Hi, I’m Vineta, also known as The Handyman’s Daughter. Thanks for stopping by. Curious about who writes this blog? Read on!
I’m a stay-at-home mom to our eleven-year-old son in Seattle, Washington. I started The Handyman’s Daughter to share the step-by-step instructions on how to make our awesome TARDIS door, but I soon found I truly love inspiring people to create and update their homes.
I’ve always enjoyed doing things for myself. I get that from my dad. Growing up, he was always working on something, whether it was fixing a car, working on the house, or building something in his workshop. He was quite the handyman! I always consult him first whenever I have a question about my own DIY or woodworking projects.
We bought our 1946 Cape Cod style home in the summer of 2014, and I have been working ever since to make it our own. The last time this house was updated was in the 1980’s, so there are plenty of projects to keep me busy for years! I’ve completely remodeled our fireplace, half bath and a full bath, and I’ve updated countless other areas around the house as well. You can read about all my home improvement projects here.
Interior design is one of my passions (and even went to school to study it for a year before our son was born). I love being able to design each room of the house to reflect our family’s personality. With my newfound love of woodworking, now I can create any piece of furniture I can imagine! I taught myself SketchUp, so I can provide my readers with free woodworking plans of the projects I create.
I spend more time in my workshop than just about anywhere else in the house! It’s located in a converted one car garage in the basement, and I’ve managed to cram a lot of tools into that tiny space. Over the years, I’ve gotten comfortable working with power tools, and I love teaching others how to use them as well. My Quick Start Guide to Woodworking for Beginners shows newbies the basics, so they feel confident tackling projects themselves.
My other passion is travel. I didn’t leave the Eastern time zone until I was in my mid-20’s, and now I’m on a mission to travel to as many places as I can! My favorite city to visit is Tokyo (I’ve been twice and plan to go back this spring!) and my favorite country is Switzerland (so impossibly beautiful!) Someday I want to start a travel blog to document our adventures the same way I document my projects!
Thanks for reading, and for allowing me to share my quest for the perfect home with you. If you have any questions or comments, you can contact me anytime by emailing me at the address below.
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