A little over six months ago I finished painting my ENTIRE bathroom — the tile floors, grout, shower, stenciled the walls, even painted the side of the tub and backsplash. I promised an honest 6-month update, so here we are, the good bad and ugly! Here’s what worked and what didn’t. Overall, this project was… Read More Nitpicky 6-month painted tile update
I added workspaces for the boys and an entire wall of cork board for all their master planning! It was super simple too. Maybe this will mean the end of duct-taped pieces of paper everywhere?? I’ll give you a little tour of all the updates and show you exactly how I put the cork up… Read More Easy DIY cork board wall + boy’s workspace
Lots of pillow talk this week. Not that kind of pillow talk — get your mind out of the gutter! Actual pillows. Earlier this week I shared my affordable boho pillow round up (they’re only about $15 each!), but I wanted one larger pillow that would stand out and bring out the fun colors in… Read More DIY rug pillow
I’m happy with how our master bedroom is coming along, but I wanted to add some character to these small, basic windows. I found the easiest, 5-minute solution ever! Let me show you: This is the before. It’s a simple builder-grade window. I like this wall painted Kendall Charcoal, but it still needed some help.… Read More 5-minute window crosshead, no power tools!
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
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!