My hubby isn't into DIY at all. In fact, Home Depot drives him nuts. So all my projects were made with out his labor.His support for my messing up the apartment in the process is wonderful though!
Today I wanted to throw my two cents in the ring and encourage anyone reading this to tackle the projects they have been wanting to do. I live in an apartment-no garage or driveway. All my projects are done at the kitchen table or on the balcony and yet I have managed to make some pretty large things.
If your interested in making some of the projects I have made "without my hubby" there are tutorial type photo collections on my flicker.
The play kitchens collection is here.
The futon upcycled into a shoe bench photo set is here.
The drawer turned shelf photo set is here.
I am always willing to answer questions. Just leave your questions on my flickr comments under the picture. That way I can look at the picture and answer the question easily.
Also today I thought I would share my "new" tool box with you all.
And really, you know nothing I have is truly new.
This black chest used to hold my salt and pepper shakers.
Sure this is prettier, but...
I am feeling much more comfortable with the power saws and I am glad I got them.
My philosphy about aquiring new tools (including my sewing machine) is to buy the very basic model with a little guidance from the tool guy at whatever store I am at. If I use it a lot, I can later justify an upgrade. If I don't use it that much, I haven't invested too much either. With my sewing machine, which gets a lot of use, the drill/driver and the saws, the basic models have all been just fine.
My specific drill screwdriver combo is no longer made, but I was thrilled to find out that I could find replacement bits.
I have found that my dollar stores are a great place to buy small tools like clamps andparts like hinges, corner braces and handles.
I hope you are inspired!
Don't forget to head on over to Shanty 2 Chic for tons more inspiration.