Thrifty Ceiling Project with Dowels (9 of 18)

This post and giveaway are sponsored by GE REVEAL®. You guys. $100 is NOT a lot of money to use for a DIY project. I have $100 to Walmart and free reign. I love a good challenge! My favorite projects are the ones that don't cost a lot of money but make a huge impact on a room. So when the folks at GE Lighting asked me to participate in this challenge, I was ecstatic. They invited me to share four projects over the … [Read more...]

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 Hi!  We are Marg and Liz, (the twins) and we blog at: We love to glam up old furniture! We scored this bedroom set on Craigslist!   At first glance, boring beige is what this set had going for it. But we loved the lines of the pieces, the legs, and that curvy footboard! We wanted it to remain a coordinated set, but not too " matchy matchy".  We wanted to stain the … [Read more...]

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One of the most tedious/important steps of installing our hardwood flooring was the removal of our baseboards on the entire main level of our home. We got quite good at it by the end, but we also learned a few lessons along the way. Hopefully these tips can save you some time if you are tackling a similar project. Before we get into our 7 tips, check out how easy it is to remove baseboards quickly and easily. As … [Read more...]

office with rugs usa colorful floral rug

A few days ago, I was distraught. I love rugs, and I want all the rugs in the whole world <--I even wrote a post about it. We just laid wood floors in our home so it opened up so many options.  Too bad some of the rugs cost the same as a small car, right? I can't spend that kind of money one something that my kids will spill on. So I put together a mental criteria for my rug choices: 1. They needed to cost $300 … [Read more...]


Hi everyone!  It's Kenz here, from Interiors By Kenz.  I've got a really fun and easy project to share with you today. I was out thrift shopping, and I saw this frame for just a couple dollars. One thing you should know about me is that Disneyland runs thick in my blood.  My family and I love spending time at the happiest place on Earth!  I mean, just look at them.  This is my definition of happiness! I was … [Read more...]

Coral and Green Living Room Decor (4 of 35)

MY GREAT ROOM IS DONE! I want to sit in there all day. Too bad that can't happen because no Mom on Earth has time for that, right!?! Decorating this room was seriously so much fun. I can't say that it's d.o.n.e. because I'm not that person. I love change, but it's done for a minute. Decorating with rustic touches is one of my favorite ways to add character to any room. In fact, it has been the foundation for our great … [Read more...]

Home Legend Barrett Distressed Hickory (1 of 3)

I promised a quick reveal of the floor, and I finally have pictures to show you!!  To remind you how each area looked before, I'm including some before pictures. I'm a sucker for before and afters, so if you are like me, you are going to love this post! The kitchen:  If you remember on my wood flooring concerns post, I was worried that the new flooring would clash with my wood cabinets. I am sooo happy that it … [Read more...]

Flooring Project (16 of 153)

I cannot tell you how exciting it was to rip our carpet out for good. After all I posted about hating carpet over a year ago! Dan's smile in this picture says it all! In case you are wondering, yes our garbage can is inside our house in this picture. Ya gotta do what ya gotta do, right?  Even the kids helped out. In fact, Creedy was a trooper. He was hilarious. He wanted to be right in the middle of the … [Read more...]

Click-lock engineered hardwood flooring

I'm a visual person. I love learning things, but I learn a ba-dillion times faster if you show me. I'm even this way with recipes. If I watch someone make a recipe, it's burned in my mind forever. Because I prefer to learn visually, I vowed to video our flooring installation process to show you how easy {or how hard in the case of scraping the tile thin set} the process has been. We now know that our house has a TON of … [Read more...]


Hello thrifty friends!! I hope you are all doing well and starting the year off fabulous- Chanda and I have had so much fun thinking up new projects to zest up our homes and we are super excited to share today's with you. Disclaimer- this may look complicated but seriously it's oh so easy! If you don't have saw skills you can always have Home Depot cut your wood and it's as simple as a few screws when you get home, … [Read more...]