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 want 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

I’m working on transforming my son’s bedroom and you can read all about the beginnings of the makeover here and the design inspiration here

This small coastal themed bedroom is filled with inexpensive DIY projects and secondhand treasures any can do!

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

These 5 tips for choosing flooring for your home will take the guesswork and fear out of shopping! Includes ideas for hardwood, laminate and tile choices.

My craft room has been reorganized and updated a few times. 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 have 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

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

Fun tips for celebrating the holiday of love without spending a lot of money or time with an easy Valentines Day vignette filled with yard sale and thrift store treasures.

Last but not least, 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? I love to decorate for Christmas and you can see my 2015 Christmas Home tour here.

With yard sale treasures, elements from nature and easy DIY projects, this Christmas Home Tour will convince you that a small home can be beautiful, too!

My 2014 perfectly imperfect Christmas Home Tour was the crazy Christmas year but it was memorable!

2013 Christmas Home Tour from Marty's Musings

I did love my bright yellow walls so if you want to read more about them here is the scoop on my kitchen before I lightened them up.

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