Hi there! I’m Katie and I blog over at Addicted 2 DIY. I’ve been married to my husband and DIY partner in crime for almost 10 years and together we have two awesome little boys and one very spoiled dog. Before becoming a stay-at-home mom and wife, I was a firefighter, which is where my husband and I met. When I made the decision to leave that career for a career in momhood, it meant that we had to get creative with our single-income budget. Convincing my husband to buy a $1,000 sideboard wasn’t going to happen, but figuring out that we could DIY just about everything for a fraction of the price opened up a whole new world of possibilities. When we started building projects like this pottery barn inspired console table, or our DIY laundry pedestal, I realized that I wanted to share my experiences with others. I began taking pictures of the step-by-step process and Addicted 2 DIY was born.

My goal in this DIY journey is to inspire and empower others to challenge themselves and build theconfidence to take on the projects they didn’t think they could do. One of my biggest DIY challenges was building this kitchen island for my mom entirely by myself. It took a little longer, and definitely tried my patience, but I had such a great feeling of accomplishment when I was done. I’m by no means a pro at anything, but I love to share my experiences, mistakes, and tips that can hopefully help others along the way.

Read all of Katie’s tutorials here.