Eleanor Chalstrom

Contributing Writer


  • Specialties: Home decor, sustainable living, and organization 
  • Education: Senior at Iowa State University and pursuing a double major in journalism & mass communications and political science
  • Other work: Editorial apprentice at EatingWell.com through the Dotdash Meredith Apprenticeship Program. Before that, Eleanor served as the lifestyle section editor at her award-winning college newspaper, the Iowa State Daily. She has also worked as the copy editor and editorial director of TREND Magazine, a fashion publication on her college campus.

Proudest DIY

Eleanor is notorious for attempting to make her college apartment homey on a shoe-string budget. Her proudest DIY was when she revamped a vanity she bought for $1 into two bedside tables. With a table saw, some old yellow paint, and a little elbow grease, her bedside tables have garnered compliments galore as she moves them from apartment to apartment.

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