I see DIY in my future

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).ds hooks

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!

*image and inspiration from Design*Sponge