Home Diy

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


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! […]


how to clean an antique brass chandelier

How to Clean an Antique Brass Chandelier and Remove Tarnish

I thought it would be fun to swap out a traditional bathroom light fixture for a vintage chandelier! Use a few household staples for this surprisingly simple way to clean an antique brass chandelier and crystals. We are in week two of the One Room Challenge. While the new drywall […]


Farmhouse Chic Bathroom Remodel, One Room Challenge Week 1

I am so excited to complete this bathroom remodel as part of the One Room Challenge! If you are hopping over from the ORC blog, Welcome! I’m Joy, just an average girl… creating a beautiful home on a budget, hoping to help others do the same! We have been saving […]


$100 Laundry Room Makeover DIY, Vintage Chic Laundry Room on A Budget

Yay! It is reveal day, and I am ecstatic. This month, a couple dozen talented bloggers completely transformed a room in their home for just $100. I love this challenge; it is such a fun way to get the creativity flowing. It is fulfilling and inspiring to see these beautiful […]


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 […]