DIY Oasis

Rehabbing a home requires a healthy measure of grit. For homeowners Brian and Kathrin Smirke, that translated into 120 nights spent sleeping on-site during construction, 50 arguments (but who's counting), 4 credit cards, 19 handmade furniture pieces, and dozens of online tutorials to make this a profitable rental property.

Most items from this story are vintage, thrifted, or DIY projects.

Living room featuring DIY home decor.
Collage of home products including sheepskin rug and pillows, gray sofa, and pendant lights photo

Featured Products

  1. Sheepskin on chair, $30; ikea.com

  2. Pom-pom curtains, similar item featured, $45; pier1.com

  3. Sofa, similar item featured, $1,499; westelm.com

  4. Wall lamp, similar item featured, $36; homedepot.com

  5. House numbers, $4 each; homedepot.com

  6. Triangle lamp, similar item featured, $48; beautifulhalo.com

  7. Lamps, similar item featured, $50; ikea.com

  8. Sheepskin pillows, $30; ikea.com

  9. Kentucky stick chairs, similar item featured, $250; etsy.com

  10. Countertops, price varies; lumberliquidators.com

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