Now that I have your attention….
Let’s face it, not everyone has Donald Trump’s bank account. We all want a great looking home, but not everyone can have a professionally designed home outfitted in the latest and greatest high end resources. What’s a design lover to do? I find one of the best ways to get the look without spending the moolah is to shop vintage, thrift, yard sales, Craigslist or stores like Goodwill. There my friend, you can often find great pieces with great bones, that only require a coat of paint and a little love.
I posted earlier in the week about Amy Howard’s new paint line. Take Amy’s products and apply
to a thrift store piece and you have something fab!
I won’t lie, I am not the biggest DIY-er you’ll ever meet. I’m the “good intentions” girl.
In reality, tend to follow more of the HIY path (hire it yourself), but I have been known to tackle
a few little projects myself. More often than not, my so called “DIY projects” get grouped in my garage
for a rainy day that never comes!
Here is a link to my Pinterest DIY project board in case you are interested in what I would like to do if I were DIY-ing.. As you can see I have been busy “pinning” away projects for the future. I jokingly told my friend and fellow designer, Holly Hollingsworth Phillips, I was going to start a weekly blog feature called “Don’t DIY” where I would feature reasons “not to try it yourself” and show the receipts of items I had purchased, never used or used and how I had ruined perfectly good pieces. Could be really entertaining, I think. It’s true you know, not everyone is meant to be a DIY-er, even though Pinterest gives us the false hope we can conquer anything. Often with me, it’s after I have spent $$$, boat loads of time and effort only to have the project fail, do I realize it would have been cheaper for me to hire it done. Not sure if my issues are short attention span, perfectionism or just plain lack of time but I’ll typically leave it to the pros. That being said, I do appreciate admire that ability in others. I think it takes talent to be the successful DIY-er. That’s why I am writing this post!
If you live in the Charlotte area, you need to keep reading and make plans to come out
to the Restore Restyle Event. You just might get some great ideas for your own home!
Traci Zeller and I have teamed up once again, this time to be judges at Restore Restyle Event tomorrow night. There are eight teams who have accepted the challenge.
There is a certain curiosity that comes with objects that have lived a previous life. With that curiosity, in my hands, comes a “second chance” as they say. I see things that aren’t there, visions of what could be. Bringing that vision to life feeds my soul. My process mirrors what Habitat for Humanity is all about. These committed people have a calling, and with donations and skills, they help families who need a second chance “see” what could be. Together, with creative hearts and rugged hands we can help more families realize the dream of a having a home.