Tips for when You are DIYing!
I was working on a project and thinking about a future blog (I am thinking in blog style now!) when I realized that in all the years of doing things by myself, I learned to do things that help me as I work.
When I need more hands? This is what I use … Cardboard to hold things upright while I paint them.
From this …
to this …
I didn’t screw it all the way into the wall for two reasons.
1. I am going to paint a second coat.
2. I see dry wall on the upper Right that is showing. It was left long and I never noticed it when it was white. Easy, easy fix!
I remember when I was starting my search for all things paint, I stumbled on “Centsational Girl” who in my book who has to be the most amazing paint instructor I know. EVER. I took my white cold air return and spray painted it with Rust-Oleum Hammered look. If it didn’t look great, I could repaint it again later or get a new one.
When taking screws out of light socket covers, light switch covers, or child outlet plugs for a specific room that you are painting … You can use “Ziploc” or something like it to hold everything, so nothing gets lost or misplaced. I am the worst so this helps me a lot!
When something has to stay attached into the wall (in my case it is the telephone land line), I paint around it and then tuck it in the space until the paint has time to dry.
Not earth shattering tips, but if they can help someone …
Hope you had a great day!