Hi there! I’m Wendi.
You’ll learn a little about me on this page.
I’m a tool using, paint loving, die hard DIYer and home decorator who loves to show others they can do it too. I’ve learned to use power tools (they aren’t so scary) and build things to make my house look pretty. I paint even more than I build, hate to spend money on anything I can DIY and love the challenge of getting the most out of a small space.
A few years back we packed it up and moved our 16 year old son, 2 cats and a dog to a small beach community on a barrier island on the west coast of Florida. We downsized from a spacious family home in Texas that had a large yard and roomy rooms into a Florida waterside bungalow built in the 1950′s. We now watch dolphins swim by, boats, paddle-boarders and seagulls all from our backyard, and when we cross the draw bridge and leave our little community we call it “going to the mainland”.
Sounds terrific … and it is.
What I haven’t mentioned yet is outside of a fantastic location and amazing view, it needed everything. From flooring to a new kitchen, updated bathrooms to windows. Curb appeal? Hmm, there was none. Why? Because the one giant bush in the front yard was almost bigger than the house. I could go on but you probably get the picture, we bought a project house:)
Let’s add a sprinkle of fun to it all by completely changing our lifestyle!
With little storage and super small closets I’ve been challenged to find ways of getting more out of less. Along with the de-cluttering our lives came simplifying. My daily wardrobe has transitioned from power meeting attire to colorful flip flops.
With every major renovation and overhaul the really big projects come to an end. What’s a DIYing serial renovator to do when that happens?
Start over of course!
We added the North House Lodge in 2016. A vacation rental set in an idyllic town of Ludlow Vermont.
It’s an old duplex built in 1835 with great bones, in desperate need of updating and in need of some serious TLC.
It would be great if you’d join me in this process of remodeling life, home and houses. It’s sometimes crazy and always a good laugh. Most importantly, I hope to inspire you to try something new, go out on a limb, take a chance and grow.
Some of the places my work has been featured!