When I think of traditional wallpaper, I think of small repeated prints, over and over. Sometimes that’s pretty, but the nice thing about murals is the huge statement they make. It’s like a giant piece of art for a fraction of the cost. The one I’m considering buying on this list is only $59 for… Read More 9 affordable wallpaper murals, starting at $55!
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
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
The boys room was very bland and needed some pop! I decided on a bold, teal accent wall with board and batten ($100). I added a fun detail to the ceiling by stamping it with a star in the same color ($5). I also found some affordable posters ($9) and hung them with cheap wooden… Read More Blue green board and batten wall in boys’ shared room
This month we’ve lived in this house for a full year! It went fast, but seems like we’ve been here forever at the same time. I think that’s because it really feels like this place was meant for us. You can see how God moved us here in this post. Entryway This wall was plaguing… Read More Our house after 1 year
Everyone loves a good before and after — especially when it was all done with paint! You have to come see the before picture. I’ll show you how I painted our french doors black and how I stenciled the floor using a large-scale stencil. I painted the door and stenciled the floor for about $100.… Read More Porch makeover: I painted the walls, doors and floor!
This is my second board and batten wall for around $100 and no power tools! Board and batten walls are such a great and inexpensive solution to big blank walls. The moulding gives depth and character to a boring wall. And this one I made with a shelf on top! The extra ledge gives more… Read More DIY board and batten wall with shelf ledge (no power tools!)
This was my first time stripping furniture and using liming wax! The furniture stripping was … interesting. But I really liked the liming wax. (If you’ve never heard of it, I can’t wait to show you!) It was able to give me a cross between bleached and whitewashed wood. Let me introduce you to this… Read More How to get a rustic, bleached wood finish