Homemade Home

Having a beautiful home is a real labor of love. When we have a vision for something that we cannot find in stores or just can’t afford in our decorating budget we DIY! A little elbow grease goes a long way for a gorgeously homemade home. Here you’ll find projects for indoors, outdoors, and everywhere in between!

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Building Plans

The most satisfying thing I can make always starts with a trip to the lumber store. Back in 2012 I was terrified of power tools but these days I am a confident cutter and have a nicely stocked garage full of tools! If I can create these building plans, you can make them!

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Tool Tips

I wish I was born knowing all about tools but I’ve had to just sort of stumble my way through DIY proficiency. I guess that just always is the way! My tools may not be fancy but at least they are well used along my DIY journey. If you’re new to power and hand tools, and maybe a bit apprehensive, check out some of my favorite tool tips.

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DIY Projects

I love being inspired to bust out cans of paint and my tools! Here are some of my DIY projects I’ve done to make my house into more of a home.

why buy when you can repaint?

How to Paint Furniture Like a Pro

If I am willing to buy a piece of furniture I probably really love it! So when it starts to show its age or falls out of fashion my go to is to paint it. Over the years I have painted dozens of pieces of furniture. Check out my top tips and learn how I paint furniture like a pro!

Paint Your Furniture Now

Home Décor Projects

Add style and build your personal home décor aesthetic with some of our prettiest home décor projects for DIY furniture, budget home improvements, and more.

an unexpected kitchen diy

Backsplash on a Budget

I am no stranger to home projects on a budget. One of the things I really hoped for in a new home was a fancy kitchen with quartz countertops. But the house I fell in love with had Formica. Not ready to drop thousands of dollars for something I want but don’t need I turned to DIY.

See how I turned less than $20 worth of vinyl into a gorgeous new backsplash using my Cricut Maker. (Yes, this DIY cost LESS THAN TWENTY BUCKS!)

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Homemade Cleaners

All you need are some reusable bottles and you can easily make your own homemade, environmentally friendly DIY household cleaners with our free recipes.

a unique touch to your garden

Stepping Stones

If it’s nice outside I’m probably out there working in my garden. I swear deadheading is one of my favorite things in the entire world :)

Little personal touches make my outdoor space feel like MY outdoor space even if I’m in the city and wedged between neighbors. One of my favorites? Stepping stones. So much so, in fact, that I’ve made them three times, now.

Make a set of embossed stepping stones

Outdoor Projects

Check out our very best outdoor projects and DIYs to add to your garden, beautify your patio, and make enjoyable outside spaces.