Dawn Hammon has thrived in freelance writing and editor roles for nearly a decade. She has lived, worked, and attended school in Oregon for many years. Dawn currently spends her days convincing her children she is still smarter than them while creating new experiences with her husband of 24 years.
Her multiple interests have led her to frequently undergo home improvement projects. She enjoys sharing the hard-earned knowledge that comes with it with the audience of DoItYourself.com. Dawn and her sister make up a power-tool loving duo that teaches classes to local women with the goal of empowering them to tackle their fears and become comfortable with power tools.
Tapping into her enthusiasm for saving money and devotion to sustainable practices, Dawn has recently launched a passion project aimed at connecting eco-friendly products and socially-responsible companies with consumers interested in making conscientious purchases, better informing themselves about products on the market, and taking a stand in favor of helping to save the planet.
When she is not providing stellar online content for local, national, and international businesses or trolling the internet for organic cotton clothing, you might find her backpacking nearby hills and valleys, traveling to remote parts of the globe, or expanding her vocabulary in a competitive game of Scrabble.
Dawn holds a bachelor's degree in psychology, which these days she mostly uses to provide therapy for her kids and spouse. Most recently, I worked for a small local professional organizing and estate sale company for four years where I learned a ton about organizing and/or disposing of just about anything.
She was raised in a tool-oriented, hands-on, DIY family. Her dad worked in the floor covering business and owned local floor covering businesses, so of course selling floor covering was one of her first jobs. Her brother was a contractor for about 30 years and site supervisor for Habitat for Humanity. I worked with him often, building decks, painting houses, framing in buildings, etc. With her sister, she holds power tool classes to empower women who are scared or have never used them.
Not quite homesteaders, she did grow up with a farm, tractors, motorcycles, expansive gardens, hay fields, barns, and lots of repairs to do. Plus she and her family preserved foods, raised cattle and pigs, chopped and hauled firewood, and performed regular maintenance on two households, outbuildings, fencing, etc.
As an adult, she has owned two houses. The first one she personally ripped out a galley kitchen and opened it up to the living area, plus updated every door, floor covering, and piece of trim in the place. In her current home, she's tackled everything from installing real hardwood flooring to revamping the landscape.
How to Fix Toilet Cistern Flush
A toilet that doesn't flush is typically an easy fix....
How to Build a Steel Work Table Bench
Steel is a durable and functional material for a work bench....
How to Build a Knee Wall Partition Part 3
A knee wall supports the rafters....
Utilize Space With a Pantry Door Shelf
Make the most of your pantry space with a door shelf unit....
How to Build a Tile Patio Table
It's fun, unique, and made by you....
How to Clean and Seal a Tile Countertop
Seal your tile countertops for long-lasting protection....
How to Clean Suspended Ceiling Tiles
Keep up with the flying dust bunnies on your ceiling....
How to Clean Mini Blinds
Like every other surface, blinds collect dirt and grime....
How to Fire Proof the Walls around an Electric Fireplace
A fireback is the solution protection you're looking for....
Tips For Your Bathroom Vanity Makeover
Revamp your bathroom with a new vanity....
Make Your Own Self-Watering Garden Pots
Make your potted plants easier to maintain....
Make a Mirrored Room Divider with Adhesive Mirror Tiles
Wall mounted mirror tiles make a small space look bigger....
About Leather Chairs
Get to know about different types of leather chairs....
Pros and Cons of Using a Natural Gas Pool Heater
Consider cost and performance in your decision....
Painting Tile to Look Like Stone
Painting tile provides an update without replacement....
Pros and Cons of Installing an Automatic Door Opener in a Home
Automatic door openers are a necessity in some homes....
Mildew Paint Additive
Paint additive is one way to combat mildew....
Pond Algae Treatment: Natural Options
Battle algae naturally, the way it happens in the wild....
Duct Work and Ventilation Q and A
Installing or repairing duct work brings up questions....
How to Repair Metal Gutters
Find the problem and fix it. DIY win for home repair....