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About Me

HI, I’M BRITTANY!


Brittany Goldwyn Merth is the creative force behind by Brittany Goldwyn, a modern DIY home and plant-loving brand that started in 2014. With over a decade of experience, she shares approachable home decor projects and woodworking tutorials that emphasize practicality and thriftiness, as well as helpful guides to help you hone your green thumb both indoors and in the garden.

Brittany holds certifications in project management and sustainable horticulture and has completed extensive coursework in the art and science of growing your own plants. She’s passionate about inspiring others to embrace creativity in all aspects of their lives!

THE FULL BIO


Welcome to my space for all things creative! I’m the creator behind by Brittany Goldwyn, a modern DIY home and plant-loving brand that inspires others to live creatively and bring the outdoors in.

I started this website in 2014 as an outlet to share my creative projects and DIYs. I lived in a tiny apartment at the time, and I will always remember having to run down to an empty corner of our building’s underground parking garage to spray paint things.

Since then, by Brittany Goldwyn has evolved into a brand that encompasses much more than spray paint. With over a decade of experience in the DIY home and garden realm, I’ve honed my skills to create a space that not only reflects my passion for creativity but also serves as an inspiration resource for fellow enthusiasts.

I’m certified as a project manager through the Project Management Institute and daughter (or mentee, if you will) of a licensed general contractor who understands how to tackle projects of any and all sizes. I share approachable home decor projects to help you express your creativity, as well as basic woodworking tutorials with step-by-step plans designed for beginners. I trend toward projects for smaller spaces or projects that have multiple uses and try to be intentional with my creations.

I’ve had the privilege of contributing my expertise to many respected brands in the DIY community by creating projects for DecoArt paints, Kreg Tool, Wagner SprayTech, Cricut, xTool, and more.

brittany goldwyn merth using a drill
brittany goldwyn merth holding a thai constellation
brittany goldwyn merth holding a ric rac cactus
brittany goldwyn merth using a mitre saw

MY DIY STYLE


A few of my most popular DIYs include my post on treating tree branches for indoor use, our retro indoor cat house, my review of our peel-and-stick tile backsplash, our DIY murphy bed project, and my tips on furniture refinishing for beginners.

As far as my sentimental favorites? Those would have to be my post on how to design and build a modern dollhouse, our much-loved cat tree made out of real branches, and my DIY marbled resin and wood serving tray.

I’m also on the thriftier side of things—I love a good bargain or estate sale find. I don’t think you have to spend a lot of money to create beautiful things, and I love snagging a great deal on a nice piece and breathing new life into it.

My projects have been featured by Better Homes & Gardens; Country Living; Apartment Therapy; The Pioneer Woman; Marie Claire Idées; Redfin; Bob Vila; House One, a This Old House brand; and more.

Woman smiling and holding a DIY resin tray
DIY cat tree

PLANTS & GARDENING


I often hear people talk about how they can’t keep plants alive, but it’s not that hard! It’s all about building confidence. My houseplant care guides are widely read and appreciated for their approachability, photography, and focus on practical tips for beginners. A few of my most popular guides showcasing my expertise are my articles on propagating spider plants, caring for monstera deliciosa, and getting rid of gnats in houseplants.

I have a Sustainable Horticulture Certificate completed through the University of Maryland’s Master Gardener Program. I also completed Oregon State University’s 12-course Master Gardener series, which included coursework on basic botany, entomology, plant pathology, pesticide safety, sustainable landscape design, small-space gardening, and more. I’m always learning—next up on my list is Garden Master course.

brittany merth holding a large raven zz plant
woman sitting in a sunroom with a large monstera deliciosa

I have worked with Click & Grow and GreenStalk Garden as a way to expand gardening knowledge and accessibility to those who live in smaller spaces—or those who simply want to start small. Because that’s what it’s all about! Building confidence while learning the ropes.

My Ikea glass cabinet greenhouse conversion has been widely featured online, and my backyard was featured in the spring 2021 issues of Do It Yourself magazine, a Better Homes & Gardens brand.

I absolutely love inspiring others to embrace DIY and plants as a way to bring creativity, style, and function to their lives and homes. And I use my website to do just that—share my expertise and help you learn that you can do this, too!

beautiful garden
large sunflower plant

PRESS & MEDIA


I am so lucky to have had my work featured in many different places. To see a list of places my projects have been featured, articles I’ve been quoted in, and features and honors I’ve received, see my Press & Media page.

CONTACT


If you have a question, would like to get in touch about working together, or just want to chat, you can contact me via email (hello@bybrittanygoldwyn.com). You can also link up with me via a DM on Instagram. Whichever way you contact me, I’ll get back to you as soon as possible! Thanks for stopping by!