Welcome to Life of DIY! As many of you probably already know-there is a path we all find that takes us to a life of doing it ourselves! Some find the path because of a natural skill for building and creating, some find it due to a dedication to stick to a tighter budget, and others of us just stumble upon the fun of DIY projects! No matter how you got here, we are excited to share our DIY journey with you and hope that you will find some inspiration that sparks your DIY creativity and confidence!
DIY is not just a weekend hobby in my book, it’s truly a way of life. I have certainly worked my fair share of jobs where I reported to someone else and did what was expected, but I knew there had to be more out there. I always heard people saying they loved their jobs and couldn’t imagine doing anything else and that’s what I wanted that for myself. It just so happened that a few of life’s twists and turns later, DIY projects really became a career.
I found myself working with homeowners and doing DIY projects redesigning their spaces, creating artwork and accents that fit their styles and providing inexpensive and beautiful ways to make them proud of their homes. A home is a place that I believe should look good and make you feel even better and if there is a way to make both of those things possible, while doing it yourself and saving a few dollars then really what could be better? As you read Life of DIY I hope that you see my passion to grow what is possible in the world of doing it yourself and get inspired to try a few of these projects on your own!
A short year ago the term DIY was not yet in my vocabulary. I was a young, single teacher going from apartment to apartment renting and much beyond testing my cooking skills in the kitchen and growing a few flowers from time to time there wasn’t much around the place I had to (or could) do. Things quickly changed when I met Michal in the midst of a home rehab. All of a sudden I was trying my hand at screwing in cement board, laying tile, and installing new doors and trim! This was quite an accomplishment for someone who never owned more than a cheap tape measure and a hammer to hang pictures with.
What I have discovered in the last year is that doing it yourself, learning the process of creating and fixing the spaces around you is a journey that brings moments of frustration, excitement, knowledge and most of all empowerment in your own life and pride in the place you call home. I hope that as you read this blog you find inspiration in the projects we take on and that you feel the excitement to do it yourself and make it your own-no matter how skilled or new you are to the life of DIY!