Immaculate Construction

Buckle up your tool belt, because today’s makeovers involve more than just a simple coat of paint.   They require things like hammers and nails, and the imagination to see what a pile of boards has the potential to become. (Plus the skills to construct them.  That helps.)
Like this project from Better After reader Kim that started life as a few boards from Home Depot and three crates from JoAnn’s.  But with the addition of casters, brackets and a coat of gray wood stain, she created an industrial coffee table! 

This one requires even more imagination.  Brie at Darling Doodles had a big, empty entryway and was determined to do something about it.  She liked a certain entryway bench she saw in a magazine, but for $299, she knew she could do better.  She ended up saving $279 and Frankensteined one herself with plywood and some old tables parts that were headed to the dump!   I think it looks sturdy and sharp and even better than the $299 version.

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  1. WOW Ladies! Impressive. I am still not using my imagination enough to figure out how number 2 happened???? I am just stuck on whoa.

  2. Love the entry bench and love all of the savings! Love the creativity!

  3. Unbelievable talent out there!
    Love both of these projects:)

  4. Thank you so much for sharing my bench! I feel like I’ve “made it!”

  5. That is amazing. I want one!

  6. Its really fantastic.. love these projects!

  7. WOW! Kudos to you folks! You guys are so handy and creative. Love it 🙂

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