I wouldn’t normally want to post a picture of myself with my messy garage behind me but at the end of the day I thought … DIY’s get messy and if you’re going to put work into something its not always clean and perfect so here is to #progressoverperfection
As I planned out my Projects for 2020, I took stock of what I needed. Materials, paint colors, furniture, decor to keep an eye out for and it hit me – maybe I should share my go to tools for all the DIYs. If I really think about it, there is a handful that I use for almost all my projects.
Now, I actually just received one of these for Christmas – I have been borrowing my dads or my father-in-laws when I need it. I really could have used one when I was working on my Raised Table Runner (i hand sanded that). Whenever I’m doing any wood projects there is usually a portion I want to sand to soften edges or give it a more lived in look.
This was a package deal with the sander – again something I was always borrowing (or worse, using a hand saw) but now I have one of my very own! Whether cutting trim to frame something out or cutting a piece of plywood down to a size I can work with – this is soooo much easier than a hand saw.
If you have followed me for any length of time or watched any of my DIY’s you know my love affair with liquid nail. Its like the DIY-er’s super glue. Speaking of, I’ll just throw super glue in here with Liquid Nail because it always comes in handy.
This is my less permanent version of the above. When I’m working with fabrics, foam board, cardboard or anything a little more delicate – my glue gun is a go to tool. Dries quickly …. easy to use … clear … whats not to love?
Monitor / Coffee
This one is kind of a joke. Most of the time if I’m doing any sort of DIY tutorial two of the things I have on hand is a cup of coffee and the baby monitor. Because you need caffeine and sleeping children to get anything done.