I Love Diy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 109 People

    Painting A House

    People have funny ideas about how to go about painting a house, my daughter included. We get started, she is ready to slap paint.  I stop her, say no, we need to get all the caulking done first.  So, the first thing she does is paint the deck, no caulking right?  True, but, it...
    coloco coloco
    66-70, M
    May 29, 2013

    It Gives Self Satisfaction

    I am a self taught DIY'er , and have a huge arsenal of tools to help me . I am usually the first port of call from my friends and neighbours , if they need to borrow a tool of some sort as I would have what they need . My neighbour jokes to me about having a "tool hire " sign...
    Gladiator1966 Gladiator1966
    46-50, M
    Jan 18, 2013

    Do It Yourself

     the only way to go
    alsorolo alsorolo
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jul 29, 2009

    I Absoultely Love DIY

    The satisfaction that comes out of doing things by your own is tremendous. When my little daughter looks at me, she learns the things and also she sees happiness in my eyes once I repair or make something by my own. This brings her to think that this way is one way to have fun...
    jbfriendonli jbfriendonli
    31-35, M
    Feb 11, 2013

    I'm amidst a bathroom reconstruction.

    .. Actually, I'm at the backend of the project... What's left is grouting the tiles, putting up the plinth under the shower tray and finishing the door installation (bought brand new door and decided to rotate the opening (from LtR to RtL)). And the extras: led ***** beneath...
    mihamix mihamix
    36-40, M
    1 Response Sep 17, 2014

    Just uploaded a new video!

    :) www.youtube.com/1996Ashley Piercings, tattoos, DIY, hair, & more! Suggestions? - Always willing to take them! :)
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo
    18-21, F
    Sep 4, 2015

    Totally Addicted to Diy

    so, we had a big ball-o nest egg saved and low and behold the bottom dropped out of the housing market!!! This was our hint to go buy a house and that we did. We looked for a year and finally found a bank owned property that was in decent shape but had NO kitchen. When I...
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    1 Response Aug 11, 2009

    DIY Is Good For the Soul!

    I can't believe that I am the only one to be a member of this group! Who founded it? Noone? Anyway, if there are any DIY lovers out there, tell me what you are doing. Its a HUGE part of my life and at the moment my husband and I are: finishing our back verandah...
    pennylarana pennylarana
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 27, 2008

    Always Want To Do Something

    I grew up one of three kids with a single mother. She let the house go because she was too proud to ask for help. The water heater broke twice, once in winter! We always belonged to a church, and she should have asked for help more. After less than 20 years in the house, the roof...
    deleted deleted
    May 30, 2013

    Check out my YouTube I have piercing videos up

    as well as tattoo updates, dying my hair crazy colours, and more! http://www.youtube.com/user/1996Ashley New videos coming real soon!! Any video suggestions welcome! (: Thanks!
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo
    18-21, F
    Feb 1, 2014

    I smell like varnish :-/ Glad I finally

    finished doing the kitchen cabinets.
    Stubborngirll Stubborngirll
    22-25, F
    Jul 11, 2014

    Growing Up On A Farm

    DIY was the only way to go, if it broke while you were using it, you fixed it.  If it needed fixing and you noticed it, you fixed it.  I have gotten to the point in my hobby area, I have a full wood working shop, full metal working, welders, rock hobby, and jewelry...
    coloco coloco
    66-70, M
    4 Responses Dec 31, 2009

    washing, painting, sanding,

    pircing, cleaning, sewing, hammering
    steack2 steack2
    41-45, M
    Apr 23, 2014
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