DIY Decor

Don’t your love Ikea, Pottery Barn, and World Market? They are some of my happy places! They are some of the places I can’t afford to go into either. I love decorating my home but I need to do it while maintaining my budget. This is a great roundup full of wonderful do-it-yourself decorating projects for your home that you can accomplish on a dime. Kosip knows what’s up with these 20 low budget (but high quality) ideas. You will love them! These are as unique as they are beautiful.

I really like the floating shelf turned table. So elegant! I’m not sure I would be able to freehand a table like that though. I also like using a decorative doormat to make wall art. The elegant shelves are lovely and probably my favorite. Which is your favorite?

Here are some other DIY home decor projects that you need to check out in 2016. You won’t be disappointed!

Find all 20 fabulous ideas here…

Kosip: 20 Low Budget But Highly Amazing DIY Decor Projects


I saw a sign the other day that said ‘limited space creates unlimited creativity.’ That certainly seems to be the case of people who own/have built tiny homes. They manage to come up with the most inventive spaces. Good things come in small packages, right? Ruby and Ted couldn’t agree more.

They spent 8 months building the most charming little cottage. I love the rustic wood. I think anything made with pine has a romantic feel. Don’t you? The stained glass window headboard is another one of my favorite things. This little home is decorated with original accent pieces and one of kind art works from the friends they have made while they owned an art gallery. How cool is that?! If you’re ever in the Suislaw Forest, near the Little Nestucca River in Oregon, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for this little house!

Take a tour of this quaint little cabin here…

LittleThings: Art Filled Tiny House In Oregon (photo tour)


This is a great roundup full of wonderful do-it-yourself decorating projects for your home that won’t cost a dime. I am so excited to feature it here today! Brightside knows what’s up with these 25 ideas. You will love them! These are unique and beautiful and cheap

When I hear DIYs that won’t cost a dime, I think ‘yeah right.’ But these ones really are. Paint swatches are free. So is newspaper, old tee shirts, and books/magazines. Some of the other ones are free as long as you already have the supplies (aka post it notes, hangers, plastic spoons). These decorations can be used to add something ‘special’ to every room of your house. Perfect for any design style and personality. Love! I adore the wall map made from newspapers. How original and affordable! I am not a fan or the knitted chair covers though. They don’t fit my home all that well.

Find all 25 fabulous ideas here…

Brightside: 25 Home Decor Ideas That Won’t Cost You Anything At All


One thing I have wished for years is to buy a vacation piece of property. No building. No structures on it at all. I would then place a small cabin, or tiny home on it. I just want to use it in order to get out of town with the family. To seek solitude for a few weekends a year. The two biggest requirements are a nice view and a place to plop down a cabin. I want views of the ocean. My husband loves the mountains. I’m sure we can compromise.

Step two, find an easy way to add a home. Prefabricated homes are the easiest most inexpensive way to do that. This one could be an option when we get to that point. This company out of Kentucky can build a beautiful little home for about $16,000, ship it to you on a trailer and set it up in your place of choice. Not bad at all.

Here’s the video…Enjoy!

add space to tiny home

How big is your house? My bestie just bought a new house in Queen Anne (Seattle). It is a gorgeous townhome that is straight out of an Ikea catalogue. I love it! The only downfall? It is pretty small. That’s how it is when you buy in the heart of the city. Good thing for them, and for everyone else in the same boat, there are great space saving hacks out there! Hacks like these ones from Diply.

Is your closet miniscule? Are you lacking in cabinet space? Or space in general in the kitchen? The bathroom? No worries, Mate. This roundup has something for everyone. Even the kids! My house is fairly large and yet I could still use a bunch of these (especially the kitchen ones!). Numbers 2, 3, and 12 are my favorites. Using the space behind the door is a great idea. It’s almost always wasted!

Find all 16 ideas here…

Diply: 16 Solutions To Add Space To Any Home

Fun Interiors

Don’t get me wrong, I love my home. I have patiently and painstakingly worked on it since we moved in and it’s turned out quite homey and perfect for me and mine. Sadly, it doesn’t have a lot of ‘WOW’ factor and there are big projects I wish I could do. That’s why this has to be just about one of the very best roundups I have ever seen! Jumble Joy has 19 ideas on how to take the interior of your house to the next level. Now of course many of these are simply beyond the budgets of most people and are just fun to daydream about… but some ideas could be put in place pretty easily.

I love so many of these ideas! The library in the ceiling is beyond brilliant! But who has a house that tall? I wish I did. Number 4, 14, and 19 would make any child extremely happy. Playhouses and pirate ships indoors? Love! Number 17, the galaxy floor, is by far my favorite. (It would go perfectly with this ceiling!)

See all 19 ideas right here…

JumbleJoy: 19 Unbelievably Awesome Interior Home Ideas

Shipping Container

Tiny houses have become very popular these last few years and the trend is not slowing down at all. Houses can be made out of anything; buses, grain silos, caves. Literally anything. Houses being made of shipping containers is a newer trend that is starting to pick up steam around the globe and I’m so glad! A Missouri company called Custom Container Living makes the cutest little cabins out of shipping containers that you are going to love!

There is a 20-foot and a 40-foot option with many different styles and floor plans to choose from. These quaint little homes can go anywhere and you can move in the same day you buy one! (Check out Custom Container Living’s website for more info…)

Is this your dream vacation spot? Not me. I’d like to visit for a weekend but our next vacation is to Asia. Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, and Bali. Yup. I’ll let you know all about it!

Here’s the link to see the full project photos…

LittleThings: Dirty Old Shipping Containers Into Rustic Cabins (photos)

Tiny Living

Minimalistic living is all the rage but it isn’t for everyone. It’s not for me! I hate clutter but I do like to have room to breathe. One of my greatest friends just build a tiny home in the middle of the city and she loves it. More power to her. I think her and Suzi West would be kindred spirits even though one has a house and one has a flat.

Suzi West lives in a 200 square foot apartment that is quite amazing. She has decorated it in the most creative of ways and her storage solutions are something to write home about. Her spot in Brooklyn must have cost a pretty penny. The yard is three times the size of the home! I wonder if she can build a shed? My favorite thing about the apartment is the Amberg Patent File. 112 drawers? Yes please!

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Salt Spring House

You are going to fall in love with this tiny home on Saltspring Island (British Columbia). The Keva house will take your breath away with it’s rustic beauty. I know that you will love it too. It goes to show that anyone with an adventures spirit can take on a big task, like building a home, and succeed. (With some help from professionals of course. Not all of us are electricians or plumbers.) Nicely done lady!

I love it this quaint little home! It has a pretty pergola porch, lovely windows and exposed beams. The interior is clean, bright, and open. What’s not to love? The answer? Nothing! If I ever decided to build a little house someday it would look a lot like this one! (p.s.-Check out the ‘rustic’ outhouse. That’s not for everyone!)

See this awesome house being built here…

Keva Tiny House: Building Process Photos


When you hear someone say ‘school bus,’ what comes to mind? Books, teachers, the glory days of being on the basketball team or cheerleading? Most people don’t think of houses. (I know that I don’t/didn’t.) It’s a good thing that Patrick (imgur user skoolielove) could see beyond high school and the potential that an old blue bus had. He say the perfect traveling tiny home for an extended road trip and the end results are fabulous!

You can’t even tell that this once a school bus. Gone are the vinyl seats and depressing windows and lighting. In their place are lovely wood floors, LED lighting, dining nooks, and so much more! Love love love! The crazy thing? This transformation only took three months! I’ve been trying to paint my laundry room for at least that long! Nice job Patrick and family.

Here’s the link to all the project photos…

Distractify: 90’s School Bus Gets Converted Into A Tiny Dream Home (photos)