September 15, 2009

Joining The Home Depot family


Yesterday, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and The Home Depot announced an agreement to develop an exclusive Martha Stewart Living brand of affordably priced home improvement products in select categories including Outdoor Living, Home Organization and Decor.

I’m very excited about this new partnership, which is a great opportunity for MSLO to reach an even wider audience with the “how-to” home-improvement products and information they need and want.

As you probably know, I’ve always had a passion for Do-It-Yourself endeavors and have engaged in home improvement projects for most of my life. The very first was the restoration and enlarging of a three-room 1805 schoolhouse that my husband and I purchased in Middlefield, MA back in 1965. It had no indoor plumbing and rudimentary electricity so I really learned how to do everything from simple painting and spackling, to brick laying, to carpentry (I made the kitchen cabinets), to electrical wiring and laying pipe for plumbing. My gardening, too, would have been impossible without the correct materials and tools. The whole experience was very rewarding and I developed useful skills that have served me well ever since.

For years I have been a loyal Home Depot customer. In fact, the restoration of my current home, a farm in Bedford, New York, would have been much more challenging without the help of my local Home Depot in Carmel, N.Y., where we are frequent customers. At my home in Maine, too, many projects are accomplished with the help of supplies from The Home Depot in Ellsworth.

We’re delighted to be joining The Home Depot family.