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DIY Married couple on a mission to do it ourselves.

Our latest projects
Wood Stain Color Comparison on Maple Plywood
Our current project is making the bathroom vanity. It is a floating, wall hanging vanity with three drawers and a shallow sink. The bathroom tile …
Vertical Wall Hanging Chess Board
Vertical Chess Board I’ve been wanting to make a vertical chess board for a while now. When I told Russ about the idea several months …
Russ’s Surprise Bathroom Renovation
While Russ and I were dating we both owned separate homes. He had been meaning to update his bathroom for quite a while. But with …
An Awesome Dish Drying Rack Idea that Really Solves a Problem
An awesome idea for the kitchen! We’ve been working hard on our kitchen remodel and home addition. The Problem We have a lot of utensils, bottles, …
Gutting A Backyard Deck For Our Home Addition
mission diy deck demo removal of old wood deck Gutting A Backyard Deck For Our Home Addition Mission: DIY > Projects > For the Home > Making Room for Our Home …

Detroit Zoo sunset
We are Russ and Maria, a DIY married couple from Metro Detroit. We both grew up in the area but I didn’t meet Russ until I moved back to Michigan after living around the globe. We met in early 2015 at a local bar that had a weekly East Coast Swing night. Our first date was a red carpet event at the Detroit Film Theater. A year later Russ proposed at the same location and then we married in late 2016.

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maria and russ wearing white paint suits with hoods

We are on a mission to get things done and do it ourselves in the process. We love to learn about building techniques and show others how we are accomplishing our projects and solving problems along the way. Check out what we’ve been up to lately.

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