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

Stenciled living room - wallpaper alternative, Light French Gray, how to stencil, white walls, gray couches, colorful rug, big fiddle leaf fig tree, wooden accent table, hanging plants, ektorp ikea

See how I stenciled the living room for $40!

Stenciled living room - wallpaper alternative, Light French Gray, how to stencil, white walls, gray couches, colorful rug, big fiddle leaf fig tree, wooden accent table, hanging plants, ektorp ikea-18

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

Black accent wall - living room with DIY black and white art and gold sconces

And then the time I painted this wall black and made the easiest DIY art!

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.

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

home office turned guest bedroom - before and after
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

We turned the home office into a guest bedroom. 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

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.

Master bathroom

Painting bathroom tile - how to paint tile floors, grout, shower, plastic bathtub panel and backsplash - Kendall Charcoal paint

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!


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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