Home Diy

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


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 […]


painting the bathroom sink, easy DIY bathroom makeover using Rustoleum tub and tile refinishing kit. makeover this dated 1960's powder room to farmhouse style for just $100! #budgetdecor #homediy #bathroomdiy #budgetreno #beforeandafter

How to Paint the Bathroom Sink, $100 Room Challenge Week 2

It’s week 2 of the $100 room challenge, and the very first thing I did this week was to paint the bathroom sink white. I have been so curious about painting tubs, sinks, and tile surrounds since we purchased our fixer upper a few years ago. The powder room has […]