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
Rust-Oleom Chalk paint and Spray Chalk Paint Rust-Oleum chalk paint caught my attention because the product did not require any sanding. My first project to chalk paint furniture was on a 1980’s style dresser and chest. The dresser and chest were a very shiny chestnut color, so even if I changed the hardware the dresser would still look outdated. The furniture was made of solid … Continue reading Rust-Oleom Chalk Paint Furniture without Sanding
$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 “builder’s grade” homes today come with one large mirror in some such area. It works as mirror should and I can see my reflection – great. But … Continue reading DIY Mirror Frame in Bathroom
When I first moved into my house it was a hideous shade of yellow in almost every room. Since it was a big project to take on, my husband offered to help paint. I gave my husband a brush and he held the paint brush like a first grader, I instantly cringed and told him never mind I can do all the cuts instead. If … Continue reading How to Paint a Room – Without Tape!
My staircase was previously an outdated orange wood tone, as it seems most builders-grade homes are today.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 How to Stain your Stair Railing for a Quick Update
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
I’m a paint fanatic and I literally painted my house top to bottom, which includes the ceiling. I also painted my vanity, kitchen cabinets, and furniture. It’s safe to say I am also particular with my products (after a lot of trial and error) so I listed my favorite ones below. Brushes- Wooster Angled brushes are my go-to brushes for any project. Wooster makes angled … Continue reading Paint Products That You Must Have!
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
$85-$250 I have always loved white cabinets, but I didn’t have the budget to purchase all new cabinets and counter tops. I started researching options on how to refinish the existing cabinets in my kitchen. I found that the Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformation Kit is the best option for a beginner. Rust-Oleum is a well known brand, so I figured I couldn’t go wrong with a … Continue reading Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformation Steps and Tips
$50 – $100 A lot of these posts are not only about improving the value of your home, but saving money doing it yourself and getting the satisfaction of creating the finished product, so what can you possibly do with that old wood paneling wall? Wood paneling is hideous and if you have no idea how to put up dry wall over it, the simple … Continue reading Wood Paneling Transformation Without Drywall