My long list of favorite tools began one summer toward the end of college. I was a year away from getting my Interior Design Degree and needed to do an internship that would blend the years of Architecture and Design courses I’d completed with some real life experience. There were not too many firms hiring for money, or even for free the summer that I needed the internship.
How can I quickly get started building? It’s one question on every Pinterest lover’s mind, whether you’re planning a honey-do list or you’re hoping to save some money by outfitting your home with things you’ve made, building your own furniture can be an amazing skill to obtain.
While looks aren’t everything, having a home you are proud of isn’t a bad thing to want or to make happen. You just need to the right tools and some encouragement to get started.
Do you have a preferred amount of money you spend on stain, paint, or other finishing products? Do you try to find the best deal on something that might work? Are you willing to try something new but you don’t even know what to try and are afraid to waste your money, so you head straight to the big box stores?
I’m not as thoughtful as people might think I am. I am actually not gifted at all in the “gift giving” department. My heart is there 100%, I totally imagine a sweet gift for a friend or 10 gifts for the array of teachers in my kids lives. I really do wish I was good …
I used to collect Christmas ornaments. Not like my grandma’s ornaments, or ones my kids have made, just sets of different themed ones. I quit buying them a few years ago and now I just make them each year. “Just make them” she says. No really, I just make them. These were so easy even …