DIYing to Help
When the idea of writing a column about DIY, room makeovers, remodeling and creating custom pieces of furniture was presented to me, my first thought was…WHAT!? ME? So NOT going to happen! I would have no idea where to begin. I must go to Pinterest to research this! Well, several hours and more than a few pots of coffee later, I have found my Pinspiration! But seriously, humans in all their wondrous glory have been creating as a means to our survival. We were given soft vulnerable shells that are easily exploited by those willing to consume us. We were convinced to build large comfortable homes with forced air furnaces, running water and pizza delivery just to protect ourselves. Standing inside our safe zone we then realized, hey, I could sure use a witty sign in my entry, but what should it say? If only there was somewhere I could find an example of something inspirational. Well my friend, with the advent of the internet, people around the globe can now surround themselves with insight. They don’t even need to leave the security of their kitchen! Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the like have created a world where we can customize the news to our liking, only hear from the people that we wish to, and bury the opposition to our beliefs away - never to be heard from again. But it has also created a world where one click can spark us off our couch and into the workshop. You have found your motivation, it is time to get to work on that sign. “Live, Love, Laugh”… nobody has that one, it will be brilliant! That is where this column will (hopefully) come in handy. Here we will be talking about cutting, drilling, design and cursing in the shop. We would love for you to stop by each week and see what we have to say. Maybe, just maybe, you will find some inspiration here too. So follow me - let’s see where this pathway leads us.