Favorite Projects of the Year

Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas!

As Christmas quickly approaches, I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and blessed New Year! Diy beautify would be nothing without loyal followers and I am honored to have you following along!

I thought it would be fun to take a little look back at our favorite projects of 2016.

Stenciled Wall Hanging Christmas Decor

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

This stenciled wall hanging turned out better than expected, and I'm excited to try this technique again. It's easy to customize, and adds a beautiful farmhouse feel to your Christmas decor.

stenciled wall hanging

Easy DIY Christmas Pillow Wraps

Monday, December 19, 2016

These easy DIY pillow wraps are a great way to add a festive touch to your existing pillows for the Christmas season! They're removable, inexpensive and can be completely no-sew if you choose!

Easy DIY pillow wraps

Easy T-Shirt Yarn Christmas Tree

Friday, December 16, 2016

If you haven't heard, t-shirt yarn is all the rage in home decor! Stop throwing out your old t-shirts; recycle them into cute decor for your home! I can't wait to show you how easy it is to make a darling winter white Christmas tree from an old t-shirt!

t-shirt Christmas tree

Christmas in the Kitchen and New Curtains

Monday, December 12, 2016

I'm sharing a corner of my kitchen decorated for Christmas today, along with some new gray striped curtains.

Christmas in the kitchen

Christmas All Through the House

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

We may not have snow here in south coastal Texas but it's feeling a lot like Christmas! Decorating a new home for the holidays is fun and challenging. Come on in and let me show you how I've been adding Christmas touches all throughout our house!

Christmas wreath

How to Make a Coffee Filter Tree

Saturday, December 3, 2016

This coffee filter tree is a must for your Christmas decorating! It's a simple, affordable DIY project that can be completed in an hour or two and the results are simply stunning!

coffee filter tree

Minted Holiday Cards Giveaway

Friday, November 25, 2016

Are you full of turkey and stuffing? Our Thanksgiving was fabulous, but now that it's behind us, the push is on to get ready for Christmas. One of the things we did this week was take family pictures for our Christmas cards. Sending cards is the perfect opportunity to stay in touch and share our latest adventures...such as our recent cross-country move! Today I'm excited to offer three $100 gift cards to Minted to help you in your holiday carding! I love offering giveaways to my readers...especially when 3 of you will win!

holiday cards

10-Minute Christmas Decorating Ideas

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Christmas decorating can be stressful! Today I'm partnering with several other home bloggers to share some of our easiest, stress-free 10-minute decorating ideas!

Christmas wreath

Best Wall Color for Light, Neutral Furnishings

Monday, November 21, 2016

Neutral furnishings are my favorite. I love the fresh look and the calm feeling of white and light decor. Our latest move is the perfect example of the impact that wall colors can have on your furniture! If your white or light sofas and furnishings are looking a little dingy, read on for the best paint colors to choose to make them bright and fresh again!

before and after; beige to gray

Changes in the Kitchen

Friday, November 18, 2016

You know how the wrong shade of lipstick can ruin your whole look? It's the same thing with paint! Luckily changing the look of a space is almost as easy as changing your lip color! A new shade can enliven your space and I can't wait to show you how we freshened up our kitchen! 

coffee bar

Easy Chicken Pasta Recipe (With White Sauce)

Monday, November 14, 2016

I've never heard a parent brag about how picky their child is! On the other hand, I consider it a slam-dunk, home-run, touchdown, brag-worthy meal when my kids actually lick their plates clean! And while it doesn't happen very often, this easy chicken pasta recipe is plate-licking good every single time! It's fast and easy and can be on their plates in about 30 minutes!

chicken pasta ingredients

Design Decisions and Dilemmas

Monday, November 7, 2016

I'm sharing a few pictures of our living room today. They're not styled or ready for bragging rights yet, so be warned! I have some design decisions and dilemmas in this room that I would love your help with and I'm ready to share our plans for this space. Let's start with a design board I created.

inspiration board

Yard Sale Bench Makeover (Embrace the Old!)

Monday, October 31, 2016

Sometimes all a yard sale find needs is a fresh coat of paint. Today I'm sharing a yard sale bench that got a quick swipe of color for a fresh new look!

yard sale bench makeover

Farmhouse Fall Tour

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Good morning friends! I'm delighted to bring you this mini Fall tour from the home of one of my Instagram friends, Mary Casa Chic. Mary's home is light and bright with lots of natural, rustic elements that add delightful texture and I know you will be wowed by her stunning home and beautiful pictures!

fall tour

Welcome to our New Home!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Oh my goodness, have we been busy! We moved into our new home over the weekend and have been busy busy busy unpacking and finding a home for all our stuff! I haven't been able to blog as we don't have WiFi set up yet...so I'm sitting at a local Starbucks madly trying to get this post put together so I have something recent to share with y'all!

new home

5 Tips to Create a Welcoming Fall Home

Saturday, October 15, 2016

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Hobby Lobby

It's just days now until we will move into our new (to us) home! I know I'm going to be buried under boxes for awhile and I won't get to decorate for fall this year like I normally would. However, during a recent trip to Hobby Lobby, I spotted some fall goodies that I wanted to share with you, as well as some tips for decorating for fall throughout your home...

fall decorating with Hobby Lobby

Dollar Store Autumn Leaf Decor

Friday, October 7, 2016

My friend Bre is visiting today with a super simple (and super cheap) upcycle! If you're looking for a quick way to add a touch of Fall to your home, you will love this project!

Hello, diy beautify readers! I'm Bre and I blog at Average But Inspired, where I share creative (and budget-friendly!) crafts, furniture makeovers, and home decor ideas. I am so excited to be guest posting for Cindy while she's busy getting ready to move into her new home. Since she and I share a love for simple and inexpensive home decor, I knew that this Dollar Store Autumn Leaf Decor project would be the perfect one to share with you! With a few simple supplies and about fifteen minutes, you can make one, too!

Autumn Leaf Decor

7 Inexpensive Upcycled Projects for Your Home

Monday, October 3, 2016

Just in case you didn't know...the blogging community is a wonderful place to make friends who share your passion! I'm so fortunate to have several blog buddies who have stepped up to help me in recent weeks and today I'm delighted to introduce you to another friend, Carrie.

Hello diy beautify readers! I’m Carrie and I blog at Lovely Etc. all about creating a home you love for less. I love to share inexpensive decorating tricks, DIY home d├ęcor projects, and affordable home renovations. But my absolute favorite projects to share are upcycled or repurposed projects. I believe there is nothing better than giving something old a brand new purpose and making it useful and beautiful again.

upcycled lantern

Fall Accessorizing with my Jord Wood Watch (and a giveaway!)

Friday, September 30, 2016

Some days are almost too good to be true! I had a day like that a couple weeks ago...on the very same day that our offer on a house was accepted, I got a brand new JORD wood watch in the mail! I did a little happy dance, and I'm excited to share with you today how I'm styling my new watch for Fall...as well as offering a giveaway!

JORD women's watch and fall style http://www.woodwatches.com/#diybeautify

How to make a Pedestal Rope Bowl (using just 2 items)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Sometimes living with the bare necessities challenges us to be more creative, to think outside of the box! That's how this Create and Share Challenge project started...with just 2 basic supplies! Using just hot glue and rope, I created this little pedestal bowl. It's full of texture and interest, and makes a great complement for the rest of my fall decor! I'm sharing the tutorial below.

easy pedestal rope bowl

Women's Hair Loss (and My Experience With ROGAINE® Foam)

Thursday, September 22, 2016



Hey friends, if you're one of the 42% of women dealing with genetic hair loss, read on...you'll be encouraged by my results with Women's ROGAINE® Foam. If this isn't an issue for you, and you came expecting a Fall DIY project, I promise there is lots more of that in the days ahead!

women's genetic hair loss

Easy Fall Mason Jar Centerpiece

Monday, September 19, 2016

The humble mason jar has become a staple in DIY decorating! There are countless ways to use mason jars and today, another blogger friend of mine has an easy Fall mason jar centerpiece to share with you! It's a budget-friendly way to bring a touch of nature to your Fall table.

fall centerpiece

Beach Glass Pumpkin

Thursday, September 15, 2016

This project is a result of what happens when a creative person relocates, packs away all their possessions in storage and moves to the beach (temporarily) while house hunting. I found a way to create fall, even at the beach and am excited to share this DIY beach glass pumpkin with you today! If you love this project but don't live near a beach, no worries...you can purchase beach glass at craft stores and online!

beach glass pumpkin

How to Repurpose Old Furniture in New Ways

Monday, September 12, 2016

Today my friend Susie is here to share some fabulous ways she has repurposed old furniture in new ways. The makeovers below include pieces she's had for years as well as thrift store finds. Read on to see how Susie remade these pieces to function better in her home! These furniture projects are sure to inspire you!

repurpose an old TV cabinet  | The Chelsea Project

Farmhouse Fall Decor (That You Can Use All Year!)

Thursday, September 8, 2016

If you've followed this little blog for any time at all, it should be abundantly clear to you that I love a good bargain! Today I'm sharing a curated collection of fabulous farmhouse finds for getting your home ready for fall. These items deliver extra bang for your buck because while they will rock your fall decor, they're not strictly for fall. Oh no, you'll be able to decorate all year long with these awesome finds!

farmhouse pillow

5 Thrifty Makeovers

Monday, September 5, 2016

Happy Monday friends, I have a special treat for you today! Some blogger friends have stepped in to help me while we are moving and our possessions are all packed into storage. If you enjoy a good trash-to-treasure, thrifty makeover, you are going to love today's post! Christy from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer has got the eye for turning an outdated relic into something new and fabulous! I'm going to let her tell you all about these 5 thrifty makeovers!

5 thrifty makeovers

Personalizing a Front Door (and my newest addiction!)

Friday, September 2, 2016

Welcome friend! I'm SO GLAD you're hanging out with me this morning! I'm sharing an easy way to personalize your front door today!

front door wreath

Creating Fall at the Beach

Monday, August 29, 2016

I recently found myself far out of my comfort zone...our family just relocated from TN to TX a week ago - a BIG move! We have been given the use of a fabulous beach house while we house hunt. So it kinda feels like summer because it's still really hot here on the Texas Gulf Coast...and the beach is less than a block away...and it's sunny...and hot! And while I'm LOVING it, I was craving a little FALL, so I figured out a way to bring some Fall to the beach! This is a great way to use found objects whether you live at the beach or not!

painted shells and driftwood

Dollar Store Fall Wreath with Mini Pumpkins

Friday, August 26, 2016

A recent move to a new state means I'm scrambling to find crafting projects to share with you while I'm technically homeless and all my stuff is in storage! Thankfully a few fellow blogger friends have stepped in to help me out! Today Aimee from The Crazy Craft Lady has a fast and wallet-friendly dollar store fall wreath tutorial to share.

Dollar Store Mini Pumpkin Fall Wreath

Herbed Goat Cheese Spread

Thursday, August 18, 2016

I love the fact that gourmet ingredients are available just about everywhere these days! This recipe for herbed goat cheese spread makes a deliciously creamy appetizer or snack...and it's ridiculously easy to make!

herbed goat cheese spread

Day 4 Giveaway (Lush Decor Curtains) and Some News!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Just over 3-1/2 years ago we moved from FL to TN (if you want to know all the places we lived before that, you can read my About Me page). After getting the kids settled in school, I found myself needing an outlet and diy beautify was born! It's been a fun 3 years with lots of learning and growing, both my blog and me personally. That's why these last few days have been all about celebrating and giving good things away! I hope you don't miss out on today's giveaway, it's the last one for awhile and I'm also announcing the winner of the Sweet Tea fabric giveaway below...aaaand I hope you'll keep reading because we are heading out on a new adventure!

curtain giveaway

Day 3 Giveaway (Sweet Tea Fabric from Thistlewood Farm)

Monday, August 8, 2016

You guys, it's been such a fun week celebrating my Blogiversary with you and 4 days of Giveaways! I've already given away a pair of original mugs (designed and made by me) and today I'll be announcing the winner of the craft fair apron and market bag! Before we get to that, let's take a look at today's giveaway sponsored by Thistlewood Farm.

I'm celebrating my Blogiversary with 4 days of giveaways! Enter to win two yards of Sweet Tea Fabrics from Thistlewood Farm at diy beautify!!

Day 2 Giveaway (Craft Fair Apron and Market Bag)

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Welcome to Day 2 of my Blogiversary Celebration, 4 days of giveaways! Hang with me and I'll be announcing the winner of the Coffee and Tea Mugs soon, as well as the winner of the $150 Minted giveaway. But first, let's take a closer look at today's prizes...

I'm celebrating my Blogiversary with 4 days of giveaways! Enter to win a hand sewn craft fair apron and a vintage market bag at diybeautify!

Blogiversary 4 Days of Giveaways (Coffee Mugs)

Monday, August 1, 2016

Hey sweet friends, I love a good party and guess what? It's my 3-year Blogiversary! It's been a wild ride, with lots of ups, downs, mistakes and triumphs! I am so excited to offer my readers 4 days of Giveaways to help me celebrate!

I'm celebrating my blogiversary with 4 days of giveaways! Up first is an awesome pair of sturdy coffee and tea mugs! Enter at diybeautify!

Simple and Tasty Greek Salad Recipe

Friday, July 29, 2016

Hey friends! I'm so excited to share one of my very favorite salad recipes with you. It's not a traditional lettuce salad, it's a chunky and flavorful Greek Salad, and it's so easy to prepare!

Looking for a simple and tasty salad that is packed full of veggies? This Greek Salad fits the bill. Get the recipe at diy beautify!

How to Style a Shabby Modern Birthday (Plus a $150 Minted Giveaway)

Monday, July 25, 2016

It's no joke - kids grow up way too fast! If you're a parent, I'm sure you'll agree with me! Little DIY ( my sweet daughter) is turning 12 in just a few days and I really want to stop the clock!

While she's mostly a tomboy, her tastes are starting to change and she loves what we've termed 'shabby modern'. So we decided to celebrate her birthday with that style in mind. Read on to see how we styled a shabby modern birthday party with Minted. You'll have a chance a little further down to win a $150 Minted gift card!

I used vintage decor items to style a shabby modern birthday party, as well as select items from Minted.com!

5 Steps to the Ultimate At-Home Pedi (and Night In)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

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I recently found myself at home alone...for an entire evening! If you're a mom, I know you're cheering with me! I decided to make the most of this rare occurrence and treat myself to some "ME" time! I indulged in the ultimate at-home pedi, followed by ice cream and a movie! All alone!!! Read on for my tips to getting this spa treat at home!

The goal = relaxation and pampering!

Sharing 5 steps to the ultimate at-home pedi, and other ways to indulge and relax when you find yourself alone for the evening!

Fresh Strawberry Pie (The Taste of Summer)

Monday, July 18, 2016

One of my favorite things about summer is eating fresh fruit! Summer desserts like this strawberry pie are the perfect opportunity to use up an abundance of fresh, ripe fruit. My strawberry pie is made with a combination of halved and mashed strawberries. Try it and see what you think!

This fresh strawberry pie is one recipe you need to try this summer! Made with fresh berries, it is stunning as well as delicious! Get the recipe at diy beautify.

How to Make a Farmhouse Sign and a Free Printable

Thursday, July 14, 2016

This quick DIY sign adds texture and just the right farmhouse feel for the space above my sofa. Read on to find out how to make it!

DIY farmhouse sign

How to Antique a New Wood Crate (Hiding in Plain Sight)

Monday, July 11, 2016

This tutorial will show you how to antique a brand new, plain wood crate using just stain and stencils.
make a new crate look old

Styling a Living Room with IKEA

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Styling a room with IKEA accessories is always satisfying! Today I'm sharing a few updates to my living room and some family antics during our recent shopping trip!

living room

Women's Hair Loss (My Journey)

Thursday, June 30, 2016

I'm sharing my struggle and journey with women's hair loss.

my journey with genetic hair loss

8 Deliciously Simple July 4th Desserts

Monday, June 27, 2016

Maybe you need a little inspiration on the dessert front. I've got you covered! Here are 8 fabulous and deliciously simple July 4th desserts. The hardest part will be deciding which one to make!
Delicious and simply July 4th dessert ideas! More information at diy beautify!

Inspiring DIY Kitchens

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The kitchen is still the heart of the home! I've collected a group of inspiring DIY kitchens to inspire!
DIY kitchens

How to Make a Denim and Lace Fabric Scrap Flag

Monday, June 20, 2016

This denim and lace shabby flag is made from fabric scraps, lace and drop cloth. It's sweet, ruffly and a perfect option for those neutral-loving DIYers out there! 

shabby chic flag

How to Make a DIY Slip-N-Slide (Summer Fun for Kids)

Friday, June 17, 2016

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Summer's in full swing, but what happens when the kids get bored? This 'redneck slip-n-slide' (sorry to be cliche, but I do reside in TN!) is a simple DIY that will provide hours of fun and it's a great way to beat the summer heat!

easiest slip n slide to make

How to Make a Driftwood Sign with Lyrics

Monday, June 13, 2016

I'm sharing the tutorial for a DIY driftwood sign, not only how to create a driftwood plank look with brand new wood, but also how to add the lyrics to the sign.

driftwood sign

DIY Idea for Custom Wedding Gifts (Candle Holder with Burlap Monogram)

Friday, June 10, 2016

Here's an inexpensive idea for a personalized wedding gift that the recipients are sure to love!

personalized wedding gift idea