House Tour & DIY Home Ideas


Need to get those creative juices flowing in order to spruce up your casa?? Check out some of these before and afters with links on how to =)

1) Turn your rarely used holiday-formal-dining room into a game room! Instead of an art gallery wall, make a Game Gallery Wall like I did here! Simply throw up some shelving (mine comes from hobby lobby [don’t forget to use your online 40% off coupon) display your favorite games (my mom and I went to goodwill to find classic games at an affordable price) and add some foam-board baking to make them stand up sturdy if the games boards fold! The ping pong table was purchased from Wal-mart and can easily be converted into a large dining room table with the net removed and a nice table cloth 😉

house 3

2) Give your builder-grade kitchen an upgrade!!!

Below is the original boring kitchen with the classic first-home formica counter tops, outdated brass light fixtures and standard oak colored cabinets without knobs.

kitchen unfinished

 Checkout my Kitchen Makeover & How to Paint your Kitchen Cabinets here

kitchen 7

3) Another inexpensive trick, paint your standard white interior doors black for a custom look.

Kitchen Makeover 1

3) Take your old plain master bathroom from drab to fab =) See what I was working with below… Plain design, white everything, formica counter tops and worst of all…CARPETING IN THE BATHROOM>>> I mean, who purposefully chooses that?!?

bathroom unfinished

Click the link to see how I created a FEATURE WALL with DAMASK STENCIL




4) Another prime example of a standard builder-grade bathroom =(

old bathroom 2

My guest bath got a latte paint job, granite installed and a fun d.i.y birch tree decal.



Want some more ideas, click the link for


5) For the longest time, my guest bedroom was not looking soo inviting….

guest bedroom

See how I created this design on a dime for LESS THAN $250 =)


6) Transform your outdoor space! My original setup had great potential, but lacked the perfect spot to enjoy it.

backyard unfinished - Copy

Since I love the outdoors and purchased the home overlooking a greenbelt, I used the Lowe’s Online Deck Designer Tool to help my vision become a reality!! I wish I could claim that I build this deck, but that’s a big negativo. I did however stain it myself and you can  check out the paint I used to prevent your deck from rotting =)

house 4

house 5

View from the porch =)

backyard 2

I hope you enjoyed the tour and learned some simple and easy ways to customize your casa!

Happy Decorating,

Kelley B.


4 Responses to “House Tour & DIY Home Ideas”

  1. Chemietoilette February 22, 2013 at 8:34 am #

    Saved as a favorite, I really like your website!

  2. Anonymous February 14, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

    I just looked at your backyard & it makes me miss margs/guac on the patio!!!! 🙂

    • pinvestigation February 16, 2014 at 10:37 am #

      I knoow it, we need to make that happen soon!

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