I profusely apologize for not posting in over a week. This post-break, however, is going to lead to much more posts, and more exciting posts (if I do say so myself). Why, you ask? We're buying a house! And I don't mean we're looking at houses, or we're planning to buy a house- I mean, we have the inspection Saturday and if all goes well we're closing a MONTH from Saturday!! HOLY CRAP, how did this happen? Not quite sure, but I guess the planets aligned for us to find the right house now.
I have so many ideas swirling in my head and my list of desired power tools grows by the minute. I was more excited for the drill I received as a wedding gift than I was for any kitchen gadgets (ok, so maybe the drill ties with my KitchenAid mixer)... I have longed for a house so I had a reason to play with power tools. I'm my father's daughter I guess ;-). First tool I want? A router. Looking back through past DIY projects on Design*Sponge I was inspired. One particular caught my eye. Hubby has stated that he likes having coat hooks by the door. Functional? yes; aesthetically appealing? not usually. Which is why I found these so intriguing: create mock drawer fronts with vintage knobs to use as coat hooks. Functional and easy on the eyes! I could totally see this by the back door in our new house (made of course with my own personal twist).
I also see some simple reupholstering in my future- for both me and a friend who is soon moving into her new house. Tool for that? Staple gun!! :-) I think my fascination with tools is that with a little elbow grease and just a few simple steps, they help you transform items from ordinary to extraordinary, or from scraps to something cherished. Stay tuned for some stellar DIY how-to's in the coming months. I hope you're as excited as I am!