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After looking for months for new barstools to go under our counter height breakfast bar, I thought I would just give up. There was no way we were paying $400 per stool (I have expensive taste, apparently). So I decided to take matters into my own hands. Granted the finished product isn’t exactly what I originally wanted – which involved leather padded swivel seats and studded nail-head detail – but hey, they’re unique! And a heck of a lot cheaper. So, I found a few old stools on VarageSale for $40 and went to work. I didn’t snap photos of…

For newbie DIY’ers, projects that you see on Pinterest can be super intimidating. They look very pretty and relatively easy at a glance, but upon further inspection actually require all sorts of tools and materials that the average person doesn’t have. Don’t be fooled when the title says “Easy DIY Bookshelf!” Yes, it’s probably easy… as long as you have a table saw, drill, hammer, tape measure, screws, a level, wood, wood glue, a vice grip… So I scoured the internet for some DIY tutorials that are ACTUALLY easy. As in they require tools or materials that you probably already have some…