Hi friend! Come on in. I’m updating our house one paint job at a time!


White front door with arch, stenciled patio and gold handle set

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

How to paint doors + My favorite sage green paint!

I painted the door this pretty sage color and it adds just a subtle pop of color and interest.

Board and batten wall DIY entryway before and after - moulding panels wainscotting board and batten moulding wall entryway mudroom diy tutorial

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

2 step faux wood painting + simple DIY colorful art

Here’s what it looks like now with some easy DIY art and faux wood painting.

Living room

Frugal home tour-Living room with DIY TV frame art panels, snake plant ledge and Ikea Ektorp sofas

See how I stenciled the living room for $40!

Hidden tv - DIY tv frame with art - ideas how to hide the tv - how to build a simple frame

I made a frame for the tv that opens and shuts with binary doors and added some snake plants up top on the ledge I never know what to do with!

How to wallpaper with peel and stick paper - Pink heron mural

I painted this wall black, but then couldn’t resist putting up this blush heron mural!

Reading nook

reading nook before and after

Here’s how I added moulding and ceiling medallion to these tall blank walls with no power tools!

And here’s how I made a little library space with IKEA shelves!


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

spring kitchen - how to make everyday products last longer and DIY recipes

I added some shelves for interest and painted the side of the fridge white to look more like a built-in.

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.


Home office
Bedroom with twin beds and ocean mural - sconces, water art, pale wood floor, aztec rug, french gray, blue and gray and white - neutral guest room

Marcello and I share this office. My favorite part is the huge ocean mural!

See how I put up the peel-and-stick wallpaper (and almost ruined it!) in this post.

Master bedroom

Master bedroom with chinoiserie wallpaper mural, Kendall Charcoal accent wall and Sage Wiscom ceiling-1

I realize now that I haven’t done a whole post on the master bedroom. I used a chinoiserie wallpaper and charcoal paint for the back wall for drama. Not quite done with this space!

Master bathroom

Painting bathroom tile - how to paint tile floors, grout, shower, plastic bathtub panel and backsplash - Kendall Charcoal paint
Bathroom makeover with only paint - I painted the floor, grout, bathtub panel, backsplash, wall, even the shower

I updated this bathroom with only paint and $261! Here’s how.

Here’s the easiest way to frame a builder-grade mirror.

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

Girl’s room

See my daughter’s room with framed mural here.

Girls bedroom with green chinoiserie mural, white daybed, shelves, desk and macrame tapestry

See her little workstation, gold ceiling star decals and shelf styling in this post.

Girl’s bathroom

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.

Easy DIY cork board bulletin wall with boys workspace in bedroom

This is how I put up a super easy cork board wall!

Boy’s bathroom

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

Before and after sage playroom with tropical palms mural

This is how this big white box went tropical and sage! (Mural $129 and curtains $30)

Cheap home movie theater - favorite movie projector

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


Sage doors and wainscoting trim in hallway with black hinges and handles - paper white walls

I added wainscotting to the walls and painted the trim and doors sage. I LOVE it. I never tire of this pretty, calming color.


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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