Hello once again!
We have been putting our DIY skills to use and started creating our new furniture for our living room. Here’s our first project!
This is my cubby bookcase, I have been lusting after one of these for years now, but wouldn’t give in and buy the cheap Ikea version, or spend a ton of money on the Pottery Barn version. SO… I followed an Ana White plan (and modified a bit) to complete my perfect cubby bookshelf.
As always, there is Nina, poking around after the building was complete… But here is the completed shelf!
The plan can be found here:
Cubby Bookshelf Large
Next we made a TV Console
Here is a photo of the original table we built; the plan came from Ana White (again) and Hillary From the Friendly Home.
Our table is used as a TV stand, so the original plan was a little long for us. We took 18″ off the length of the console. The link is listed below for Ana & Hillary’s plan:
Rustic X Console
We used a similar stain, they used a vinegar and steel wool stain with black tea. We have tried this before on pine and do not like the results, came out much too red for us. So we experimented with a few store-bought stains instead, great result!
Here are some photos and links for the plans of our next projects.
End Tables, something in-between these two:
Plans for the Mini Farmhouse and Farmhouse Bedside Table listed below:
Mini Farmhouse Bedside Table & Farmhouse Bedside Table
Coffee Table, to match the TV console:
Yes, we have made this one before, it ended up being too big for the space we had. So this will also be downsized quite a big length wise to fit our space!
Here is a photo of ours, notice the red tinge, this was that homemade stain…
The plan for this table: Rustic-X-Coffee-Table
Eventually a new Dining Table:
But we have to find reasonably priced table legs first! Those suckers go for over $50 a piece! But she is beautiful! Here is the link for the legs themselves:
Osborne Wood Husky Table Leg
The great table plan: Husky Farmhouse Table
We would also like a nice bookshelf for all of my crafts
This Kentwood Bookcase was created by Ana White and Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic
It is simple and beautiful, very classic! Once the living room is complete this will be on my to build list!
Here are the plans: Kentwood Bookshelf
Lastly on my list (for now, we all know the list will grow) is a Bed!
This is Ana White’s first project ever, and she is beautiful. Eventually once we move out of our apartment,I will create this bed ( I don’t want to move it if I don’t have to, HEAVY solid wood!) This is the Farmhouse bed, King size, which we will eventually get a mattress king sized (hopefully about the same time I made the bed!)
The plans: King Farmhouse Bed
So I am excited to create, build and decorate! I will keep you updated on the projects and our living room during its evolution to a livable, beautiful space!