We sat down with Ashton to find out more about her and to get her thoughts on our new Brushless tools.
Where do you find inspiration for your work?
The Instagram DIY community is full of inspiring creators and makers. I get most of my inspiration from them. I’m always amazed how inventive people can be...the quirky ways they make something look like $1000 for $30. Nature is another other source of inspiration. My style is a little bit of vintage mixed with fun. I want my home to evoke calmness, I want it to be soothing, so I use smoky colors and lean towards classic clean lines. My followers often comment, “You’re so brave using color.” I just tell them, it’s only paint, you can do it too. If you don’t like it, just paint over it.
The name of your blog is Forz of Nature, obviously a play on your name, but does it also hold another meaning for you?
While the play on my name is fun and unique to me, I really consider any powerful, imaginative woman to be a FORCE of nature. Thus, my blog was born.
What is your experience with brushless tools—and what’s your reaction to HART’s new lineup of Brushless tools?
I didn’t start investing in brushless tools until my husband and I bought this old house a year ago. The brushless upgrades are obvious, though, I love HART’s new lineup! They’re the perfect tools for me as a homeowner and DIYer.
Where do you find HART Brushless tools most helpful? What project types?
The biggest difference for me, honestly, is in the 20V drill. I moved here with a drill that had a brushed motor that did what I needed in apartments with drywall, but now I live in a ‘20s cottage where the walls are primarily plaster. My last drill would barely puncture the wall, and overheat really quickly, but the HART Brushless drill does the work to push past the plaster.