Saturday, July 3, 2010

Knock-Off Wood

If you haven't visited Knock-Off Wood, you are missing out! Ana creates building plans for knock-offs of popular furniture. Her plans are easy to follow and have drawings to go along with them. Instead of paying hundreds of dollars for one Pottery Barn table, you can follow her plans and build enough furniture to decorate your entire home.

I needed a nightstand in my room, so I found Ana's plans for this end table (a knock-off of this Pottery Barn table). I spent about $50 for materials and tools and it took me a few hours to complete the project.

Thank goodness for those clamps! Don't think I could have finished the project without them!

Finished the building part... now for the staining...

Voila! 2 coats of stain and 1 coat of polyurethane and it's good to go.

I'd love to build this daybed inspired by Pottery Barn:

I could put it in my office to convert it into a guest room/office.

Friday, July 2, 2010


Talk about a long hiatus from the blogging world!

I have been working so much lately, I just haven't had the motivation to update the good ol' blog. I have spent a lot of my free time doing some renovations around the house. In the past few months I have repainted my office and living room and installed wainscoting and wood floors in the living room. My house looks completely different now that my living room makeover is complete. I'm hoping to do an entire post about the living room revamp... I just need to hang stuff on the walls and it will be good to go... well with the exception of seating... I am still shopping for the perfect sofa. I have been looking for the perfect one since I moved in April of last year.

I'm loving these:

(Originally saw this in Lucky - found the photo online here)

(source unknown)

(via decorpad)

My living room isn't very large, so I need something that is large enough to seat more than 2 people, but not too bulky where it takes up half the room. Oh yeah, and it can't cost me an arm and a leg.

I found this sofa and loveseat at, but I am a little hesitant on buying furniture online.

I'd love to find a piece at an antique store or craigslist and taking on the challenge of reupholstering it, but I have yet to find one that I am in love with.

Does anyone know where I can find a antique/vintage inspired sofa in OKC?