Hi! Welcome to the mess I made.
Have you ever been so frustrated with a DIY project that you didn’t know whether to laugh or cry? That happens to me All. The. Time. First I cry. Then I write about it and pretend I’m laughing.
I’m Sarah Riedl: Megalomaniac and obsessive DIY-er. That handsome guy in the picture is my
notoriously cheap very practical husband, Chris VanderHorck. I’m dragging him along for the ride. He’s the Ice Man to my Maverick. The Rowdy Burns to my Cole Trickle. The…
But I’m getting ahead of myself with the Tom Cruise analogies.
To understand this blog, there’s only one thing you need to know (warning: expletives ahead):
Chris and I are the monkey. Our house is the football. And this blog is my tears of DIY frustration, magically turned into hilarity.
Also, “Days of Thunder” is an underrated movie.
I’m not an expert. I don’t even play one on TV. (Yet.) But I hope you decide to follow along. It promises to be an epic battle, where my home-improvement dreams collide with my minimal DIY experience, all on an insanely small budget. We’ll laugh, we’ll cry, and sometimes, despite my best efforts, we might even learn something.
Want to know a little more? You can:
- Take a tour of our house
- See some before-and afters
- Discover just how ambitious my big ideas really are.
- Here you can read about one of my proudest DIY moments (a rare find).
- See one of my best transformations here.
- And people on Google most often look for this.
- Want to know how this blog came into existence? I’ll tell you that, too.
Words cannot describe how happy I am to have you here with me. The only thing that could possibly make it better is if you clicked a couple of those social media icons up at the top-right and shared me with your friends.
Thanks for reading!
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