I added simple trim with pre-made corners to add some drama to this little nook. It’s urethane, so it’s very lightweight and easy to work with. It’s flexible and easy to cut, so you won’t need a power saw. You haven’t seen much of this reading nook on the blog! I left it empty for… Read More Easy trim moulding in reading nook
I’ve done a little updating in our well-used guest bedroom! I added a beautiful ocean mural, painted half walls, and repurposed items from other parts of the house. I can’t wait to give you a tour! I finished this right before we started staying home, but am just now finding the time to take photos… Read More Ocean mural in the guest room
You can update your builder-grade mirror in less than an hour for about $20! This is one of those projects that was more difficult in my mind than in reality! It looks so much more polished and elegant with the frames. And the best part is there was no painting or nailing. Here’s a look… Read More Easiest way to frame a mirror
I’ve worked slowly for eight months, painting every surface imaginable, to update this bathroom with only paint! I painted the tile floors, grout, shower, stenciled the walls, even painted the side of the tub and backsplash! I’ve never had a more dramatic paint makeover than this room. And it cost about $261! You’ll have to… Read More How to paint bathroom tile: floor, shower, backsplash
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 ($85) 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