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 have 3 kids, Kade, Tris and Tenley. I 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. MaryRose on August 5, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    I follow Holly Holm on Instagram. On one of her posts she mentioned you two wonderful ladies. Since the. I started following you on Instagram and now YouTube. I have yet to build anything but I can’t wait till I’m able to. So far I just watch the videos and now I have a list of items I’d like to build. Thank you for sharing your skills with the world. Love you ladies and your work.

  2. Paul on July 30, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    What is the stain you used on the DIY Rustic Modern queen bed?

  3. dennis rich on July 13, 2020 at 7:49 am

    Hi to Shanty2Chic
    I don’t use facebook but would like to send you a picture of a garden bench with planters I made using your design/plans. Thanks so much for your inspiration

  4. ROGER LARIVIERE on July 6, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    Currently building the rustic 6 drawer dresser, when you cut down 2x2s are they 2 inch by 2 inch or the standard store bought 2×2 which is 1.5 x 1.5?

  5. Tammy Shroyer on July 5, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    What software are you using for the designs you do?

  6. Blake Walters on June 8, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    I plan to build your fancy v table soon and I was wondering what you use to apply the stain and finish to the table and benches so it doesn’t streak. I was going to go with the same stuff you recommended and I believe you said you put one coat of each. Do you have issues with it streaking. Do you roll or brush it on? Thank you. Love your videos and website.

  7. Anonymous on June 4, 2020 at 11:43 am

    Do anyone have the video for how to build the Rustic Nightstand with Drawer?

  8. Dave Littlewood on June 2, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    Hi – thanks so much for sharing so many great plans. I am almost finished making the Fancy X Farmhouse table and bench and I couldn’t find anything on your site or Ana’s regarding how to attach the table top to the trestles. Can you help please?? Thanks so much!! Dave

  9. David on June 2, 2020 at 11:42 am

    I am looking into making the six drawer dresser and was wondering about the drawer slides. The internal depth in the dresser is 16 inches and the drawer is 15 niches, the slides that was linked are also 16 inches.but the drawer need to be inset an inch in the cavity. How do we fit a 16 inch drawer slide in a 15 inch drawer with an inset?

  10. Brenda Wedderspoon-Gray on May 24, 2020 at 7:15 am

    I am trying to find the plans for the king size platform bed with the storage drawers underneath. I can get the plans for a regular platform bed, but I am looking for the storage part. It was listed as “Easy DIY Platform Bed – Shanty 2 Chic”. I have searched your website for it but only find the plain platform plans.
    Thank you.

  11. Jay Lewis on May 16, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    On your sun lounger, where did you findable cushion 30 inches wide? I made 2 and cannot find one. The link on your plans does not work.



  12. Becky Williams on May 16, 2020 at 7:41 am

    Good morning .. wondering if you have plans, or have ever made your $40 console table with a shelf? Would like to sit along our tv wall under tv and would like to place the accessories under. Any ideas? PS it’s beautiful !!😊

  13. Joe Redmon on May 11, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    Great cooler plans! Quick question, I used your plans, even learned how to use a Kreg Gig but I have a question about the stain. That stain is for interior use. I did the same but I am letting it dry to then put the spar vanish on. Have you had any issues with using a interior stain outside? I assuming the spar vanish protet the interior stain you used?? Thanks

  14. Nina on May 11, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    What tools do you recommend for someone who wants to start making furniture? Like coffee tables, end tables, simple tv stands, etc!

  15. Brian C on May 7, 2020 at 5:30 am

    Great ideas! Have you considered charging a small monthly fee for user who want to get rid of the advertising. Too many pop ups ruins your site and gets annoying.

  16. Denise Hamilton on May 3, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    I am interested in making the outdoor lounge.
    I was wondering if the sitting area could be made wider without too many adjustments??

  17. sharon on April 28, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    i love all your furniture so cute im obsessed with building during this quarantine but im unsure weather you paint before you put things together or after ? im getting mixed reviews on this and what kind of paint and brush do you use or prefer ?

  18. Kim Burrows on April 28, 2020 at 10:41 am

    Ladies, fell in love with your 36 inch wall rack in Rochester, N.Y. At Home Store!
    They only had one left; on clearance! My father bought it for me a few days ago! A gift for my new house! we tried to put it together this morning and the very first step
    attaching the seat to the sides, the oval doves were incapable of lining up to fit! holes were way off! Put everything back in the box to return for refund. Called the store and the lady said they couldn’t accept returns until after the store reopened!! Doesn’t know when that will happen because of the Corona Virus! Meanwhile my dad is out
    $ 187.00 plus tax for $202.00 for a piece that was not manufactured properly!!
    Our excitement has turned to pure disappointment!

  19. Ross Way on April 25, 2020 at 9:07 am

    What kind of wood did you use for your Pottery Barn inspired dining table?

  20. Pete on April 21, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    Hi there, great videos and plans, I’ve already made 2 of your projects and they turned out great. Is there any chance you could show me how to build a kitchen helper stool? My daughter is old enough where she is interested in helping us cook, and could use a boost up, but we need something to keep her safe.

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