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’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!
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
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
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
In my previous two houses I painted rooms whatever color I liked at the moment, without considering the colors overall in the house. Our first house seemed disjointed with a few different styles going on and a very random color palette. In our third home I’m much more conscious of how the colors go together… Read More My house paint colors
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
No door is safe here. I’m on a painting rampage! Last week I showed you my front porch makeover with paint. This week I painted the entry door to our garage green! I painted the whole door with a sample-size paint can in about 20 minutes! My in-laws also painted their black front door to… Read More Green door for $7 in 20 minutes
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!