DIY projects & renovations

DIY entryway makeover – 5 projects rolled into one

DIY entryway makeover – 5 projects rolled into one

You guys!!! I finally gave our entryway a makeover. An all DIY entryway makeover. I can hear those of you who follow me on Instagram saying: “But this is old news, Marieza!” You are absolutely correct, my friend. I finished this project before Christmas already. Why did I wait so…

DIY floating shelves – no special hardware required

DIY floating shelves – no special hardware required

When I designed our basement dry bar (read about it here), I knew I wanted to add two floating shelves to the faux brick wall. I could have saved a bit of time by buying ready-made shelves from Ikea, but I wanted a custom look. The vision was shelving made…

Our DIY basement now has a dry bar! Here’s how we did it…

Our DIY basement now has a dry bar! Here’s how we did it…

Our unfinished basement had this 4 x 8 feet nook, and all I could picture there was a little kitchen area. It would have been super easy to relay water supply to that area, but to install drainage would have been a massive expense that we didn’t budget for. Did…

Our DIY basement bathroom – from nothing to pretty amazing!

Our DIY basement bathroom – from nothing to pretty amazing!

When we were in the planning phase of finishing our basement, the whole design had to revolve around the bathroom and where it would be situated. I’m guessing that is the case in most basements. Before we started, the exterior walls were already framed and insulated, and there was minimal…

Laundry room makeover – my first DIY project that was a complete remodel

Laundry room makeover – my first DIY project that was a complete remodel

In my imagination, the house of my dreams had a full laundry room. There would be an area for folding laundry (my number one requirement), and somewhere I could easily hang all the clothes I don’t want to wrinkle (read: I don’t want to iron). Like most people, I’m not…

Packing a big punch in a small space with wallpaper

Packing a big punch in a small space with wallpaper

Powder rooms are the ideal spaces to play around with wallpaper. I know some people absolutely hate wallpaper. I bet if you do, you had to remove it at some point in your life. There are also people like me who wish I could wallpaper every room. Don’t worry; I…

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