Hi I am Brooke! I love to DIY just about anything, if I can do it so can you!!
When I had my first baby the husband and I decided I was going to stay home. I loved being a mom, but I needed a creative outlet. I started doing home projects and little crafts. That soon turned into a new home that was a BIG fixer upper. You can view that house here
As we remodeled I began to refinish furniture to fill our new home. My neighbors started asking me to refinish furniture for them. One day my husband brought home a $40 table for me to refinish and sell. View it here I listed the table on the local classifieds and it sold in 20 minutes and I had 4 people wanting another one. Let's just say it all snowballed from there. Looking to start refinishing furniture? Check out my free Furniture Prep course here
My following began to grow outside of Utah. I was having requests for items from all over the country. I decided to expand my business. We bought a CNC machine and started creating reclaimed wood signs with my handwritten wood words on them.
With in a few months they went viral on Pinterest. We had more orders than we could handle. I sent all day in the garage filling orders and creating new items to sell. We were getting big enough I was looking to move the business out of my house.
Until I started seeing my signs in big box stores for a fraction of the price. China had knocked me off. I had heard about this happening so I started to do research. Come to find out there was nothing I could do about it.
I was at a crossroads. Come up with new designs and try to keep ahead of China or close up shop. After a lot of tears and prayers. My husband and I decided it was time to close up shop and head a different direction with my business.
We sold our fixer upper and bought a lot to build our dream home on. My husband and I did a lot of the finish work on this home during building. Even though we have moved in I am still doing lots of fun projects and updates. Check it out here
I have no formal training, I have learned by trial and error all of too often. But If I can do it so can you. So stop thinking about it and just dive it. I find this is the best way to learn.
I have been featured on Bob Villa, HGTV's Blog, Country Sampler Magazine and Modern Texas Living Magazine. I have also recorded several segments on KSL's Studio 5. You can follow along on Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.
Thank you so much for being here. I couldn't do this with out all of you!
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Sharon Fisher says
You go girl! You can do anything you set your mind to and you have definitely proved that. Love ya!