Home Diy

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


Easy Coat Rack DIY for the Laundry Room

It’s week 4 of the $100 Room Challenge, and we are making progress on the laundry room! The hutch doors are almost finished, and the entry door is primed and ready for it’s new paint color. This week, I am sharing this simple coat rack DIY. A hanging rod was […]


DIY Butcher Block Countertop, $100 Room Challenge Week 2

It’s week two of our laundry room makeover for the $100 room challenge. This week, I started refinishing the hutch top, and we built a simple DIY butcher block countertop for the laundry room. I am pleasantly surprised how well this countertop turned out. I am excited to share the […]


Welcome to Our (Tiny) Laundry Room, $100 Room Challenge

Today is the start of another $100 room challenge, and I am so excited to be participating in this month’s makeover! Erin over at Lemons Lavender and Laundry created this challenge. It is simple, yet SO powerful! Pick one room, and give it a transformation with just one month, and […]


Old Wooden Ladder Shelf, Simple Upcycled Ladder Idea

When we moved into our home, we found this old fashioned, somewhat rickety wooden ladder in our basement. So, what can we do with an old wooden ladder? At first, Jason used the ladder as a makeshift storage area to hang his Army uniforms in the basement. Once we made […]


How to Paint Metal Furniture, A Table Upcycle for the Basement

Upcycling furniture (or random objects!) is one of my recipes for a fun afternoon! Painting metal furniture is especially rewarding. The quick and easy transformation you can create on some slightly rusty junk feels borderline magical! This week, I finished painting some metal furniture for our basement. We have been […]


How to Refinish a Table Top, Farmhouse Coffee Table Makeover

It is so rewarding to find a gorgeous piece of furniture with “good bones” that has seen better days, and give it a beautiful transformation. I stumbled upon such a perfect coffee table on Facebook Marketplace. I am excited to share this makeover! It often happens this way…I’m not exactly […]


Unfinished Basement Makeover Ideas

22 Amazing Ideas for Unfinished Basement Decor

Oh, how I dreaded going into our basement. It felt dark and dirty…it had a musty smell that wafted up the stairs. I thought it would take tens of thousands of dollars to make our unfinished basement look nice. Over time, we gave it an affordable makeover. I’m relieved to […]


DIY Kid’s Art Display Wall for the Playroom

With the best intentions, I hang the kid’s beautiful pictures on the fridge…only to have them fall off every time I open the door, or be pulled off and ripped up by the kids. Is anyone else with me in this? I have been meaning to find a special (and […]