I’m no artist, but I am creative. And cheap, haha! I’ve got some art tricks up my sleeve for DIYs and free art to print. Come take a look at five beautiful and simple FREE art ideas! Stamping Last week I decided to experiment with these thrift store frames I bought for $10 each. The… Read More 5 incredibly easy DIY art ideas
I have been considering painting these living room walls black for some time. One day I finally just did it! It’s a BIG change, a dramatic change — and I love it! The contrast and depth are just what this space needed. On the other side of this black wall is the kitchen. I don’t… Read More I painted my living room wall black!
I can’t seem to take this curtain of twinkle lights ($18) down from Christmas! So I thought I would dress them up for spring! This idea would be perfect for blank walls at showers, wedding or Easter backdrop. The twinkle lights add a touch magic, especially in photos. How to create a floral backdrop I… Read More Flower backdrop with twinkle lights
Want to know how to save hundreds on wallpaper? Try a stencil! I did two huge walls for $40! I’ll show you how I did it step by step and teach you the application differences between sponges, brushes and rollers. The first two years of living in this house were about seeing how it functions… Read More Living room stencil instead of wallpaper
Like the rest of our house, the playroom was a blank, white space in need of a little life. I found this beautiful palm jungle mural ($129) and had to have it! It mimics the landscaping outside the window in our yard and I love the sage, gray and coral tones. Then as it usually… Read More Sage playroom with tropical mural
I did more projects this year than any other! This was a big blank house when we moved in 2018. It was a fresh, clean slate and I’ve been busy making it our own and adding character. Here are my projects of 2019! Dining room board and batten wall Friends helped us close this wall… Read More A year review in projects!
Paint transformed this standard beige builder’s bathroom and gave it some needed dimension and personality! I painted stripes, added simple wainscoting (with no power tools) and even painted the door and shower accent tiles. And the award for bathroom with the worst lighting ever goes to … ME! Heavens, these photos are rough. This editing… Read More Boy’s bathroom paint makeover
Nineteen dollars a few hours completely changed the look of this kitchen! This boring white box needed an update, but I just didn’t know what. It’s not the kitchen of my dreams, so it needed to be cheap. And a stencil did the trick! This backsplash isn’t tiled, it’s just a regular textured wall with… Read More $19 stenciled kitchen wall
Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to strip furniture and tips for the best results. Then comes this awesome little secret, liming wax! It’s SO easy and gives wood a bleached, white-washed finish. It’s amazing. Clara was in desperate need of a dresser (picture clothes all over the floor), but I have been holding out… Read More How to strip furniture and apply liming wax
A piece of chair railing plus pre-made frames add instant character at an affordable price. Add some glue and a few finishing nails and it’s up! Our house was a big blank, white box when we moved in and I’m on a mission to fix that! Moulding adds so much depth and it doesn’t have… Read More DIY: The easiest wainscoting
I saw this dollhouse by the side of the road on our way home from church and knew it must be ours … I mean Clara’s! It must be Clara’s. I had a goal of a few hours and $20. It makes me crazy to find a freebie and then spend a bunch of money… Read More Doll house makeover & DIY Barbie furniture
Do you have ugly tile in the bathroom? You can paint it! I gave the tile in Clara’s bathroom a makeover for about $60 (including brushes). This has been by far the most asked tutorial I’ve gotten on Instagram and I finally finished it! This painted ombré tile wall didn’t require many tools or materials,… Read More DIY painted coral ombré shower tile