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I love to DIY, be creative about repurposing things, designing & decorating my spaces and getting crafty. I love sharing our budget friendly DIY projects and tutorials and featuring other bloggers. Follow along and watch the transformation go from boring/neglected to 'home'.

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decor, diy

Make a Chevron Sign

By Roeshel on Aug 27, 2012

I wanted something bold to add to our summer mantel and decided a large distressed wooden chevron garden sign was the perfect focal point. Materials: scrap wood planks (I used two 1x4s and two 1x5s)... Continue reading

diy, decor, doors

Make a Headboard Pediment

By Roeshel on Aug 22, 2012

We repurposed an old headboard with just a little work to use it as a decorative door pediment. I shared this a couple of weeks ago at the DIY Club but wanted to share here... Continue reading

kitchen, interior design

8 Backsplash Ideas

By Roeshel on Aug 16, 2012

I’m trying to come up with ideas for the apartment backsplash. With a textured wall and tiny budget, my options are limited but here are some ideas I like. The apartment kitchen certainly won’t look... Continue reading

bedrooms, decor, paint

Cottage Bedroom Before and After

By Roeshel on Aug 14, 2012

Dani from Seaside Shelter loves DIY and bargains. Our kind of girl! At Seaside Shelter (her blog), her objective is to share small ideas that will make a big impact on your living space. And... Continue reading

flooring, bathroom, products

Tile Selection for an Apartment Bathroom

By Roeshel on Aug 10, 2012

We were recently asked if we’d like to participate in the Daltile Atmospheres Tile Collection campaign by The Home Depot. With an apartment renovation in progress, timing was perfect. We quickly replied with our acceptance... Continue reading

how to, furniture, diy, furniture, bedrooms

How To: Upholster a Headboard

By Roeshel on Jul 31, 2012

Every single time I see an upholstered headboard, I’m tempted to repurpose our existing furniture so I can DIY one myself. Today Gemma from The Sweetest Digs shares her DIY headboard tutorial. Tips on How... Continue reading


A Makeover Story: Dining Room/Home Office

By Roeshel on Jul 10, 2012

Meet: Sweet Monica from Monica Wants It. I’ve e-known Monica and her amazing DIY talents for quite a while. I’m super excited to ‘show off’ her most recent project. This girl (and her hubby) put... Continue reading

walls, decor, diy

DIY Chicken Wire Wall

By Roeshel on Jul 05, 2012

Meet: Kate from Kate & Kuby. Kate is a DIY’er with a recently new-to-her home and a goal to decorate the entire house (including nursery) before the arrival of their sweet little bundle of joy... Continue reading

diy, furniture

A Chair Affair: Thrift Store Dining Chair Makeovers

By Roeshel on Jun 14, 2012

Just a quick “after” of the chairs my sister Patti got for around $2-3 each for her dining room (she just moved her family back and is on a tight budget for furnishing her new... Continue reading

decor, diy, furniture

DIY Project Parade and Highlights

By Roeshel on Jun 03, 2012

It’s weekly DIY party time and you’re invited! It’s the start of my favorite reason for blogging – when you can show off and I can see what you’ve been working on. Share your creativity... Continue reading