About Heather Thibodeau

A former doctor of physical therapy, Heather Thibodeau went from rehabilitating people to homes as the primary creative force behind the DIY and home decorating website, The Heathered Nest.

With her work being published both in print and online in places such as Better Homes & Gardens, House Beautiful, Good Housekeeping, Real Simple and more, Heather's goal is to help people create a home they love, one DIY project at a time.

Heather spends her spare time writing about family travel to US national parks at her other website, National Parks Mom. Check it out!

Read Heather's story, and tour her home here.


  1. Dorothy says

    Love it! Please tell me whether you’ve ever tried chalk paint on fabric. I want to do blotch paint fabric on a chair but sceptical.

    • Heather says

      Hi Dorothy! I personally have NOT tried chalk paint on fabric. Only latex. You can add a fabric additive to regular (latex) paint so that when it dries it helps the fabric stay fabric-y instead of hard and crusty…I’m NOT sure if you can use it with chalk paint, but it’s worth looking into! I have sat on a sofa once where the upholstery was painted with chalk paint, and it was pretty crusty/hard…not soft, that’s for sure. But perhaps they didn’t use a fabric additive. I guess I’d say, if it’s your favorite chair, don’t do it. But if it’s something not used a lot, then maybe proceed? You should probably test it on an old pillow or something like that to see if you could live with the feel of it after the paint dries. Let me know if you try it!! Heather

  2. Carrie says

    I have a thing for green! And I’ve always wanted a green bed for myself. Still searching for the perfect one to refinish. But, yours as solidified it for me! Thanks for the inspiration and for linking up to Friday’s Furniture Fix. Pinning and tweeting it this week!

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