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Build a custom slat bench by contouring stock lumber. We show you how.

How to Build a Garden Bench

DIY instructions for this simple industrial-pipe side table by Golden Sycamore, featured on I Love That Junk.

DIY Industrial Side Table : A Tutorial - The Golden Sycamore

Bushel basket pendant lights in white, blue and green, and small, medium and large. Priced from $169-$189 at We're thinking a number of you could DIY it for less!

Bushel Basket Lantern

This Upcycled Three Drawer Bookcase by Branches Furniture sells on Etsy for $140.00. But if you've got an old dresser and some paint, you could easily create it yourself for just a few dollars.

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Artful honeycomb shelf tutorial via A Beautiful Mess.

DIY Honeycomb Shelves

Watch this Remodelista video and learn how to make your own leather-loop drawer pulls for less than $2 each.

how to make leather-loop drawer pulls

6 weekend woodworking projects for beginners: Beautiful Beauty-Product Storage. Put your love of Mason jars to good use to de-clutter your bathroom. You can sort your makeup brushes, perfume bottles, lipstick, and other small products with this easy DIY storage unit. Get the how-to VIA @blahblahzine

6 Weekend Woodworking Projects for Beginners

Contain bathroom clutter with a three-tiered stand. This stand-alone piece provides a handsome platform for toiletries

How to Build a Three-Tiered Bath Stand

Turn an old crate into a bedside table via @thesnugonline

best of the web: upcycle old crates into beautiful furniture

best of the web: barn doors on a budget. Contemporary 4-panel barn door. Build the door and hang it with a kit, with how-to help via @paperdaisy

Best of the Web: Barn Doors on a Budget

See how Alica, the DIYer behind the blog Thrifty & Chic, made over a 1970s dresser into a classic desk for less than $50.

15 Fun Ways to Upcycle an Old Dresser

This storage-loaded DIY is practical, pretty, wallet-smart and eco-friendly. What more can you ask for? How about instructions via The

how to make a storage-loaded crate desk

Built-in storage can feel like a luxury, but an airy shelf can corral towels, bath oils, and other soothing essentials in a cinch. This one, from Signature Hardware, will cost you about $200. Or you can follow our step-by-step guide for how to build your own.

5 Essentials for a Blissful Bath

Enhance a garden entrance with a trellis. Carl G. shared this unique trellis on @hometalk. He built it out of an old wood ladder. The only new parts were the screws, nails, and decorative spindle brackets.

11 Ways to Repurpose and Decorate with Ladders

If you love to cook, make a gift of your special dishes once a month. Make a beautiful card describing the delicious recipes. The couple will surely be excited about the carefully prepared feast they'll receive each month, and you'll get to show off your culinary skills.

5 DIY Gifts for This Wedding Season

DIY your own board-and-batten shutters for a fraction of the price of purchased ones--in about 4 hours--with our step-by-step instructions.

How to Make Board-and-Batten Shutters

Do you long for a sliding barn door to add a rustic touch to your home? Here's how to build--and hang--your own.

How to Build a Sliding Barn Door

Concrete cinder blocks, wood posts and some stain are all it takes to make this clever outdoor bench. And no tools are needed. Instructions from eHow. Read more :

How To Make a Simple Outdoor Bench | eHow

Easy copper DIY project: Laptop Table via @kristenkrason

Trending: Easy Copper DIY Projects

How to Build a Garden Gate: Get two stout posts and some stock cedar, and you've got the makings of a quaint entrance to any path

How to Build a Garden Gate

DIY sink stand: Build a simple table like this one by mounting an edge-glued panel over 2×2 legs reinforced with corner braces. Finish with a cheery, coordinating shade of paint. Install a drop-in basin or a statement-making vessel sink, like this one—just plan the stand's height accordingly. | Similar color to shown: Aura Bath & Spa Paint in Crisp Morning Air, @benjamin_moore

19 Budget–Smart Bath Updates

You can buy this nifty whiskey-barrel coffee table from for $795. But we're betting our DIY fans will be able to construct one for a fraction of that cost!

Whiskey Barrel Coffee Table

Build a restful place in the shade of your favorite tree with this attractive backyard fixture. TIP: Use decay- and termite-resistant wood like we did in this project

12 Ways to Add Outdoor Seating

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

Nice tutorial for a handome DIY Planter on Wheels from

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