Hi! I’m Meg.
Thanks for stopping by, I’m excited you’re here! I hope you find some good tips and ideas–and are inspired to take on your own renovation or decorating project.
I believe any house can become your dream home with some easy, affordable decorating and DIY projects. If I can do it, you can do it.
After decorating (and redecorating) a few homes – and admiring beautiful homes on Pinterest wishing ours could look like that – I’ve learned everything I could about home decor shopping on a budget, how to decorate a room from start to finish, furniture painting and DIY projects, and I love to share it all with my readers.
I’ve always loved all things decorating and renovating. As a kid, I loved going to the Parade of Homes with my parents to check out the decor and look at all the houses’ floor plans to see how the spaces were laid out.
I’ve always enjoyed writing and started this blog in January 2015 as a way to combine writing with home renovating and decorating.
My favorite color is green, and I wanted to somehow include “green” in my blog name. My husband Kalen and I were brainstorming blog names, and he came up with “Green With Decor.” I loved it!
Here in Milwaukee, we bought a fixer upper and have had a blast renovating the entire house. We knocked down a wall, refinished old hardwood floors, got new carpet, painted every wall and piece of trim in the house, remodeled a bathroom, gutted and renovated the kitchen, demo-ed a family room full of wood paneling, added patio doors to the backyard … the list goes on. You can see the full before-and-after house tour here.
It’s been so much fun! I love the way a renovation can totally transform a space. I’d encourage everyone to buy a fixer upper. You can truly make it yours!
I think everyone can make their home into something they love – even on a budget. If you get creative in how you use a space, shop around and DIY some things, your home can look exactly how you want it to!
Readers’ favorite blog posts:
Wondering what to read next? These are my five most popular posts:
1. An easy dresser makeover with spray paint and new hardware
My brother’s dresser went from blah to gorgeous in just a few steps.
2. 10 tips to transform your guest bedroom into a relaxing retreat
Easy tips for getting that spare bedroom guest-ready.
3. Painting an old desk with clay paint
I gave my grandparents’ old desk a makeover with some of my favorite clay paint.
4. Get extra storage in the kitchen cabinets with this easy trick
One of the easiest DIYs ever.
5. 5 must haves in a kitchen renovation
We’ve gone through two kitchen renovations so I spilled what we’ve learned.
A little more about me:
I grew up outside of Milwaukee and went to school at Xavier in Cincinnati. Kalen, a Dayton grad, and I met at a bar in Cincinnati during a Xavier/Dayton basketball game. Xavier won. 🙂
We were married 3 years later.
We named our puppy Oakley after the Cincinnati neighborhood where our first house was. Here we are on the day we picked her up!
I love country music. I’ve seen Phil Vassar at least 15 times, and we got to meet him twice!
I love hearing from readers and talking about ideas for the next project! Send me an email ([email protected]) if you have a question or just want to chat!