We’re Young(ish). We’re Fun(ish). We’re Repainting Again (Sheesh)?!
I’m Sherry. He’s my husband John. We live in Richmond, Virginia and this blog is basically our DIY diary. Over five years ago it started as a hobby and 2,500+ posts later it has slowly grown into our full time job (no one is more surprised about that than we are). We’re definitely not experts, just DIY dorks who like to learn as we go and share our adventures and misadventures with the world.
So we spend our days doing projects, photographing them, writing posts, answering reader questions, coordinating giveaways, managing sponsors – and raising our two year old daughter. It’s sort of like running a little two-person newspaper (with a toddler bouncing around the office). There’s always something to do/paint/write about!
Somewhere along the way we also wrote a book (called… wait for it… Young House Love) which came out in November and somehow became a New York Times Bestseller. To say that we’re holy-schnikies-excited-about-it doesn’t even do it justice.
But let’s go back to where it all began: our first house. We bought it back in 2006, after coming off of a combined eight years of living in Manhattan. Armed with a little bit of know-how and a lot of enthusiasm, we decided to make our little needs-some-love house into a love-it-to-pieces home. Our DIY obsession even carried over to our backyard wedding (it’s only fitting that we got married at home).
Four and a half years later the dust cleared and our house was totally transformed. Then it was time to move and start all over again. Especially because our family grew to include the best DIY project we’ve tackled to date: a sweet little
bean girl named Clara (who made a pretty dramatic entrance into the world) and a beloved pup named Hamburger (both of our kiddos pop up even more on our family blog called Young House Life).
Now it’s just a matter of finding enough hours in the day to keep up with our ever growing to-do list and share every last detail on this little slice of the internet that we call home. Come on in and make yourself comfortable. So happy to have ya!