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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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    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 The Snug

    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 Paper Daisy Design

    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
    • Robert Jensen
      Robert Jensen

      What happens when you lean back on the backrest? It's going to lean and fall.

    • Lynn Evans
      Lynn Evans

      use liquid nails or gorilla glue to attach the blocks together

    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
    • Margo Shackelford
      Margo Shackelford

      Would make a nice little table in Bathroom

    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
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      Mindee Hirsch


    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 FourGenerationsOn...

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

    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

    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

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

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

    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

    House Crashing: The Whole Show –

    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

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    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

    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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      Chana Harris


    • Barbara Larsen
      Barbara Larsen

      Roger - make this for me and Kaeli!