Monday, January 10, 2011

DIY... I wish!

Well, I've been dreaming again. I often do that - I come up with some grandiose plans for home improvement... except most of the time, they are just that - plans that never come to fruition. Because you see, my lovely hubby and are aren't the handiest tools in the shed. On a good day, we know where our hammer is and may use it to hang up a picture or two... The only other "fix-it-up" ability in the Stover house is that which is found on the cute little cartoon Handy Mandy, which can frequently be seen on the Disney channel. Oh I kid...except not really. We have really good intentions, but really don't even know where to start. We fear the unknown... we walk in Lowes and feel like fish out of water. Seriously! Take my newest idea for example. I want to re-do our bathroom. It is tiny, but I think we are way under maximizing the space and potential. I'd love to put in a great pedestal sink (though I've been warned that I would desperately miss my space in our current vanity) like this one:


And then I really want to get rid of the laminate and lay some beautiful ceramic tile - maybe like this one:


Or this one - only not on the wall - I think it looks gorgeous on the wall, but I just wanna tackle the floor first.


But, idea shopping is as far as I've gotten. I don't even know where to begin - who to ask to come measure... who could do the work... better yet, who could teach us how to do it since we are on a bit of a tight budget these days.

Maybe 2011 is the year - the year that Billy and I will conquer our project phobia and just get 'er done. :-) Or if any of my sweet bloggy readers want to volunteer to do it for us, we'd probably take ya up on that too.





4 comments:

melissaballard said...

Josh can totally teach you how to lay tile!!! He's done a bathroom and a storage room and it was really easy. Messy, but easy. The Ballards are do it your selfer's out of necessity - we can't afford to pay anyone to do it for us! Plus, you know, there is a lot of satisfaction in completing a project yourself. let us know if ya'll need some help!

Tucker's Mama said...

We'll come help y'all and then y'all can come help us lol! I can totally relate! We have been saying, "We need to (insert any room in the house with the million and one ideas we've thrown out here)" for years now lol! We should both take Melissa up on her offer to loan out her do-it-yourself hubby! :)

Mama Webb said...

Um, the Webbies would help, but I fear that we wouldn't be much help at all:). We are about the same handy level as yall. But u already know that.

Mama Webb said...

Um, the Webbies would help, but I fear that we wouldn't be much help at all:). We are about the same handy level as yall. But u already know that.