After 7 years of teaching, I became a stay-at-home mom (now 15 years ago) which meant learning how to live on one income (sometimes as low as $30k a year).  Although this was challenging, it taught me how to create beauty in my home by thrifting, shopping deals and renovating our home, with the help of my handy husband. I love intentional design with neutrals (function and beauty on a budget is my jam) and love helping others create a cozy home on a budget too.  

 Grab a paintbrush with me and let's do this!     

I'm Amy.  Wife.  Mom of 4.  Former high school teacher.  Avid Thrifter and DIYer 

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From Outdated to Beautiful Before: the Dark 1970’s Bedroom For this particular client, she had renovated every space in her home but had the master bathroom and bedroom left to update. You can read all about the master bedroom renovation here that I helped her design. She didn’t love her master bedroom. It felt dark […]

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Client Bedroom After

Functional, beautiful DIY design on a budget. Interested in a design consultation?