About Us

Meet sisters Ashley & Whitney, two power tool wielding DIY queens, on a mission to create beautiful and affordable furniture, turning houses into homes. Self-described coffee enthusiasts and treasure-weavers, the two sisters transformed a hobby into a dream career. The self-taught carpenters post their journey online to inspire other people to “pick up that scary tool and go!” Hosts of HGTV’s Open Concept, and designers of the Shanty2Chic Home Collection exclusively at At Home Stores nationwide.


Shanty 2 Chic Headshot 2015


Hey guys~ Whitney here! A little background about me and what started this whole process... I am a mommy to 5 wonderful and crazy kids and wife to Jenson.   I have attempted (not always achieved) almost any craft. I have found along the way that I love, love the process of building a piece of furniture from raw wood and my power tool stash, of course.
I love Jesus, my family, my tools and coffee.  We built our house in 2009 and I have spent the last few years making it a home.  I love to teach others and give advice on all things DIY and I love learning as well.  I'm lucky to be able to share this experience with my sister Ashley!
Whitney Headshot
 Whitney Family Photo


Hey guys! I'm Ashley. I'm married to my hubby, John and we have 3 kids, Kade, Tris and Tenley. We built our home in 2013 and moved into it with no furniture. Since then, I have been busy building custom furniture to fill our new home. In our new home, so far, I have built 4 beds, 3 tables, 3 coffee tables, 2 console tables, a buffet, a media storage dresser, a mantel, 3 desks, 4 nightstands and lots of shelves, wall treatments and accent pieces. I am a home body and my second home is my workshop. I love power tools, cute shoes and purses and I love designing furniture and watching it come to life in my shop. My passion is teaching and encouraging people to DIY and I am so blessed to work along side my sis, Whit!



  1. jess on August 15, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Hi! You two “rip” a lot of your wood. I was hoping you could give advice or make a video on how to do so! The only tool I have is a circular saw but would be willing to buy the necessary tools. I am also confused how you measure the sides to rip it properly. Any advice would help! thanks

  2. Mike on August 9, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Looking to rent space to build, how did you find yours?

  3. Jennifer V on August 9, 2019 at 10:41 am

    What is the brand of mattress you bought that you have raved about? I cannot find the link. Thanks. Love your plans and positivity.

  4. Denise on July 26, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Are y’all ever going to be back on HGTV? Do y’all ever do any classes where you can teach how to build something?

  5. Tracy on July 25, 2019 at 11:14 am

    Do you have plans for the workbench in your workshop (that includes the slide in drawer in the middle)?

  6. Tony on July 23, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    Can you offer any advice on how to create sliding barn doors for the basement utility windows? I have two windows that I would like to install barn doors on them to close off the man cave when applicable. Thank you.

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