I am learning how to DIY with absolutely ZERO experience.
It feels scary and vulnerable to share this but also exhilarating and fun!
After nearly a decade building businesses online both Michael and I have been craving a life off of our computers and being present in the “real” world. As our family grows and our kids get older we are realizing a shift in our priorities. We want to be out in nature, working with our hands, interacting more in person. Maybe these are the after affects of having your first baby at the peak of COVID?! Who knows.
After going back and forth for what felt like years we decided to move out of the city and into the country. I did not anticipate the impact of the move – queue Michael on my shoulder saying “I told you so!” I am enjoying the peace and quiet, the moments in nature and one big surprise is that I have become a little obsessed with the DIY world.
This home is the first we have moved into that we knew we wanted to update. New tile, paint, design – some changes bigger than others and although many people in my life think I am ridiculous – I want to do it all myself. I want to learn how to demo the tile floors, lay down the new ones, install decorative molding, build some built in bookshelves and tile the backsplash.
Even through an incredible amount of sleep deprivation I find myself staying up late watching YouTube videos of others doing the same. What tipped me over the edge is when my close friend Dani Sheriff introduced me to @xomacenna a young woman, similar age to me, renovating a 1910 cottage mostly with her own two hands (which is also the name of her podcast). She made me feel like I could do it too.
So, here goes nothing!
I am probably going to make mistakes and I also have so much confidence that I am going to create a beautiful and inspiring home for my family. For fun I decided to document the journey.
If you’re interested in watching me figure this out – give it a watch and let me know what you think in the comments 🙂