This is where we'll share all our DIY projects. We've always got a few project going on on any given weekend.. Over the years the number of projects have added up! I can't remember the last time I bought a piece of furniture from an actual store. Estate Sales and Craigslist are my jam. I've probably paid a nickel on the dollar for everything in my home and I'm proud of it. We're here to share, inspire, and trade ideas!
kitchen renovation of 2020
Not a year after renovating our kitchen, we found a new house on an acre out in the country. We bought it and renovated our third kitchen!
kitchen renovation reveal
We didn't find out that our dishwasher was leaking until the wood floors started to warp. What started as a small repair snowballed into a full kitchen renovation before we knew it!
HALLOWEEN WITCH AND CAT
My husband and I made Martha Stewart's Witch and Cat silhouette lawn ornaments about eight or nine years ago. We put them out every year and we still love them! They're popular in the neighborhood and just make me happy.
Save the Trees!
FIREPLACE UPDATE ADDS WOW-FACTOR
I've got an open concept layout and after updating our kitchen, the adjacent living room fireplace stuck out terribly. I'm thrilled with the new look!
Master bathROOM renovation
Our master bath was an eye sore- it took a while but I finally convinced the husband to start updating it with me. We did it in a phased approach so we could pay for it out of pocket as we went... Check out the final reveal!
STENCIL TILE FOR PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR
You won't believe how easy it is to stencil & paint tiles - see the before and after of our fireplace and patio entryway. This project cost $250--basically nothing compared to removing/replacing tile!!
Restoration Hardware Hack
Industrial shelving for 99% off Resto's prices by converting the Ikea Hyllis shelf using less than $10 in wood.
DIY Built in Triple Oven w/ Wainscoting
One of my best Craigslist finds: a triple oven set up for more than half off at $2,000. We custom built them into the wall and finished it off with a wainscot trim!
Small Space: Entryway Mudroom
Transformed our mini-mudroom at our entryway into a functional and convenient space.
Spooky front yard ideas
It's coming... Halloween is coming! The crisp fall air, piles of leaves, dressing up and trick o'treating. It's just pure FUN. This is the place for some spooky front yard inspiration!
Paint, Floors, and Carpeting: Updating a 1990's House
Awful mustard orange walls throughout, original “builders grade” carpets- it had to go!
Our entryway was very utilitarian and uninspiring. I'm right-brained and my visual surroundings tend to have a strong influence on my mood/emotions- this entryway just wasn't going to work. See how we fixed it!
flea market mudroom hutch flip
I'd been looking for a mudroom hutch type entryway organizer for a while, but didn't feel like spending the money for the serious piece of furniture that I had in mind. I found an old forgotten piece of furniture and literally flipped it!
New W&D Demands