Primary Schoolhouse Utility Decor {PB Kids Knock-Off}

For years Pottery Barn Kids carried these adorable Schoolhouse Utility Boards perfect for a mudroom or a playroom to engage kids in art.  While they no longer sell them you can still make them and add some personality and fun to your playroom, homeschool classroom, bedroom or any other place in your home to add {…Read More…}

5 Ways to Build a Backyard Chicken Coop

Raise your hand if you know someone who has chickens.  I bet a lot of you are raising your hands.  The lack of a farmyard or acres of property aren’t keeping people from trying their hands at raising livestock–at least the smaller varieties, like chickens.  Urban farming and backyard chickens are growing in popularity.  I {…Read More…}

Wooden Shipping Crate Toy Box

Corralling toys is always a struggle in our home.  It seems like the open topped chests work best for our kids to make a clean sweep quickly.  They can just toss their stuffed animals all into one, sports stuff in another, etc.  Old shipping crates with wheels make perfect toy boxes.  I found a free {…Read More…}

Pottery Barn Ludlow Trunk Knock-Off

Sarah M. Dorsey Designs is back to show how to make a simple metal base for a table – using aluminum strips and rivets. This would be perfect to make a trunk or chest a little higher or if you have a top and need a simple base. For the past month or so I’ve been using my campaign chest as an end table in my living room. I loved the idea of it as a nightstand, but I prefer my nightstand about level with the mattress. Inspired by Pottery Barn’s Ludlow Trunk, adding a simple metal base, made it the perfect nightstand height!


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