• Final Rustic Wood Coat/Key Hanger
    Decor

    DIY Rustic Farmhouse Style Coat Rack

    I love using old wood I have lying around to make custom home decor items. First, it’s inexpensive. Secondly, I can customize the piece to fit my space exactly right. Thirdly, I get rid of old scrap wood that is filling up my garage! Have I convinced you yet to give this a try? In the following tutorial I am going to show you how to make a rustic farmhouse style coat rack. If you are looking for other easy farmhouse style projects, don’t forget to check out my $5 Blanket Ladder tutorial. Sign up here to get notified of new blog posts via email! Gather your supplies: I bought…

  • Final Vents
    Renovations

    A Simple Way to Update Old Door Knobs & Vents

    Unfortunately for us, our lovely 70s home had 15 nasty brass (aka shiny gold and really ugly) doorknobs in it. It also had about 15 nasty, rusty vents (how do vents get rusty?! I have no idea!). They all looked terrible and I really didn’t feel like spending a ridiculous amount of money buying brand new replacement knobs and vents. Fortunately, Rust-Oleum Spray Paint is one of my favorite products ever. Seriously. It’s amazing. Check out the step-by-step tutorial below for an easy and cheap way to update all the nasty door knobs and vents in your home 🙂 First, the nasty vents (and check out the nasty carpet –…

  • 70s Spindle Renovation After Image
    Renovations

    How to Update Ugly 70’s Spindles

    You know when you walk into a house and this is what you see? 70’s SPINDLES!!! This was one of those things that I told my husband that we definitely needed to update because I just really dislike them. Turns out other remodeling projects took priority when we moved in and these drove me crazy for a few years (haha, yes, YEARS) until one day I randomly walked upstairs and my husband was ripping them out!! Hooray!! I think it was right in the middle of our huge kitchen renovation so I was surprised that we were taking on a new project but I couldn’t have been happier to see…

  • Embroidery Hoop Fabric Craft
    Decor

    DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Decor: Easy to Make & Less than $10

    When I have blank walls I normally just drive to a few stores and find wall decor to hang up (proof here). Sometimes it’s expensive. Sometimes I like it for a few months and then randomly start hating it and replace it again. I’ve never made my own wall decor but I decided to give it a shot to get something truly unique AND really inexpensive. This project took less than an hour to make (seriously, I did it one evening after my son went to bed). Also, it cost me about $10 total but it could cost you $0 if you have these materials already lying around! Simple materials…

  • DIY Kitchen Renovation Painting Cabinets, Before and After
    Renovations

    How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets The Right Way!

    The hot home renovation trend – painted kitchen cabinets. I didn’t plan to jump on the bandwagon but I ultimately did and I can’t tell you how glad I am that I did! Check out our kitchen before and after in the picture below…clearly we bought this house based on potential, not current aesthetic appeal 🙂 Before I tell you exactly how to paint your cabinets, let me tell you this: This was HARD. This was my least favorite project in our house. I might have taken a two-month hiatus from it and finally my in-laws kindly mentioned that they would take some cabinet doors home to paint My office…

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