today we are sharing a super easy $5 project! This can be modified so many ways.  We can’t wait to see your takes on them.  Before we get started, be sure to check out the video tutorial HERE on our YouTube channel! First step is cutting down the 2×10 scrap board. {…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 Wine Caddy and YouTube Video!

Oh hey friends!  It’s almost New Year’s and we have a super fun and easy project for you!  This would be great to tote along to your New Year’s party!  You can see our how-to video on our YouTube Channel HERE!   Check out our DIY Wine Caddy… How cute?! This is a really fun {…Read More…}

DIY Hanging Frames and YouTube Video

Hey Guys!  It’s Wednesday and we are back with another YouTube video tutorial!  As a mom of 5 kiddos, I am always looking for creative ways to display their pictures that make updating the pictures easy.  We have shared lots of clip frames over the years, and this one might be my favorite.  Before we {…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 $5 Wood Chargers and YouTube Video

Happy Wednesday guys!  It’s Wednesday… Yeah!  Almost Friday. 🙂  Today we have a new YouTube video tutorial up for you guys!  This one is another part of our 5-Tool Ebook!  Have you checked it out?  You can find it HERE on Etsy!  Before we get started, check out how cute these $5 wood chargers are! {…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…}

DIY Mug Holder and YouTube Video!

Hey guys! It’s Wednesday and we are back with our latest YouTube video tutorial!  Are you subscribed to our channel?  If not, be sure to subscribe HERE!  Today we are sharing an awesome gift idea!  With Christmas just around the corner, we love finding fun and cute gift ideas that don’t break the bank.  Check {…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…}