Hello there, I'm Ashley. In early 2015 my husband and I bought our first home, a 100-year-old fixer upper in San Diego, CA. We searched high and low for a house and ultimately chose the smelliest, dirtiest, and most weed-covered abode available. We couldn't be happier with what it's become. This blog chronicles the journey of transforming the pile of plaster in to a home.
I have a background in art and I've worked in museums for the past ten years. While not at work, or restoring the house, I love watching television, making pies, and eating pies.
Here’s what you can expect from me:
Stories and experiences going through major renovations
How-tos and tips for home upgrades and old house maintenance
Interior inspiration from around the web
Unique artwork from diverse artists
Sustainable practices, eco-friendly products, and a low-waste lifestyle
DIYs big and small to empower women to take on projects
Favorite products that I stand behind
Learn a bit more about me, my process, and the house with my interview on the Style Matters podcast.
Why The Gold Hive?
Gold /gōld/ (n):
1. The better half of my surname.
2. Something considered to be precious.
Hive /hīv/ (n):
1. a shelter.
2. a place where people are busy.