About

Hello, I am so glad you are here!  My name is Kristen and I am the blogger behind Pink Toes and Power Tools.

Pink Toes and Power Tools came into being when I wanted a little push to get going on the many projects I had dreamed up for our home over the years.  I have always been a DIY girl, but I wasn’t accomplishing all I felt I could in the time I had.  As a nice side benefit, this blog has been a great way to document the changes I’ve made–there’s nothing like a good “before and after” photo!

What you get by visiting this blog:

As a Pink Toes and Power Tools reader, you will get DIY instruction and inspiration in home remodeling and decorating, with an emphasis on woodworking.  The projects on this blog are all done by me, myself, and I.  I’m 5’2″ tall and 115 pounds.  In short (pun intended), if I can do it then you  can too.  This blog will show you how.

I was a seasoned DIYer in sewing and painting prior to beginning this blog, but I was a complete newbie in woodworking.  Learn along with me as I tackled my first project, a Storage Closet Organizer,   which gave me the confidence to build some Leaning Wall Shelves, which eventually led to an entirely new room for my daughter:

Most of the projects on this blog have quite detailed tutorials to help you in your own projects.  There are even tutorials that span many posts, from the planning stage to the final reveal, because big woodworking projects cannot effectively be shown in one post.  I include the mistakes I make, for you to learn from and avoid in your own work.  Ana White, the very popular woodworking blogger, even referenced my board and batten tutorial when she used that wall treatment in her bathroom.

And This Old House featured my DIY bench on their blog.

If you are no stranger to the sewing machine, you may enjoy the Pink Toe tutorials like the one on making your own teepee.  Because some power tools require a needle and thread.

Power tools not your thing?  You can still learn  how to paint a dining room table.  And maybe a thing or two more than that…

I’m a DIY girl with a blog.  I hope you will join me on my DIY adventures!

A huge thank you to all of you who read the blog, you are what inspires me to keep hitting “Add new post”!

Kristen “Pink Toes”

…now back to the blog!