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By planting my own pumpkins this year, I was able to save tons of money on fall decor. Here's how I decorated our front porch for the season on a budget.

Fall Front Porch on a Budget

Welcome to our front porch – one of the areas in my home that I have a love/hate relationship with.  I’ve hated most everything about the little concrete stoop, angled…

After learning the trick to write perfect letters on signs, this DIY fall wood sign would be so easy to make!

DIY Fall Wood Sign with Reclaimed Wood

I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but something about it gives me the urge to create and decorate.  This is the first year I’ve decorated…

This fall wreath looks so easy and inexpensive to make! What a great DIY project using a platter from the thrift store.

Chalkboard Silver Platter Fall Wreath

In the past, I never really used to decorate my front door for any holidays.  I always found wreaths to be expensive and somewhat generic looking.  Now, I’m sure it…

Unique Home Decor Gifts I’d Love to Give to Friends and Family + a Giveaway!!

Although Christmas isn’t quite here yet, I love to start thinking about the gifts I’ll give to friends and family a couple of months ahead of time.  I find that when I…

This trick for making perfect letters on a chalkboard is so easy; I wish I knew about it before! My lettering on the chalkboard in my house will actually look nice now!

How to Write Perfect Letters on a Chalkboard

I’ve always felt a tad bit jealous when I see those gorgeously lettered chalkboards on Pinterest.  Why does my lettering never look that nice?  Seriously, it’s not even close to looking…

Cheap DIY Curtains Made with Sheets

Back in April I updated our master bedroom, and similar to most everything I do around here, I found ways to give the space a new, vintage farmhouse look on…

I love the multi-colored chairs! It's amazing how an old metal patio set can look new again with a coat of paint. This post also gives hints on how to cover up those rust spots!

How to Paint Metal Lawn Furniture

When my brother-in-law offered us his old patio set 10 years ago, I took it right away, planning that we’d use it for a few years, and then eventually “upgrade”…

I love how the lining of this pillow cover hides the pillow inside! With this tutorial, it's easy and inexpensive to sew a farmhouse pillow out of a drop cloth.

Farmhouse Pillow Cover from a Drop Cloth

For the first seven years of owning my own home, I spent a lot of money on home decor products.  I still kick myself for how much money I spent,…

Refinished farmhouse chairs with a whitewash finish and mattress ticking seat

Thrifted Farmhouse Chairs with a Whitewash Finish

Garage sales, by far, are my favorite place to shop for bargains and furniture to refinish.  The prices just can’t be beat and I can usually snag something up for…

Create a backyard on a budget by painting a used patio set

Budget Backyard for the Kids

Welcome to our backyard; a space “designed” to keep the kids busy, our veggie baskets full, and money in my pocket.  I use the word “design” quite lightly here, because…

Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. #50

Welcome!  This 50th party is a bit bittersweet for me.  First, the exciting news is that we are hosting a giveaway to thank all of you for linking up with…

A Little Bling on a Side Table

  It’s been a little quiet around here lately, with no other reason except there has been a lot going on around here besides DIY projects.  I thought I’d kick…

Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. #48

Hi, all!  I’m sorry things have been so quiet around here lately.  I sold at a pop-up vintage market this weekend, so the last couple of weeks have been filled…

Vintage Farmhouse Master Bedroom

For the last six weeks I’ve been busy working to update our master bedroom and I’m happy to say that I’m 90% finished and ready to reveal our new room!…

How to make a headboard | DIY headboard with plywood and a stencil | the easy and cheap way to make a headboard

How to Make a Headboard with a Stencil

For those of you that have read any of my posts, you know I don’t enjoy spending a lot of money on anything, including my home decor and furniture.  As…

Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. #46

Hi, all.  For all of you mothers (of any kind) out there, I hope you had a relaxing day filled with something you love!  Thanks for coming to join us…

One Room Challenge Reveals to Watch

We are in the home stretch of the One Room Challenge, and this last week always seems to be the most difficult, primarily because I wait until the last minute…

Vintage Fabric, Stencils, and Furniture Repairs – ORC Week 5

I’m five weeks into our master bedroom refresh, and I have one week left to finish up my vintage farmhouse bedroom design plan as part of Calling it Home’s One…