I’m Mary Spalding. I’ve been a Rochester, MI resident most of my life but didn’t actually own a home until my 40s – we mostly rented. Once I finally had my own place, I got the DIY itch and couldn’t stop improving every facet of our home, from the furnishings to the fixtures. It became kind of an obsession. For the past 15 years or so, whenever I’m not at work, choir practice or with family or friends, I’m taking on another project at home. Most of these restoration projects I’ve done on my own, but a few I’ve had to hire out for…very affordably. I’m sharing my ideas and tips to the world because it seems like waste to keep it all to myself. Enjoy!