Judy Browne Realty

Realtor for Women

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Do It Yourself Denver Meet Up

For anyone interested in meeting like minded ‘do it yourselfers‘ in the Denver area join our Do It Yourself Meet Up!

When: 2nd Tuesday of Each Month
Time: 6:00 pm – approximately 8:00 pm
Where: 47 W. Alameda Ave
Denver, CO 80223
(Workshop for Women location)

Format: Each month we have a speaker representing topics that are of interest to the members. There is plenty of time for socializing and discussing our current DIY projects and sharing information, contacts and advice. We’ve started to compile a “Recommended Contractors List”. This list contains contractors that have been used and recommended by our members.

Past speakers have included:
Cathy Schuberth – Green With Envy Interior Decoration (http://www.greenwithenvyintdec.com)
Tom Quinlan – Quinlan Gas Fireplaces
Miriam Swihart – Home Rescue Handywoman Services
Brenden McEwen – Colorado Roofing and Exteriors (http://www.expertroofs.com )
Tracy Gray – Woodworks Studios (http://www.woodworksstudios.com)
Myself – Judy Browne – Workshop for Women (http://www.workshopforwomen.com)
The Green Home Team

I’m always looking for speakers willing to share information about how we can improve, maintain and repair our homes ourselves along with products, tools and materials that make those jobs easier. If you have someone you’d like to recommend as a possible speaker, please pass along the information.

Workshop for Women Home Improvement Classes

In 2003 I left a 20 year career as a Project Manager and Manufacturing Engineer to spend a year volunteering and building houses with Habitat for Humanity as an Americorps volunteer. My experience in construction with Habitat was the inspiration and motivation for me to start my own business, Workshop for Women.

At Workshop for Women we teach basic home improvement classes in a fun, inviting and comfortable environment. All classes are hands-on and there is plenty of time for practice and having questions answered. All tools, materials and equipment are provided for each student and each student is given reference material to take home with them.

I continue to modify the class offerings based on feedback from the students. The classes currently on our schedule are as follows:

  • The Morning After…Closing (Home Maintenance)
  • Finally Fixing That Hole (Drywall Repair)
  • My Screws are Loose (Hanging Things on Walls & Ceilings)
  • What the Guys Never Tell Us – Part 1 (Basic Power Tools)
  • What the Guys Never Tell Us – Part 2 (Basic Carpentry)
  • Trim Your Home (Interior Trim Clinic)
  • Do You Hear Water? (Plumbing 101)
  • Let There Be Light (Basic Electrical)
  • Old Faithful in Your Backyard? (Sprinkler System Repair & Maintenance)

Most classes are 2 to 3 hours in length with the Electrical class being 6 hours and scheduled in two 3 hours sessions, and all classes are offered during the daytime, evening and on Saturdays.

We’ve also grouped classes in series as a way to save money. The series titles are Basis Handywoman, Advanced Handywoman and Power Projects.

Details about the topics covered, cost and schedule can be found on the Workshop for Women website at www.workshopforwomen.com

Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions you may have at 303-284-6354 or workshopforwomen@gmail.com

The Beginning

I was motivated to start this blog after my short time as the Denver Home Improvement Examiner. At Examiner.com they recruit local ‘experts’ to write articles and submit posts on topics about which they are passionate. I signed on as the Denver Home Improvement Examiner about 6 months ago and have enjoyed writing articles, learning about new products and companies and having the opportunity to share information with others.

Unfortunately the commitment at examiner.com is to post 3-4 articles a week and I have been unable to keep up with that commitment. I just sent in an email telling them I needed to move on. What has come out of that time though is the importance of having a venue to share my passion for home improvement and DIY topics.

I decided blogging was a way to continue that venture and this doesn’t feel like an obligation. It also allows me to share opinions, ask questions and encourage others to join me. I hope you find this blog informative and fun and feel compelled to share your ideas, comments and suggestions.