Home Diy

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


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 […]


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 […]


Vintage Chic Bathroom Remodel, One Room Challenge Reveal

Yay, Its reveal time for the One Room Challenge, and I am the biggest procrastinator…as usual! We have been 90 percent finished this bathroom for weeks. Here I am, putting on the finishing touches and writing about it…at the last minute! But, this year has been exhausting! I think we […]


DIY Over the Toilet Storage Idea for a Vintage Cottage Bathroom

DIY bathroom updates are so inspiring. One area I like to see how people decorate is the empty wall space above the toilet. From art, shelving, to an extra towel hanger… there are so many unique ideas. We installed these $20 farmhouse shelves above the toilet for our powder room […]


Bathroom Remodel on a Budget, A Custom Vanity at a Box Store Price

It is week 3 of the One Room Challenge, and our bathroom is coming together! The drywall is finished, and the tile is almost installed. Pretty soon, it will be time to install the vanity! I’m thrilled we were able to get a double vanity we love within our budget! […]