Hi! I’m Kristi!
A lover and doer of all things home.
I’m the voice behind Chatfield Court, where I share easy, budget-friendly DIY projects and that my husband, Roger, and I are tackling in our little cottage in the country.
I began this blog in 2013 as sort of a DIY journal to document the home projects and decorating my husband and I did in our Illinois 50’s ranch.
We did everything in that house from painting all the rooms to a full kitchen remodel, entirely on our own and on a budget.
Now we’re living in North Carolina and starting over, again, in a 1965 brick ranch in the country.
My Fave Things
Decaf Chai Tea
Fav TV Show
Fav Tool to use
I’ve always loved getting lost in a DIY project and painting and decorating a room to give it a new look.
Now with our little country home, we’re fixing up the inside and outside, on top of learning how to live in a small space.
Over the years we’ve done every different kind of home DIY project from putting a metal roof on our house in Florida after 2 hurricanes ripped ours off, to building a complete bedroom set, including a waterbed (way back when they were a thing), in a townhouse.
We also completed a complete kitchen remodel on a tight budget in our last house.
There’s no project that we aren’t willing to try to tackle ourselves.
Roger and I have always approached DIY, home improvement and even painting a room differently and it’s always interesting to see
who will win how our projects will actually turn out.