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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The 1980’s Original Bathroom Do you remember when we renovated our kids’ bathroom in the spring of 2020?  Yes, we tackled a home project during a lockdown which provided all sorts of interesting challenges to say the least.  I had just started Instagram and was excited to highlight this project online. Above is a listing […]

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Kids bath makeover

How to Make Your Own Textured Metallic Bulb Ornaments These bulb ornaments by Crate and Barrel are absolutely gorgeous. However, they are way out of my price range. They cost $40 for 6 bulb ornaments and you can find them here. I had seen a few Instagram accounts copy these ornaments and had this DIY […]

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DIY Christmas Ornaments in bowl 2

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