Making an old house pretty on a budget.



I forgot all about showing all of you the before and afters!! Now, the house is still in progress and the yard is in deep work with building gardens and so on. Here it is so far.


With a lot of white Gliden paint (just as good as Bher but half the cost), Bamboo flooring on a huge clearance (almost cheaper than the cheap laminate), and our thrift store decore we gussied up this 120 year old house.

22 thoughts on “Making an old house pretty on a budget.

  1. The brilliance of these before and afters is the signs of living and vibrant colors you brought to the houseβ€”the pots on the stove, the watermelon on the table, colorful rugs and pillows, etc. It just looks so warm and inviting. Well done!


  2. I really love the all the hard work you all are doing! Seeing the progress and the positivity. Really dig the wood cabinets in kitchen. That is something I would like to do with my 50’s cabinets. National archives has like a 15 min film from 40’s or 50’s about kitchen planning and organization on YouTube. It’s great fun to watch and for new old ideas. God bless you and your family.

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  3. Thanks for sharing the photos of your new home! It looks beautiful and really has a sense of family. Congratulations for all the progress you have made in such a short time…bet you sleep well at night πŸ˜‰

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  4. The house is beautiful 😍 I can’t wait to see the gardens! You inspired me to rip up my old gardens and start planting. I’m sticking them wherever there’s room LOL Just like you always tell us toπŸ˜‰


  5. I’ve taken the covers off the cushions of many couches, washed them in cold water and hung the out to dry. Worked great every time and didn’t damage the covers. Give it a try. Love your show!

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  6. I am new to your blog, Kate, a reader on my own blog has mentioned you to me and I’m delighted she has, as your blog is inspirational. I’m all for homemaking on a budget, making ends meet as we used to say, and stretching a budget. Also, buying cheap often means buying twice, so it’s worth saving for those big purchases, too. Best wishes from the UK.
    Margaret P


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