|All this week, we’re turning down our volume and turning up the voices of Black home bloggers we love and admire.
If you haven’t checked out Ashley Basnight’s Handmade Haven blog or her Smashing DIY Instagram account, today is the day. Ashley is a software engineer by day—and a self-taught woodworker at night! Plus, she appeared in season 2 of NBC’s Making It. Her stunning and creative projects include media center barn doors, an A-frame plant stand, and even a DIY plate rack. We also still can’t stop thinking about how she transformed this plain stool for a DIY challenge for us last March. Follow her @smashingdiy, and check out more of her project ideas below.