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. Mafee Mushkil on October 22, 2018 at 12:43 am

    Can you please share your email address? I want to know about guest posting in your site. Are you accepting the guest post? If you are accepting, how much you charge per guest posting?

  2. Mary Peters on October 21, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    I am looking for some simple counter height stools that have a back. Do you have anything like that?

  3. Clint on October 18, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    What table saw do you all use, and/or recommend?

  4. Lori Strazzulla on October 18, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Hi Ladies, I am ready to make a set of floating shelves for my bathroom but I have one question. How do I secure the cleat to my wall where the studs are steel rather than wood? Can you help a girl out? Thank you!

  5. Kelly on October 17, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Hello ladies, my niece and I will be making an ornament tree based on your DIY plans. My miter saw doesn’t go to 50. If I cut a 45 degree angle, would I then reduce all of the other cuts by 5 Degrees to compensate?

    Thanks for your time and the plans.


  6. David Wales on October 11, 2018 at 11:12 am

    Hello ladiesI would like to know where J can get your plans and measurements and pocket hole screw placement for the 8board farmhouse coffee table. Any thing you can send me or any insight would be grateful Thank you very much.

  7. Libby Brady on October 3, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    I learned about you through my husband, Michael Brady, who leased you Colleyville space. I looked you up on YouTube and see you ladies are serious. We need to remodel our Colleyville kitchen and family room fireplace area. Do you take on projects? If so I would like to meet with you and discuss.

  8. Sean Brannick on October 2, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    First off you two are amazing! You’ve inspired me to branch into wood tables and tops! I currently am employed as a solid surface Fabricator making kitchen and bathroom counters and such. Anyway, my first attempt with wood is one of your farmhouse benches. My question is this, I have the 8 2×5 boards pocketed together and I notice they are not level with one another! I tried my best to level them when connecting but I’m thinking he lumber was less than flat. I have no planer and was wondering if it’s possible to just sand them smooth and level? Will I still be able to achieve a good quality stain on them after?
    Sorry for the long post.

    Sean aka aspiring table maker! 🙂

  9. Steve Langley on September 30, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    I just completed building my portable workbench using you free “Large workbench plans”. I am very proud of the final results. The only change that I made to your plans was to shorten the legs by 3/4 of an inch. I did this so that I could utilize 2 sheets of 3/4 inch Marine Grade Plywood that I had in my shop. As you can guess the 1 1/2 inch thick top is very sturdy. I have pictures that I would love to send you .

    Thanks so much!

  10. Millie Artz on September 26, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Hi there! Can I just say I am obsessed with all things Shanty2Chic and I have name dropped you to so many people. I feel like you could almost hire me as your advertisement manager! So, speaking of obsession, I was wondering if you could tell me where the big HUGE sign in your sister dining room came. It is the sign that says REJOICE…it is on the chalkboard I believe. I MUST MUST have. My hubby of 35 years and I just bought our final house and I so want to put that on my wall. Can you help me???????? PLEASE???!!!!

  11. Donna McDaniel on September 25, 2018 at 7:54 am

    I have bought your furniture at At Home. Love it! I have an old wooden desk that I would like to finish in the stone wash finish. Can I buy a self- finish product that I can do myself to achieve this look?

  12. Ashley Akley on September 18, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Hello, I have been looking for the shanty 2 chic ballistrade console table at one of your Atlanta area stores. It is not available at any store. Do you know when these stores may be getting this table back in stock, or where I might be able to purchase this table?

  13. zipporia on September 10, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Hello. i have desperately been looking for a particular bed you all built that would be great for my soon to be 6 year old. i am doing his room as a birthday gift. ive searched all over for something similar, and still have yet to find it. im so disappointed and just wanted to ask do you all take orders where i can get the bed built or purchase it. my fingers are crossed!

  14. Kenny bass on September 8, 2018 at 3:39 am

    Do you have a material list for The Farmhouse crib

  15. Kendra Robinett on September 6, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Hi Ladies, I am addicted to your youtube channel as of recently! I am so in love with your DIY 8 Board Farmhouse Coffee Table. I also love for things to match, haha, so I’m curious to know if you have or could create end tables that match the coffee table?

  16. Chris gipson on September 6, 2018 at 7:06 am

    Me and my wife were wondering the company name of the chesterfield sofas with the
    2 cushions. We followed the link to Amazon and it showed a different sofa. Tia

  17. Jess on September 5, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Hi there. i love this website. you do such beautiful work. i came across the very easy, simple platform bed instructions. what would the wood measurements be for a queen sized bed? I’m not building the headboard, just the base of the bed. thanks so much!

  18. Lanie on August 31, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Can I buy any of your pieces online?

  19. Brian Prince on August 30, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Have you ever come across plans for DIY Murphy bed? I have searched on your website with no luck. Thanks

  20. Kristi Christman on August 27, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    I live on the West Coast; how can I purchase some of your items?

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