Budget Decor


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 […]


decoupage tile arabesque ornaments with decoupage

Arabesque Tile Ornaments, DIY Handmade Christmas Ornaments with Decoupage

Upcycle arabesque tile backsplash into charming handmade christmas ornaments with this DIY tile ornament tutorial. This ornament craft is quick and easy to customize using napkin decoupage. Between the tile coasters, the napkin vases, and various other projects…clearly I have a thing for mod podge.  And these chinoiserie inspired decoupage […]


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 […]


affordable spring floral wreath in minutes

Affordable Spring Floral Wreath in Minutes

Create a large spring floral wreath for the front door in minutes using this affordable shortcut. A wreath so simple, I feel silly saying I made it! Do you share in my passion for all things floral? After faux staining our old door, of course I wanted a to bedeck […]


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 […]


Roommates Peel and Stick Wallpaper Accent Wall

Easily install peel and stick wallpaper to add affordable color and personality to your space.  After spending my days removing layers of wallpaper in most of the rooms of our fixer upper…I can honestly say I was anti-wallpaper.  The old wallpaper rarely peeled easily, the drywall ended up damaged…and any […]


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 […]


DIY Laundry Room Wall Art with Vintage Sewing Patterns

Create beautiful craft room or laundry room wall art in minutes, and for just a few dollars using vintage sewing patterns. Vintage loving friends, today I’m sharing the simple wall art project from our laundry room makeover a few months ago. I enjoy it so much, especially how fun and […]