Hey Everyone! I’m Ashley!
Thanks for stopping by to check out designpetproject. First time here? Read on for a little history about me and my DIY adventure, then check out the house tour. Already been here? Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for coming back! Check out my latest posts here.
When I was younger I sketched, played with Legos and constantly rearranged my parents furniture to make the design better. Who am I kidding, I STILL do this. I grew up in a house where we always fixed everything and renovated ourselves. As soon as I was old enough to hold a paint brush I was painting walls or stenciling apple trees in our kitchen. Stencils were soo coool in the 90’s.
The photo above of Ben and I is also the perfect example of my relationship with my brother (he’s the one making a weird face on the left)! We have a lot of fun!
Now I am a full time Architect, part time blogger, sometimes yoga doer, and home DIYer. A few years ago after moving around the country, my husband Ben, also an Architect, and I bought our first home in Minneapolis, MN. It’s a midcentury rambler/ranch and we couldn’t have been more excited! It needed some work and we were sooooo excited to start.
Then we freaked! Even as architects the thought of actually starting a home renovation was daunting. Financially, emotionally, and physically draining, it is scary even for professionals. So we started researching. A LOT. We watch a lot of you tube videos, read a ton, and ask around about other home owner’s experiences.
I started designpetproject to share all of our successes and failures with all of you! I figured if I had all of these questions others would too! I hope my story inspires you to try your own home renovations.
Oh, and my other passion is pets! We have 2 black lab rescues, Penny & Molly. We are also a foster family for a local Twin Cities rescue Safe Hands Animal Rescue. I love, love, love dogs so I couldn’t pass up the chance to share pics of my dogs and the rescue! Check out Penny and Molly’s story.
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