Before and After


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]