We Tried Several Meal Kits and These are Our Favorites

I’ll admit that I am a little cheap at times, which is why I am big into DIY projects. I am always looking for sneaky ways to save money around the house, so I started ordering meal kits. One of my tricks to cut back on my groceries is to order meal kits with a coupon. I may have tried almost every meal kit out … Continue reading We Tried Several Meal Kits and These are Our Favorites

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!

Quick, Easy, Laundry Room Upgrade

$100 I know that a laundry room is kind of “whatever space” that seems to be overlooked often. 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 and upgrade our laundry room. You can easily update you entire laundry room in a weekend. We started with a fresh … Continue reading Quick, Easy, Laundry Room Upgrade

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

How to Add a Rustic Accent Wall

$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 How to Add a Rustic Accent Wall

How to Frame a Mirror – DIY Mirror Frame in Bathroom

There is a quick, easy, and affordable way to dramatically change the look of your bathroom mirror, without replacing anything. Instead, you’re adding a simple DIY mirror frame around your existing bathroom mirror. A DIY mirror frame can be customized for any size bathroom mirror. I’m going to show you how to frame a bathroom mirror on a large, 58 x 42 inch bathroom mirror. … Continue reading How to Frame a Mirror – DIY Mirror Frame in Bathroom

How to Rip up Carpet and Remove Odors on Subfloor

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 Remove Odors on Subfloor

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

Farmhouse Coffee Table – DIY

$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

Kreg Jig – Why you Need it and How to Use it

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

DIY Headboard – Easy Weekend Project

$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