Home & DIY

Helping you create a home you love – ideas for budget-friendly decor, money-saving crafts, thrifty DIY projects, and more.  

The Best Farmhouse Christmas Decor

Are you a “decorate before Thanksgiving” person or a strict “not until we eat the turkey” person?  I saw a story recently that people who decorate early for Christmas are happier.  True?  Who knows, but for those that get a jump-start on their decorating, it sure seems like it.  And if it makes you happy, then go for it!  And if farmhouse style makes your holiday spirit happy, then I’ve got some of the best farmhouse Christmas decor to add to the joy! …

Cheap Halloween Decorations – How to Scare for Cheap!

Cheap Halloween decorations are right up my alley.  I love Halloween as much as my kids do, but I’m cheap (or should I say frugal to make it sound better?).  So every year I hit up the Dollar Tree and the Target Dollar Spot for some things to add some more spooky to my house.  I’ll show you how I use cheap Halloween decorations to scare for cheap! …

Painting Wallpaper – How To Do It Right!

Ah wallpaper!  It’s making a comeback this year for sure, but it looks nothing like the craze from years ago.  Today’s choices are gorgeous and who knows – maybe in 20 years, those will look horribly dated too.  Isn’t that how trends work?  But, what if you’re stuck with wallpaper that’s been on the walls for decades?  Instead of ripping it off and creating a disastrous mess,  why not try painting wallpaper?

Dollar Tree Halloween Wreath and Porch

I’m such a lazy decorator that I pretty much use the same grapevine wreath on my front door for every season.  I just change out the decor using cheap supplies and call it good.  I finished our Halloween decorations this year and my fall wreath and porch decor didn’t fit in.  So I hit up one of my favorite decor spots and made a super easy and crazy cheap Dollar Tree Halloween Wreath and porch decorations.

kitchen makeover - thrifty diy projects

How To Paint Kitchen Cabinets The Right Way

I painted our kitchen cabinets and changed them from a dark stain to white. Since then, I’ve had a lot of questions on how to do it, what paint to use, and what steps to take to make sure it turns out great. When I painted ours,  it was a process over several weeks. However, I realize if you’re considering this huge DIY project, you might just need a quick tutorial. So if you want to know how to paint kitchen cabinets in a short, condensed version, this is for you!

Dollar Tree DIY Pumpkins for a Neutral Fall Mantel

My “theme” this year for fall decorating is simple and cheap.  Actually, I wouldn’t even call it a theme.  I’m one of those lazy fall decorators that puts up a few pumpkins and calls it good until the Halloween decor comes out.   But, I’ve got a crazy simple and cheap project for you to spiff up the mantel for fall.  These dollar tree DIY pumpkins are so easy and all you need is paint!  And today I’m joining several other talented bloggers for some amazing fall mantel inspiration!  Be sure to check them out at the end!  Thanks to Carrie from Lovely, Etc for hosting!

Thrifty DIY Projects - $3 wreath with dollar store supplies

$3 Cheap and Easy DIY Wreath for Fall

I’ve got a super simple DIY for your fall decorating this year. I’m not one of those peeps that changes out every bit of my decorations for each season. Not enough money or time for all that stuff.  But I do like to add a few things, especially when I can get supplies from the Dollar Tree and make an easy DIY wreath for $3!!  Three bucks – that’s less than a fancy pumpkin spiced latte!   …

Easy and Cheap Front Porch Decor for Fall

I’ll just start by saying my porch was looking pretty sad.  Summer is essentially gone and I had grand plans of getting it all spiffed up for summer.  You know how grand plans often go.  I got a new mat, put some flowers in a planter and then life happened.  That was all that sad little porch got for summer.  Sorry porch.  But a trip to the Dollar Tree and about 15 minutes and we’re all ready to go for fall with some easy and cheap front porch decor!

Amazing Unicorn and Llama Decor

I don’t know what it is about unicorns and llamas.   One of them I’ll never see outside of my imagination and the other has just become “cool” in the last year or so it seems.  It’s funny how certain animals become the “it animal” of the year.  Cows, pigs, foxes – they’ve all had their day in the sun.  But for now, it’s unicorns and llamas (we’re including Alpacas in this list too!) and I’ve got some fun and amazing unicorn and llama decor if you love them too! …

9 DIY Halloween Decorations You’ll Want to Make

It’s almost that time!  Spooky, creepy, fun, festive – whatever you think of Halloween, it’s a crazy fun holiday to decorate for.  If you love all things ghosts and creepiness – this one’s for you!  I’ve got 9 amazing DIY Halloween Decorations you can make yourself to up the festive factor for all those eager little kiddos sneaking around for candy! …

Fall Decorating Ideas

11 Stunning Fall Decorating Ideas You’ll Love This Year!

It’s hard to believe I’m even writing about fall.  It’s still hot here in Georgia, but I know it’s coming.  Football, tailgates, fall colors, and pumpkins.  They will all be here before I know it and  I’ve been thinking of making some small changes to the house to get ready.  So here’s my inspiration with 11 stunning fall decorating ideas to get started.  If I could have a magical fall fairy, I’d ask her to bring all 11 of these! …