Crate Style Captain Bed Full

Kid rooms can be so small in size – yet kids rooms need the most storage!  A storage bed just might be the answer.

The only problem is storage beds can be expensive to buy or complicated to build.  Until now!

This captain bed in full size is easy to build without pocket holes or plywood!  All you need to do is cut boards and attach together!

This bed was designed and built by Angela Rose DIY Home, and I helped her create the plans.  I’m in love with how the plans turned out.  There’s eight large cubbies and one giant tunnel area – to store all the things!  And it looks so beautiful too because it’s solid wood.

The plans are available here.  Make sure you grab the free headboard plans too!

XO Ana




Treehouse Bed

Does your child dream about a playhouse bed, but you don’t want to spend thousands on furniture that they will outgrow?  You can build a dream bed, even if you don’t have a ton of tools or a big budget!

We just built this treehouse bed for my 5 year old son’s birthday.  

It was a seriously easy build, with just a saw to cut the boards and a drill and some screws to put it all together.  We spent about $200 on materials – a similar bed could be five times as much!

You can watch us build it and see how it turned out in this video

And build for yourself with the free plans following.

If you build, please share, we very much appreciate each and every brag post and it helps us keep doing what we are doing – sharing free plans with the world.  Thank you in advance!




Round Farmhouse Table

I’m still winning the war, but it isn’t without lots of battling.  The family is walking right past our dining table and plopping themselves on the couch and attempting to eat their meals.  

If I could choose between being the nag and not being the nag, well, I’d rather not be the nag.  So how else to get the family to sit down and eat at the table without being reminded?  

I’m not really sure.  But I’m going to try.

Maybe our big rectangular farmhouse table was just too big, too cold, and the benches too hard?  Maybe it feels lonely sitting at such a large table?  

So I’m trying something new.  

We built a new table, but this time it’s round. 

Maybe this is my ticket to less nagging and less crumbs in the couch.  It’s also quite pretty and makes my space feel gigantic.  I like it.

I’ve been a little skeptic about round tabletops just because they aren’t supposed to be the easiest to build. But we figured out how to cut out a round tabletop with a circular saw and make it look this good with basic homeowner tools. 

Yep – we cut that tabletop out with a CIRCULAR SAW. You read that right.

And we shared are secrets to cutting out round tables in this video (as well as how to build the base)

If you liked this round farmhouse table, we’ve got you covered with the free plans below.  

Build it!

XO Ana

"The Play Cabinet" – Small Cabinet with Door

Does your family use the dining room table for board games, arts and crafts, homework, and more?  What do you do with all the stuff when dinner time comes around?

We were spending a good twenty minutes clearing our dining table off every evening before dinner, and moving all the board games to a cabinet in the living room.  I’m a firm believer that efficient processes make for clean and clutter free homes, and hauling board games into another room Every. Single. Meal. is not efficient.  Not at all.

We were also spending a good amount of time hauling napkins and salt and pepper from the spice cabient to the table and back.  Why are we doing this.

So I built a new cabinet for my dining room.  

Just for the board games.  Just for the salt and pepper.

But since I wanted this new piece to be beautiful in my space, I added a little detail to the door.

I love that the detail makes what is a very simple and modest cabinet into something interesting and scrulptural.  I love that the door looks like a giant “Play” button, because this cabinet is all about play.  

But most of all – I love that this cabinet was such a truly simple build.  So simple.  

You can watch me build it in the following video –

And then build it yourself with the free plans following.

Enjoy! Ana


PS – Don’t need a side cabinet in your dining room?  You could also use this cabinet as a counter height desk-

Small bath vanity (may need to make deeper to accommodate the sink and plumbing –

Or go double width and use it as console, media or entertainment center, sideboard or bookshelf.

Let me know in the comments if you’d like to see any of the modifications made into plans.



Headboard with Fold Down Tray Tables

Do you ever wish there was a built in breakfast table in your bed?  So Sunday morning coffee or Friday night wine have a place?  Or Tuesday night laptop work while watching your favorite show.  

My sister Phebe recently had her first baby, and needed just such a thing to stay close to the baby while still getting a little work done, or maybe even finishing a much needed cup of coffee.  Of course, you can’t just go out and buy such a thing, so she called me up and put in an order!

Here’s how I built the headboard

What do you think?  We love how it turned out, esecially the functionality and the simplicty of the build!

As promised, you’ll find the plans for this storage headboard with tray tables below!

Enjoy! Ana


PS – Come back and share a photo or two when you are done – we love seeing your finished projects!