Small Bathroom Makeover on a Budget – DIY

Week Three of Small Bathroom Makeover on a Budget – DIY One Room Challenge sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens , has been a lot of desk work and less physical work. This “Prettify the Privy” Makeover on a has all the”behind the scenes” work of a large makeover, or so it seems. If you’re

Everyday Tablescape Ideas

Ten Simple Everyday Tablescape Ideas

We do it everyday: set the table for dining. It is not that hard or expensive to add flare and fun to this otherwise mundane chore. Here are Ten Simple Everyday Tablescape Ideas that will not break the bank. One of my favorite areas to feed the need to create is on a dining table.

Simple DIY to Make Curtains Look Expensive

How to Make Ready Made Drapes Look Custom

I’ve recently completed another Drapery DIY. As I’ve written before, if you can sew straight lines, you can make beautiful, simple drapes. But, if you don’t own a sewing machine, this post will show you How to Make Ready Made Drapes Look Custom. If I’m giving you deja vu with this post, you’re correct I

Chinoiserie Chic Style

Lacquered Furniture DIY – Six Simple Steps

This post is a Lacquered Furniture DIY. I will share the Six Steps to achieve Beautiful Lacquered Furniture. I have recently completed two pieces and I’m over the moon excited with A) how Easy a DIY it was, and B) how beautifully they turned out. Spray painting is simple and easily applied to lots of

How to Spray Paint a Ginger Jar

How to Spray Paint a Ginger Jar in Moments

Ginger Jars are enjoying a magnificent comeback in décor, and I understand the appeal. They are so classically beautiful.  They can, however, boast a hefty price tag, especially if they are a fairly large in size. If you are on a budget, however, this DIY post will teach you: How to Spray Paint a Ginger

DIY Built in Bookcase with Foam Board

Update a Built in Bookcase with Foam Board

You can update a built in bookcase with foam board and paint. I get your hesitancy to throw paint on custom built bookcases. But, here’s a way to tame the trepidation and add color and style without a huge commitment. Update a Built In Bookcase with Foam Board You will need the following items  to

Blue and White

Step by Step Guide to Customize a Craft Store Tassel Curtain Tie Back

I love to “guild the lily” as much as the next DIYer, and tassels are an easy way to do just that. There are lots of guides on the web for making your own tassels. However, you can tweak a simple store bought tassel to get a fun and custom look you will love just

Refinish a Vintage Door on a Budget

Refinish a Vintage Front Door

You can refinish a vintage front door on a budget.  This DIY front door makeover on a budget will enhance your home’s curb appeal. Our most popular posts on front entries are found here:  Fall on the Front Porch  Front Doors of King Lane – Inspiration for Personal Expression I love the look of vintage

Drapes for the Living Room

Custom Drapery Hack – Simple and Budget-Friendly Custom Look Drapery

I’ve sewn several sets of drapery for my home. Just so we’re clear, I’m not a “real” seamstress. I can sew a straight line, and that skill has permitted me to make changes to my window treatments through the years. When you get the itch to switch your décor as often as I do, unless

Gold and Marble Shelf Unit

Marble Shelving Unit – Budget Friendly and Easy DIY Makeover

I live for a budget-friendly makeover! Now, I recognize there’s a slew of you who would rather be eaten alive by a flesh-eating parasite than to do anything DIYish! You will gladly go to Nell Hill’s and purchase this STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL etagere for $$$, and never blink an eye (I can’t say I blame you).

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