i-love-diyAnyone else guilty of getting caught up in HGTV, DIY, and shows like Fixer Upper? I don’t know about you but I’m a sucker for some #shiplap! These shows are so addicting because we all love a good before and after story. However, when taking on an unfimiliar project, make sure you’ve done your research and are fairly confident in yourself. You don’t want to end up hurting yourself or destroying a sentimental piece of furniture.

Fall and Winter are excellent seasons to start some projects because it’s cold and if you live in the North like me, you’re going to be snowed in for about 4 months. So get up off the couch, put your thinking cap on, and start contemplating your options. Is there a drab piece of furniture you want to up cycle? A chair that needs re-upholstering? Or maybe a start from scratch project. Figure it out first and then start envisioning what you want the end product to be. Get out a piece of paper and draw it out, make a list of supplies, and create a timeline/deadline for a project. Even a simple at home project needs a time table.

Once you’ve gathered everything then get started. Like I said before, be confident in what you’re doing. If you don’t know how then look it up online, ask a friend or professional. If you’ve done your research and stick to your plan I guarantee your project will go seamlessly and turn out beautiful.

Embrace your level of craftiness. If you’re a beginner, then start out small maybe just a nice pallet sign or mason jar craft then work your way up from there. Remember Chip and Joanna Gaines started somewhere so don’t quit if you don’t get it right the first time. Not all of us are capable of doing a kitchen remodel on our own but there are 1000’s of small DIY projects out there that will keep you busy through the winter and soon you’ll look like a pro.

If you’re at a loss for a DIY project, check out the link I provided. This will definitely give you some inspiration – http://www.countryliving.com/diy-crafts/g3030/flea-market-flips/?slide=1&thumbnails= or check sites such as Pinterest  and even your local craft store (they hold lots of great craft classes by the way). The possibilities are endless my friends.

Think you’re DIY challenged? Check out YouTube for some fool proof, easy, step by step tutorials to help you get your craft ON!

Share with us your best projects or even your project fails. We’d love to see them.

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