DIY HOME UPDATES | *HUGE TRANSFORMATION* | HOME UPGRADES ON A BUDGET


Hello guys and welcome back to the vlog.
I always look weird when I haven’t curled my hair yet I just haven’t had
time and we’re getting around to leave because I’ve had the extra switch but
not in this sense of rearranging, but I’m considering working over here in my
dining room. I’ve been searching like Pinterest and I saw something that I
love so I’ve been on like Craigslist, Facebook marketplace
anyways I’ll show you some pictures of what I’m wanting to do, but basically I’m
wanting to put a desk in here I think no I am I’m gonna paint it as a cadet blue
that like our island is and then I’m either gonna leave the top wood or I’m
gonna get that like marble contact paper that like Kristen Casper used in her I
think she did the marble and heard new like RV trailer camper thing so I don’t
know which way yet I’ll definitely try just leaving Atwood first and then go
from there but let me show you the spot I’m talking about okay so I’ve been
wanting to put like a desk out in here and like I said I’m gonna show you
hearing it quickly on my phone but basically I’m gonna move this back to my
Beauty room and I’m wanting to put in like a nice you know most people have
inbuilt in but I’m not gonna spend that kind of money but I think I can tie it
in really well if I paint it to match like my coffee table in my island and
nice little desk over there so we can have a computer just cuz Savino does
school in here and now that you guys know we work from home we both really
need computers so I’m thinking about getting a new one to edit on I really
would love to try iMovie but then it chase could keep the other desk in here
to work on so we’re thinking that while we’re not thinking we’re about to leave
to go to Broken Arrow to pick that desk up we found one I’ll show you that in a
second too but another thing I haven’t got to show you guys his chase surprised
me with a fan dalire for Valentine’s Day which it was a whole mess it was a while
to install so it was super hard but I’m gonna show you it’s hard to see once
it’s on and this camera does not do it justice but it’s absolutely gorgeous I’m
gonna try to turn on the fan for you so basically it’s still a fan because this
room gets really hot the summer and it’s cold in the winter so like I had to have
a fan in here and if you see those like clear blades are going to come
out so I don’t get super hot when I’m in here working or editing but is that not
the coolest thing ever yeah lovely and I wished you guys could
see how sparkly this was but I know my camera is never gonna focus and it
actually I’ll put this in my Amazon store he bought it off there it actually
has like different light settings too like you can have more of your natural
you know like yellow looking it can have like a really strong blue like super
super daylight or it can be like a mixture of both so that’s it it’s really
really cool I love it there can you see it a little bit better that way so so
this was kind of the picture that started all of it I was seeing if I
could find a way to put a desk in here and I saw this like in the kitchen this
is like the front side of it these are really hard to see on camera but I’m
morning like this style and I love how it has like shelves above it so we’re
thinking about doing like I set the wood desk here and then we have all these
chairs if you need to pull around and use it and then we’re gonna put like
floating shelves above it maybe like three just kind of to add some decor but
I will show you now the desk okay so I know this looks scary but this is a desk
it is like dirty it’s old looking but it’s gonna be amazing the transformation
and this is only $30 and then I already have the paint and primer and all the
supplies like basically ever since I found that desk we’ve been like rushing
around just so we can go grab it cuz $30 is an amazing deal for like a solid wood
desk a lot of them have been like 200 but I’m not paying two in rollers to
paint a desk so Chase is gonna call his mom I think we’re gonna drop something
off just because it’s a drive out there it’s not worth it to get out there and
not fit and one of us would be stuck there so we’re about to go ahead and
head out it’s easy to speak out the way I live
but is a 24-carat dream we’re about to load it in right here it’s got holes
right here because it used to have a roll-top she said we can come back and
get it but we don’t want it so I’m probably just gonna do the contact paper
on top so you don’t see though she couldn’t fill them but I’m just gonna do
the contact paper it’s so extreme and really care from the night woman by wonder calling
me and my own the night well it’s pain I don’t know how so it
wouldn’t fit easily like on its side but we’re trying to get it to stand up so
that we can pick something up when we go back through to LA so so it’s there and
it’s not budging it made it as long as we can get it out
so it’s a little rough but that’s kind of what you expect for $30 I’ll just be
at home I’m out of breath though like cold honey
that’s his problem it was like warm and in the sixties yesterday and then today
won’t show him 46 but it’s like a cold 46 because there’s not much of a Sun so
yeah so okay now we’re headed back home we’re gonna grab savanah and then I’ll
be working on okay guys we are back home now so we’ve got it set up well we first
tried it in the dining room and I don’t really know until it’s painted the
sizing looks good but I just want to see it painted so we’re gonna head out to
the garage the Lighting’s gonna be a little bit weird but I’m gonna show you
some clips right now of us a painting at this desk I spend my time but it’s a 24-hour our
street wasting all your thought is to criticize but there are plenty more I’m it’s
screaming here is what the desk is looking like
I’m gonna go ahead and paint all the front the sides and the insides but the
back is never gonna show I’m never playing on showing this it’s gonna be up
against the wall and I don’t have a ton of cadet blue left or that gray colors
I’m like out of breath I’ve been sanding all of this so I’m not
gonna do the back right now but now I’m gonna get to proving this okay I opened up the garage I should
have done that sooner just so I could breathe and you guys had better lighting
I just wasn’t thinking but I’ve got all the drawers painted I think everything’s
gonna need one more coat it probably doesn’t need it because it’s a really
good paint but I’m gonna do it just to be safe and it may just be you know a
real quick thin layer but I feel like it’s looking so good I think I’m gonna
go ahead and order like a marble like I said for this only reason I’m not
against this but it’s right next to my wood table I think it’s just too much
and it has these holes in it that I don’t want to repair and then we ordered
my gold handles that are on my kitchen cabinets for these and then the drawers
that have like single ones kind of like over here there’s two of them those are
gonna be my glass knobs that are on my cabinets as well so it’s gonna blend in
with my kitchen cabinets so I’m super happy so far with how it’s turning out
but now we have to wait let it dry before I do another coat okay I wanted
to give a little progress update it’s about 8 o’clock at night so it’s dry so
we moved it inside however we ordered all the handles for it and then the
marble contact paper and it’s gonna come in the mail tomorrow
gotta love Amazon Prime so we’ll be working on that tomorrow but I just kind
of wanted you to see how it’s looking so far in her he looks so much better but I
can’t wait to put all the finishing touches on and I’ve also got to figure
something out to go above it okay so it is the next day it’s like 24 hours later
it is 6:20 tonight but our aim is online and delivery just came so we can put
more snow so we can get Marvel on the top and then all the knobs so we are
going to go we are going to get it because we want to do it together whoa
it’s cold there it is you got a love prime we ordered this yesterday
afternoon and it’s 6:30 the next day and it’s already here and three things
should be in this box three separate orders open it up paper perfect
there’s the marble we’re gonna do those like that would be the crystal ones I’m
nervous those are tiny let me see em I didn’t even think to measure them
they’re individually wrapped up on the desk yeah I got gold this time cuz it’s
gonna be next to the gold handles and here I put these on before we decided to
do gold in here and I’m mad because like HomeGoods had them in gold but I didn’t
get them but look how much better that look that we may have to rebuy those we
could sell those you have to count how many we would need about fifty it’s
gonna be hard though now that we like know the difference yes I guess that’s
more ask well cuz Lord keep them on the inside you can tell and then those are
the same ones we have on earth can exact same way things just a different size
they’re they’re three quarters of an inch shorter okay now we’re gonna get
together I just opened this up I think this is gonna be beautiful it’s nice and
shiny I don’t know if you can tell in here but I’m gonna start by putting this
on because I’m really excited to see what its gonna look like okay guys I’m not gonna lie I love the
way this looks but it is not easy at all I mean it’s easier and cheaper than like
having to order like actual marble for the top but just warn you Kristen made
it look super easy or maybe I’m just not as skilled as her but it does look super
pretty as you can see we did have to add I thought I bought the wide one but I
didn’t there is a seam there but I honestly think once I have it decorated
you’re not going to notice I’m in love you know how it’s turning out so far so
Chase has started to put the handles on so we’re gonna keep going from there and
then I’m going to decorate it all so definitely stay tuned because we still
have a lot more to do okay and real quickly I’m gonna work on
this this was some of the stuff I cut off and I don’t want to waste it we have
these big holes here a lot of people asked I meant doing cleaning videos we
were a foster family for a little while and we had to put little hooks in there
to lock these shut but obviously we don’t need that anymore so I’m gonna put
some of that contact paper it’s not like a permanent solution but at least help
this when I open it up during videos and not have holes right there eventually we
just need to fill it but we haven’t made it to that point in our life yet okay it’s not like completely perfect
but I feel like it hides it better especially from a distance if I open it
up don’t mind that down there that’ll be another organized with me that’s all
burnt spot to keep clean so yeah that’ll work
okay back over to the drawers chase got one of these on okay that it’s gonna
look so so good okay guys this is turning out so well
I have flipped so many pieces but this is by far my favorite I cannot wait to
show you the reveal but I’m gonna hold off till the end so hang on just a
little bit longer I’m gonna show me decorating it and then I’m gonna show
you a side-by-side of what it looks like when we got it versus now and I’m also
gonna be telling you how much we spent total on it and I think you guys are
gonna be super shocked by it I’m actually bringing the computer in that’s
at my desk currently in my beauty room in here because we ordered me a new one
would chase at home working and then Savannah trying to do home school from
the computer and me trying to edit we just won desktop computer was not enough
so we decided to get me a new one so I can edit so like I said that one’s gonna
be coming in here I’m gonna stage it and make it look pretty and I’m so excited
to show you guys oh my gosh you guys it turned out so
well okay it’s really dark in my house cuz
it’s really late but I wanted to show you guys the view from back here because
I know you guys are gonna be asking but it’s just kind of tucked away in that
corner over there I always felt like that was dead space don’t mind my dog
that’s a rock on the ground and this whole mess but I just wanted you to kind
of get a feel for it but I love that it’s in here I love that it adds a
storage that we kind of needed now that Chase is home and we just have so many
like documents and different things we’ll have storage for that and I love
when Savannah’s on the computer or ever needs it she’s out here in the open I
just think it’s a great even parenting tool just to have your computer out in
the open so when she’s on it I’m in here cooking or hanging out I can just kind
of walk past and glance at it so super excited how it turned out okay so I
could not be any more excited for the way it turned out
the desk itself I’m gonna go ahead and try to fit in like a before-and-after
right here I’m going to move my humor way out so I’m gonna try to put two
pictures right here it is a huge difference we paid a 30 for the desk and
then we spent about 35 in supplies so that was all the hardware and in the
contact paper and I’ll leave all of those linked down below my Amazon store
because that’s where we ordered it from so for a total of 65 dollars I think it
completely changed my kitchen added storage it gave us a place to work a
place to do homework all of that super super excited and super impressed with
it so thank you guys so much for hanging out with me today I hope you enjoyed
this video if you want to see more stuff like this definitely let me know tell me
down below in the comments section and like this I hope you guys have a
wonderful week and I’ll see you in the next one bye

100 thoughts on “DIY HOME UPDATES | *HUGE TRANSFORMATION* | HOME UPGRADES ON A BUDGET

  1. Hi Ashley I am very excited about your desk it’s beautiful!!!! Also your light is gorgeous!!!
    Also I have been doing stand up comedy for about 5 years and after watching you I decided to start my own channel. Please take a look at it, it all in fun and I’m trying to learn how to edit (lol) please subscribe and share to help me promote my channel. Thanks for all you do to make life extra fun while having days that sometime seem like I have just had enough with all that mom have to go through! I’m very happy for you and your husband!!! Way to go Chase and Ashley!!! My channel is called: Sister Pearline
    She is a old lady that thinks she is young again!!!! Thanks again for all that you do in making cleaning so fun!!!!!

  2. Looks soooo good! You’re making me get that itch! I’m wanting to sell some things but sadly I saw I have to pay to try to sell things on Craigslist now :-/ and I don’t have a Facebook or understand how to work that.

  3. I honestly love you so much I didn’t realize you are from Oklahoma! I’m buying a house in sapulpa, right now I’m living in Tulsa (hate it). That’s so cool! I almost bought one in Owasso but I hate the traffic going out there around 5!

  4. I really like the marble on it I think I might fix up my desk I have it's small and can't really be used for a computer or anything but I'd probably find I use for it when I move out lol I mean maybe a lap top could work idk

  5. The desk is super!! I feel inspired thank you!! And I can’t believe it but you are on 113k subscribers!! Congratulations!! 🎊

  6. It’s beautiful and we definitely have the same taste. So weird, I wish I could insert a picture of my chest of drawers that I just finished two weeks ago. Ok, lets start with your new fandelier. I bought the same one from Costco a few months ago and love it. The desk, well I bought a wood dresser and put on the same gold knobs that you used from Amazon. I also used marble contact paper from Amazon but mine has more gold and red tones. You are always such an inspiration to me and although this seems so weird it is a true testament that you motivate me to clean, organize and have a more beautiful life. Thanks

  7. The desk turned out great! But moving right along to your new light/fan in your Beauty Room … OH MY GOODNESS, IT IS GORGEOUS and the fan feature is AWESOME‼️ Chase you rocked this out of the park‼️. Love y’all … God Bless❣️

  8. The desk turned out beautifully and the chandelier is beautiful too! I would love to see more video's like this. Have a bless and wonderful day!

  9. First of all your new chandelier is so beautiful! I love how the blades retract!! Second you did such an amazing job on your desk! It's gorgeous! I think your right though you just may have to change the glass kitchen knobs to gold! lol!! Everything looks just fabulous! Love videos like this! Thanks for sharing! I see George wanted to help you!! lol!

  10. The desk looks great; I love the grey and gold together. Just a tip on the contact paper…. if you take a hairdryer to the corners it will help it stick down better and sit flush against the wood. I redid my kitchen cabinets this way and the hairdryer just finished it off perfectly and it won’t come unstuck 😘 xx

  11. 💕💕💕 Floating shelved would be perfect above the desk!!! Gorgeous!! Looks like you added another “room” to your home! Great use of the soace! Good job guys! Teamwork!😃

  12. Yes more videos like this! So inspiring ! I have a dining room table, Hope chest, dining room chairs, bar stools and a console style table to re-do and I need your help! Haha.

  13. I love your hair straight!!! And WOW that desk turned out awesome. Loved the before and after side-by-side. Yes, please do more like this 😀

  14. Any tips for getting the contact paper to lay nicely around corners? I noticed from the side view it didn't stick down completely when it's wrapped around the edges. I had the same issue when I tried using this contact paper

  15. It turned out beautiful! I have a similar desk in my basement and now that i saw how yours turned out I may try to do mine. Thank you for the inspiration.

  16. I love when you get the itch to switch!! It gives me so many ideas for switching as well 😆. My hubby probably is Not happy about it though !

  17. Ashley, I love the transformation! You are super talented and I love how your home is coming together with all the new touches. Have you thought about being a home designer/consultant?

  18. Great job! I can imagine how difficult it is to add the contact paper. Youtubers I watch make it look so easy!! lol. I especially love the knobs and the wonderful use of space! Awesome work and ENJOY!

  19. Love it Ashley!!
    Such a good idea!
    My hubby saw your channel on youtube on his youtube and he was like hey its that cleaning girl you like on youtube and i was like yes shes my favorite family on youtube! 💜

  20. Yes, please replace the crystal with the gold. That’s been bugging the mess out of my OCD self for weeks but I didn’t want to be rude and say anything. 😂 Also, you could secure the loose contact paper under the desk with some gold decorative thumbtacks. White Cottage Company channel did a project with that same contact paper the other day.

  21. I need that chandelier! The desk turned out great 👍 Also, your intro editing is amazing! Now I want to revamp my house thanks 😊

  22. The desk is so lovely! You were foster parents for awhile? I'd love to hear more about that! My husband and I are foster parents.😊

  23. Wow! Just catching up on this video and what do I see but an absolutely fabulous "new" desk! You did an amazing job! I love how you matched the color, the handles, and the knobs with your other pieces and your kitchen cabinets! Genius! And the fandolier…SWOON!!!! Can't decide which I love more so I will take both! LOL! Yes, I agree with everyone on having more videos like this! Blessings to you all! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼❤️❤️

  24. I really enjoyed this video. Great desk, a job well done, like the color too. I love the fact that you guys are very thrifty with your purchases. The hardware is right on point!! Thank you guys for sharing, more DIY videos please,.,.
    GODS BLESSINGS ALWAYS..
    💯❤️💋🙏🙏🙏

  25. I love your rug where the table is. Where did u purchase it? By the way love your videos! I seriously watch them while cleaning my own home.

  26. Wow! What transformation.. It looks so beautiful and matches perfectly with kitchen/dining room decor.. feeling inspired.. Thanks, now to find something to tranform.. lol

  27. Sorry if I sound rude, but I do not understand why anyone needs a 'beauty room's. Unless you work from home as a make up artist etc. But to dedicate an entire room for make up? I can only see it as vanity. (Pardon the pun) why not use it as a home office or guest room? Wear make up if you must, but an entire room?? Never heard of such a thing. And I've met women who wouldn't leave the house without their hair and nails looking perfect. 😱😱
    Why disrupt the dining area when there's an entire room that could be used instead? All to say I loved the desk, but if it was me the first thing to go would be the beauty room.

  28. OMGSH, I love the desk. It turned out so beautiful. It's amazing how a coat of paint and new hardware can completely change something.
    Ashley, I have a question or favor to ask. I would LOVE to purchase your crystal knobs from your kitchen. They will match my beauty room so perfect! PM me if you're ok with doing that. I follow you on Facebook too, so you shouldn't have any trouble finding me. XOXO'S

  29. Amazing how you transform that old Desk to look Absolutely Gorgeous
    Love the Hardware
    Can I say something please
    The small design in front of the desk
    What would you think about Lightly painting inside the scrolls of the design either white or gold maybe ???
    Love 💙 Love 💙 Love 💙 your Chandelier Fan Just Beautiful

    God's Blessings…

  30. WOW LOOKS SO GOURGIOUS. Paint the leaves white for more out look just thinking out loud. Great job God bless your home and your family AMEN

  31. The Desk turned out beautifully💞Great Deal too. The knobs with the gold will look amazing in the kitchen once you do it.

  32. I agree. I would love to see if you flip more furniture, even to sell. I wish I had the time and patience to do this! There is an entire market out there for it!

  33. Hi Ashley! I've just recently discovered your video's and absolutely love them. I'm also from Oklahoma, currently living in Edmond, but originally from the Ramona area! 🙂

  34. I got a desk for free and the top was in horrible shape and I used the faux marble contact paper and everyone LOVES it. Super inexpensive but really up cycles a piece.

  35. The desk came out beautifully you guys! At first I really liked the wood top with the grey base but the end results are fantastic!!!

  36. “The back is never going to show” says the girl who changes her mind on a weekly basis! 😉I give it 3 weeks before you decide to move it and the back ends up showing 😝

  37. wonders what paint and some new hardware will do! loved the way the desk turned out. And I think I concur! the knobs with the gold would go better in the kitchen with the other hardware! thanks for sharing! xoxo

  38. Meu Deus, que trabalho lindo Ashley, fiquei completamente apaixonada pelo resultado final! Muitos parabéns pelo trabalho de equipa, mostram que são uma família muito unida! Muitos beijinhos!

  39. Kristen used a hair dryer on the corners and stretched it over. That might keep those corners down a little easier. But it looks awesome! I can’t believe it, it looks like a completely different piece!

  40. I love it! I have a desk just like that in my dining room that I got when I was 12. I've had lots of different desks and always go back to this one. It's still stained brown but looks good in my gray dining room (which is not a dining room anymore, it's my office/sitting room). But I've sort of wished for a white top so you've inspired me with the contact paper. I may try that!

  41. I tried looking through the comments to see if you already answered this question. What is the brand/color of that paint!? I absolutely love the way it turned out

  42. I LOVE that desk! That’s the same contact paper I want to use on my kitchen counters and I’m so glad I got to see it first here.

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