My name is Sarah Wolpert. Â I am a young career woman working as an electrical engineer at MITRE Corp. outside of Boston, MA.
I am a newlywed and my husband, Stefan, and I recently purchased a fixer-upper in Arlington, MA which now consumes all my DIY energies.
My pleasures outside of work only tangentiallyÂ revolveÂ around the computers I work on all day at work. Â I do enjoy a good scripting problem and I love to play with photoshop and other fancy software but I find that computers can often be too abstract to be rewarding. Â Creating physical objects and finding physical treasures offer me a more immediate reward to supplement the long-term rewards of my day job.
My mother has paved the way for me in the crafting and antiquing world. Â She sold Teacup Birdfeeders and Christmas Wreaths at craft shows as well as kept a booth at a local antique mall. Â She has been taking me to garage and estate sales since I could remember. Â It seems natural to continue. Â Moving to New England, I have found a whole new world of antiques. Â Things last longer without the humidity of the south east and the houses and towns are older with more cool old stuff than most of the places I have lived.
As I continue to hunt for treasure in the forgotten corners of basements and carve beauty out of seemingly ordinary objects, I desire to share my experiences with others. Â Not as a guide but more as an inspiration. Â I hope to share my experiences with my readers and I hope my readers will respond to those experiences and share their own.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my humble attempt at communicating my ideas and I welcome your feedback and support.
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3/14/2012 | 7:24 pm Permalink
I don’t know if you remember me or not. Friend of your folks/Hillside. I really enjoyed viewing this website. Sarah, you are doing really fun/exciting things and yes, you have had a great mentor!!! Enjoy your “hunting”.
10/18/2013 | 4:27 pm Permalink
I own the domain DIYEstateSales.com and it could be beneficial to you because the name perfectly reflects your business. Iâ€™m no longer using DIYEstateSales.com and
was wondering if youâ€™d be interested in getting it for yourself.
If this interests you at all please feel free to let me know.
2/14/2015 | 10:49 pm Permalink
I saw a picture of a cat door on Pinterest that came from your DIY website. I have looked on your site and I cannot find it. Can you email me the picture of that and any info you had that went with it? I loved it.