Hi! You’re here, and I think that’s kinda amazing.
I started Little Yellow Wheelbarrow with the hopes of helping women DIY and craft the home decor they love, without spending a fortune.
Hey Laura, do you DIY a lot?
I’ve been DIYing my entire adult life. I blame growing up in a time when Bob Vila and Martha Stewart were setting an expectation of getting things done with your own two hands.
My mom and dad had a hand in that too. I can remember renovating, home improvements, crafts, sewing, knitting, cake decorating all when I was a kid – you name it – my parents had a hand in it.
All that exposure to the DIY world created the lunatic behind this blog.
Hi, I’m Laura and I have DIY addiction.
In case you’re wondering how deep that DIY lunacy goes – someone once told me my tomato sauce wasn’t technically from scratch because I didn’t grow my tomatoes.
So I started to grow my tomatoes. Right?
That’s what you’re going to find here, lots and lots of DIY projects from the workshop, craft room, kitchen, and garden.
I want to provide you with inexpensive DIY projects that will add to the cozy comfort of your home.
Do you love your house right now?
I didn’t, for a long time, and it was very mentally draining.
We moved out of the city bought a small home with good bones and set out to make it liveable (because it wasn’t). The plan was to do all the work ourselves, save a boatload of money and turn it into a home.
The first year was the toughest. The house was hard to live in as anyone who has done any renovations knows. It’s messy, it’s dirty, and it creates havoc in your daily lives.
I regretted our decision to buy our house almost every single day.
But things slowly improved. With every passing project, each new DIY, the house got better. The house I hated slowly became the home I loved.
In that first year, I learned a fundamental lesson about homes, life, and money.
You don’t have to spend a fortune to have a beautiful home. If you’re willing to roll up your sleeves your dream home might be the one you’re living in right now.
And that is what I want to do for you. I want to share these projects in the hope that it inspires you to love the space you’re in and turn your house into a home you love.
So come on in
So pull up a chair, grab a coffee and come on in and poke around. If you’ve read this far, well I am shocked really, but hang around anyway because later there could be pie and coffee.
But first, we’re going to make something pretty!