DIY Budget Kitchen Makeovers – One Project at a Time

Doing a whole kitchen makeover can change your day to day life, quite literally. It can also drain your bank account. Fortunately, if you take it one project at a time, you can break the budget down for each DIY project and in a short time have a completely new kitchen! We went out and found projects to help you makeover each major component of your kitchen space, while creating a custom high end … [Read more...]

10 Easy Storage Hacks All Around the House

Whether you live in a large home or a small one, there never seems to be enough storage, right? These easy DIY storage hacks will help you get and stay organized all around the house. They are clever and fast solutions to the clutter and chaos that can overwhelm your decor and your home. Set a goal to put one of these in place once a week, and before you know it, you will have gotten the art of … [Read more...]

Creative DIY Bathroom Vanity Projects

Remodeling a bathroom comes right behind a kitchen with home projects that pay off, but it can be expensive to get a look that isn't builder boring. One of the most expensive purchases when remodeling either of those rooms can be the cabinetry. Lucky for us, if a bathroom redo is in your future, you can save some serious cash and make your bathroom look high end custom with these DIY bathroom … [Read more...]

Do It Yourself • Modern Christmas Cone Trees

When we started our Christmas decorating plan for this year, we knew we wanted to go with a Winter Wonderland Glam theme. We come across and feature so many amazing bloggers with their original ideas for Christmas and holiday projects, but we were looking for something this year that would elevate the modern look of our new home, but still maintain the Christmasy feel that is so important to us. … [Read more...]

Easy Holi-DIY Projects from the Best Bloggers Around!

Welcome to TBD's picks for EASY holiday projects from the best bloggers around! Our favorite holiday projects from our favorite bloggers, so you will always have a one stop source when you need a quick and simple DIY fix! (And who doesn't? It's the HOLIDAZE!!!) Yep, I know, getting a little crazy with the play on words... but hey, we're excited! (photo above from 'Home Trends' and their … [Read more...]

All That Glitters : DIY Holiday Projects with Sparkle

Ok, I really don't love glitter... but I do, it's kind of a love/hate sort of thing. Pro : It's gloriously glam, and a really cheap way to add sparkle! Con : The fact that every time you touch it, it ends up all over your face at some inconvenient time later that day (or week!) is annoying. But at Christmas, that same annoying quality becomes festive and fun... go figure, right? Nothing says … [Read more...]

Glamorous Gold DIY Decor Projects

One of the strongest design trends over the past couple of years has been metallics, and gold is back in a big way. Glam and glittery, it adds elegance and a modern vibe all at the same time, updating a tired space without changing the color scheme. Whether you want big drama or just a touch of sparkle, there is a DIY gold decor project that will add an element of glam to any (or all!) of your … [Read more...]

Top DIY Rustic Christmas Decorating Ideas

One of the most beloved decorating styles at Christmas would have to be rustic. Something about the memories that this type of decoration brings to mind is at the core of what Christmas is all about... Times gone by where family, simple things and spending time together were more important than the latest cell phone or hash-tag this and hash-tag that. They make us feel the warmth of the season, … [Read more...]

Romantic Decorating Ideas • All Around the House

Romantic decorating means so many different things, but most of us can agree, we can't get enough of it! Anything that makes you feel like you want to snuggle up with your loved ones and spend a rainy afternoon, or makes you dream of far away places and travel, or convinces you that today is best spent in bed, all of that qualifies. But so also does just a warm feeling you get when you look at a … [Read more...]

DIY Bathroom Decor & Storage

We just moved into a new house, but it doesn't seem to matter, does it? You always need more bathroom storage! And could a bathroom ever be "too pretty"? I think not. ;) So we start this post out with high hopes that all of us will find at least something to make their bathroom space more the retreat that we all deserve to have. Organized, and drop dead gorge! Our featured photo below, is a … [Read more...]

DIY Fall Leaf Decor Projects

Fall is one of my favorite seasons, and I really get a warm fuzzy feeling from seeing all the amazing fall decor ideas on Pinterest. (Have you seen our Fall Decorating Bloggers Home Tours post? Be prepared to swoon, and then immediately feel an overwhelming need to make hot cocoa.:)) Problem for me is that I love fall decor with a natural, back to nature vibe. It's kinda what the whole season is … [Read more...]

DIY Jewelry Organizers

After a recent move into a home where we finally have plenty of room to store everything, all I seem to want to do is stay super organized! After all, why ruin a beautiful home stuffing every crevice full of "stuff", right? So one of the first things my daughter Rachel and I wanted was a way to keep our jewelry organized. (Might be because of the tangled mess we found our things in after … [Read more...]

“Fixer Upper” Show Fan? • How You Can Get that Look!

We love Chip and Joanna Gaines. If you are a fan of the HGTV show, "Fixer Upper", they need no introduction. If you aren't, then know that they are a talented husband wife team who help families buy fixer upper homes, and turn them into dream homes, on budget. And dream homes they are, especially if you are a fan of their farmhouse flavored, warm yet modern approach to design. The thing I like … [Read more...]

West Elm Knock Off Projects

We love us some West Elm. Like, really. On our trips into Seattle, it's one of our fav stops, right up there with Crate and Barrel, Kasala and Ikea. (And Ray's, for a glass of wine while watching the waterfront sunset!) But probably like many of you, West Elm prices can be a bit of a splurge. (Worth it for their tiny little textured bowls, which I collect like crazy. Thank you Steve, for still … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Redo a Backsplash (Right Over the Old One!)

When your kitchen feels outdated or tired, one of the best places a DIY'er can make a change is the backsplash. These 6 ways to redo a backsplash include ideas that you can use right over the old one! That means no messy demo, no risking damaging the drywall in an effort to tear out the old one, and a quick and inexpensive project. So use one of these ideas to make your kitchen look new again, or … [Read more...]

DIY Dollar Store Decorating Hacks

If you've never thought of decorating with dollar store finds because you thought it was kitschy, (or just plain cheap looking) then think again. These clever bloggers used dollar store finds and a few craft supplies to create DIY dollar store decorating hacks you can be proud to have in your home. So head out to your nearest dollar store with a list in hand, and spend some time making these … [Read more...]

DIY Under Bed Storage

When the closets are packed full, and the garage has no more free space, one of the best places you can go is down under! Under the bed, that is. These DIY under bed storage ideas are not only smart organizing, they are budget friendly too. And let's be real for a second... when you are working on a budget to decorate your home, nothing throws shade on all your efforts more than a bunch of … [Read more...]

Yard Sale Decorating

Yard sale season is in full swing, and there is no better way to get budget home décor items for your home decorating that also have personality and style. Here's how The Budget Decorator takes trash for little cash, and turns them into gold! Furniture Finds While finding furniture at great prices at a yard sale is a no-brainer, to get the best bargains look a little deeper. Furniture that … [Read more...]

Budget Outdoor Planter Projects

By now we all know our outdoor rooms count as much as our indoor ones. Especially during certain times of year! One of the best design elements you can bring to your outdoor rooms is the colors and textures of plants and flowers. Let's face it though, planters and pots from the nursery can add up fast. I seriously think it can be the most expensive part of outdoor living outside the hardscape! So … [Read more...]

Make a Perfect Boutique Hotel Style Bed

There is nothing that makes a bedroom look more luxurious or high end than a well made bed. It doesn't take a lot of cash to get a boutique hotel style bed, either. What it takes my friends, are the secrets. No lie, it's way more than making sharp corners! So we found some great blogs offering their tips for how you can make your bed look amazing every day of the week, every season of the year. … [Read more...]