It’s no secret that my husband and I are frugal people. This especially goes for all home improvement tasks, as we first seek to DIY. If the task is something for which we’re unfamiliar, we put Google to good use and research like crazy, or we watch several YouTube tutorial videos in hopes of gaining the necessary knowledge to perform the task. There have been several occasions when the home improvement task requires a professional, but even in those cases we do our due diligence to find the best-priced professional without sacrificing quality. Frugality at its finest! Related: –How to Frugally Decorate a Brick Fireplace –Top Money-Saving Methods for Decorating –Paint Projects to Do this Weekend –How to Create the Ultimate […]
This post contains affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure for more information. I am an avid painter. In fact, I usually opt to repaint or refinish a piece of old furniture before I even consider buying something new. It’s not because I love painting, but rather because I like a good deal. I firmly believe that it’s possible to have beautiful furniture without paying outrageous prices. A little paint can go a long way. One of the techniques I use to score frugal finds is to utilize sites like Craigslist and Facebook yard sale groups. Fun story: Awhile back, my husband and I were looking for a double oven for our home. Do you know how much double ovens cost? A lot. There’s no […]
Here in Maryland, Spring is in the air. One of my favorite things to do this time of year is plant flowers for the season. I was going through all of my gardening tools and accessories when I came upon a trio of old plant stands I had bought several years ago. The paint was chipping and they were beginning to rust. Instead of throwing them away, I decided to restore the beauties so I could enjoy them all season long. I am a firm believer in reusing and up cycling, especially if the project only requires a few coats of paint. It’s a great way to save money, and if you do a good paint-job, your item will look brand new. […]
I love decorating and updating our home. I, of course, want my home to be beautiful, but I don’t want to spend a fortune to make that happen. Through creativity and budget-friendly hacks, I’m able to consistently update my home frugally and tastefully. I hope some of these ideas inspire you! (DIY Whitewash Tutorial here) (DIY Buffet Makeover Tutorial here) What budget-friendly tips and tricks do you have to update your home? See more home inspiration by touring my home.
I am so excited about this DIY tutorial! I adore this buffet and absolutely love how it turned out – just the way I had imagined. I only spent $75 on the buffet and had mostly all the other materials needed to do this home project. In this tutorial, I will break down the process in an easy-to-digest, step-by-step format so that you too can achieve this look with virtually any piece of wood furniture. Once you know the basics of wood working, you can apply your knowledge and skill to any wood project. My dad is a master with anything wood related. He actually owned his own woodworking business for twenty-some years, so as you can imagine, I have picked up […]
There are plenty of beautiful nursery letters you can buy that are already painted. The problem: you’ll pay upwards of $10 per letter. I made a simple, DIY version with six letters all for under $10. You can make these so easily, even if your painting skills aren’t the best. Related: –Paint Projects to do This Weekend –How to Create the Ultimate Soft & Feminine Bedroom –10 Habits to Implement to Maintain a Clean Home –How to Whitewash Your Brick Fireplace WHAT YOU’LL NEED: Paint colors. I bought three Apple Barrel brand acrylic paint colors that match my daughter’s nursery color scheme: Dolphin grey, snow white, and cameo pink. I bought these for $0.50/per container at Walmart. Letters. I found all six letters […]
If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time at home. Your home should be your happy place, but if it’s not currently a place you enjoy being, there are some simple fixes and ideas you can implement right away to make it cozier and happier. Related Posts: –26 Things to Do to Be Happier –10 Habits for Maintaining a Clean Home –54 (Almost) Free Things to Do Outside with your Family HERE ARE 19 SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO MAKE A HAPPIER HOME: Light a candle.Smell is such a glorious thing.I am guilty of lighting a candle every single day. Sometimes, especially around the holidays, I opt for stronger smelling candles, like cinnamon and Christmas trees.For […]