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Don't Buy It, DIY It!

Save money and get just the look you want with our how-to instructions for home furnishings and projects you can build yourself.


Don't Buy It, DIY It!

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Check out this super cool farmhouse table built by Shanty2Chic based on plans by Ana White. Best of all? It only cost $65 and wasn't that hard to DIY.

DIY Dining Table for only $65!!! - Shanty 2 Chic

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Nice tutorial for a handome DIY Planter on Wheels from FourGenerationsOn...

Our Large DIY Planter on wheels {tutorial} - Four Generations One Roof

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Build a classic Westport chair: This predecessor to the Adirondack chair is an attractive, ample lounger constructed of stock cedar.

12 Ways to Add Outdoor Seating

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A classic bench nestled among the greenery makes a perfect spot for taking in the results of your outdoor sweat equity. See how to make this garden bench with our easy instructions

12 Ways to Add Outdoor Seating

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Ever dreamed of owning a Hicks pendant light? Check out this DIY Ikea Hack from Brynne at thegatheredhome.com and create your own at a fraction of the cost.

The Gathered Home: DIY Ikea Hack “Hicks” Pendant Light

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Sliding barn doors in this house by LeGault Homes appear to be outfitted with metal trim, but it's really metallic gray paint--a more affordable option. | Via youhouselove.com

House Crashing: The Whole Show –

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How to install and hang remote-control window shades using a few kitchen-drawer tools and some D-cell batteries| Shown: Lutron Serena Roller Shades with radio-frequency remote Lutron Electronics

On open-top base cabinets, fill with plywood fastening strips every foot; for solid-top cabinets, create air space with thin furring strips to allow moisture to escape. Center holes in the strips and drive a screw fitted with a fender washer up through each hole, into the countertop. Find the full step-by-step here

All About Wood Countertops

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The gals at Shanty2Chic built this fabulous hall or mudroom tree bench (designed by Ana White) using PureBond Plywood. And they rave about it. They're working on the tutorials. So check back with them soon.

Shanty Hall Tree Bench - Shanty 2 Chic

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From PlansNow.com, check out the step-by-steps for this nifty rolling DIY storage cart!

Garage Storage Cart Woodworking Plan - Take a Closer Look

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Check out the tutorial for this nail head-trimmed, upholstered headboard created by ThriftyandChic.com for under $40!

Thrifty and Chic - DIY Projects and Home Decor

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A desk is just a table with a job, right? Make your desk really work with built-in storage features. You can get this done in a day with some basic pieces from your local home-improvement store.

get it together with smart storage furniture

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    Neely Hunter

    Werk??

Set aside a few hours for some weekend building and you could have this pretty beadboard bed (and 23 extra cubic feet of storage) by Monday morning.

get it together with smart storage furniture

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It's not often we tell our readers to hit the liquor store, but the crates used to make these wood shelves are freebies from the wine shop. | Photo: Laura Moss

19 Stylish Home Refreshers for a Year of Upgrades

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Create a custom bulletin board for a home office with Homasote, an eco-friendly fiber composite used for soundproofing. It takes paint great or you can cover it with fabric. | Photo: ColorBlind Images/Getty Images

50 Nifty Fix-Ups For Less than $100

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You can make this DIY farmhouse-style desk from 2x4s with how-to instructions from Shanty2Chic.

DIY Desk for Bedroom - Farmhouse Style - Shanty 2 Chic

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This DIY sliding barn door replaced a swinging door between the kitchen and mudroom that would hit the table in the eating area | via Ashli @Mini Manor Blog

9 Creative Low-Cost Upgrades From Our Favorite Bloggers

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    Flora Baxter

    I love this idea! My master bath is so small and the door opens into a closet door! This would be a perfect solution!

This handsome side table is made with stock pieces, doesn't require any sawing, and will take less time to make than shopping for a look-alike! Get the instructions here. | Photo: Wendell t. Webber | thisoldhouse.com

How to Build a Three-Tiered Side Table

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Vintage wood balusters can make for stately candleholders set up on a hearth. For just a few dollars you can make them in less than an hour with our step-by-step instructions. | Photo: John Gruen | thisoldhouse.com

25 Home Solutions to Take on Through the Year

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Follow our step-by-steps for building this handsome cocktail hutch, and you'll always be ready for guests with a place to hang glasses, store wine bottles, tuck bottle openers and napkins, and display spirits. | Photo: Ryan Benyi | thisoldhouse.com

How to Build a Cocktail Hutch

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For less than $100 you can build a DIY Étagère out of plumbing pipe and fittings, plus shatterproof acrylic, rather than glass, for the shelves. | Photo: Jesse Walker/Cornerhouse Stock | thisoldhouse.com

28 Ways to Refresh Your Bath on a Budget

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Using a 1-inch-thick wood panel, jute rope, two types of chain, and mason jars from a closeout store, this TOH reader created an expensive-looking chandelier for just $100! | Photo: Cassandra Stambaugh | thisoldhouse.com

88 Quick and Easy Decorative Upgrades

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Want the look of a custom built-in without having to shell out big bucks? This one was put together with inexpensive IKEA Pax wardrobes and lumber rescued from construction sites for just $320. | thisoldhouse.com

88 Quick and Easy Decorative Upgrades

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Pouring your own concrete counters is easier now thanks to prepackaged concrete mix and foam forms. Check out Quikrete Countertop Mix available by special order at home centers and Preitech's foam form which comes with an instructional DVD. | Photo: Tria Giovan | thisoldhouse.com

28 Thrifty Ways to Customize Your Kitchen

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    Tracie Samuels

    Please use concrete alternatives. Concrete releases a lot of carbon, which is very bad.

Create this stylish sunburst mirror for yourself for under $40 using carpenter shims and glue. We have your instructions here. | Photo: Ryan Benyi | thisoldhouse.com

How to Make a Sunburst Mirror Frame

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