Jan Jumpstart Judge: Sarah Humphreys from Martha Stewart

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Name/Title: Sarah Humphreys, former editor in chief, Blueprint (R.I.P.)
Location: West Village, NYC

Introducing our first January Jumpstart Judge from the former state of Blueprint, Editor in Chief, Sarah Humphreys. She'll be helping to award our six Ebay prizes to the deserving DIY-ers who braved the possible perils of home projects with us this month on AT. Click below for her DIY secret resource and biggest inspiration...

My Secret Resource:

The antiques stores on Water Street in Warren, RI

Biggest DIY Inspiration:

Painted Andirons: This project barely takes an hour, much less a weekend, but it’s a great way to add a quick visual punch to your space—and inspire you to tackle more ambitious projects next. All the credit here goes to Rebecca Robertson, a former Blueprint home editor and a fellow judge in this contest. With a quick swipe of Benjamin Moore “Surf Blue” (#2056-30), she transformed soot-black, purely utilitarian objects into whimsical turquoise objets.

It made such an impact in my 300-square foot apartment. (Important note: Painted andirons are only safe in a nonworking fireplace!)

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.