In lieu of the 2nd debut of my DIY classes fast approaching, Thursday October 20th to be exact… and that’s only 2 days away!!! (If you haven’t booked your spot yet, email me at tanyanicoledesigns.com or visit my website tanyanicoledesigns.com/workshops), I thought I would share a few D.I.Y tips to get you warmed up.
With the weather so gloomy and stormy for the last couple of weeks, I have had so many opportunities to work on some amazing DIY projects. I mean our rainy months are the most perfect time of year to be bundled up inside, warm, cozy, and creating some beautiful accent pieces we can admire in our homes. So, if you are thinking of accomplishing some DIY projects of your own, here are a few tips to get you started.
DIY Tip #1
Stop Procrastinating! Yes, I’m talking to you! I know, I know….the hardest part is getting yourself started. Once you get some momentum you wont want to stop because you will be having so much fun and each project will be so rewarding.
DIY Tip #2
Have a plan in place! This means if there are instructions to read, READ THEM FIRST!!! And by first I mean before you start anything. If there are no instructions and you are winging it, make sure you have an idea and a plan laid out of how you are going to execute your creation.
DIY Tip #3
Get yourself organized! Before you pick up a paintbrush or any tools for that matter, make sure you have everything you need for your project in your workspace. If you have too many distractions, getting up, running around, trying to find the next tool, fastener, or paint color you will quickly lose steam and give up on your projects all together.
DIY Tip #4
Have Fun! This is the most important part. If this is your first project, don’t start out with something that’s out of your skill level. Start small and work your way up. If you find yourself getting frustrated or discouraged just take a small break or better yet, call a friend to work on the project with you, two minds are always better than one!
DIY Tip #5
Safety Comes First! When it comes to using power tools, make sure you know what your doing and always have the proper safety wear on, such as safety glasses, respirator for dust (when sanding you do not want to be inhaling the fine dust), steel toe boots, gloves, etc.
The golden rule after completing a project, is to share it around to inspire others around you.
If you are itching to get into DIY projects but are a little hesitant to get one started on your, don’t worry, I have a great line up of different projects and workshops coming up for winter and fall and I would love to help you get your success story started.