Lauren Comer

Lauren Comer


Lauren is the metro Atlanta-based home improvement DIYer and blogger behind She completed her first DIY furniture build in her early 20s and after that first project, she was hooked. When she's not working on a home improvement project you can find her checking out a new restaurant or spending time with family.

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