It’s no secret around here that we’re not living in my dream house. But in the last few years, thinking about all we have and our many blessings, this house has become our little-home-that-could. We love it more and more. That’s one of the reasons I am so excited to be focusing on Love Your Home for our April M Challenge – it’s been a life-changer for us!
Besides the change in mindset, one of the biggest ways we’ve increased our contentment with the home we have is by tackling small DIY projects that have had a big impact in our life in this home. Do it yourself projects always come with a great sense of accomplishment, but when that feeling also helps you love your space more? That’s a win-win.
So I’ve collected 15 easy DIYs that will help you love your home more from our archives and inexpensive ideas from other great blogs – let’s all find a way to love the home we have! (note: I’d love for you to pin the title image for this page, but for each project, please pin from the original sources – thanks!)
Easy Home Updates from Mom Advice:
Simple updates to refresh corners – or any spaces!
Turn an unused shed into a hideaway, guest room, office, or anything you need!
Refresh your space by styling (and decluttering!) your bookshelves.
Make your craft/office space work better with these organizing solutions.
Change up standard bookcases with an inexpensive fabric makeover.
Make guests feel welcomed to your home with a sweet basket (& free printables!).
Other Easy Home Updates
Spray paint knobs & pulls @ Handle The Heat
Paint your dated tile @ Live Love DIY
Redo your bathroom inexpensively @ Beautiful Matters
Or just frame out a builder mirror for a big impact @ Liz Marie Blog
Paint, add counters, sink and accessories to remodel a kitchen for under $1200 @ An Oregon Cottage
Or simply update your backsplash with peel-and-stick tile @ Thrifty Crafty Girl
Create an inexpensive plank accent wall @ Fox Hollow Cottage
Easily change out your light fixtures (this makes a huge change for low $ !) @ Sawdust & Embryos
Paint right over ugly vinyl or linoleum @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body
So many great ideas! How are you learning to love the home you have?