Hi and welcome to The Old Summers Home. I love to create new home decor and in this category, I will show you my favorite completed DIY decor projects and tutorials. Everything from the laundry room to kitchen upgrades to little knick-knacks to create your own personalized decor touch!
Adding a personal touch to your home with an easy DIY decor project is the perfect way to make your house a home and on a budget too! When you create something for your own place you can add unique details that you want. Customizing decor makes it all worth your time and energy and really speaks volumes about your personality. Not to mention the pride that you feel when you make something absolutely beautiful with your own two hands. You can also find our easy outdoor DIY projects here too like our Raised Garden Bed Pallet Project or our Cast Iron Bench makeover.
Because I love decor so much I want to share our easy DIY tutorials with you so that you too can create and learn a few new ideas. I love to find cheap and easy decor ideas that I can whip up in a snap because life is busy and kids are expensive!
When renovating and remodeling, you have the perfect opportunity to change up the vibe and feel of your home. These are what I did to create my own rustic farmhouse decor. You will find our home renovations, makeovers and tutorials here as well. I hope you find these easy step by step home decor & frugal DIY tutorials helpful. Keep on the lookout as I will keep adding more and more.
I hope you are inspired to get crafting and creating some budget-friendly home decor from our easy DIY Tutorials. Have fun!
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home! Today I want to show you a recent addition to our Mudroom. Our Simple Family Gallery Wall and the 6 Stunning Ideas behind it! I have always had a love for gallery walls. When we did our mudroom/laundry room makeover we had a large wall with nothing […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home! Today I’m showing you how I built this DIY Farmhouse Backyard Bench in under 20 minutes. This is such a simple tutorial and the bench is solid and gorgeously rustic. I’m currently sitting on this bench as I type this, I just love it so much. I […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home. Today we are going to show you 15+ affordable ways to add farmhouse charm to your laundry room makeover on a budget. What a lot of people don’t realize is that you can create an amazing new look even if you are on an extremely tight budget. […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home. Today I’m going to show you 10 brilliant ways to create curb appeal. Whether you’re selling, remortgaging or just want to add some extra value to your home this post will help you to do just that. For each of these 10 ways to create curb appeal, […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home! Today I will show you how we took our entryway from dark, dreary and chaotic turning it into a bright and cheery farmhouse nook with great organizational features. You will see how our Mudroom Entryway Bench featuring Shiplap Walls has completely transformed our home! Previously when you […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home! Today I want to tell you all about our crazy sock conundrum. First off what is it with companies selling children’s socks that have one matching pair in a six pack? Are they trying to make us all go insane? Sigh, I recently found these socks on […]
Hi and welcome to The Old Summers Home! Today I want to tell you about one of my favourite quick and easy projects, The Reverse Canvas Sign! Not only is this easy it can also be extremely budget-friendly! Sometimes we all just need a cheap and easy craft to beautiful our home. The reverse canvas […]
Hi and welcome to The Old Summers Home. Today we have a great laundry room change holder idea for you! While doing the laundry how often do you find coins in pockets or at the bottom of the washer at the end of the cycle? All the time around here! I used to put them […]
Hi and welcome to The Old Summers Home! When redoing a room it can add up extremely fast. Especially the finishing touches. One large expense for a room can be the trim. Window, door, crown and baseboards- it all adds up quickly and can easily be a few hundred dollars. Today I’m going to show […]
Hi and welcome to The Old Summers Home. Today I’m showing you a quick and easy DIY Mason Jar Project-how to make your very own Mason Jar Toothbrush Holder if you’ve got 5 minutes you’ve got time for this simple to do DIY! If there is one thing I have learnt since having children it […]
Hi and welcome to The Old Summers Home! Since I’ve started blogging I’ve been working on my laptop all over the house. Not always in the best postural positions. Today I decided I needed to make myself a no-sew DIY lap desk for my laptop. I asked for some opinions on Facebook and took what […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home! Today I’m going to show you how we updated our kitchen cupboards. We bought our home 8 years ago and at the time it had burgundy cupboards at the top and no doors. The colour worked with the previous owner’s decor. I personally found the cabinets too […]
Hi and welcome to The Old Summers Home! Today I’m going to show you my latest addition to the mudroom/laundry room series. These beautiful Farmhouse Shutters are so simple to make and a perfect window treatment alternative. I knew I wanted something that would blend well with the newly renovated space but that would also […]
Hi there, welcome to The Old Summers Home! Today I’m going to share our super easy DIY Mop/ Broom Holder with you. It is even quicker if you own a Silhouette, Cricut, or another cutting machine. If you are tired of searching for your broom and mop or don’t have a convenient place to store […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home. I have mentioned this before and probably will a million times on this blog hahaha…. my favourite thing to do is repurpose and give new life and meaning to old things. This cheese grater up-cycle is one of these projects. So if you have an old grater […]
Why the Need for a Kitchen Pantry? Our kitchen lacked cupboard space making it really difficult to store groceries and extra cookware. At the time all we had was an 8-foot section of cupboards and countertop. I often pondered how to build a pantry that would give us enough storage once and for all. The […]
Hi and welcome to The Old Summers Home! Since we built our pantry we have yet to finish off the area and I really wanted to add a farmhouse styled sign to the wall portion above the door. I settled on making this Farmhouse Grocery Sign and I’m so pleased with the end result! It adds […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home. Today I want o talk a bit about family life. When you have a family, life can be chaotic and very busy! It can be hard to remember every appointment and social event coming up when you’re constantly on the go. The solution? A Command Centre! Having […]
Hi and welcome to another post from The Old Summers Home. Today I want to share a quick DIY project with all you crafters out there. If you love glitter then you will love this quick and handy little DIY Glitter Chart. But Why A DIY Glitter Chart? Some of you may be wondering what […]
Hi and welcome to The Old Summers Home. Today we are going to look at our mudroom laundry room before and after! We bought this old house 8 years ago. This is our first home we have purchased and it has been quite the learning experience. Owning your own home opens lots of doors […]
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