I am by no way ready to buy my own toolbelt but when I try, it’s amazing what I can accomplish around the house. There are so many DIY projects that just take a little time and aren’t too overwhelming.
When we moved into our house four years ago, it was mostly ready to go. We replaced all the carpeting before we moved in but other than that, it was mostly optional stuff – and I did a lot of it. It was an amazing feeling.
I replaced every single light switch in the house and I installed dimmer switches in many of them. They looked so much better once I was done, and it was easy. I did it.
That project gave me the confidence to go ahead and fix the electrical outlets. I’m not sure why the electrical outlets freaked me out more than the light switches. The outlets in our house were dirty and dingy and many of them had been painted over. With small kids moving into the house, it was important to me to install child safe outlets. Again, this was a project that just took a little research and know how but was completely doable.
I’ve continued on this path over the last six years, tackling projects here and there that need to be done. I’m not quite ready to install my own wood floors or build my own deck like some of my friends have done but the confidence of completing your own DIY projects is amazing.
When my mailbox was looking sad and dingy, I fixed it. I sanded it with an electric belt sander – even changing out the sand paper by myself – and repainted it to look more beautiful than it did before we moved in.
But the one I’m most proud of? That’s the whiteboard I created in the homework room for the wee ones. When we turned the playroom into a room where the wee ones could focus on homework, I wanted to put up a whiteboard where they could easily practice homework problems or work things out and the like. I wanted a really big one, and I wanted it built in. So I made one. The whiteboard paint is super easy to use, and after I finished the sanding and painting, I used quarter rounds to build a border around the whiteboard. It looks awesome, and we use it all the time.
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Walmart’s Projects Made Simple tells you everything you need to know in order to complete your own DIY project. Each project includes:
- A video how-to with chapters for each step
- Downloadable instructions (I still like printing things out!)
- A list of all the necessary supplies with links to purchase them online
- Ways to share your favorite projects on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!
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