Easy DIY Projects From the Host of Saving Alaska
Stay-at-home mom and self-taught building expert Ana White helps fellow Alaskans learn DIY skills to save their homes on the new series Saving Alaska. Improve your own construction IQ with some of her best step-by-step projects.
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November 25, 2014
Add Rustic Storage and Style With a DIY Hutch
An open dining area hutch offers a place to display beautiful serving pieces and glassware. Using solid pine boards, you can make this DIY version in just a few hours. Get the step by step hutch how-to here.
Rustic Yet Chic Wood Headboard
Add style, color and texture to your bedroom with this do-it-yourself headboard that looks anything but DIY. A great project for newbie woodworkers, this headboard can be completed in just a few hours and for less than $100. Get step-by-step instructions for this wood headboard.
Easy DIY Hanging Daybed
Easy to build and inexpensive, this daybed will provide the perfect spot to read or nap in your backyard retreat. It's sized to fit a twin mattress for all-day lounging. Learn to build this DIY hanging daybed.
Build a Storage Ladder
Create stylish, freestanding storage for your bathroom with this simple ladder-style shelf unit. Get how-to instructions to build this storage ladder.
Build a Factory Cart Coffee Table
With a reclaimed wood top and caster wheels, this step-by-step project shows you how to create a factory-style look without the sticker shock. Get instructions for this DIY factory-cart table.
Make Your Own Farmhouse Benches
With rustic bracing and notched corners, these farmhouse-style benches are sturdy, easy to build and stylish. Learn to build your own farmhouse-style bench.
Create Simple Crate Shelving
Create functional storage on blank bathroom walls by painting craft store or salvaged crates and affixing them to the wall in a group. Get bathroom storage in a flash with this easy shelving DIY.
DIY Upholstered Toddler Daybed
Reading spot by day, comfortable padded bed by night. Repurpose a standard crib mattress and bedding to create your own upholstered toddler daybed with simple tools and no sewing. Get Ana's step-by-step instructions here.
Add Rustic Style to a Towel Bar
Easy bathroom update: reclaimed wood adds country style to a towel bar. Get step-by-step instructions for the reclaimed wood towel bar.
Corral Laundry With a Portable Storage Unit
Turn regular plastic storage bins into laundry room storage units and portable clothes baskets. When clothes are clean, folded and in their proper bin, simply slide out the container and unload fresh laundry in its designated room. Learn to make this laundry storage unit here.
Build Your Own Farmhouse Table
Bring back the simplicity and rustic appeal of an old farmhouse with these easy-to-build plans. Made of solid pine, this farmhouse table will bring character and depth to any dining room. Get the farmhouse table step-by-step plans now.
Turn a Bookshelf Into a Play Kitchen
With just a few simple modifications, a basic bookshelf can be turned into a fun kid-sized kitchen for your little chef. Get step-by-step instructions for the play kitchen here.
Update Kitchen Cabinets With Glass Inserts
With these easy, step-by-step instructions, anyone can quickly and inexpensively transform builder-grade cabinet doors into beautiful, custom-looking glass insert doors. Learn how to upgrade your cabinets with glass.
Turn Rulers Into Easy Clip-Art Rails
Create a stylish and functional spot to hang children's artwork, photos, awards or even chores or homework with these easy-to-build ruler clip-art rails. Get the simple how-to instructions for this DIY clutter-buster here.
Create Magnetic Kitchen Boards and Shelves
Transform empty kitchen wall space into functional, modern display and storage space with our easy-to-create magnetic accessories. Make this clutter catch-all with our step-by-step instructions.
Make a Faux Capiz Shell Pendant
Beautiful capiz shell pendants add romance, interest and natural beauty to any room. With this DIY tutorial, you can make a capiz pendant to any size using basic household supplies.
How to Create an Easy Kids' Workbench
With just a few simple modifications, you can easily turn a basic bookshelf into a kid-friendly play workbench.
Turn Pallets Into Reclaimed-Wood Wall Shelves
Transform discarded wood pallets into rustic wood wall shelves in minutes. Use them to keep cookbooks, dishes, bottles and other kitchen accessories within reach. Get step-by-step instructions for the pallet shelf here.
Easy Under-Cabinet Kitchen Lighting
Highlight beautiful countertops and brighten dark spaces by adding under-cabinet lighting to your kitchen. With these simple, step-by-step instructions, anyone can install under-cabinet lighting without an electrician.