While DIY, or Do It Yourself, has existed as an option for decades now, it rose as a phenomenon in recent years due to the help of the internet. As a way to mitigate costs and save money, this creative exercise has been a financial godsend for millions of people around the world, especially during the COVID-19 outbreak when funds were low and excessive purchasing was out of the question. And one of the well-known figures in the DIY world who has been helping countless individuals achieve their dream projects is Colorado-based DIY home blogger Krista Howard.
Krista Howard is a business owner and content creator committed to equipping women with the knowledge and skills to make beautiful home designs without breaking the bank. Recognized for her easy-to-follow approach, she inspires others through her budget-friendly home projects and the passion with which she shares endeavors that will leave anyone feeling motivated to try their hand at creating.
Currently living with her husband and three rescue pups on the Western Slope of Colorado, this DIY expert stepped foot into entrepreneurship back in 2015. She started from the ground up, hustling her way to the top in order to help pay for her husband’s medical bills after he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Thankfully, her husband, Cully, is now cancer free. Krista Howard juggled working full-time in her corporate job and learning the ropes of all things small business for several months.
Fueled by the desire to accomplish more from her part-time business and exhausted because of her demanding corporate job, Krista Howard started developing an entrepreneurial plan banking on her obsession with thrift store furniture transformations. This plan ultimately led to the establishment of Vintage and Restore by K, a chalky finish furniture paint line specially formulated to adhere to all kinds of surfaces including wood, varnish, wicker, metal, glass, and even fabric.
And what began as a part-time income stream inspired by a love for do-it-yourself projects evolved into a DIY enterprise that has allowed Krista Howard to gain a solid following. Since the end of 2016, this passion-driven creative has poured her imagination and vigor into knocking down walls, decorating homes, and painting furniture. Together with a community of like-minded individuals, she has pushed the limits of what a person can do with meager resources and little to no expense.
Today, this former project manager and performance consultant is no longer seen analyzing data but running around in pursuit of numerous endeavors. Her blog, which showcases her creations and serves as a platform to inspire others, is not only an extension of her DIY paint company and website but is also an archive of DIY home projects that anyone can do themselves.
When she is not building concrete patios or designing a budget chicken coop, Krista Howard spends her time volunteering at local animal shelters. Having fostered several dogs, she is privy to the statistics of canine friends that are homeless.
This trusted, and experienced mind behind the Krista Howard blog plans to remain a go-to resource for DIY projects on a budget. And in the coming years, she aims to reach greater heights by standing as a key speaker at home decor events and sharing her love for thrifty initiatives. Moreover, she also hopes to one day capitalize on her success to start a dog rescue.