Home Owners

Congratulations fellow home owner! Owning a home has been one of the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding experiences of my life. I hope it will be for you, too. I’ve compiled a list of great posts just for you. Check out some of my favorite home owner tips, tricks and tutorials to get started.

Top Posts for New Home Owners, PrettyPurpleDoor.com

The loss of my dog, my best friend, my Roxy Ann

About the loss of my dog, Roxy. Many of you may know Roxy from the DIY photos posted throughout the site. Sadly, she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in her leg, and within a few weeks she passed away.

Shed Shelving Using Bins For Organization

My latest project was to use build a wooden unit for shed shelving using bins for organization. We actually found the perfect bins FIRST, then built the shelves to accommodate the size of the bins. This worked out perfectly and now all my stuff is neatly tucked away...

Refinishing hardwood floors

Refinishing hardwood floors is a job I left to the pros. After doing the prep work of removing carpet and staples, my floors were sanded and refinished to perfection.    Prep before refinishing hardwood If you haven't read my post about removing the carpeting over...

Paint porch sconces with spray paint

I was looking for a quick weekend curb appeal project now that spring is upon us, and I came up with the idea to paint porch sconces with spray paint. An afternoon later I completely updated my front porch lighting for less than $10! Paint porch sconces: a quick...

Removing Carpet to Reveal Hardwood

Removing carpet when you know you have hardwood flooring, is one of the most satisfying DIY jobs you can do. With a few simple tools and some sweat equity you will get that allergen filled carpet OUT of your house... and be able to breathe a sign of relief. cut the...

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Get Killer Curb Appeal

I put together some free perennial garden plans just for new home owners! These plans are

  • include plant photos, descriptions, and a super easy to follow planting chart so you know exactly where to put everything.
  • include low maintenance plants for a large variety of zones (4-8)
  • offer alternative plant options so you can customize your curb appeal