Pottery Barn Inspired Schoolhouse Utility Boards

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…}

Pottery Barn Inspired Flashcard Art

I have been putting a little TLC into sprucing up my kid’s playroom. You know…so it is is more than just a room that threw up Legos and Barbies. My sister-in-law actually wanted me to make her the oversized Pottery Barn Kids vintage flashcards for her playroom.  I did that this summer and had to make them for our playroom as well.  I love the clean look and how large they are – which covers a lot of wall on the cheap.

pbk knockoff flashcards

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How to Make Bookshelves

Slowly but surely I am challenging myself with building furniture from scratch.  While I don’t feel confident quite yet I am enjoying the process and created these tall bookshelves for Denise’s family room.  Since she isn’t picky and quite forgiving of all the imperfections this was perfect for her space.

bookcase plans

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Flower Trough Centerpiece Made From Recycled Fence Posts

As I was perusing through the Pottery Barn catalog one day, I came upon a photo with this flower trough centerpiece with beautiful hydrangeas sitting on it.  It immediately made me think of the old pile of fence slats that I trash-picked inherited from my neighbor.  I knew it would be simple and free to recreate.DIY Flower Trough from Old Fence Slats

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