Articles by: Tabatha Muntzinger

Hands-On Confidential: Rustoleum’s Countertop Paint

Hands-On Confidential: Rustoleum’s Countertop Paint

Once upon a time I wrote a post about countertop paint, made for laminate surfaces like you find in kitchens and bathrooms. I dreamed of someday utilizing it in my kitchen and reporting back, but between bigger projects and time constraints, it just never made the to-do list. However, after […]

Paint On Your Wallpaper With Rollerwall

Paint On Your Wallpaper With Rollerwall

For living in an ancient house with plaster walls, I have an unnatural desire to wallpaper my very uneven vertical spaces. I’ve looked at different ways to make wallpaper happen, yet another solution that keeps popping up through my endless perusal of the design blogosphere is using paint to “make” […]

Home Depot Kitchen Updates – Quick & Cheap

Home Depot Kitchen Updates – Quick & Cheap

The Home Depot website has all kinds of nooks and crannies to explore while looking for information and helpful hints, including a blog. This post, which I found through “liking” them on Facebook, has OODLES of quick and cheap little projects to help update or just reinvent your kitchen in […]

Stay Organized With An Information Station

Stay Organized With An Information Station

With almost two kids, five cats, a dog, and a husband, I often forget things, like what day it is, or my name. (It’s Tabatha.) So when we were working on trying to organize our lives before our first little one came into the world, one of the simplest and […]

Build Your Own Furniture With Knock-Off Wood

Build Your Own Furniture With Knock-Off Wood

The thing about shelter blogs is that one begets another begets another. I don’t know how I originally stumbled up on Knock-Off Wood, or how long ago, but it’s high time you all knew about it. The blog is run by Ana White, a stay-at-home-mom to a little girl in […]

Change Your Kitchen Floor (Inexpensively) With Vinyl Tiles

Change Your Kitchen Floor (Inexpensively) With Vinyl Tiles

When my husband and I purchased our home, a major selling factor was the kitchen. It had been added onto our 110+ year old house within our lifetimes, was spacious, had lots of storage, and was definitely large enough for the two of us to be in the space simultaneously […]

Vanilla Ice To Host His Own DIY Network Show

Vanilla Ice To Host His Own DIY Network Show

In probably some of the oddest home reno show news I’ve come across in quite some time, severalsources are stating that Robert Van Winkle, aka early 90′s rap star Vanilla Ice, is set to host his own 10-episode show on the DIY Network. Under the working title “The Vanilla Ice […]

Tips on DIYing A Hardwood Floor (From First-Time Floor-Layers)

Tips on DIYing A Hardwood Floor (From First-Time Floor-Layers)

Recently, my husband and I embarked on an epic adventure in our home renovation. We — actually he and a friend, because I’m nine months pregnant and can barely bend at the waist — completely DIY’ed a hardwood floor for our impending daughter’s nursery. In light of this post detailing […]

Local Crime Statistics Go High Tech

Local Crime Statistics Go High Tech

I live in a smaller city near the largest Air Force Base in the nation, the intersection of two major interstate highways, and about a million college campuses. So despite the fact that I by no means live out in the boondocks, sometimes technological advances take a wee bit longer […]

Mistakes To Avoid for First-Time DIY’ers

Mistakes To Avoid for First-Time DIY’ers

When my husband and I bought our house, we did so with every intention of getting all HGTV on the place. Despite neither of us having any home renovation experience, we naively looked around and assumed that small repairs and some paint would fix up our new home and make […]

Mood Boards Made Simple By OlioBoard

Mood Boards Made Simple By OlioBoard

Ever get stuck on a home decor project? Have problems envisioning a room finished (you know, past the bare drywall and exposed wires)? Or wondering how an out-of-this world color palette might actually work together, but afraid of purchasing and painting your way to disaster? Me too. That’s why I […]

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Laundry Rooms

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Laundry Rooms

Many people are completely intimidated by the concept of going green. It really feels like if you don’t start using a rain barrel, install solar panels on your roof, eat, drink and breathe 1000% organic, and compost every living thing under the sun, you’re a failure. But I’m here to […]

3 Ways to Detoxify Your Home

3 Ways to Detoxify Your Home

Two recent news stories – an article in The New Yorker entitled The Plastic Panic and a CNN television investigative report called Toxic America – got me thinking, yet again, about the dangers lurking in our own homes. I find this topic incredibly distressing. Toxic chemicals are found in products […]

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Basements & Attics

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Basements & Attics

Many people are completely intimidated by the concept of going green. It really feels like if you don’t start using a rain barrel, install solar panels on your roof, eat, drink and breathe 1000% organic, and compost every living thing under the sun, you’re a failure. But I’m here to […]

How To Safely Sell Items on Craigslist

How To Safely Sell Items on Craigslist

Craigslist can be a DIY’ers dream. Just about everything under the sun can be found for purchase, and usually for a decent price. On the flipside, selling unused or excess items from your home and projects can be an easy way to bolster your home improvement budget, even if it’s […]

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Home Offices, Libraries, & Craft Rooms

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Home Offices, Libraries, & Craft Rooms

Many people are completely intimidated by the concept of going green. It really feels like if you don’t start using a rain barrel, install solar panels on your roof, eat, drink and breathe 1000% organic, and compost every living thing under the sun, you’re a failure. But I’m here to […]

Adding Depth & Character With Wallpaper On The Ceiling

Adding Depth & Character With Wallpaper On The Ceiling

I know, I know, I have a thing for putting weird stuff on the ceiling — which is why I was SO EXCITED to see a link pop up in my Twitter stream about someone actually doing what I’d previously thought about. Money Hunters on the DIY Network apparently had […]

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Kids’ Spaces

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Kids’ Spaces

Many people are completely intimidated by the concept of going green. It really feels like if you don’t start using a rain barrel, install solar panels on your roof, eat, drink and breathe 1000% organic, and compost every living thing under the sun, you’re a failure. But I’m here to […]