About Blue Anchor Design Co.
BADC was born out of a desire to create and to share that desire with others. With over 30 years of woodworking, DIY and crafting experience, I hope to inspire and instruct those who may have always thought, "I'm just not crafty" or "I could never make that". Many years ago, I started with some scrap wood, a jigsaw and very little instruction. LOL, and my first project, a chair, was born! It had a straight back with a heart cut out of it. I can't say how sturdy it was but I did eventually tear it apart and used the wood to make something else. But, alas, that is the way of DIY.
For me, it all boils down to the fun of designing it, going to my home-away-from-home, lumber yard, and picking out just the right wood. It has to do with the smell of fresh cut wood. It has to do with the beauty of the grain and the intricacy of the knots. Most of all it has to do with standing back and looking at the fruit of my labor, come to fruition.
Creativity and DIY can be applied to any area of our life; whether it is a piece of decor or a spreadsheet created for the household budget. Don't let your imagination be limited or totally confined to the "now" styles or fads. What we put in our homes and even give as gifts, reflects who we are. Whether you live in a tiny home or a mansion, I would say warm and welcoming are the two most important styles of decor needed in a home. DIY, affords us an opportunity to create that.
- Maya Angelou -