DIY home remodeling projects are here to stay. Books, blogs, websites, and entire television networks are dedicated to the pursuit of teaching and sharing the inside scoop on how to face, tackle, complete, and master the DIY home remodeling project.
Reluctant contemplators may at first over think their qualifications and/or limitations. The bevy of information available helps to reinforce the I think I can into the I know I can project. One slip back into negative territory and here comes the over thinking it stage which leads to regression, which ultimately brings us to the solid ground of “suck it up (insert name here), let’s do this!”
Perfect doesn’t always make for realistic instruction or television. We are all fallible and make mistakes. The professionals on DIY programs allow for, show and emphasize missteps, mishaps and mistakes. How else would we, the captive audience, take the pressure of perfection off ourselves and put the do it yourself in DIY. Seasoned pros in the know are eager to share problem and time saving techniques. Dave the Builder is a sharing fountain of how to information. People have asked over the years how he came to be able do so much of everything? Vision, drive, desire, attitude, and financial creativity make you learn real fast how to jump in with both feet.
The more you do, the more proficient and comfortable you become with your level of expertise. Each remodel or new construction job can be described as controlled chaos. It is true of professionals and DIY amateurs alike. When it all comes together, and the light of the DIY day can be seen, you”ll know exactly why you do this. One completed and beautiful project, one renewed sense of confidence, two consonants and an apostrophe later you’ll ask yourself the final question, “DIWhy did I think I couldn’t do this?”