Home Diy

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


Wood Pantry Door Spice Rack from IKEA, and the Pantry is finished!

Since the old, somewhat rusty pantry door spice rack had to come down to paint the door, I decided to replace it with wood spice racks. I am so glad to have the new ones! The stained wood looks great against the white door. Post contains affiliate links. Simple Pantry Door […]


Wood Pantry Storage Crate on Wheels

DIY Wood Storage Crates on Wheels, How to Stain Wood Crates

I love the idea of using wood storage crates on wheels around the home. Wood crates were the perfect solution for our narrow, deep pantry. I found the idea for a pantry crate from IHeart Organizing, and decided to make some of my own! These crates work so well in the pantry […]


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 […]