Cheap and Simple DIY Christmas Ornaments

How to make simple and cheap DIY Christmas ornaments that you can customize to fit YOUR style and color scheme!

This is actually a project I did last Christmas, before I started my blog, but I love it so much I recreated the process so I could share here. If you are like me (i.e. crazy), then you might find that it is hard to find ornaments in the color scheme you are going for. Not to mention, ornaments themselves can be a little expensive, especially if you only like a few colors out of […]

DIY Tub Caddy

How to build your own DIY wooden bathtub caddy!

I’ve mentioned before that our master bathroom is pretty builder-basic. It’s got the standard tub and separate standing shower thing going on, and while I would LOVE to have an oversized, fully tiled walk-in shower, it’s just not in the budget now, nor is it something we plan to tackle in this house that we only plan to be in for a year or two more. What we have is new and clean and perfectly […]

DIY Custom Nightstands On The Cheap

How to build DIY custom nightstands for around $35 each!

I’ve been SO busy working on projects around here in preparation for family coming into town in a few weeks, but I finally got a few minutes to post this project I completed last month. I mentioned in my master bedroom reveal that I would like to get bigger nightstands. Below are a couple pictures from that post where you can kinda/sorta/not really see that the nightstands were quite dinky under those windows. The ones […]

Wall-to-Wall Built-In Desk: Part 3, The Reveal

How to create a huge built-in homework desk using cheap Ikea Rast dressers!

I’ve written about my plan and the execution, and now this project is finally complete! I finished the desk over the weekend and my chairs arrived Monday. I LOVE them. They are industrial Tolix-style metal chairs that I think go well with the contemporary/farmhouse style I’ve got going on in the rest of my house. I ordered them from Anji Modern Furniture through Amazon in the matte black color. They were easy to put together […]

Wall-to-Wall Built-In Desk: Part 2, The Build

How to create a huge built-in homework desk using cheap Ikea Rast dressers!

As I mentioned in my previous post, my plan for my built-in desk involved two Ikea Rast dressers, which my husband so begrudgingly lovingly put together for me. My plan for the top was to use wood boards that I would stain to match the other wood tones in our home. I didn’t want my wood top to sit directly on the dressers, as I didn’t think it would look as substantial that way, and […]

Wall-to-Wall Built-In Desk: Part 1, The Plan

How to create a huge built-in homework desk using cheap Ikea Rast dressers!

On the second floor of our home we have a little loft space that separates our master bedroom from the two kids’ bedrooms, their bathroom, and the laundry room. It’s a great place for the kids to hang out in the morning and begin their daily wrestling match to the death, and it’s where my son and husband park during the evenings to play Xbox together. The only downside of this room is that it […]