I recently saw this accent wall on Angela Rose Home, and I knew that I wanted to put this somewhere in our home. I decided to try this accent wall in our baby boy’s nursery. The room was already a light gray color and I had half a gallon of blue paint from another project. I thought this boring gray room could use a blue … Continue reading Easy DIY Modern Accent Wall for Any Space
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I know that a laundry room is kind of “whatever space” that seems to be overlooked often, but cleaning this space up is usually a quick project because of it’s small size and lack of intricacies. For that reason, we decided to refresh ours. It can easily be done in a weekend or even a day if you don’t have much going on. We started … Continue reading Quick, Easy, Laundry Room Upgrade
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 time when we … Continue reading How to Build a Rustic Farmhouse Console Table
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 and is beginner friendly. My first project using chalk paint was 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The dresser and chest were a very shiny chestnut color, so even if I changed the hardware the dresser would still look outdated.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 … Continue reading Rust-Oleom Chalk Paint Furniture
$25 – $100 There are a trillion accent walls that you can do today, and if you’re Joanna Gaines there’s only one – ship lap. What I’m going to go over though is one of this easiest, quickest, and cleanest that you can possibly do. I must warn you that it’s somewhat addicting because of how easy it is. Next thing you know is there’s … Continue reading Rustic Decor – Accent Wall
$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!
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)
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
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
$40 Isn’t it crazy that some coffee tables can run close to a thousand dollars? All for that and some of them are just made of flimsy cheap particle board and aren’t even made of solid planks of wood. This farmhouse coffee table will run you around just $40. I hate that these overpriced coffee tables get dented and stained ridiculously easy, and people stress … Continue reading Farmhouse Coffee Table – DIY
$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
$20-$40 This is super simple idea to display, organize, and hold your jewelry so that it’s not only easy to find but literally looks like a work of art. I came across this idea because my wife wanted a jewelry organizer to easily select what she wanted to wear. After she recommended a piece of cardboard with hooks hanging from it, I came up with … Continue reading Jewelry Organizer – Unique, Stylish, and Functional
When I first got into DIY projects, I thought building furniture was well beyond my skill set. I then came across a tool that allowed me to save literally thousands by making my own Amish quality furniture. If you’ve never heard of the Kreg Jig, it changed everything when it came to building furniture. Nothing was off the table (pun intended). I built a rustic … Continue reading Kreg Jig – Why you Need it and How to Use it
$50-$100 A lot of these DIY posts are not only about improving the value of your home, but saving money by doing it yourself, and getting the satisfaction of creating the finished product. Certainly one of the easier projects here is this DIY headboard? Building a headboard yourself is a pretty easy, and one of the more fun projects because it lets you get creative … Continue reading DIY Headboard – Easy Weekend Project
$75-$100 This method of changing the entire look of your fireplace is very easy. Not only does it transform your fireplace into a beautiful stone look, but it will update your house and potentially increase value. Transform a bland fireplace into an Airstone fireplace – in one weekend. Please note that I am only speaking about updating a flat marble or flat stone fireplace. I’m … Continue reading Airstone Fireplace – Quick, Cheap Upgrade