how to paint a rug

How to Paint a Rug!

Call me crazy, but I have always wanted to paint a living room rug! I spent a few months keeping an eye out for a 9' x 12' secondhand rug. I didn’t have many requirements except size which I found out later was a mistake. I ended up snagging this 9 x 12 foot rug with a 1/2 inch pile for only $30 including delivery!

summer upcycle dooryway turned built in bookshelf

Summer Upcycle: Dooryway Turned Built-in Bookshelf

Earlier this summer, my sister opened a maternity store in a space that was once a beauty salon. When she renovated, the space she wanted my help the most with was the kids play area. I was tasked with changing a doorway that did not serve a purpose within the new layout. We decided a doorway to bookshelf transformation would be a clever solution!

drum chandelier diy for 6

Drum Chandelier DIY for $6!

The infamous boob light is ubiquitous in our house and I hate it! Although practical, this light fixture has no style.

diy glass table lamp tutorial

DIY Glass Table Lamp Tutorial

In this DIY glass table lamp tutorial you will learn how to drill through glass, how to deconstruct a hanging light cord to be used for lamp wiring, and how to attach an IKEA lamp shade onto any lamp using the bulb!

diy stair railing redo for added safety

DIY Stair Railing Redo For Added Safety

One of my most popular posts ever was my modern stair baluster makeover back in 2016. My friend Savanna was aware of this transformation in my home and subsequently asked me to help her revamp her stair railing as well. Our DIY stair railing safety redo was more about bringing her balustrade up to code and making it safe for her little children. I felt compelled to help her so Savanna could feel confident this fix was a DIY opportunity instead of something she needed to spend hundreds hiring out.

the trick to perfect hand lettered signs

The Trick To Perfect Hand Lettered Signs

I've seen a lot of different methods to writing on wood signs, but mine has to be my favorite. I do not have a printer, so most methods I have seen will not work for me (graphite paper, press and trace, cut out and adhere letters, etc). But I do have a projector....

the perfect farmhouse console table

The Perfect Farmhouse Console Table

Hey everyone! Melissa from Welcome to the Woods here :) I built a beautiful farmhouse console table that was easy to put together with mostly 2 x 4's and leftover lumber.

entryway makeover boring 80 s to bright and beautiful

Entryway Makeover Boring 80's to Bright and Beautiful

Over the course of the last year, I have painted all the trim in the upstairs of our house white. It sure has made for some spectacular before and afters! Next it was time to tackle the entryway. We live in a bi-level home so the entryway is just a foyer and two sets of stairs (one going up and one down).

modern industrial office shelving ikea hyllis hack

Modern Industrial Office Shelving IKEA HYLLIS Hack

I completed modern industrial shelving for my husband’s home office makeover using cheap steal shelves from IKEA and 1 x 12" boards.

modern black dresser makeover

Modern Black Dresser Makeover

There is an old dresser I’ve wanted to redo since purchasing it for $30 off of Craigslist a few years ago. The clean lines of this piece give it loads of potential!

Melissa Woods
Melissa Woods
About meI am a mommy blogger who loves to create. I complete home improvement projects that cost very little and know a little about a lot of different things. I've tried woodworking, painting all manner of things, building furniture, welding, and more!