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…


How to Easily Make a DIY Round Coffee Table

Have you ever searched and searched for a piece of furniture and just can't find what you're looking for? That's clearly the case when I was looking for a round coffee table for our basement family room. Today, we'll be sharing how to easily make a DIY round coffee table from an old dining table. Because of the size of my sectional, I needed a 54" diameter round coffee table. And not only are they hard to come by, but when I found a few, they were terribly expensive or not the right style for my room. So that meant we…


Time Saving Simple Mistakes to Avoid Installing a Shiplap Ceiling

Read these time saving tips to avoid simple mistakes while installing a shiplap ceiling. see our mistakes in action What is shiplap We all know what shiplap is thanks to the iconic stars of HGTV's Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna Gaines, whom we would happily claim as personal friends.In the years following the highly successful TV series, shiplap has become a common household word. DIYers alike have flooded the internet with a variety of tutorials and how to videos to share how even the beginning DIYer can install shiplap (whether it's the real deal or a faux shiplap) in their…

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Easy Mudroom DIY Project

How to Make a Simple Mudroom Bench You Need to See

I'm excited to share this easy to build mudroom bench with you today. Certainly every home needs to have some sort of storage system like this. In fact, that was the case for the income suite that my son and daughter-in-law had built in their basement.A few weeks ago my daughter-in-law, Megan sent me a picture of a mudroom bench. She was wondering if I would help her build one for their basement apartment. After all the time and energy spent finishing their basement, Alex was tired of projects and was not interested in building mudroom storage for their renters.I was…

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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…


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…


Ideas for Accent WaIls | Creative, Stunning & Doable

We believe every room should a have focal point. Well, that’s easy if you have beautiful architectural elements already in your home. But what if you have a basic builders grade home? What can you do to create that wow factor in your home? How about creating accent walls?  Textures and treatment on walls can add that wow factor that you may be looking for. While paint colors can certainly transform spaces, a gorgeous wall treatment can really make a beautiful statement.After a couple of weeks of inspiration at the Northern Wasatch Parade of Homes, our heads are swimming with ideas…


DIY Light Fixture Ideas on the Cheap

DIY light fixture ideas on the cheap!Adding an appropriate light fixture to a room is the most simple way to complete any space. It’s like adding a piece of jewelry to an outfit, that final touch that makes the whole room feel complete.Light fixtures can also be pretty darn expensive! So how can you still make the whole design feel cohesive without breaking the bank?DIY of course!We hope to get your creative juices flowing with these 8 DIY light fixture ideas.For more DIY ideas for your home checkout our 50 Amazing Flea Market Flips. Creative DIY Light Fixture Ideas For Lamps…


Decorating a Pillow with Paint

New throw pillows can brighten and freshen up any room. Hand-painted throw pillows can provide an inexpensive and artistic focal point unique to your room. There are lots of different ways to create your own custom pillows with paint, but I went for the easiest way I could come up with and I’d like to share Decorating a Pillow with Paint, the easy way. These hand-painted throw pillow covers were created with a few simple items you may already have on hand. In fact, my pillow covers were actually FREE. Yes, you read right, I used a stained tablecloth for my…


Fireplace Mantle Surround | A Beginners Guide

We LOVE a fireplace in the living room. It adds such beautiful architectural details to any space. If you are following along from the previous weeks, welcome. We are coming to the finish line, adding in all the details with molding and trim. This simple DIY tutorial will show you how easy it is to build a fireplace surround and mantel. We will show you our step by step process, so you can be a doer as well. 😉The title of "doer" makes me chuckle. When we moved into our home 5 years ago, one of our neighbors came over to…