Hi there! I’m Amy Olszewski (ol-chef-ski) – I know, it’s a doozie! I’m a wife, stay-at-home mom to two amazing and beautiful kids, an avid DIY-er, and a design JUNKIE! I was born to create, paint and decorate. I would spray paint my kids and dog if they sat still long enough! Although I am not an interior designer by any means, I can pull a room together with a little vision, creative juices, and patience (mostly on my husband’s part).
We recently moved to southern California from northern Utah and are living in a brand new, cookie-cutter house. While my kiddos have adjusted just fine to this change, I am still in “nesting” mode, trying to quickly make this house into our newest home on a VERY TIGHT BUDGET!
To say that California is an expensive place to live is an understatement. No worries. It has taught me a valuable lesson in how to use what you have, build something from scratch if it’s not in the budget, or simply purchase something much-needed for dirt cheap. I have so many funny stories about doing “junk runs” with my kiddos in tow. You can turn anything less than desirable into a unique piece with a little vision and a can of spray paint.
This blog is simply a spot to share my latest ideas, projects and progress on turning a builder-grade house into something personal and unique on a VERY TIGHT BUDGET!
Thanks so much for stopping by and please enjoy!