How to DIY

You can have a beautiful home on a budget! A great way is to learn how to DIY. Here we share tips and tutorials of how to do things around the house to make…
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an old dresser has been refinished with new paint and wood trimmings
DIY Apothecary Cabinet Inspired Old Hutch Makeover (and where to find Apothecary Drawer Pulls!)
the different rugs that are available for each room in this house and how to use them
Our Honest Ruggable Review: Sure They're Washable, But Are They The Best Kitchen Runner Rugs?
Here's our unbiased and honest Ruggable review. Are they the best kitchen runner rugs? We’ve had one in our kitchen for over two years - a good length of time to really test and give our critical opinions. Is machine washing Ruggable rugs is actually as easy as it sounds? Is Ruggable worth the money? We've got answers!
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DIY Rust Repair: How to Cover Up Rust on a Car
A quick and easy tutorial: how to get rid of rust on a car on a budget. Make your beater better! DIY rust repair. Saving money on fixing up your car.
an old refrigerator is turned into a bar
Our DIY Chalkboard Paint Fridge (a Black Smeg Knockoff)
A budget DIY knock-off of a very expensive brass and matte black Smeg fridge. Here's how to chalkboard paint fridge to look like a black Smeg fridge. One of the biggest project wins: figuring out a very affordable appliance handle alternative! This makeover was very affordable coming in at about $50. Part of our DIY basement wet bar makeover.
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Peel and Stick Groutable Vinyl Tile: Do They Last? (4+ years later)
Groutable vinyl tile review: Are they actually durable? How do groutable peel and stick tiles hold up to years of use? Here's how ours have held up after more than 4 years. Also links to a great tutorial for installing and grouting vinyl tile.
the steps are painted white with yellow lettering that says diy basement staircase renovation projects
Our Magazine Worthy DIY Basement Stairs Makeover ~ Beautiful on a Budget
Does your house need a basement stairs makeover? Basement staircases need love too! They're often awful: steep, cheaply finished and barebones. Our DIY basement stair remodel solved these problems and more - we also added storage! Start here for basement stair ideas and tips for your own DIY staircase makeover.
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Make a Hidden TV Cabinet with Mirrors (Inspired by Joanna Gaines & Pottery Barn)
How to make a Hidden TV Cabinet with mirrors inspired by Joanna Gaines's on Fixer Upper and a Pottery Barn hack. Our DIY version cost less than half of the PB version! When you hide the TV your room feels more thoughtful and sophisticated. #howto #diy #tv #fixerupper #joannagaines #potterybarn
bathroom floor makeover before and after
How To Install Peel and Stick Vinyl Tiles (That You Can Grout!)
So easy to install - and easy on the budget! And it looks great. This is the perfect floor for a beginner DIY project. This complete tutorial includes tips and steps for the install and how to grout peel and stick vinyl tiles. A Beautiful New Floor in an afternoon for less than $50. #bathroomfloor #flooring #vinyltile #easydiy #diyfloor
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How to make basement windows look bigger and beautiful
Here's how to make a small basement window look bigger and beautiful. It cost <$50! Part of our budget basement makeover. So many affordable DIY ideas! Green walls ~ white trim ~ shutters ~ wood ceiling
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20+ DIY Backyard Projects for a Beautiful Outdoor Space (on a Budget!)
A fabulous collection of DIY backyard projects! This post is all about cool outdoor DIY home projects - backyard ideas that you can do yourself. We've compiled a collection of ideas to inspire you - from DIY garden decor to yard games to DIY outdoor furniture.
an old deck makeover is transformed into a planter box
Wood DIY Deck Planter Box to Upgrade an Old Deck with Plants and Style
Do you have an old deck that could use some sprucing up to make it more attractive and functional? We designed and built this DIY wood planter to disguise the ugly edge of our deck and make the whole deck look bigger, with more style and feel safer. It worked really well - and only took an afternoon to build it!
a bed sitting under a wooden ceiling in a bedroom
How to Make a Basement Plywood Ceiling (that looks like wood paneling!)
Are you looking for basement ceiling options? We were too. We wanted an idea for our low basement ceiling - we found one! A special plywood. This idea incorporates the beauty of a wood ceiling on a tiny budget. This inexpensive idea cost about $1.50 a square foot. This is a great basement ceiling on a budget! #diy #decor #budgetdecor #basement #ceiling
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Easy DIY Wine Cork Bath Mat Project
Looking for awesome DIY wine cork crafts to make? This easy wine cork bath mat is a great way to use up all those squishy corks you've been saving. Learn our trick for making cutting the corks super easy. You'll love this DIY home decor tutorial for your bathroom or other area of your home!
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Small Entryway? How to Build a DIY Coat Rack Wall with Character (Reclaimed Architectural Salvage for the Win!)
Here's how to make a DIY coat rack wall - with the character of antique architectural reclaimed material! If you have a small entryway that needs storage - here's a solution that worked for us: an easy simple DIY coat rack wall with pegs. Making this wall mounted coat rack for your entryway might solve your mudroom - or lack of - storage problems. Painted the most beautiful classic blue.
a kitchen with white cabinets and marble counter tops
How to DIY Open Kitchen Shelves from Old Cabinets (a Beautiful, Budget Kitchen Update)
How to update an old kitchen with modern open shelves. DIY budget kitchen renovation with painted cupboards, subway tile backsplash, faux marble countertops, industrial sink and faucet and more storage. All on a very small budget. #diy #howto #kitchenideas #budgetmakeover #kitchendecor #openshelving #updatedkitchen