DIY Projects

All home and garden DIY projects to create a unique and beautiful home inside and out. Find DIY projects for your indoor and outdoor space so you can create your dream home.


“The Day the Eagle Died” – Fixing the Shed

“The Day the Eagle Died” – Fixing the Shed

Today’s project was making the creepy eagle shed a bit less scary. It’s only a “Phase 1” fix… to make it presentable, but it looks sooooo much better already. It took the entire day! Here’s what we did: Scraped the peeling paint off...
My house is wearing eyeliner!!

My house is wearing eyeliner!!

What a long day it was! My FAVORITE update, though, has to be the black paint we used for the window and door frames. I struggled with this, as the peeling paint I was covering was white. But the house was just screaming for something different. I thought that the...
Installing Insulation

Installing Insulation

Today my dad taught my how to install insulation into the attic of the house. Since I have a Cape Cod style house, there is “attic” space to the front and back of the second story, accessible through openings in the knee walls. Currently, the attic and...
Let there be light! In the basement…

Let there be light! In the basement…

My dad installed some fluorescent lights in the basement. It was so dark and dingy down there, but now you can actually see where you are going (not that you really want to see my basement since it’s gross). But this is “Phase 2” of the project...
A Lesson in Wall Striping.

A Lesson in Wall Striping.

I really am no expert in wall striping, however, I stumbled across a blog post on be.love.create and I really liked the way their stairwell came out. I decided to give it my best try. You’d be better off following their instructions and photos as they do a GREAT...
The Kitchen: Door and Cabinet Hardware

The Kitchen: Door and Cabinet Hardware

The countertops in my kitchen are very very old. They are formica, in a mustardy yellow color. They are in decent shape but just so outdated. Unfortunately, my budget doesn’t have room to replace them right now, so I’m trying to work around them. Then it...