About Me

Welcome, I am so happy you are here!

I'm Cindy. I love coffee, cozy homes, squishy pillows, crisp mountain air and spending all day reading a good book!

My love of creating started when I was just a little girl, playing with my grandma's button box! The colors, shapes and designs provided endless inspiration. As I got older, I loved art class, sewing and baking. But it wasn't until I married Mr DIY in 1992 and moved into our own home that my creativity really took off! We've moved a lot and each of our homes has been a canvas for me to learn and play with decor! Here on the blog I love sharing step by step craft tutorials, DIY projects that we're attempting in our own home, room makeovers and more!

We didn't have a lot of money when we got married, but I craved a pretty, cozy home and I quickly learned that creating a beautiful home can be done even on a teeny tiny little budget! I realized the joy that comes from filling your home with handmade items, and how it adds warmth, personality and coziness to the spaces you live in! DIY beautify (the blog) was started in August of 2013 as a way to share my creativity and inspire others. In the 6+ years that I've been writing this blog, it has blessed me so much and turned into a part-time job!


Mr DIY is (almost) always supportive of my creative passions 😍 and he's my biggest fan and encourager. He helps with the heavy lifting and measuring, 'cause I'll always be an "eyeball it" gal! We joke that he's the DIY behind my beautify and needs his own blog (but the reality is that I'd have to write it)!! 

Mr DIY and me

God has blessed us with three amazing kids. They challenge us, keep us on our toes, have given us gray hair (!) and remind us that life is short...and we need to embrace each day. Our oldest son lives and works in Tennessee, our middle son is getting ready to fly the coop and our daughter will be a high school junior this year. Empty-nester syndrome is just around the corner, and I'm so not ready!!!

our family

Our journey

God has taken our family on an incredible journey! Mr DIY is a Family Pastor and we've lived in 2 countries, moved 8 times across 5 states, coast to coast. In fact, as I'm typing this, we're about to celebrate 5 years in our TX home

This blog is a journey. As I share my furniture updates, room makeovers, craft tutorials, decorating shortcuts {even some mishaps and project fails} and budget saving tips for making your house beautiful too, I hope you walk away feeling encouraged, inspired and blessed!

A word about those annoying ads

I know they can be intrusive and I apologize. The thing is, they provide an income so that I'm free to stay home and do what I love to do...create, decorate and document it all here for you. I don't charge you to watch my videos and read my tutorials so I hope you'll be able to see past the ads to my awesome content! I hope you're able to see my blog as a visual online magazine (they have pages of ads too!) and appreciate the energy that I put into creating free content for you ❤


I'm thrilled to have my projects featured in these publications!




bringing beauty to the ordinary,


  1. Just found your blog-love it! I am in West TN, what part of TN are you in?

    1. Hi Sheila, we are in Hendersonville. I am so glad you enjoy my blog :)

  2. Another country girl! I'm a transplant out here but I love it! I'm so excited to be a new follower, Cindy! Your projects are adorable!!

    Xo Kylie

    1. You are so kind!! I'm so happy to have a new follower! YAY :) I do love TN, the colors are beautiful....can't wait for the cool weather to arrive!

  3. Hi Cindy! Looking forward to following your blog and your projects! Stop by my blog when you get a chance.

  4. Hi Cindy, I just found your Blog and look forward to more of your posts, you are an inspiration, I love doing the same DIY, thrifting, garage sales, anything cheap. We live in So. Fla & can't wait to move to your part of the South. Pam

  5. Hi Cindy my daughter asked me to do the Graduation Wreath for my grandson's graduation brunch. I love scrapbooking but this entails other ideas. When I looked up your website I was happy to see written instructions on how to do one. I know I will be become a devoted follower of yours. I also love Jesus, he is the one and only one to be true to us. God Bless. Ana

    1. Thank you Ana, I'm so happy you found the tutorial helpful! And I'm always happy to have a new follower!

  6. Saw you dark living room painted ?white? or what white by professional painters; that is out of the question but am curious about which paint, which white-ish colour. Thank you.

    1. We used Sherwin Williams Repose Gray for the panels and we have a creamy white for our trim! We've actually used this lighter gray color throughout our home and love it!


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