Home Diy

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


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 […]


DIY Wood Frame Mirror, Farmhouse Industrial Bathroom Mirror

So many of us have large, plain, builder grade mirrors in our bathroom. We created a DIY wood frame mirror as part of our $100 powder room makeover, and it was such an easy way to update a boring mirror on a budget. I love the brackets that give it […]


Farmhouse Shelves Above the Toilet (for less than $20!)

Today, I’m excited to share how we installed the new farmhouse shelves above the toilet. In September, we finished a $100 makeover on our downstairs bathroom for the $100 Room Challenge. Friends, it seriously made SUCH a difference! Check out the before photos here. All my favorite inspiration bathrooms seem […]


Farmhouse Powder Room Makeover, $100 Room Challenge

Horray, it’s reveal day! (Or in my case, reveal night after the kids go to bed!) The challenge is to take just three weeks and $100 to completely transform a room. The room I selected is our dated 1960’s powder room. This was such a rewarding challenge. The budget was […]