To DIY or not to DIY. That’s the real question. A little self-knowledge and realistic assessment of your skills can save you oodles of heartache.
How do you feel when you take a look at your home’s exterior. If you suddenly notice one day that it’s looking lackluster, it’s no surprise. Many of us spend so much time indoors that we forget to perfect the look of the outside.
When people decide to get into the “DIY lifestyle”, they are often extremely excited and gung ho about picking up their first set of tools and heading around the house fixing everything that might need fixing. Of course, that’s a great thing. Because getting involved in DIY really can be an immensely rewarding and fulfilling […]
Does your DIY tool kit contain all that you need?
Now that summer is over and winter is around the corner, the DIYer In you might be looking for a new home project to do in time for Christmas. You could make a change to the living room and make it more winter friendly, redo the roof to make sure your home is secure from rain and snow, or even look at landscaping the garden for a fresh start next spring. Whatever you decide to do this autumn in the home, you will need funding to do it. Here are some of the ways you can look for funding your next DIY project.
As you pass through your kitchen feeling agitated and disappointed with your outdated surroundings, the heart of your home has perhaps been demoted to a less useful organ, like an appendix.
Now, come on, be honest! We all have a list of annoying, but not urgent little home jobs around the home that need to get done at some point, but not right now. The thing about this list is that it tends to grow ever longer. After a while, its hard to turn a blind […]
Stop complaining about your bathroom’s limited space! There are several storage measures you can consider to create that much-needed extra space.
DIY has become the norm for good reason. Before starting any home upgrade project, a series of questions need to be answered. Arguably the biggest decision, however, is deciding whether to call a pro or take the DIY option. While the latter may seem quite daunting, it is the perfect solution in a host of different situations.
Whatever the weather is looking like outside, whether it’s bright and sunny, or there’s a chill in the air; your interior space at home is somewhere you can take control. Keeping your home feeling fresh, clean, and cool will ensure you’re living in a calm and serene environment.
When we make improvements to our homes it is usually to make them more comfortable for ourselves. There are home renovations that will increase the value of your property if you decide to sell. These are worth considering when you are making changes.
What do you think that people see as soon as they see your home? Do they see something that they just can’t wait to see what the inside looks like? Or do they see something that might need a little bit of work doing here and there?
Everybody wants a home that they love. When you first buy your property, you may be overwhelmed by the amount of work that you have to do – especially if you have bought a fixer-upper.
Upcycling is a fantastic way to use materials that you probably already have around the home for a fresh purpose. By doing this you can minimize waste and remain as eco-friendly as possible while adding some awesome new designs and pieces to your home that are completely unique.
You don’t just have focus only on the main rooms of the house when thinking of aesthetics. Yes, large rooms do play a big part, probably the biggest. But, there are other areas to your home that you need to consider, especially now that the weather is beginning to heat up again.
A home is many different things to each individual. It’s a place where you can relax and shelter yourself from the irritations and storms of the outside world, but it’s also the stage for many social gatherings, from barbecues to birthday parties and movie nights.
Home maintenance can be tricky, especially if you don’t consider yourself to be the ‘handyman’ type. Some people seem to be naturals when it comes to DIY and taking care of the home, other people need a little more help.
Did you know you can make your own cleaning products from ordinary pantry items? Instead of running to the store every time you need to clean your home, mix up a few of these do-it-yourself solutions. Of course, you’ll save time and money. Better yet, you’ll be doing your home and the environment a favor by only using natural ingredients.
If your home could use a little facelift, think about these 5 easy DIY’s to ramp up curb appeal to your home.
Backyard space is also one of the best places in your home. If you have backyard space and want to give it a beautiful look then this article is for you. No matter whether your backyard space is big or small, it matters how we make it worthwhile by taking care of big or small […]
Home security has become more important than ever. According to the US Department of Justice, home break-ins, home invasions, and robberies have increased as a result of the current drug abuse epidemic.
Last week, we talked about gardening trends that are a definite must for this new year. And while it was fun and definitely enlightening, the simple truth is no one’s going to march into the garden and start implementing those ideas for the moment. It’s winter, snow abounds, the ground is frozen solid, and serious gardening […]
Can you help me decide on my next big DIY?
You see, I live in a 50-year-old home. It’s a great little house, built solidly, and situated out in the country with a great lot. However, it needs some updates.
Today I wanted to share how to make 5 ingredient lip scrub at home. The air is getting colder and drier. I don’t know about you, but winter is starting to take a toll on my lips! They get dry, chapped, and flaky if I am not vigilant with a lip scrub this time of the year.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Another opportunity to be grateful, make merry, and FEAST! Now you’re grinning from ear to ear in remembrance….and anticipation. As we get ready to celebrate, we womenfolk are already thinking of ways to make the Thanksgiving table more beautiful and impressive than last year. Wanna make sure your family and […]
So….I heard (through the grapevine, of course) that in a few days from now, you, my friend would be hosting a Halloween-themed bash. I know you’re excited about it, and so am I! And that’s why we thought up the idea of a Halloween paper crafting article to provide you with lots of decorating inspirations….of […]
When you burn a jar candle down to nothing, don’t toss it! You can upcycle a used jar candle into two useful items in just a few minutes.
I burn candles all the time. I love the warm glow and the delicate fragrant scent. As most of you know, I’m a thrifty DIY’er. But candles are a luxury that I don’t mind spending my hard-earned cash on.
Boo! Halloween is here. It’s time to get your fright on! From severed limbs to ghoulish skeletons and ultra-scary costumes, Halloween is the time for fun, fright, and yeah, more fright. Forgive me, I’m excited about all the fright. But I bet your little one isn’t. Most Halloween decorations and costumes, well, let’s just say, […]
Engage in amazing DIY projects for your bedroom this weekend because it totally deserves a makeover. You might not really think much about it, but your bedroom is your safe haven; it’s like your place of refreshing when the world takes its toll on you. For me, it’s where I go to regroup whenever I’m […]
Whether you’re tight on budget or just can’t keep up with the rapid fire holiday changes, this wreath is cheap, easy, and will last through November.
Last week I was eating corn dogs and watching the big wheel at the state fair, now suddenly it’s pumpkin spice and oversized scarves and my door still has spring white flowers on it! That’s so last season, literally! Hasn’t it heard you can’t wear white after labor day?
In our world today, no two words have ever been more opposite than “DIY Projects” and “Teenagers”. I mean, let’s face it, why would a teen want to get down and dirty in the backyard when there are lots of cool stuff online to check out, friends to chat with on social media, and amazing […]
A couple of days ago, we treated ourselves to cool DIY projects for our backyards. Today, we are going to be concentrating on the kitchen. When we say ‘kitchen upgrades’, we don’t necessarily mean a serious overhaul of the current design. Of course, it could be something very obvious that gives your kitchen a whole […]
DIY projects are fun, easy to do (well, to be honest, they aren’t so easy every time) and nine times out of ten, extremely rewarding. Whether it’s decorating your outdoor space, building something fun for your kids to play with, upcycling or recycling used items into various handy and useful pieces, your backyard most times serves as the […]
Fall is a season of colorful, beautiful flowers, and chrysanthemums (commonly referred to as mums) remain the season’s most popular blossom. Mums feature in almost every fall decor, whether you’re decorating your patio, porch or even the dining table! That’s why we’re all about the mums today. Here are 8 inspiring ways you can decorate […]
Every season demands its own special decoration to highlight or emphasize its inherent characteristics. Autumn is no different and today we are going to check out 9 DIY ideas for decorating your patio this fall. A classic fall decoration combo is the pumpkin and mums duo. You know fall (and Halloween) is around the corner […]
If you’ve been searching on how to remove a popcorn ceiling in your house, then chances are that you belong to the set of textured ceiling homeowners. The popcorn ceiling design was quite the rage in the 80s, and the reason is quite obvious: they were cheap to install. And so, with little money, homeowners […]
Fall is just around the corner, and today we are looking at 6 vegetables to plant in your fall garden. If you are wondering what the hurry is all about as summer won’t end for at least a month and some days, it’s because autumn is your last chance to get fresh juicy vegetables from […]
Continuing with our upcycling trend, we’d be looking at 6 ways to upcycle an old chair. For those of us who are still not sure of the difference between recycling and upcycling, we had a post solely focused on that last week. Do check it out. It’s fun and educating! Upcycling simply means transforming or […]
The upcycled vs recycled debate is a long and ongoing one. Staunch supporters of each feel one is more beneficial to the environment than the other. If you love debates and are at the moment, rubbing your hands in glee at an opportunity to contribute your own quota to this controversial topic, err….sorry to disappoint […]
I have seen this project on many sites but never could find a step by step DIY how to upcycle a picture frame into an earring holder tutorial. I searched for directions, but couldn’t find them. I took matters into my own hands. I found an old frame, headed out to my shop, and figured it out, taking a few photos along the way.
If you’re a parent or guardian seeking to develop the gardening skills of your child or ward, here are 6 awesome garden ideas for kids you would definitely fall in love with. Building your child’s gardening skills comes with a lot of perks and nary a downside. It provides recreation and fun, develops their motor […]
There are some occasions when DIY is a bad idea. While I’m an avid DIY’er, there are some jobs that are best left to professionals. While I’ve never taken on a job that I haven’t been able to finish, I have had several emails from people looking for advice. Unfortunately, sometimes I really don’t have the answer. Because when it comes to bigger jobs, more skilled installations, or jobs that require tradesmen I also hire a pro.
Tired of the same old, same old appearance of your patio? If yes, this is your chance to add a little bit of pizzazz and charm and make that space inviting to both you and your guests. Hiring expert landscapers and designers to revamp your patio would definitely be cool and give you great, professional […]
I recently turned to blog readers for advice on how to attract hummingbirds to my garden, and this easy DIY bird bath is the result of some of that advice. It’s built from scrap wood and a plastic plant saucer, this is as simple as it gets.
Most of you probably clicked on this article just to be sure you correctly read the title and your eyes were not playing tricks on you. Well, thanks for clicking and yes, today we are going to find out to turn our yards into a bat-hive. “Why on earth would I want bats in my […]
Today, we are giving some special love to our readers with small bathrooms. The bathroom is truly one of the most essential spaces in any house. Apart from serving several hygienic purposes, we keep lots of stuff in there: toothbrushes, razors, electric shavers, makeup brushes and other beauty products and accessories, tissue paper, towels, lotions, […]
Upcycling is fun, easy, and can save you a ton of money. Today, I’m going to share 5 easy upcycling ideas featuring common household items.
A while ago, I talked about plants that preferred a cool shade to the blazing heat of the sun’s rays. For those worried about the bare shaded spots in their gardens, that article sure did provide one or two ideas. Today, however, we are having the opposite: plants that thrive in sunlight. When I say […]
Today I’m sharing a free printable, a honey do list with a cute bumblebee theme for the summertime. Instead of a long post, I wanted to post this early enough in the summer for you to print it out and put it to use.
I upcycled an old wooden ladder into a trellis last weekend. In that post, I promised you that part of the ladder which I cut down was going to make a second project. This is that project. It’s a charming, shabby chic towel rack to keep in my She-Shed.
A few weeks ago, I found a vintage 1950s kitchen utility cart in the scrap metal pile at our county trash drop off point. I decided to “rescue” it and upcycle it into a chic bar cart. It’s going to work perfectly to serve cocktails, wine, or coffee.
A couple of days from now and another Memorial Day weekend would be upon us. And I’m betting your mind is teeming with lots of fun ideas and activities to make the weekend truly awesome for your family. For the cornhole enthusiast, I’m sure the famous game is topping your list of must-do activities for the […]
These are 6 affordable DIY projects that can add instant curb appeal, boost your home’s perceived value, and give you pride and enjoyment. You don’t need to have the largest or most expensive home in the neighborhood. In fact, often curb appeal is about the charming touches not the size of price tag of the home.
There are some individuals who have this quite ‘classical’ view that those annoying creatures called mosquitoes are afraid of nothing and no-one. I used to belong to that group myself ever since I knew what that whining and buzzing sound in my ears meant. Those pesky mosquitoes are the bane of my life. Then I […]
The upcycling trend is on the rise. Everyone is upcycling everything. Old dressers are being converted into gardening containers, emptied wine bottles are being used as antique table lamps, antique school desks are being transformed into charming end tables, and the list goes on….. A very popular upcycling idea is the transformation of several old […]
Use watercolors to handpaint a card instead of opting for an overpriced, less personal store bought option.
But don’t worry, this soap is special for her and it’s a perfect reminder of how much you love her- every time she washes her hands.
Gardening in a small apartment might seem impossible and downright disheartening for those of us who love getting our hands dirty and seeing nature bloom around us. However, there have been recent ideas, techniques and suggestions from gardeners and agricultural experts on various ways to garden in a small space, with vertical gardening being the […]
Locker up! A DIY guide on how to repaint a locker and inspiration for a locker upcycle project. You will have a unique piece in your home.
How to make an easy door decoration to surprise your mom with this Mother’s Day without fainting at the bill! Spring is upon us (or at least we so hope it’s in the near future), and with spring means that any “seasonal,” “winter” decor that’s really just leftover Christmas cheer we’re clinging to is officially […]
Before my college days, I had always dreamed of having my own space. No frowning parent ordering me to arrange my room and other such tiring tasks. When I finally got into college, I could practically taste freedom. I was able to rent a studio apartment, and yes it was tiny, but it was all […]
This peppermint foot soak is the perfect excuse for your mom to sit down and the perfect addition to a spa package, and it won’t be stressful to make either.
Transforming a piece or two of furniture is now a hot trend, especially with the things that are wasteful to dispose of, like dressers. One of the best ways is to squeeze those creative juices and unleash your DIY skills to make something new out of this old stuff. Here are some of the ideas that you may want to consider in your next project.
I recently saw…and fell in love with…an antique child’s school desk which I purchased and upcycled into a charming end table. My new end table adds a unique rustic charm to my living room where it now holds a special place. It sits centered under the picture window and holds a lamp which lights up the room every evening.
If you’re looking for information on how to grow tomatoes, look no further. We have the tips to help you grow lush, juicy tomatoes in your garden.
Think you can’t entertain in small outdoor spaces? Guess again! Here are some hints on pulling off a party in a small outdoor area.