Hey! My name is Donna Dodson, but my friends call me Do. I’m a DIY Enthusiast, Decorative Furniture Painter, Encourager of Women, Creative Entrepreneur, DIY Instructor, Interior Stylist, Blogger, Photographer, Coffee Snob, Wife, Mother, Grandma, Nurse and borderline hoarder of junk. That’s a lot of hats! Most important, Grandma to 6 of the most perfect GRANDS in the whole world. I’m blessed!
I’m 54 years young, recently retired from a nursing career of 33 years. My hair is gray and I’m loving every strand of it. Today, I’m doing exactly what I planned to do and that’s painting. I love being an encourager to women to look beyond life’s imperfections. Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect, it’s just that you’ve decided to see life beyond the imperfections.
I’ve always been known as “thrifty” as I’m sure I obtained that from my Grandmother. Memories of her decorating and setting the table with mismatched dishes at Sunday dinners is a happy memory. My Mom also frequented the Goodwill store. I tagged along and paid attention. Well, while I wasn’t hiding in the clothes racks from my little sister.
I have many passions and the list continues to grow daily. My TRUE passion is attached to the paint brush, but I also enjoy woodworking, power tools, modifying furniture and interior styling. I tend to be attracted to the ugliest, saddest pieces of furniture I can find and then bring them back to life. I LOVE a good challenge!
I’m so glad you’re here. I want to share more with you.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.