I'm here to assure you that not only is it possible, but it's also simpler than you think to get started!

A seasoned homeowner looking for a fresh makeover

Someone who's just moved into your first home

A single Person with no prior renovation experience

I bought my home in May 2021 and didn't even know how to use a drill. Now, I'm a proud power tool nerd sharing my love of self-taught DIY with others 🙂

I want you to know that if I can do this, so can you! Even if you're...

My name is Renee, and I’m a single gal in Texas renovating my first home by myself. 

Hi, welcome!

I learned everything from observing other DIYers on Instagram and watching videos from the pros on YouTube. I also try to shadow any contractor that I hire to do work in my home so that I can learn from them, too.

How did you learn to do all of this yourself?

Frequently Asked Questions

First and foremost, to save money! As a solo homeowner, I have to pinch pennies wherever I can. But once I started doing projects myself, I learned that I loved the work. Plus, it’s so empowering to walk in a beautiful finished room and think to myself, “Yep. I did that!” 💪🏼

Why DIY instead of hiring out work?

Because I have an old house (built in 1914), I try to incorporate a lot of traditional elements and antiques into every room. But I also love mixing and matching with different eras and styles. And I love color. If I had to describe my design, I’d call it Eclectic Maximalism. I love unique thrifted decor and mixing old with new. I get a lot of inspiration from walking around antique stores but also from the usual places like Instagram and Pinterest. You can follow my Pinterest boards.

Where do you get Design inspiration?

Every week, I send out a quick email newsletter with a sneak peek of something happening behind the scenes as well as five things making me happy. I tend to share more personal tidbits about my life there, too. You can sign up for my newsletter here.

I’m invested now. How do I learn more?

Have more questions? Want to Collaborate? Let's Chat! 📧