Hi friend! Come on in. I’m updating our house one paint job at a time! I’ll show you all the thrifty befores and afters.


Front porch makeover with paint - before and after - painted french doors and walls and stenciled floor

See how I redid our front porch with only paint in this post!


Check out how I did this board and batten wall. By myself. In one day.

And this is how I painted the French doors black.

Living room

neutral living room with white walls gray ikea sofas giant fiddle leaf fig tree - frugal home decor
large white living room with cathedral ceiling

See how you can make this DIY artwork!

Blank wall update with bench and plants

Here’s how I put together a curtain of plants.


I used a $19 stencil to give this blank kitchen some life.

And here’s how I organize my whole kitchen!

Dining room

Before and after filling in wall and adding board and batten

We closed in this wall in the dining room and I did another board and batten wall!

All white dining room with board and batten wall, IKEA PAX wardrobe and rustic wine cooler

See how this huge wine cabinet went from orangey oak to bleached wood in this post.

Guest room

Neutral guest room with two twin beds, bamboo pendant and blue ceiling
Neutral guest bedroom with bamboo pendant light and blue ceiling - harbor haze

We turned the home office into another bedroom. My favorite part is the blue ceiling!

Master bedroom

small home office in bedroom - white with ikea furniture and plants
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So that meant that the office had to go in our room! See how I organize everything in this post.

inexpensive bathroom organization and minimalism

Here’s how I organize my bathroom and printable minimalist checklist.

Update in progress. One day I will finish it, I promise.

Girl’s room

See my daughter’s room with framed mural here.

See how I painted the ugly tile in this bathroom for $60 in this post!

Boys’ room

Teal board and batten wall - accent wall - star stamped ceiling in boys shared room-blue and white

Here’s how I did the teal board and batten wall in the boys’ shared room and stamped the star ceiling. I LOVE this color!

Before and after: Bathroom makeover with stripes, wainscoting and lots of paint

Paint transformed this standard beige builder’s bathroom and gave it some needed dimension and personality!

Play room

Cheap home movie theater - favorite movie projector

And here is the cheapest movie theater room ever. And we use it almost every day!


patio makeover - before and after

See our blank patio turned plant-filled retreat in this post.

Guest house

Guest house furnishing on a budget

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