A Self-Taught DIYer Following in Her Dad’s Footsteps
I’m Elisha and that cute guy with the beard is my husband Dan! We’re very proud cat parents to our boys Gouda and Zitto.
We purchased our first home (a builder grade townhome) in 2020 and I was determined to transform it into a home that represented our personality and our aesthetic.
The only issue? I had little to no DIY experience.
However, I did grow up in a DIY environment with my dad making a living from flipping homes. He had a huge workshop and I distinctly remember 8-ish year old Elisha admiring it and telling him I hoped I had my own one day.
I lost my dad to heart failure in 2015, but I carry him with me every single day as I follow in his footsteps… turning my passion for DIY into a career, always wearing clothes with paint on them, and making far too many trips to the hardware store.
And while he never got to witness any of this… I know he is proud of me.
The day I learned to use a miter saw was the day that changed everything. That sounds dramatic, I know! But truly. It was an instant, deep passion for creating.
Additionally, a newfound love for sharing my experiences, knowledge, mistakes, etc. with others all over the world on my Instagram!
So… here I am! I’m learning and growing every day. Some days are fun and rewarding, other days are overwhelming and frustrating.
Just remember that we all have to start somewhere! Don’t let a lack of knowledge stop you from trying something new.
My hope is that I can inspire you to get started on that DIY project that’s been intimidating you!
Never hesitate to reach out and I’m SO grateful that you’re a part of the OAA community! <3