20 Budget DIY Hacks to make your old bathroom look expensive!

In this episode we are showing you how to completely refresh your old outdated bathroom to look expensive – while on a budget! You're going to love this beautiful and easy before and after in a small bathroom! Probably two of our favorite DIYs yet, a faux bois technique on a vanity completely transforms it, and such a fun and easy vanity light DIY!

The process...

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Getting NAKED Outside?! 😉 We made a *DIY* outdoor  spa! (bathtub + shower)

That's right – we made an outdoor bathroom! We found a PINK vintage whirlpool tub at a local salvage yard and created an outdoor oasis around it. It's a dream come true for us to be able to have a bathtub under the stars! This is a really dramatic and fun makeover and you are going to be absolutely blown away by the before and after transformation. Turning one person's trash into our treasure!

The process.. The end product! Oh but the best part about this outdoor bathroom is that you get to bathe under the stars!

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We did THAT! *thrift store makeover, 30 minute gallery wall, and DIY kitchen flip all in ONE VIDEO!*

We transformed over 4 space in one video (watch above)! It's a Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen and Patio all getting a start to finish makeover, all DIY and all on a budget! We took the before that was a colorful (not the good kind) mess and completely changed the space with a DIY painted marble countertop, on-trend DIY wood moulding wall paneling, and a 30 minute DIY Gallery Wall using thrift store purchases that anyone can do!

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We transform this TINY room into a *Multi-Purpose* Bedroom/Office (DIYs & Thrift-store finds!)

We made the small space in our guest house into a multi-purpose bedroom and home office suitable for both kids and adults! Sophisticated Fun! Following the neutral theme we established in the guest house we did a beachy striped makeover full of DIYs from an easy DIY rattan inspired lamp shade, to DIY picture rails and a big Ikea flip with a bookshelf DIY upgrade. We are also showing you how to style a convertible trundle bed to maximize sleeping area, but keeping it cute. This is the final makeover in this guest house before we welcome our guests so this is the reveal of the full home makeover!

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Raised Garden Bed DIY


- Bottomless galvanized utility tub

- Spray paint (made for metal surfaces)

- Vegetables and herbs (from seedlings or seeds)

- Soil (preferably a compost mixture)

- Mulch

- Cardboard


1. Paint tubs with metal spray paint on the outside only.

2. Once they are dry, place the tubs on ground and put a layer of mulch at the bottom. Then add some mulch. This creates a barrier between the ground to prevent weeds from coming through.

3. Fill the tubs with soil (but not all the way to the top!)

4. Add your favorite herbs and vegetables, or even flowers!

5. Water and watch them grow!

Ultimate Backyard Makeover! *DIY garden, lounge area + water park! (Island Fixer-Upper)

We transformed our backyard into the most magical place ever! We DIY'd the most colorful play set, created a cozy and chic outdoor seating area, and planted our first vegetable garden. You're going to love this makeover, the before and after transformation is so dramatic and fun! If you are looking for inspiration for your backyard makeover that is perfect for both kids and adults look no further– we've got you colorfully covered!


Front Porch Makeover with *Easy Tips for ANY Outdoor Space*

What an exciting outdoor day! We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a bunch of family and so we are pulling together our front porch lanai so that we all have a place to hang out! It's a dream come true to have a tropical paradise in your front yard, so we are going to show you how we decorate an outdoor space, and also give you 5 essential tips / decorating hacks for your outdoor space, plus Joey gets a bean bag finally! The color and creativity that decorating outside allows in a makeover is so magical and fun. We hope this inspires you to makeover your porch, patio or balcony into something embracing the outdoors and your environment.

Our first sunset (of many to come) on our newly renovated lanai....

Minimalist-Serene Room Makeover in 12 HOURS! *Easy decor tips*

We have a day to completely transform this bedroom into a dreamy, serene and minimalist dream bedroom. We do a super easy but super stunning DIY that anyone can do - plus we put decals on the ceiling!? The before and after of this bedroom makeover is beautiful and hopefully inspiring for your own bedroom makeovers. Soft fabrics, neutral color palette, linen bedding, and decals on the ceiling!

We decided to make our own minimalist custom side tables. A very simple DIY we did by cutting plywood into inter-locking pieces and using wood glue!

Upon clearing the room we found something under the carpet.... a hidden SAFE in the floor! We are yet to find out what's inside of it.

Dollar Store Bedroom Makeover!

We have been doing our Mr. Kate Decorates on a Budget series for a few years, but never have we decorated a room for less than $150! But this time, with the help of the Dollar Store and lots and lots of DIYs, we were able to surprise a couple with a bedroom full of color, unique touches, and a mid century modern energy.

Watch the video above and check out more pictures of the room below!

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