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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I finally did it!  I started this project back in August and finished it late October (as I took a long break in between).   Let’s take a look at this antique children’s chair that belonged to my 96 year old grandma when she was a child. 6 years ago, I spray painted it bright […]

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Vintage chair refinished

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