Why would someone want DIY home decor when they could just shell out the cash for it? I’m so glad you asked!
Why I “DIY” and you should too:
- You can turn almost anything into something special with your own twist. Do you love distressed white dressers, but not your great Aunt’s hand-me-down? Easy: slap on some paint and grab the sandpaper! Did you find the perfect burlap sack, but don’t love the idea of using it to carry potatoes? No problem! Make it into a work of art. I love my DIY home décor because it screams, “ME!”
It’s more affordable.
- I want a Better Homes and Gardens magazine worthy home on a “free Highlights Magazine from the dentist’s office” budget. The majority of the things I revamp are hand-me-downs; Goodwill finds…you get the idea. When you walk into your favorite home décor store, you look at the prices and automatically assume that these pieces must be high quality to deserve such a price tag. Most of the time, it’s just not true. You have to factor in labor, middle man (who is this “middle man” anyway). I don’t mind putting in a little elbow grease if it saves me some major bucks!
- I mean, really, who doesn’t like the catharsis and feeling of power that comes along with swinging a hammer or using a staple gun? (insert “Tim the Toolman Taylor” grunt) On a more artistic note, I love being inspired by something I see and think, “I could make that!” When I transform a piece, I’m taken back to 4th grade art class where my eyes were opened to the endless possibilities. If you can envision it, you can create it, and it will have “YOU” written all over it.
Maybe some of you are pro’s at this DIY home decor thing. But, I’m willing to bet there are also some newbies out there just dipping their toe in the shallow end. Either way, awesome! I hope we can learn together and inspire one another!
Stay tuned for our first tutorial!