Our DIY Front Path Makeover

Our DIY Front Path Makeover | Zenshmen.com

Our home’s front path was the Ugly Betty of home entrances: plain concrete, straight and worn down.  With time, its surface got eaten away by winter de-icing salt, and it became an eyesore. Fun Fact: There was also white paint spilled on it (not by us.)

Not a welcoming entry into our home!  The front path became part of Project Curb Appeal.

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How to Stage an Old Vintage Bathroom

How to Stage an Old Bathroom for Home Sale | zenshmen.com | Staging ideas and Photos

When it comes time to sell your home, bathrooms and kitchen are of utmost importance and will get lots of scrutiny.  There is quite a lot of home staging you can do yourself when the time comes, and since we’re all about DIY over here at ZenShmen, taking care of the bathrooms would be no different!

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Home Staging Tips + Free Printable Cheat Sheet

Detailed DIY Home Staging Tips with Printable Cheat Sheet | ZenShmen.com

These tips are the actual tricks we used to stage our home for a recent sale.

A sale which, to our happy surprise, earned us more than asking price and 6 offers (4 written and 2 more in the pipeline) by the end of 4 official days on the market.  Here’s how we did it.

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9 Super Easy DIY Home Decor Projects You Can Make This Weekend

9 Super Easy DIY Home Decor Projects You Can Make This Weekend | zenshmen.com

Following the popularity of our post, 8 DIY Home Decor Projects You Can Make This Weekend, we’ve decided to showcase a few more ideas on the same topic.  But this time, the focus is on keeping them super easy!  For most of these, I’d say 1-2 hours, tops.

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27 Sneaky Sources of Clutter


We’re all trying hard to cut back and not live weighed down by our stuff.

Clutter is stressful.  It’s harder to keep a clean home with too much stuff: it creates extra work.  It’s harder to find what you’re looking for when you need it. It can create bickering and resentment.  What a waste of energy — our time on this earth is already too short.

But clutter happens… to all of us.

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Steal These Decor Ideas: Asian-Inspired Worldly Living Room

Asian Inspired Living Room | zenshmen.com

Welcome to a photo tour of a space I truly admire. You can steal the decor ideas found in this Asian-inspired worldly living room 🙂

I’ll walk you through it and share the owner’s thoughts and ideas, as well as the simple rules she follows to quickly set up a new home that’s effortlessly pulled together.  

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60 Minutes to a More Glamourous Home

60 Minutes to a More Glamourous Home | ZenShmen.com
 I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been the kind of person who notices details.  And what I’ve come to learn is this: glamour is in the details.

Oh, and also this:  glamour doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg.  In fact, you can often fake it — even for free!

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Setting Up Baby Girl’s Room | Tips & Tricks!

Setting Up Baby Girl's Room | Tips & Tricks! | ZenShmen.Com

Sharing tips & tricks we used to set up our baby girl’s room — major nesting alert!

But where does one begin creating a coherent, pretty, functional room from scratch?  Read on to see how we did it.

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Are We Crazy? We Got Nice Floors Redone

Are We Crazy? We Got Nice Floors Redone | ZenShmen.com

When we moved into our new home, there were lots of different types of flooring to contend with. We decided to get them all redone.  Are we crazy?

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How To Paint Kitchen Cabinets: A DIY project with a big impact

How to paint kitchen cabinets | A DIY project with big impact | Zenshmen.com

In this post we’re covering how we took on repainting our melamine kitchen cabinets ourselves. With a little elbow grease, this is one low-cost DIY project with a big impact!

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