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.
Adding an Exhaust Fan to Your Kitchen
Drive out smells, smoke, and stale air....
How to Seal a Heating Duct
Make sure your HVAC isn't sucking money out of your budget....
How to Paint a Kitchen Tile Backsplash
Change the look without replacing the tile....
Hot Topics: Got a Drill Bit Stuck in Your Wall?
Perhaps you can't drill it and forget it....
The Kitchen: Renovate Or New Build?
Kitchens are an expensive room in the house, new or old....
Repairing and Patching Drywall Holes
Patching drywall holes is a basic DIY task....
Tools Needed for Standing Seam Metal Roof Installation
There are several materials that can be used....
Is a Fiberglass or Acrylic Tabletop More Scratch Resistant than Glass?
Tabletops take a beating, so know your durability options....
Installing PVC Column Wrap for a Porch Post
PVC column wrap kits come with the pieces you'll need....
6 Fiberglass Shower Floor Maintenance Tips
Bathroom moisture can cause damage to your shower finish....
Types of Door Locks for the Exterior
Door locks vary in strength and ease of use....
How to Make Aggregate Concrete
Aggregate concrete is a creative and rewarding DIY project....
How to Remove Candle Wax from Wood Furniture
The key is to draw it away from the wood surface....
How to Install a Built In Barbecue Grill
Give your grill a permanent home....
How to Reinforce a Ceiling Fan Box
The ceiling fan box holds the fan to the ceiling....
Do Plug-in Air Fresheners Save Energy?
Protect the planet and save money by conserving....
How to Prevent Gold Car Paint from Fading
Keep the gold color rich with a protective coat and shine....
How to Repair a Dryer
Troubleshoot the problem from top to bottom....
How to Adapt a Microwave to Fit Your Outdoor Kitchen
Avoid the hassle of running inside and out for a quick zap....
How to Make Your Own Metal Fireplace Covers
A metal fireplace cover helps the fireplace work efficiently...