You may have heard me mention Ana White one or a million times and if so, you know that I am a big fan of her woodworking plans. Reading her blog convinced me that I could build, and that turned out to be true. I was hooked immediately with my first project; DIY Chalkboard Crates:
That was in may (5 months prior to the writing of this post), and since then, I have built:
This table is from Ana’s book The Handbuilt Home, and can be found on page 64. The plans in the book are detailed with shopping list, tools, cut list, step by step instructions and “Notes” or tips. I particularly love the fact that each project is labeled with icons so you can quickly see the skill level, cost and time for completion.
I completed the build in about 2 hours, twice as long as Whitney from shanty2chic took according to the book, and I am thrilled with that! I have watched her build in person, and she wastes no time.
I finished with Chalk Country Paint. I found it on Amazon and hadn’t used it before. Since it was considerably cheaper than Annie Sloan and CeCe Caldwell, and I had some Amazon Credit, I thought I would give it a go. Not bad, but it is no CeCe.:
To finish I sand distressed the edges and sealed with CeCe Caldwell Clear wax and Aging cream. So happy with this. Stay tuned for more projects from The Handbuilt Home. Order your copy and while you are waiting, visit Ana White’s website for tons of free woodworking plans, tips and tricks. You will find everything you need to get stared. You can build!!