A little goes a long way

It is very easy for any DIY project to become overwhelming. Not only can one project become overwhelming but the number of projects left to complete can give anyone a headache. Sometimes it seems like a never ending list.

My biggest piece of advice is to take each project one tiny step at a time. And sometimes I mean TINY.

Breakdown each project into small segments that can be completed in one afternoon or one weekend.

My my next big project I have planned is to build a custom wardrobe in one of our spare rooms. However, actually building the wardrobe will be the last step.

One afternoon I moved an electrical outlet out of the way.

I also had to remove the base molding and remove a little leftover wallpaper.

on my next day off I repaired the drywall from moving the outlet

I had to wait for that to dry so the next day I sanded and primed it

the next day, once the primer was dry, I textured the wall

now that is dry my next step will be to prime and prep for paint.

Like I said TINY steps. I feel like I’ve done so much but I’m only 1/10th of the way done with the project.

And sometimes it’s okay to put the hammer down and go to bed.

When looking at the enormity of a project, like a home renovation it’s easy to get lost in all the things you have to do. Just take a step back and remember that all homes starts with 4 walls and a roof.

I hope this helps,

Ashley

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