Written by DIY contributor Katie Clemons of Making This Home.
I’m a serious do-it-yourselfer. If we need a new blanket for the bed, I’ll start sewing a quilt. If we need bread for sandwiches, I might start making a loaf of bread. Now my husband and I need a place to live, so we’re remodeling an old airplane hangar all by ourselves.
It’s so easy to get excited about DIY projects! (Perhaps this is why I’m the DIY Contributor here at the awesome Simple Mom, huh?) It’s cheaper! It’s creative! It’s so much more fun!
But so many of our DIY projects are not getting done.
DIY is in my blood. Unfortunately, finishing my projects isn’t. You too? Do you have half-done knitting projects? Half-painted trim? A half-weeded garden?
Artist and songwriter Piero Milani said, “Why should I buy expensive art when I can make my own.”
Half-finished projects often end up being a huge waste of our time, money, and emotional happiness. It can be really hard to break the cycle. (But trust me – it’s so worth it when you do.)
So here’s what I propose for finishing the DIYs we start.