Everyone dreams of the day they become home owners…the accomplishment in it as well as the novelty of beginning a new journey on the path of life. The grandiose dreams of what the house will look like, the magnificent yard, the everlasting family memories created around the dinner table. So many dreams and ideas….
DIYers are ecstatic with the idea of all that open square footage just waiting to get its personal touch. I for one couldn’t wait to get into my new home and leave my mark. The ideas were never endless…still are…except now I have to face the reality of real life. We had this wild idea that the new house would come built perfectly, just like we asked, ready to add the finishing touches, decorate and move right in; we quickly realized how unrealistic those ideas were. I suppose in hindsight we should have known that when we planned on doing a large portion of the finishing work ourselves we would see the “mistakes”. I honestly think we have spent as much time doing the work we planned on as we have fixing or correcting what was installed wrong or half-assed.
I can honestly say its a journey in the making; while the plan has changed a little we still have a plan and a goal. With every small piece we finish I see a little more of my family within the house. This place will be ours, we will know that our hard work made it possible.
Come along with us as we make our mark in the world, one small DIY project at a time. Maybe you will find some inspiration or even better: give me some ;)…I would love your ideas and comments for what works for you.