Friday, 8 February 2019

DIY For Dummies

DIY. DIY is something you never actually want to get used to. It’s something you don’t want to face, and it’s something you think you’ll never actually have to deal with. Because the most our imagination stretches to with DIY is with a bit of decorating. Perhaps doing the wallpaper, learning how to paint, or maybe even stretching to having some wall art put up with careful instructions. But we think that DIY is so much more than that. There’s so many different things you can do to your home that would class as DIY, and so many different ways that you can make it 10x better. But we’ve called this article DIY for dummies, because we really do understand that DIY can be super hard to try and master. It all depends on what you’re trying to do, and how much experience you have doing it. But for those of you who are a bit of a dummies when it comes to DIY, keep on reading and see if we can give you a few tips that should stop you feeling like a dummies when it comes to DIY.

Mastering The Basics

So, if you feel like you’re a bit of a dummie, then you’re first going to have to think about the basics, or you’ll never be able to go to more advance stages. So, the basics for us start with interior design, because if you don’t know what’s going to look good, we think it’s so hard to get that creative flare that actually makes your home look good. Get yourself looking through Pinterest to see if you can find some inspiration, and have a look at what good interior design is. Because the most basic form of DIY is being able to decorate, and it’s super easy to do when you have the inspiration. All you need to do is practice on a spare room for example. Wallpapering is the hardest one to do, but it’s all about creating smooth walls, not putting too little or too much of the paste on the paper, and taking your time to smooth it down. The common mistake is to rush it with too much paste on, and it only creates bubbly looking wallpaper!

Going More Advance

Going more advance might seem a little bit intense considering we’ve only just spoke about something so simple as wallpapering the wall, but sometimes you just have to learn the harder things to feel better at the simpler things. One job people always leave to the professionals, but could be done in small amounts, is plastering the wall. It’s easy for the wall behind paint or wallpaper to becoming ruined, and knowing how to plaster a wall is going to come really in handy. It saves paying for the labour of someone to do it for you, and any additional costs that they might bring with it. You can then think about more things like upcycling!

Growing Your Tool Kit

This is a final, yet essential note for us. The top thing you need to do if you want to move out of dummie territory, is have a toolbox full of things you can use. They’ll come in so handy over the years, and it’ll mean you can practice your DIY skills all of the time!

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