How to Make an Old Bed Frame Look Modern

Have you ever stumbled upon a hidden gem while thrifting or on Facebook Marketplace? That's exactly what happened when we snagged a $50 solid wood bed frame from the Marketplace. Over the past couple of months I've been searching for a modern, minimalistic bed for Gavin's bedroom that didn't cost an arm and a leg. While I found several I liked the look of and were affordable, however when I read the reviews, none were great. So I began searching for a solid wood headboard and bed frame that we could refinish. As we looked at this worn and rustic wooden…


Mind Blowing Desk Makeover with a Modern Vibe

Who says a desk has to be boring? You can create a stunning desk makeover with just a few simple changes. It's week 4 of the One Room Challenge and we've made over a desk I picked up for free on Facebook Marketplace. When I first started making my design plan for Steve's home office I came across the Dolores cane desk at Pottery Barn. And I was in love!!! But not with the price. So I started looking at the possibility of building a desk. But I soon realized due to the high price of hardwood these days, it would…


How to Makeover Kitchen Island with Shiplap and Trim

If you're looking for a way to give your kitchen a little facelift, then look no further! A quick and easy way to update your kitchen is a little kitchen island makeover. We all know the kitchen is the heart of the home and if you've got an island you know it's where everyone gathers. So why not add an extra touch of style and sophistication to your kitchen island with shiplap and trim moulding. In this blog post, we'll share tips and tricks to make your island a real show stopper! So if your kitchen island is in need of…


Easy Chalk Painted China Cabinet in a Day

For me there is nothing more satisfying than transforming a tired and dated piece of furniture. And I'm excited to share with you today, how to easily paint a china cabinet with chalk paint in just one day. Several years ago I purchased this small china cabinet at a consignment shop. Not only was it the perfect size for my dining area, but I was also drawn to the vintage, cottage look. Over the years I've tired of the yellow finish and I've been itching to paint it black! There's something about black that just draws me in. While the china…


Easy Lamp Makeover with Spray Paint and White Wax

Certainly we all love a quick, easy and money-saving DIY and that's just what we have for you today! And as we were looking for the finishing design elements for the basement family room renovation, top on our list were a pair of large table lamps for the upcycled DIY sofa table. After a little window shopping we found lamps we loved at Pottery Barn, but at $399 for each lamp, it just wasn't in the budget. Clearly a lamp makeover is a quick and easy DIY project, so we began searching for a pair of large lamps. Now it's not…

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Home Renovation You Need to See!

Our Home Renovation You need to See | Before & After Photos

Steph and I have been sharing projects from our homes for the past 2 years. Clearly, we see that most of our readers are looking for ways to improve their homes on a budget. Of  course, we love to share DIY projects that can help you achieve that, including our home renovation.While Steph's home was a new build, she has incorporated a lot of fun ideas into her home. Overall making it reflect the personality of her and her family. On the other hand, Steve and I bought a dated 90's fixer upper and have spent the last couple of years renovating…

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Discarded furniture is transformed into pieces that will be treasured for years to come.

Painting Furniture the Easy Way with a Wagner Sprayer

Does the thought of painting furniture seem overwhelming? Over the years we've painted over 100 pieces of furniture and learned a few tips and tricks along the way. Since we started using the Wagner sprayer we felt like we've died and gone to painter's heaven. In fact, using a paint sprayer is so much easier than you think! We've shared how quickly we were able to paint all of the interior doors in Steph's house with the Wagner sprayer. While today we'd like to share how to use the detailed spray nozzle to get a beautiful smooth finish while painting furniture.You'll also find…


How to Create a Chic and Timeless Black and White Kitchen

Do you love classic and timeless design? Design that will stand the test of time? While there are beautiful trends that come and go, nevertheless when designing a kitchen incorporating designs that are timeless is smart! For instance, take a look at this kitchen that we recently completed, a timeless black and white kitchen.Remodeling kitchens and bathrooms are expensive. With this in mind, you'll want to choose finishes that are enduring.Not only do you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, but also with the expense of making renovations, you want to choose your finishes wisely.Today we are sharing a…


What You Need to Know Before Painting the Exterior of Your House

Is the exterior of your home needing a refresh?Looking for some ideas for a little curb appeal?While there are many ways to boost the curb appeal of your home, for the most dramatic transformation, painting the exterior of a house is hands down the best way!See how paint and some elbow grease can boost your curb appeal.Plus check out these Before and After Curb Appeal Ideas on a Budget.Last summer we decided to take on the big job of painting the exterior of our house …. ourselves!It was LONG overdue and we had been putting it off for a couple years.We…


The Essential Steps to Landscaping a Front Yard You’ll Love

Does your front yard need a makeover?Need better curb appeal?Or do you have a newly built home and are starting from scratch? Certainly any of these scenarios can seem overwhelming to say the least.See our essential steps as we share with you our process of landscaping a front yard.You will find ideas for shrubs, flowers, low maintenance plants, hardscape ideas and time saving tips.Everything you need to know to create a simply beautiful front yard.I love a beautiful manicured yard, but I don’t have the time to spend hours each week on it.With this in mind, we chose low maintenance plants that…