Megan Graney

Megan Graney

Megan Graney is a former visual arts teacher and avid at-home painter, seamstress, and general crafter. As a Chicago native, Megan's been interested in repurposed art and design since her first city apartment used antique skyscraper windows as french doors. If you can't find Megan exploring her way through her transplant home of Los Angeles, you might catch her taking in the city's art museums or amazing public murals—she loves to find inspiration in her urban space. When Megan has an odd free afternoon, she enjoys scouring thrift stores and vintage shops for a dress to update or a unique piece of furniture to refinish.


  • Contributor at The Spruce Crafts for one year
  • Visual arts Instructor for four years


As an art teacher, Megan designed and implemented studio arts curricula for all high school grade levels. She also produced an annual art show that featured thousands of pieces of student work. Through her experience teaching, Megan realized the positive impact that engaging with design and creativity has on people of all ages. For the past year, she has been contributing as a writer to publications such as TripSavvy and The Spruce Crafts, and continues to paint, sew, and draw.


Megan studied Psychology at Northwestern University, where she earned her bachelor's degree. She went on to teach high school biology and visual arts in Chicago, where she became an accredited teacher.

Expertise: DIY
Education: Northwestern University
Location: Los Angeles, California

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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