Random Trivia and favorite DIY Projects from the blogger behind Abbotts At Home!
Stephanie Abbott is the blogger behind Abbotts At Home. Her blogging adventures started in late 2016. But, she has been DIY’ing “all the things” for over 30 years. Stephanie shares new DIY projects, furniture builds, woodworking plans, home remodels, and crafts every week. Get the full blogger story below and scroll down for her top DIY projects and woodworking posts.
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I started off as a craft-loving kid in Cincinnati with a dad that owns an HVAC company and builds custom homes now and then. So, I grew up visiting job sites and in a home that had constant DIY projects happening. As a teen, I helped paint and assist with lots of projects. We had to do things like paint our own rooms and install duct work as part of a grounding, which I’m sure I deserved. 😉
I guess I picked up a few skills from my dad and the decades of watching This Old House with him probably helped too. Thanks Dad (and Bob Vila, wherever you are)!
In my 20’s, I did some furniture remodeling for my apartment, then flipped a few homes while working full-time as a Software Developer. But got tired of basically having 2 full-time jobs and put all my tools in storage for a while.
Then in 2009, I moved from Cincinnati to Orlando with the plan to spend my life there. Yes, I’m a huge WDW fan. After just 6 months my boyfriend, who was living and working in Egypt at the time, changed all that. He proposed to me in front of the pyramids at Giza. Who could have ever imagined that?? It was a big surprise and a wonderful proposal that changed my whole life.
A year later, we married in Orlando and I was off to Cairo to live without a job or any idea when I’d be moving away from Egypt. But this was just as the revolution was starting in Egypt and things were changing in Cairo. We decided to move to the US just a year later. I was happy to be home and ready to start a family here.
Now, I am a SAHM and wife to a smart, funny and devastatingly handsome Englishman (that should earn me some points, right). We currently live in Houston, Texas with our beautiful, amazing boys. When I get a few minutes away from the kids and constant cleaning (kidding, not at all kidding), I work on remodeling our home and the hundreds of other DIY projects I dream up.
Top 3 Home Improvement Projects
Here are my most popular home improvement projects on my blog or YouTube page.
The DIY Steps for How to Restain a Front Door without removing it or stripping are always popular! Check out how much it improved my door!
This YouTube video is number one on my channel because it shows the easy DIY to Whiten Tile Grout. Actually, you can pick from 30+ colors for this DIY and this Grout Renew product seals your grout from future stains too. 🙂
Top 3 Home Decor Projects
If you love DIY Home Decor and DIY Furniture Painting Projects, check out the DIY Home Decor project gallery here.
And, I love this DIY Gray Chalk Paint Makeover. It adds so much character to any piece of furniture.
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