Home Tour

Welcome to my home tour! I’m honored to share a look into our well loved, hard working home! Nothing fancy or expensive, just a lot of elbow grease, hours of Pinterest gazing and frugal shopping thrown together with many budget DIY projects.

See how these DIY homeowners planned and converted their 1950's ranch style house into an updated home with terrific curb appeal and a fabulous front deck.

Our home is not big, fancy or new, but as our children have begun to leave the nest we’ve worked hard to transform each space with maximum efficiency while stamping our own signature style in each room. 

I love yard sales and thrift stores, and the better the deal, the happier I am! If you’re like me, you need to find a less expensive and more practical way to make your house a home. I hope you will find some inspiration below.

You can see all the details on my budget decorating on our front deck and how we transformed our dated 1950’s ranch home to one with curb appeal.

These budget decorating ideas for decks and other outdoor spaces will inspire you to shop yard sales, thrift stores and even curbside for inexpensive treasures to repurpose and update for a beautiful space you will love.

Our master bedroom is our latest project and contains a bit of my heart and soul. You’ll be amazed at the before and afters in this room because with the exception of one or two items, everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) is either a DIY project, a yardsale find or a hand me down.

Grey and Coral Bedroom Makeover - Marty's Musings

Recently I updated my craft room and reorganized it. Tim and I spent hours talking through the details, and I spent weeks poring over every magazine, website and blog that I could find. It’s a small room and I had a lot of stuff to organize!

Craft Room Makeover and Organization Ideas - Marty's Musings

Our den makeover resulted from taking up 20-year-old carpet and installing Pergo flooring. The red was definitely a stretch for us, but I love the bold color set against the wood flooring with the family gallery accent wall.

Home Tour from Marty's Musings; Den

The kitchen is my happy place and has been transformed with paint, old furniture, fabric and fence boards. 

 Frugal Tips for a DIY Kitchen Makeover from Marty's musings

 You can see part of our living room here and one of my husband’s first furniture projects with an old window.

Summer 2013 Showcase of Homes from Marty's Musings

Last but not least, in our latest project we gutted our entire bathroom minus the toilet and tub. DIY projects combine with thrifted decor in our most challenging project ever. 

Smal Bathroom Remodel from Marty's Muisngs

Here you can see my teenage daughter’s room and inspiration wall where she is reminded of her value every day.

Home Tour from Marty's Musings; Teenage Girl's Room 

So there you have it!  A lot hard work combined with a little ingenuity, hours of plotting and planning and a desire to repurpose on a budget.

Want to see more? Here’s my 2014 perfectly imperfect Christmas Home Tour

2013 Christmas Home Tour from Marty's Musings

Here is the scoop on my kitchen,

How to Make a Chalk Kitchen Message Board

my 2013 Fall Home Tour

Fall Decorating and Home Tour from Marty's Musings

and my 2013 Christmas Home Tour.

2013 Christmas Home Tour

You might also want to check out my hubby’s tips in his Ask Tim posts. He’s a wealth of information for the DIY’er and handyman. Or check out my Project Gallery for more inspiration.Marty's Musings Subscribe Box 1

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