Pottery Barn Inspired Coffee Table – DIY

Raise your hand if you can afford to shop at Pottery Barn ✋🏻 …. ya me neither! My husband just started getting into building furniture for our house, as a part-time hobby during the summer, since he gets this time off, so I’ve been loading him up with project after project to keep him busy and to get our money’s worth from all the power tools he’s purchased. We found these plans over on Ana White, but they originally came from More Like Home. We did a little bit of modification with the drawers and made it with two instead of six. I wanted to put blankets and throw pillows inside, so 6 little drawers didn’t make sense for us.

You can find the plans here … More Like Home: Rhyan Coffee Table

Here are some photos of ours

IMG_4348-1.jpgMy pup thinks he owns the couch

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IMG_4351Instead of drawers in the back, we just added some pine board in the back

Pottery Barn Inspired Coffee Table on Mommy with no Money

And there you have it! I just love our new coffee table, it goes perfect in our home. I banged it up with a hammer, some chain and a skewer to make it a little more rustic before I stained it, even though it looked great before. This coffee table probably cost us about $200 for the hardware, wood, stain etc. Much cheaper than $700 at Pottery Barn! 🤑

Well, we are moving on to the next project, stay tuned for our herringbone patio table! Yay!

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Crappy parents make for crappy kids…

Santa had gotten our family of four, tickets to ‘Cirque du Soleil-Toruk’ December 26th show. I have to start off by saying, I LOVE Avatar! It’s one of my favorite movies and the movie really spoke to me about how humans suck and how much the Na’vi people respect and love the world they live in. Anyways, my family of 4 got all dressed up and it took us about an hour and a half to get downtown and then search for parking. We made the trek through the snow to get to Roger’s Place and found our seats. We sat down and made ourselves comfortable and I then reminded my girls to sit still during the show and make sure to not kick their feet into the back of the other person’s chair, which they didn’t and they turned out to be very good girls. Behind us, however, was a family of 11 (Grandpa, Grandma, 5 kids: ages 2 to 8 and mom/dad, aunties and uncles). Continue reading “Crappy parents make for crappy kids…”

6 DIY Rustic Christmas Tree Crafts

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I love decorating my house for Christmas! I love the smells my Christmas trunk releases when I open it for the first time after a year, I love decorating my tree whilst listening to jolly tunes about Santa and mistletoe and I just LOVE setting up all the decorations around the house creating a magical feeling throughout! While this time of year is the most joyful time of year for most, it is also the busiest time of year for just as many, including myself. Between shopping, working at a company where everyone wants their stuff ready for Christmas, decorating and regular mom duties, there’s not a whole lot of time for crafts in my world. Sometimes, crafts don’t have to be time consuming, they don’t have to involve a lot of work or money, so I have compiled six rustic and totes adorbs Christmas trees that are simple for the busy mom or busy person. Although these are not any of my ideas, I hope to be able to make a few of them before Christmas is over and detail how to make them for anyone who can’t figure it out on their own. Enjoy and Good Luck if you attempt these before I do. Aren’t they cute?!