Home Diy

Projects and ideas for building a stylish, comfortable home on a budget.


painting over semi gloss interior doors

Painting Over Semi Gloss Interior Doors

Painting over semi gloss requires a little preparation but it’s really simple. Since we are gradually painting our entire house, I thought sharing our experiences might be helpful. It is important to prepare the surface well when painting over semi gloss, or it can sometimes mean way more work in the […]


arbor anchored in garden

How to Anchor an Arbor in the Garden, Install an Arbor without Concrete

I was happy to find a pretty garden arbor on Craigslist. It was very sturdy, solid wood, and the price was right. Once Jason picked it up, I realized I had no idea to anchor it into the ground! Our township requires  permits to install an arbor with concrete, and I wanted the […]


newspaper under mulch

A Weed Control Method for a Low Maintenance Garden

It used to be really tough to keep up with our flower beds in our last house. Mulching alone never seemed to do much for weed control, and I needed a low maintenance garden plan I could stick to. Using landscaping fabric is only an option when you don’t plant annuals […]