DIY Projects

rope tire ottoman

Easy DIY Tire Ottoman Made with Rope

Have you seen those dreamy rope ottomans on Pinterest? They’re all the rage, especially with a boho decor. When I found out how much the rustic-looking items cost, though, I immediately decided to make a DIY tire ottoman with rope and am very happy with how it turned out! Not only is this DIY home […] Read more…

blue exterior door

Cheap Upgrades to Increase Your Home Value

While renovating your kitchen or updating your bathroom are sure-fire ways to increase the homes’ value, you don’t have to take on a huge renovation to add value to your home. In fact, there are a variety of small projects that can make a big impact on your home’s value. The next time you’re ready […] Read more…

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Fall Front Porch Decorating Ideas on a Budget

We’ve got a small covered front porch without a lot of space to decorate. But my mission this autumn was to bring some color to the space. After a couple visits to the thrift store, I came up with these fall front porch decorating ideas on a budget. I decided to challenge myself to see […] Read more…

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17 Easy DIY Leftover Paint Projects

Brilliant ways to save money with leftover paint projects to spruce up your home. Paint is perhaps the cheapest way to makeover. But what about all the paint that’s leftover when you’re finished with your project? You don’t want to waste it! Instead of tossing that extra paint after your next home improvement project, keep […] Read more…

coasters made from hosta stems

Tropical Placemat from Hosta Stems

After cutting off old hosta flower stems (also known as scapes), use them to make tropical placemats and coasters that are biodegradable and zero-waste! When we moved into our new house, we were overwhelmed with the amount of hosta plants that popped up across our property in the Spring. Not knowing much about hostas, I […] Read more…

Theater room in luxury home with lounge chairs

Cheap DIY Home Theater Room: How to Build on a Budget

Miss going out to movies in movie theaters? Wondering how difficult it would be to create a DIY home theater room? With the cost of movie tickets increasing, plus theaters closed for business, you might be thinking about converting some of your space at home into a movie room. While building a home theater sounds […] Read more…

Built in wooden shelves with furring strips

How to Build Basic Wooden Shelves

An easy way for making wood shelves to put up in an alcove or closet using furring strips. If your home is short on storage space, try going vertical! Or use the space in an overlooked alcove or closet. Either way, wood shelves are easy to build. And they add a lot more storage room […] Read more…

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Home Improvement Projects By Season

The best time of year to tackle home improvement projects based on the seasons. Save time, money and effort by planning renovations for the optimal times. If you love completing a home improvement project as much as I do, you probably have a mile-long list of projects to complete. Right?!? But don’t just jump in […] Read more…

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Big Ticket Items at Home: When to Replace Them

While remodeling your kitchen or updating your bathroom can be fun and exciting projects, there are several home improvement projects that are essential – but definitely not as glamorous. Replacing these big ticket items at home can come at a cost, which is why most homeowners put them off. But, whether you like it or […] Read more…

Ground cover plants for lawn alternatives

Never Mow Again: Front Yard Lawn Alternatives

These no mow lawn alternatives are perfect for the front yard or where grass won’t grow. Did you know that grass is the biggest irrigated crop in the U.S.? And we can’t even eat it! That seems like a waste of water and resources. I like having a beautiful yard. However, all of the mowing, […] Read more…

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