One thing I truely do love doing is home decorating, the old ‘Do-it-yourself’ revamp. It doesnt seem to bother me what i am revamping, wether it be a wall, a cupboard or the dining room chairs, I enjoy them all the same.
My most recent DIY projects have included a set of drawers for in Aria’s bedroom, and what I call my “Organisation Station” in the dining room. Both pieces of furniture were purchased rather cheaply from our local Op-Shop / Charity shop and after a light sand down and a few quick coats of paint, both items have come up a treat, co-ordinate with the rooms they are in and cost me next to nothing. 🙂
I think the hardest thing for me, is to decide what task I will do, and actually
finish doing it. Smaller projects are fantastic because I can see instant results. Projects that take place over several days often get left half done as the time constraints of my large family take over.
Whenever I am starting a new project, these are a few of the things that I must first consider:
* How much free time do I have to complete the task?
* Is it something I can do whilst the children are around?
* Do I have the required equipment, tools & supplies to complete the task available?
* Will I have to purchase anything and is it within this weeks budget?
* Do I need a helper to lift heavy or awkward items?
So today I am considering what my next DIY project might be.
I have some fabric put aside to cover some foam chairs in Aria’s room, I have great plans involving painting a massive wall unit, but I think more importantly I should probably focus on finishing a long list of half done projects….
Hmmm perhaps I should finish painting the shed….