We’re Ash and Eileen, husband and wife DIY bloggers. Our goal is to help you create a home that YOU love.
If you’re feeling bad about your home or you’re tired of feeling frustrated with how it looks, then you are in the right place.
I get it. I’ve been there.
I couldn’t stand coming home to completely disorganized and dysfunctional spaces.
Not to mention the rooms in our house that were just plain crazy looking – I’m talking red 70’s carpet with solar system border paper (which was on top of bunny border paper which was on top of floral border paper).
Every time we had parties or friends over, I would spend the days leading up to the party trying to make our home look nicer, wishing I had the time or energy or skills to give it a complete redo makeover.
We were feeling stuck with how our home looked and were without the means or experience to change it.
Making a Change
Little by little, we started working away at the eyesores that we COULD tackle – painting rooms, fixing caulk, installing new closet doors.
Happy with the results, our smaller projects became larger projects. We started to learn more skills and add more tools to the toolbox – literally and figuratively. 🙂
Ash and I have both always loved to dream and create, but we didn’t know that we could also build.
Since you’re on this page reading about how to make your home look nicer, I’m sure that YOU have the drive it takes to learn too.
Our best advice? Start small like we did. Project by project, I’m sure you will start to surprise yourself.
How can I start?
Sign up for our home improvement challenge, and start to makeover one of the rooms or spaces in your homes. We’ll guide you through it all – and it’s FREE. This challenge is for anyone – no matter your level of DIY.
Our goal on Just Measuring Up is to help you take on your dream projects to create a home that you absolutely adore. We have step-by-step tutorials, videos, tips, tricks, pictures, and stories along the way.
Check out some of our favorite posts lately. We hope they inspire you with your projects 🙂
We’re making headlines!
- Life Hacker recently wrote an article on Ash’s folding workbench called “This DIY Floating Workbench Folds into Place When It’s Time to Work, Away When You’re Done.”
- Make Magazine also featured Ash’s folding workbench in a post titled “Building a Folding Shop Workbench.”
- Apartment Therapy wrote a piece on our pantry doors. We replaced our old pantry curtains with French doors. It was quite an upgrade and Apartment Therapy featured it in a piece called “Before & After: Adding Some Pretty to the Pantry.”
Looking for more DIY project websites? Check out these resources and sites.
Tinkercad – This is a great website for simple online 3D design. We use this to help out with many of our projects, such as the garage storage shelves and the backyard boardwalk.
Little Brags – This DIY blog features everything creative and decorative. From home decor to organization to holiday inspiration, this blog will definitely inspire you.
Free and Handy – This one has a mix of diy and carpentry projects. From solar panels to wall finishes to attic storage, they share some great projects.