9/8/11

Tiffany Builds Cafe Shelves...

Yes, you read that right. A couple months back, I started feeling pretty handy and decided to tackle a small building project. So I figured I'd record my brave little feat for my vlog channel, TiffanyDtv.

It all began because I had been eyeing these cafe shelves from Ballard for quite some time. However, I wasn't mentally insane prepared enough to pay $99+ for each one. Lets be real, kids. Once I got three of those babies, plus shipping, my total would be at least $350. That is kind of terrifying.

Just for the sake of comparison...

















My version (left)- less than $50 for all three vs. store bought (right)- $350+
I mean, the price says it all for me. Mine may not be perfect, but I get the extra bonus of getting the warm fuzzies when I look at them and know I made them.

So for less than $50 total (and with minimal handyman skillz), I built these
great looking shelves that, I have to say, look just like the Ballard version. I'm so proud of them.
Best part is they're totally customizable. You can make them as deep and long as you want and finish them with any color paint you like! I swear, it's super easy!

Check out my video tutorial below.



24 comments:

  1. Wow this is so pretty and CHic....!!! you have great taste !!!

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  2. i think they look amazing in your kitchen

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  3. Great job!! Great video!! I love this home type stuff. I'm currently painting an antique dresser to put into my office for storage. Please do more videos like this one!!

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  4. When I saw the pictures I was like 'Oh, I really like the ones on the left better though'. Then I read to see that you made those. They look so great!

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  5. this was awesome, i watched it with my sister and we just in awe of you!
    great job tiff

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  6. I read your blog on a regular basis and I love love lovee everything you do. Your tips on beauty have gotten me through first dates, interviews and so much more. I really like this too. Now I'm inspired to re-do the shelves in my room. You should do more DIY stuff!!

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  7. Tiffany,
    I think your shelves look better than the $350+ ones! You did a great job. I'd love if you checked out my blog! I post about hair, makeup, fashion, food, and family. It's called, "My Two Cents (...before I spent it)".

    www.beforeispendit.blogspot.com

    Xo.
    Megan

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  8. Great job Tiffany! :)

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  9. Awesome job! They look great! I love to do house projects too :)

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  10. wow, you go girlfriend! the finished product looks amazing!

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  11. Great kitchen! Thanks for sharing :]

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  12. Such a fun project! Awesome work Tiffany!

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  13. Great! I wish you made more of these videos :)

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  14. The kitchen is really cosy and u did a great job ..!! and i love the velvet paint color in the living room ! u have such a taste

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  15. i watched your video and i think they look almost the same - good job, tiffany
    i really like your taste of style, please do more videos like this

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  16. More of these videos! Love it! Great job!

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  17. Love this video! You should definitely do more of these!

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  18. Good job on the shelves! Saw you in Lowe's last night but didn't want to bother you. Looking forward to more "home" tutorials!

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  19. @Jill Aww Jill you should have said hi! :) You couldn't bother me, trust me. I love meeting you guys just as much!

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  20. I love your DIY and Home stuff as well as your blogs, please don't stop doing them. I feel like we get to know you better.

    Bluebox89

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  21. I absolutely love your blog and follow you on bloglovin :) Keep the great posts coming!

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  22. I love the shelves! you did such a great job!!! congrats!

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