How to Build Floating Picture Shelves

These floating picture shelves are super simple to make and literally cost $150 or more at other stores that rhyme with “smottery smarn”. You can make these floating shelves yourself for under $20, and they will look just as good! Not only are these shelves very inexpensive to make, they are very easy to put together, even for a beginner DIY-er. As a matter of … Continue reading How to Build Floating Picture Shelves

My Favorite Cabinet Paint – Alternatives to Cabinet Kits

I recently updated my kitchen cabinets using a cabinet kit and it turned out great, but I wanted to try to find some other alternatives. So, I started doing research on different types of paint to find what would last on a bathroom vanity or in a kitchen. After reading about several different types of paint and their best usage, I came across Interior Semi-Gloss … Continue reading My Favorite Cabinet Paint – Alternatives to Cabinet Kits

Pergo Flooring Install (snap and click boards)

If you don’t know what Pergo flooring is, it’s just a very durable and nice looking “snap-and-click” laminate flooring. It also has built in padding so you can put these right on top of your subfloor. It’s also much cheaper than real wood, bamboo, or other types of flooring. The only down side of Pergo, or any laminate flooring for that matter, is that it … Continue reading Pergo Flooring Install (snap and click boards)

Bathroom Remodeling Tips and Tricks

Less Than $500 Ugly laminate flooring, a basic orange-ish vanity, unframed mirror, and an 8 dollar light fixture. Does this sound like your bathroom? Do you want to upgrade your bathroom but are worried that it’s beyond your skill set? This is how I felt before remodeling our full bathroom. Keep in mind, this is a DIY full bathroom remodel but, I didn’t touch the … Continue reading Bathroom Remodeling Tips and Tricks

You Must Know your Design Style – Here’s Why!

I love home decor, but I always struggled to piece things together to give my home a cohesive feel. My home was filled with decor that was my taste, but didn’t really go together. I didn’t know what my style was until I took an Interior Design Style Quiz. After taking the quiz and looking around my home, I realized that I had a four … Continue reading You Must Know your Design Style – Here’s Why!

How to Build a Rustic Farmhouse Console Table

Less Than $100 Our friends surprised us and built this Ana White inspired farmhouse console table when we bought our first home. We absolutely loved this table immediately. We were so thankful for our friends taking the time out of their busy lives to make such a beautiful and sturdy table. This console table was sadly the sturdiest piece of furniture we owned at the … Continue reading How to Build a Rustic Farmhouse Console Table

Paint Color Ideas – Sneak Peek Inside my Home

My kitchen and living room are both painted Natural Gray by Behr Paint in Eggshell Finish. When I first started to paint with this color it almost looked lavender, but I kept going because I already bought a gallon of the paint to see if it would get better. The color came out great and it is a true gray color with no purple tones. … Continue reading Paint Color Ideas – Sneak Peek Inside my Home

DIY Mirror Frame in Bathroom

$20 Believe it or not, there’s a quick, easy, and affordable way to change the look of your bathroom, without replacing anything. Instead, you’re adding something – a simple DIY mirror frame around your already existing mirror. Most homes come with one large builder grade mirror in the bathroom. Builder grade mirrors aren’t the most attractive or decorative item, but it can be MUCH more … Continue reading DIY Mirror Frame in Bathroom

How to Rip up Carpet (and Clean Urine on Sub-floor)

What’s that smell? When I moved into my house, I immediately noticed the carpet had to be replaced – probably 700 or 800 sqft of it, the entire first floor. The carpet was old and smelled of urine, so there was no question that it had to go. I thought ripping up the carpet would also get rid of the urine smell – wrong. But … Continue reading How to Rip up Carpet (and Clean Urine on Sub-floor)

Stain your Stair Railing for a Quick Update

My staircase was previously an outdated orange wood tone, as it seems most builders-grade homes are today. It just looked so dirty and cheap (see picture below). I knew I had to stain my stair railing and I wanted to update the staircase without spending a lot of money. I decided to update the color of the staircase by using Varathane stain with poly in … Continue reading Stain your Stair Railing for a Quick Update

DIY Projects That Saved Me Over $8,000

It’s funny how you always see financially savvy blogs that talk about how to save money and get out of debt, start a side hustle, increase your credit score, and everything in between. “How I retired at age 20 with $16 trillion in the bank”, but you’ll never read about the cost savings DIY projects. This includes everything from renovating your house, painting, and building … Continue reading DIY Projects That Saved Me Over $8,000

The Best Paint Products for Any Project

I’m a paint fanatic and I literally painted my house top to bottom, which includes the ceiling. I’ve also, painted my vanity, kitchen cabinets, and furniture. It’s safe to say I am particular with my products (after a lot of trial and error). I am sharing some of my favorite products that I have used for various projects in my home. Brushes Wooster Angled brushes … Continue reading The Best Paint Products for Any Project

Easy Instructions on How to Paint a Vanity

Under $50 If you don’t have the money, or time, to renovate your entire bathroom, you can easily refresh it and change the entire look. Adding a coat of paint, new hardware, and framing a builder grade mirror can make a big difference on a budget. Read on to see how to paint a vanity – the proper way. Painting a bathroom vanity is so … Continue reading Easy Instructions on How to Paint a Vanity