About Abbotts At Home

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Stephanie Abbott is the blogger behind Abbotts At Home. Her blogging adventures started in late 2016. But, she has been DIY’ing “all the things” for over 30 years. Stephanie shares new DIY projects, furniture builds, woodworking plans, home remodels, and crafts every week. Get the full blogger story below and scroll down for her top DIY projects and woodworking posts.

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I started off as a craft-loving kid in Cincinnati with a dad that owns an HVAC company and builds custom homes now and then. So, I grew up visiting job sites and in a home that had constant DIY projects happening. As a teen, I helped paint and assist with lots of projects. We had to do things like paint our own rooms and install duct work as part of a grounding, which I’m sure I deserved. 😉

I guess I picked up a few skills from my dad and the decades of watching This Old House with him probably helped too. Thanks Dad (and Bob Vila, wherever you are)!

In my 20’s, I did some furniture remodeling for my apartment, then flipped a few homes while working full-time as a Software Developer. But got tired of basically having 2 full-time jobs and put all my tools in storage for a while.

Then in 2009, I moved from Cincinnati to Orlando with the plan to spend my life there. Yes, I’m a huge WDW fan.  After just 6 months my boyfriend, who was living and working in Egypt at the time, changed all that. He proposed to me in front of the pyramids at Giza. Who could have ever imagined that?? It was a big surprise and a wonderful proposal that changed my whole life.

A year later, we married in Orlando and I was off to Cairo to live without a job or any idea when I’d be moving away from Egypt. But this was just as the revolution was starting in Egypt and things were changing in Cairo. We decided to move to the US just a year later. I was happy to be home and ready to start a family here.

Now, I am a SAHM and wife to a smart, funny and devastatingly handsome Englishman (that should earn me some points, right). We currently live in Houston, Texas with our beautiful, amazing boys. When I get a few minutes away from the kids and constant cleaning (kidding, not at all kidding), I work on remodeling our home and the hundreds of other DIY projects I dream up.

Top 3 Home Improvement Projects

Here are my most popular home improvement projects on my blog or YouTube page.

The DIY Steps for How to Restain a Front Door without removing it or stripping are always popular! Check out how much it improved my door!

This YouTube video is number one on my channel because it shows the easy DIY to Whiten Tile Grout. Actually, you can pick from 30+ colors for this DIY and this Grout Renew product seals your grout from future stains too. 🙂

And, this DIY for how to clean car seats at home is a GAME CHANGER. Be sure to check out that crazy before and after. You can also watch that video here.

Written steps and a how to video showing how to Clean Car Seats at Home, the Easy Way with a portable Bissell SpotClean Pro. This even worked on my gross chocolate milk covered seats!

Top 3 Home Decor Projects

If you love DIY Home Decor and DIY Furniture Painting Projects, check out the DIY Home Decor project gallery here.

This DIY Paint Pouring Project is a fun DIY wall art project anyone can do.

For my woodworking friends, check out this DIY Scrap Wood Wall Art.

Build your own custom DIY Scrap Wood Wall Art. Works for Barn Quilt, Tribal Art, Boho, Mosaic, geometric wood designs and more. Includes DIY Wood Wall Art Tutorial steps and how-to video!

And, I love this DIY Gray Chalk Paint Makeover. It adds so much character to any piece of furniture.

Here's my easy to follow steps for this beautiful DIY Gray Chalk Paint Furniture Makeover. With this tutorial you can distress as little or as much as you want to get the look you love. Paint layering and distressing with written steps and how to video.
I’m loving how this turned out. It’s added so much style to this room already.

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14 thoughts on “About Abbotts At Home”

  1. Help please with getting the pdf and cut list for the washer dryer folding table. Have joined your Email list and responded to your email. Can’t find the links. Thanks, Dan

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  2. Stephanie,

    Thanks for the blog and posting to Pinterest. I really loved your 41” table. My family and I live in Kingwood (now part of Houston). Your work is inspiring!

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    • Thanks so much, Jason. That’s so nice of you to take time to leave this comment! I love sharing my ideas and seeing how other people build on them and create their own designs. 🙂

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  3. Hi, Stephanie. I’m just a hop, skip and a jump from you (Austin, TX), and I can relate to your background (working in tech, flipping houses, wanting to DIY everything, etc.). I have a 3-year-old, and with a full-time job, I have zero time to fix up this 25-year-old house we live in, but I’m determined to carve out some time! I look forward to reading your posts!

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    • Hi Tami! Thanks so much for the nice message. I’m so glad you like my projects. I swear there is something about people in the tech field that also makes them likely to love DIY and woodworking too. I guess we just love all of the problem-solving and following big projects step-by-step. I think it’s just another form of the puzzles I loved as a kid. Hopefully, you’ll get time one day to fix up your home too. 🙂

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  4. Hi Stephanie – REgarding your staining the wood door. Any suggestion you have for a temporary “screening” while the door is kept open for the 5-6 hours to dry? My wood door is the only thing keeping outside critters and such from getting inside the house lol. Thanks and appreciate your DIY instructions.

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  5. I really enjoy your build plans, i recently built a Farmhouse Console table based off your plans. Though i did tweak it a little, adding more molding and changing the edge profile of the top. Thank you for all the hard putting content out here for others like myself to enjoy.

    Jon Bailey
    H-Town

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    • Yay! Thanks so much, Jon. Comments like these keep me motivated and happy to put in all the effort that goes into sharing these plans. Thanks for taking the time to comment. 🙂

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  6. Love the paint pour canvases. You gave a list of the colors used in the dining room paint pour, but not for the paint pour you made for the bathroom. Would you remember the color s of paint you used for that pour? Looks like maybe tans, browns, peaches, pinks?

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    • Hi Judy! So glad you love the canvases. Unfortunately with that Bathroom canvas, I couldn’t find premixed colors I liked. So I bought a big bottle of white then some light tans, peach, and creams to mix my own colors. 🙂

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  7. Stephanie, I just read the post about your thrift store frames and placemats used in your Farmhouse Hens up-cycleing projects. I really like the way they turned out. They look very professional and I expecially like that the pattern is vertical in one and horizontal in the other. That adds interest, I think. And it tickles me that you got something as nice as the ones you’d have had to pay big bucks for at VERY little cost! Good job!

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    • Thanks so much, Naomi. I am really happy with how they turned out. You have a good eye for detail with those stripes. Thanks so much for the nice compliment. And I love saving money. 🙂

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