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. Katie Treadway on October 4, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    I am in the process of building a loft bed. Do you have any plans for how to build steps instead of a ladder? Bonus would be if the steps could be used for storage. The loft bed is for an adult so the ladder is a little harder for her to use.

  2. Vikki Green on September 1, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    Hi ladies! I just downloaded the plans and purchased all of the lumber in kiln dried Douglas fir, MDF, Wheels and screws at Home Depot today: $308.00! My question is: What is the height when done with the wheels? I want my bench at 36″ to save my back! Please let me know as soon as you are able because I want to get started! THANKS A BUNCH! (I am not on social media nor do I have a web site…)

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