Category Archives: Home Decor

DIY projects, ideas, and inspiration about home decor.

21 Essential Fall Color Palettes

Popular colors change from season to season and year to year, so it’s important to stay on top of what’s “in.” We’ve done the work for you and found 21 essential fall color palettes. (Click here to see how we incorporated some of these colors into our Fall Decor Inspiration for a Tight Budget post.) Whether you’re planning… Read More


How-To DIY Framed Chalkboard Wall Art

Looking for a beautiful, easy way to personalize your home? This framed chalkboard wall art is inexpensive to create, and the finished product will chalk up loads of compliments. All it took was $12 and a little creativity. Follow these 7 easy how-to’s to make it your way: 1. Find a cheap, ornate frame The more ornate and interesting the frame… Read More


9 Home Staging Tips You Should Know

Everyone has been told to not judge a book by its cover, but in reality, they do. And when that “book” is your $500,000 home, it’s very important to put in a bit of extra effort upfront so that you can be ready when buyers walk through. On average, staged homes sell faster and for higher prices… Read More


3 Easy Steps: How to Create a Breathtaking DIY Floral Wall Hanging

Whether you’re wanting to display a floral arrangement with great sentimental value to you or just wanting to add a new dimension of vintage beauty to your walls, this DIY floral wall hanging idea is for you. I have done this floral wall hanging twice now (once with my wedding bouquet and once with flowers… Read More


Dining Set: DIY Modern Makeover

Every piece of furniture has a story.  My dining set was adopted into our family when we first moved to Minnesota. Now remember, while in graduate school you can’t just buy a dining set like you can an ice cream cone, hence my search for the ultimate deal. After some required patience and eating from… Read More


Reupholster Tip: Stretch Like Canvas

This tip is very helpful when starting on a reupholster project. It saves time and helps give the finished product a professional clean, look. With any shape, be sure to stretch and staple the fabric on opposite ends of all the sides before putting more staples throughout. For example, put your first staple at the… Read More


Make Any Mirror Reflect You for $5

Integrating the perfect mirror into your design theme is easier than you think. And you can do it for $5! The first step is finding your mirror. For me, finding the right mirror means patiently shopping for a bargain. Because you’ll be changing it anyway, don’t worry about getting a mirror that already fits into… Read More


For Smoother Results: Get the Right Sandpaper Grit Size

Here is sandpaper grit size in a nutshell. Sandpaper comes in all grits and sizes. Sandpaper sheets are covered in bumpy material that helps smooth or roughen hard surfaces or to remove a surface coating. This bumpy material is known as grit. The smaller the grit size, the coarser the sandpaper. Less grit means more space between… Read More


DIY Hack: Get Paint for Free

Needing to paint a dresser or picture frame? Chances are, you might be able to get at least some of your paint for free! Recycling and hazardous waste facilities within your county collect unused common household toxins (including paint and primer). Lucky for us, the items are then typically offered to the public at no cost. Now,… Read More


Coastal Décor is Trending: Boat Bookshelf Makeover

  As you may have noticed, coastal décor is trending. So, it was basically love at first sight when I first laid eyes on this old wooden boat posted to Craigslist.  A mere $15 later, he was all mine! Beneath the nasty green and gold paint job, I could tell he had loads of potential… Read More