10 Build it Cheaper than You can Buy it projects

Did you know that in most cases you can build a piece of furniture cheaper than you can buy it?  Well that’s just what I did with this entry bench that I built to use on the back porch to help us keep all the pool towels and stuff in check.  Go see all the details on this project and more pictures here.

Farmhouse style DIY hall tree for pool towels-6

A bunch of other bloggers did their own build it cheaper than buying it challenge too in June so here’s some that I just loved!  (and some went on my to-do list too!)

Two Feet First built this West Elm knockoff DIY shelf.


Just Measuring Up created this DIY round stool – super cute and easy!


Kenya Rae created this DIY growth chart ruler – love it!


The DIY Dreamer built a simple nightstand – such an on trend modern piece!


Saavy Apron built this DIY lamp from an old tripod!  These lamps sell for hundreds of dollars so that’s just amazing to do it from a thrifted find!


Abbott’s at Home created this DIY kids play kitchen – wow!  I just love the wood bins at the bottom and all the fun details.


Girl Just DIY created a DIY modern end table – so pretty!


1905 Farmhouse created this DIY farmhouse blanket ladder


House by the Bay Design created this DIY storage basket side table!  So smart – I’ve always loved baskets/side tables like this but never thought of making one!


DIY Danielle made a set of wood chairs for her front porch from an Ana White plan.  So amazing!


Living Letter Home made this amazing farmhouse table and bench – just wow!



  1. Donna Marie says:

    Very good ideas!!!

  2. I love that I stumbled upon this article. Your back porch bench for pool accessories is such a great idea and the little kitchen is adorable. I also love the color and size of the wooden table.

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