If you are like me, DIY projects make your heart leap for joy.
But if you’re not like me, you may ask…
So why DIY? Can’t I just buy it instead?
Well, yes you could. You’d be seriously missing out though. There’s something deeply satisfying about putting your own blood, sweat, and tears into a project. It can be overwhelming, and sometimes you will fail (or many, many times). Success is measured differently in the DIY world. It doesn’t come from perfection. Perfect is boring anyways. It comes from the uniquely handcrafted, tangible items that YOU create. Tackling something that takes you out of your comfort zone can bring a huge sense of pride and accomplishment. Who wouldn’t want to experience that?
Okay, you sold me. How do I get started?
Sometimes I’d like to think I come up with brilliantly creative projects on my own, but honestly I depend heavily on the internet for inspiration. When researching for a new blog to follow, I came across a YAHOO! article, “The 10 Best DIY and Craft Blogs to Follow in 2015.” Vintage Revivals was listed at number 1. The blogger’s name is Mandi, and I decided to read her “About” section to make sure I would jive with her style. She writes, “I was sick of being scared of decorating, so I started a blog…I knew nothing, so if I can do it, you can do it too.” Um–heck yes! Fearless DIY.
Reasons to follow the Vintage Revivals blog:
- It has bold & beautiful photos with a vintage feel.
- Mandi’s writing style is down to earth, and easy to comprehend.
- Her projects include art, home decor, plants, thrifting, and much more. She dabbles in a little bit of everything.
- She gives you DIY tips and tricks for mastering your projects.
Don’t be scared, just jump in.
Enjoy the successes and learn from the failures. Seriously, just have FUN!