DIY Projects & Ideas

Find hundreds of DIY projects for your home and garden that you can actually do. Whether you're an experienced DIYer or an ambitious beginner, these DIY ideas will enable you to create the home you love while saving time & money.

Build

Garden Archway, from old doors

Garden Archway, from old doors

I made this garden archway, I used 3 old doors and one old shutter closet door. We had old paint...

Charcoal Grill Fire Pit

Charcoal Grill Fire Pit

My son’s and his wife have a sweet rental home. They can make small changes and are very creative.We...

DIY Deck Gate Tutorial

DIY Deck Gate Tutorial

I’ve got 3 kids, and 3 dogs, 1 of each currently falls in the “less than 2 years old” category, and...

Our Homemade Firepit -  From All Repurposed Materials

Our Homemade Firepit - From All Repurposed Materials

I grew up going to a cabin that had a firepit. It was the heart of the activities. Everyone came...

DIY Dog Fence

DIY Dog Fence

A climbing Jack Russell was a big problem at our house until I built my own custom fence.
It was
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DIY Picket Fence Fireplace Cover

DIY Picket Fence Fireplace Cover

Add some whimsy to your home with this simple picket fence fireplace cover. ***The instructions are...

Celebrate

Wedding Candle Votives

Wedding Candle Votives

I have a very specific idea in my head of what I want my table centerpieces to look like. I...

A Casual, Homemade Wedding!

A Casual, Homemade Wedding!

This blog link will take you to the summary of the casual, homemade wedding for my daughter which...

Bridal Shower Decorations

Bridal Shower Decorations

My son is getting married this summer, and my girlfriends gave a sweet bridal shower. I created a...

Monogram Ornament Wreath

Monogram Ornament Wreath

A tutorial for making your very own monogramed ornament wreath.

White Christmas Mason Jar Luminaries

White Christmas Mason Jar Luminaries

Super easy, pretty (and cheap!) mason jar luminaries for Christmas. I used stencils, glass paint,...

Snowflake Wreath

Snowflake Wreath

A simple wreath to make out of dollar store snowflakes.

Clean

How to Clean Your Garbage Disposal

How to Clean Your Garbage Disposal

So with all the recipe testing we do in our kitchen, we are bound to make quite a mess and have some...

9 Things You Can Wash in Your Dishwasher

9 Things You Can Wash in Your Dishwasher

Dishwashers aren't JUST for cleaning your lasagna off your dinner plate. I taking you inside my...

Clean and Lube Your Tower Fan to Keep It Running

Clean and Lube Your Tower Fan to Keep It Running

Did you know that your tower fan needs regular maintenance to keep them running? Tower fans are...

Clean Your Washer & Dryer

Clean Your Washer & Dryer

My washer and dryer are very well loved with our family of 4. Besides doing around 11 loads of...

How to Clean the Dishwasher Naturally

How to Clean the Dishwasher Naturally

If your clean dishes still have food stuck on them, it might be time to clean your dishwasher....

How to Clean a Humidifier

How to Clean a Humidifier

With cold and flu season approaching, it may be time to pull out the humidifier. These are GREAT to...

Decorate

Fancy Red Planter Made From Free Two Drawer Metal Filing Cabinet

Fancy Red Planter Made From Free Two Drawer Metal Filing Cabinet

I picked this two drawer metal filing cabinet up from road side throw out just round the corner to...

Potted Hanging Wind Chime

Potted Hanging Wind Chime

I wanted a wind chime for my outdoor space. I also wanted to use items on hand . Most of the time...

Ladder Planter --The TUTORIAL

Ladder Planter --The TUTORIAL

It all began on a sunny day while chatting with my neighbor. We were in her garage and I said to her...

DIY Large Planters... From Trash Cans!

DIY Large Planters... From Trash Cans!

Want a set of large planters for the front door? Don't want to spend a lot of money? Then, I have...

Upcycle Your Old Bowls and Plates Into a Stunning Wall Planter

Upcycle Your Old Bowls and Plates Into a Stunning Wall Planter

If you have accidently broken one of your favorite bowls and plates, don't freak out! Keep all the...

New Life for an Old Farm Door

New Life for an Old Farm Door

Antique Farm Door Turned Garden Art/Now Bird Nest

Furnish

My Potting Bench, Watering Can Collection & Pumps

My Potting Bench, Watering Can Collection & Pumps

About 15 years ago I wanted a potting bench, but they were pretty expensive, too expensive with...

From Child's Roll Top Desk to Counter Potting Shed!

From Child's Roll Top Desk to Counter Potting Shed!

I found myself constantly going out to our potting area in a dreary area of our barn, getting what I...

Potting Table From 100% Reclaimed Items

Potting Table From 100% Reclaimed Items

I turned an unused corner of my backyard from an eyesore to a usable potting area using 100%...

Old Coffee Table to New Porch Bench

Old Coffee Table to New Porch Bench

A thrifted coffee table got a shabby chic make over with the use of a drop cloth. Durable and...

SPiTTiNG on FABRiC!

SPiTTiNG on FABRiC!

Every time I go to my local Goodwill I find something that can be upcycled. Most the time a quirky...

Garden

A Starter Herb Garden For An Apartment-Bound Gardening Newbie!

A Starter Herb Garden For An Apartment-Bound Gardening Newbie!

I've always loved the idea of growing my own, fresh herbs. But i have to admit, I've also been very...

Dry Herbs Without a Dehydrator

Dry Herbs Without a Dehydrator

Herbs are great! They are easy to grow and easy to dry so you can enjoy them all year round. Grow...

Mix Chalk Paint and Wax Together to Age Terracotta Pots

Mix Chalk Paint and Wax Together to Age Terracotta Pots

Using a mixture of chalk paint and wax, I gave my flower pots an aged patina. I was inspired to age...

How to Save & Dehydrate

How to Save & Dehydrate

Summer comes to a quick close in September. Here are some helpful tips I learned from dear farmer...

How to Root Basil

How to Root Basil

Basil is the most popular herb grown, and it's easy to root more plants for yourself or friends!

Make Over

Mailbox Makeover With Contact Paper Liner

Mailbox Makeover With Contact Paper Liner

I'm a big fan of restoring perfectly good items instead of throwing them out and buying new ones....

My Teensy Little Front Porch...

My Teensy Little Front Porch...

My dog Ryley and I are loving our favorite spot in the cottage this summer. The color scheme was...

DIY Mail Holders

DIY Mail Holders

Anyone who knows me knows that I love repurposing crap into beautiful, usable things. One day I...

Mailbox Makeover

Mailbox Makeover

My Mailbox was in need of a makeover….really bad. I stripped off the numbers and sanded it down...

Styling a Garden Fence Makeover

Styling a Garden Fence Makeover

This was a quick little project I created to add interest & style to a small townhouse garden on a...

Decorative Mailbox

Decorative Mailbox

Set the street side tone for your home and add some simple DIY curb appeal with a decorative mailbox...

Organize

You're the SALT ...to My PEPPER

You're the SALT ...to My PEPPER

My husband really is the salt to my pepper. The bread to my butter. The sun to my days and the...

DIY Hose Holder and Lantern Hanger

DIY Hose Holder and Lantern Hanger

Hubster had a couple 54″ 4×8 boards left over from one of his projects and asked if I wanted them. ...

Kitchen Organization With Pantry Storage Jars

Kitchen Organization With Pantry Storage Jars

Kitchen pantry jars labeled with vinyl letters.

Trash Bag Storage Dispenser/Container

Trash Bag Storage Dispenser/Container

Repurpose a bleach wipe container into a trash bag storage container. It's affordable, easy, cleans...

Repurposed / Upcycled Vintage Water Ski Towel & Robe Rack

Repurposed / Upcycled Vintage Water Ski Towel & Robe Rack

Is this stretching the imagination enough! Haha. Once I found some vintage glass rods that matched,...

Vintage Chafing Dish Lid Towel Holders

Vintage Chafing Dish Lid Towel Holders

I was at Goodwill last week and stumbled across some vintage chafing dish lids.

Paint

Embellish Your Windows With Stenciled Curtains

Embellish Your Windows With Stenciled Curtains

Learn How to Stencil Curtains Using the Sari Paisley Pattern
Welcome back, my DIY makeover mavens!
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How to Draw on your Walls with Marker

How to Draw on your Walls with Marker

A few months back Vintage Revivals posted about how she made a DIY Sharpie Wallpaper and I had to...

80's Fabric Ottoman Makeover: From Mauve Monster to Terrific Tribal!

80's Fabric Ottoman Makeover: From Mauve Monster to Terrific Tribal!

My mom dropped off (um, dumped??) an old 1980s mauve ottoman at my house because "you like to...

DIY Painted and Stenciled Linoleum Floor

DIY Painted and Stenciled Linoleum Floor

We've put so much work into making our kitchen a space we can really enjoy but there was one major...

Stencil Your Floor with our Shipibo Stencil

Stencil Your Floor with our Shipibo Stencil

We've gone absolutely gaga over this Shipibo Stenciled Floor! Jessica did a tremendous job with this...

Stenciled Color Secrets Unlocked

Stenciled Color Secrets Unlocked

Cutting Edge Stencils Shares Tips for Using Color Psychology In A Home
Good morning, my color
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Repair

Fixing a Walkway With Sinking Stones

Fixing a Walkway With Sinking Stones

Our landscape was a huge selling feature for us when we moved in—green grass, nice landscaping,...

How to Hide Your Ugly Water Heater

How to Hide Your Ugly Water Heater

Compliments are always so nice, right? They can totally change everything. I mean you’re going...

How to Get Rid of Black Mold in Your Shower Caulking

How to Get Rid of Black Mold in Your Shower Caulking

If you don't want to take the time and the expense to remove and replace your shower or bathtub...

Broken or crooked drywall corners made straight.

Broken or crooked drywall corners made straight.

If you feel confident using drywall compound and have broken or crooked inside corners that you want...

Bubble Wrap Window Insulation Hack

Bubble Wrap Window Insulation Hack

If you're like me and come from a small town with old houses, you can remember insulating your...

Backyard Makeover

Backyard Makeover

We moved into our house in March of 2015 and we could not WAIT to start this transformation!

Tile

Shower Tile Installation Tips & Tricks

Shower Tile Installation Tips & Tricks

If you love this project, be sure to subscribe to our blog to receive updates regularly!If you’re...

Painting Hardwood Floors to Look Like Moroccan Tile

Painting Hardwood Floors to Look Like Moroccan Tile

I've seen painted floors online and thought they were so creative. Why not paint- if you already...

A Simple Hexagon Tile Hack

A Simple Hexagon Tile Hack

I fell in love with hexagon tile when we were building our house over four years ago. I loved the...

Bathroom Makeover: Before & After

Bathroom Makeover: Before & After

My husband and I have spent the past several years remodeling our little house in the country. The...

Creative Small Bathroom Remodel With Slate and Glass Tile

Creative Small Bathroom Remodel With Slate and Glass Tile

Our project house was a mess when we first moved in. An exciting mess. Exciting because there was...

Grouted Vinyl Tile

Grouted Vinyl Tile

Moving along in our half bath makeover, we recently updated the floor for only $25! We used vinyl...

Upcycle

Humming Bird Feeder planter and hanger

Humming Bird Feeder planter and hanger

For more on this and how to you can make this go to...

Easy and Inexpensive...Christmas Decorations From Sheet Music

Easy and Inexpensive...Christmas Decorations From Sheet Music

A $1.00 book of sheet music from the thrift store and a few inexpensive supplies helped me to create...

Rustic Chandelier With a Bit of Glam...

Rustic Chandelier With a Bit of Glam...

My dining room is a little dark which can make eating there at night tricky. The standing lamp in...

Dragonfly from a table leg and ceiling fan blades.

Dragonfly from a table leg and ceiling fan blades.

I took and orphaned table leg and the blades from a ceiling fan and made a dragonfly
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4 Ways to Turn Ordinary Items Into Pottery Barn-style Home Decor!

4 Ways to Turn Ordinary Items Into Pottery Barn-style Home Decor!

Got an old ladder, window or table legs lying around? Here are 4 perfect ideas to up-cycle your...

DIY Ladder Plant Stand

DIY Ladder Plant Stand

We had this old ladder sitting around in our yard that we picked up at a thrift store years ago and...