I’m Lauren, a nurse practitioner-turned-amateur DIYer. My husband and I own a small 1950s duplex in Alexandria, Virginia that was in decent shape when we bought it, but definitely needed some love and elbow grease to make it more our style.
I was diagnosed with some health issues last fall–more on that in other posts–and I discovered that completing projects around the house gave me back a small piece of myself I thought I’d lost with that diagnosis. I started small with replacing a ceiling light and quickly spread to kitchen and bathroom remodels, feeling more empowered with the completion of each project.
I started this site to empower women (and men!) to tackle projects, big and small, around your house, from painting a room and changing out a door knob to doing a complete kitchen renovation. In each post, I’ll provide step by step instructions (and pictures) on how I completed a project around my house. I’ll discuss tips I learned while doing it and also share the mistakes I made (so you can hopefully avoid them). I’m excited to get to work with you!