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Shanty 2 Chic

Member Since: 09/2012

We are the Shanty Sisters! We are two sisters that wear many hats! Whitney is a stay-at-home mother with 5 kids, and Ashley is a stay-at-home mother of 3. We started blogging when we both moved into new homes, and were challenged to decorate more space on a budget. We love scouring high and low for shanty items and transforming them into something chic, which led us to our blog Shanty2Chic! We will take you along on our journey as we learn to transform our homes on a budget, and prove to ourselves that we don’t need to wait on our husbands to do the big jobs! We hope to inspire you to grab a paint bucket, pick up that scary tool, and get to work!

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    • How tall are your cielings?
      By PaperboyW07, on April 8, 2018


    • This is awesome, I'm remodeling my kitchen where is the link for how you installed the vent assembly and vent. It says in your PDF to read the post but I don't see any links, Thanks in advance
      By Dynamix911, on August 3, 2018
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    • I like the rustic chevron wood wall. Is this in a personal house or someone’s studio?
      By FinalCut Construction, on May 30, 2018

    • Looks great 
      By Jbarres80, on June 12, 2018
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    • I think I'm going to build this project as soon I replace all my tools that were stolen. I have a new 12x16 building to turn into my hobby shop. I already have a Ryobi table saw. They couldn't load it I guess.
      By ASH, on April 10, 2018

    • Dang! That stinks about your tools. Cant stand a thief! #throatpunch
      The Wall Organizer is awesome!
      By BiGGiE76, on April 18, 2018

    • I love this wall organizer. I ended up making one for my mother, sister, and myself. I have a couple of friends that now want one. 
      By The Rustic Shepherd, on May 11, 2018

    • Where did you get your baskets and hooks from? 
      By TristianLeigh, on May 15, 2018
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    • On the PDF, on step 8 you are going to show us how to use 1x8 boards on the next page. There is no next page. 
      By JulMuffley65, on May 2, 2018
      • @JulMuffley65 We are looking into this for you!
        By RYOBI NATION, on May 3, 2018
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    • I love this!I wish you would have posted it last week. I tried to make one and after 4 tries, mine isn’t nearly this cute 😊.
      By BBeard, on December 5, 2017
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    • I do a lot of things from pallets, I'm showing this to my wife. Maybe now we both can have pallet projects together. Thank you Shanty 2 Chic
      By jester5042, on February 13, 2018
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    • Great build! The door-fronts are beautiful!
      By RYOBI Nation, on October 2, 2017

    • Is there a certain kreg jig that I should buy?
      By Jbreaux254, on April 21, 2018
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    • How do you download plans?
      By Lebbie, on August 1, 2017

    • Do you provide a cut list by chance?
      By tbaysden, on August 3, 2017

    • Can never be too organized! Great build.
      By RYOBI Nation, on August 18, 2017


    • Is there a cut list?
      By samartinez27, on May 3, 2018
      • Hi @samartinez27, click the blue link that says "view project pdf" and page 2 shows cut sizes.
        By RYOBI NATION, on May 3, 2018
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    • Wish I had one of these for my granddaughter!
      By Osprey, on May 26, 2017

    • This looks awesome!
      By Raybeecham, on May 28, 2017

    • Awesome build, time to get the sleeves rolled up and get to work. Thank you for the plans.
      By Saisara, on May 31, 2017

    • I adore this project and this color blue!
      By hzippy, on February 8, 2018
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    • Hey ladies, I am impressed with this project. My father was a master carpenter and not much rubbed off on me but I am trying to learn. I really like the modern and rustic elements of this shelving project. I am going to try this because it is so unique. Not sure I have all the tools necessary but that may mean another trip to Home Depot. I will probably be in touch with specific questions, so please be patient with my novice knowledge. Thanks, Eric
      By Eric in San Diego, on September 23, 2016

    • Is there a reason why you attached the shelve pieces with screws from the outside versus the inside? If you screwed the screws on the inside you would not have left screw holes on the outside of the shelf and have to patch them prior to painting.
      By Master1, on September 23, 2016

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    • GREAT IDEA Iwould have liked to come up with this project, but at least you made the plans available. I'm Disabled and of course it will take me forever to complete this project but I will be Taking the Challenge on plus I guess it will keep me busy.
      By jfguzman, on February 17, 2016

    • Awesome job, too all
      By dlaw67, on February 27, 2016

    • Awesome. On my DIY list
      By Katherine, on February 27, 2016

    • My weekend project. I was just sscratching my head about the lack of space to store my mothers day gifts. This is perfect.
      By S4U, on May 9, 2016

    • My weekend project. I was just sscratching my head about the lack of space to store my mothers day gifts. This is perfect.
      By S4U, on May 9, 2016

    • The hinges are missing from the material list. #14 X ¾” SELF DRILLING HEX HEAD SCREWS - these aren't used anywhere in the plans.
      By GuyToronto, on December 1, 2016
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    • Just cleaning out in-laws house, getting ready to move in and have 5 + pickup loads of wood to use for this. I love how yours turned out. I am so grateful that you share all your tutorials.
      By ScaryCheri, on November 18, 2015

    • This is absolutely beautiful, I have been building up my shop so hope to try this soon, If not this Christmas maybe by next year. Love it.
      By larsoncl101, on November 30, 2016
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    • I wood love to try Tools
      By Jeffypop6, on November 9, 2015

    • I am going to try to make these this week. I'd like to make 3-4 as Gifts for people at Christmas.
      By Mike Mercer, on November 16, 2015

    • I was able to make 6 of these; and they're going to make great Christmas Presents this year. I used 1x4's, instead of 1x6's, and I only used 3 instead of 4. I then added candles from the local Dollar Store. ( The candles were in small glass votives, like yours ). I also managed to get some great handles in the Hardware section of the local Dollar Store as well, to complete this project. Thanks again for the great inspiration, on such an easy-to-do project!
      By Mike Mercer, on November 19, 2015

    • What size hole was drilled out for the votives? The direction's don't say.
      By cbstrother_130147, on November 23, 2015

    • Buy the votives you want to use and drill them according to the diameter. Some are bigger than others and depending on the size of your table you may want to make it longer.
      By Marksikern, on November 30, 2015

    • 18V Portable band saw would sure be a game changer!
      By Caneguy, on November 30, 2016

    • Super easy and decorative. Great father son project. Multiple family members have requested one
      By surshot, on December 5, 2016
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    • That is too cute
      By shamozzle, on June 15, 2018
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    • I absolutely love these and I like that they don't have legs..great build Shanty Sisters :)
      By SoCraftySewCreative, on June 7, 2015

    • Love these! Guess they can go on my to do list.
      By bknurs32, on June 11, 2015
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    • Love the island! I downloaded the plans for it - thanks so much. I've been looking for the link to win the compound saw. I'd love to win it, but not sure what to do to get on the list.
      By Heatheranne, on May 8, 2015
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    • Awesome video ladies, thanks for creating and sharing it with us. I've had tiles in my basement for just shy of 6 years that I need to put in my kitchen. They are the 1x1 tiles in a 12 x 12 square on the mesh. Can I use the same process as this, or will I need to mix up the bottom adhesive because of all the little tiles in each mesh square? Thanks bunches!!
      By debcadene_125774, on March 8, 2015

    • It looks amazing!! I can't wait to move into a new home so I can try this out!!
      By Adkins96, on March 15, 2015
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    • In the materials used, there's a scrap 1x6 listed. In the instructions, it's a 1x3. Should the piece be 1x3 or 1x6? Thank you!
      By handerson2005, on August 27, 2017
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    • Years ago I traveled for work. At each place I bought a mug. I've never had a good way to display them until now. Thank you so much.
      By puppywalker, on February 14, 2015

    • I have a collection of Starbucks cups from all over the world finally I will do them justice... Thank You awesome project
      By iiglesias2_91035, on July 7, 2015

    • This is a great project. No longer having to reach to the back of a cupboard to get a coffee mug out in the morning; one can enjoy their coffee every day!
      By Mike Mercer, on September 22, 2015
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    • I absolutely love this shelf, and can't wait to make it :)
      By SoCraftySewCreative, on May 26, 2015

    • I've been looking for hooks like that to do a similar project...where did you find them?
      By jillinsc, on August 7, 2015
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    • I cannot print the steps to follow this project. WHY??
      By firstlewie, on March 11, 2017

    •  How do I get the project plans?


      By DMcClellan, on June 27, 2018
      • Click "project steps". There is no downloadable pdf for this one. 
        By RYOBI NATION, on July 17, 2018
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    • My wife has wanted me to trim out our windows for a long time... your how-to helps with the how but I'm a bit confused. You talk about the top pieces being MDF but the photos look like plywood. Am I missing something? When you put the 1/2" plywood on the sides does it help straighten out the sides? Ours are nowhere close to straight and level and hope this makes getting them there possible! Thank you. Bob
      By BobT55, on October 15, 2017
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