Home Diy

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


Paint a Mirror with Chalkboard Paint, Best Chalkboard Paint for Glass

Easily paint a mirror with chalkboard paint in this simple tutorial. Try this foolproof method to apply chalkboard paint on glass, be it a picture frame, a glass door, or an old window! I have wanted to brighten up this wall in the dining room for awhile now. The brown […]


Metallic Gold Paint Mirror Makeover with Wood Applique

Use metallic gold paint to transform furniture quickly and easily. This foyer mirror gets a quick makeover with an applique, gold chalk paint and dark wax. After over a decade of our dark wood furniture, I have been hankering for a change. But…I already have all this dark furniture, and […]


Stripping a Table, A Method for Lightening Dark Wood Furniture

Give furniture a new look with this simple method for stripping a table top. I’m sharing the best way I have found for lightening dark wood furniture (with no sanding necessary!) When I picked up this oak foyer table on Craigslist years ago, I loved the look of dark stained […]


Deck Railing Planters with Adjustable Brackets

Put together deck railing planters quickly and affordably with simple adjustable brackets. Plus, keep planter boxes moist with this one strange trick! We had a family barbecue a couple weeks ago for our little guy’s second birthday. I decided to spruce up the deck before the cookout by doing a […]


how to stain a steel door to look like wood

How to Stain a Steel Door to Look Like Wood

Learn how to stain a steel door, even over existing paint. Easily get a wood look for your door on a budget with gel stain! Wood front doors are so timeless and beautiful. I was on the hunt to purchase one for our home. Unfortunately, I had a bit of […]


Peel and Stick Wallpaper Accent Wall, $100 Laundry Makeover

Easily install peel and stick wallpaper to add beauty and personality to your space on a budget. After spending days removing layers of wallpaper in most of the rooms of our fixer upper…I can honestly say I was anti-wallpaper.  The old wallpaper never peeled off easily, the drywall ended up […]


Over Washer Dryer Storage Idea: Mount a Hutch Top to the Wall!

When I was first working out how to make over our laundry room on a $100 budget, the largest dilemma was over washer dryer storage.  I love the clean look of wall cabinets with a hanging rod, so I went to Facebook Marketplace in search of an affordable kitchen cabinet […]


Oval Crochet Rug, Free Pattern for a Vintage Style Bath Mat

This oval crochet rug adds some cottage charm to the bathroom. In this post, I’m sharing the process to crochet a rope rug, as well as a free pattern for a vintage inspired bath mat! Post contains affiliate links. Being always at home the past year has been in many […]