My Dad was my “Do It Yourself” icon, okay and Martha Stewart was a distant second place. After all, Martha didn’t come over and help me with all those projects at my very first house ever (that was an exciting thing at 22). After moving away from home, all holiday and birthday gifts from my Dad were for my tool box. I liked them, but I don’t think I appreciated them like I do now. I realize now, and love that he was empowering me to do it on my own.
My pink tool box is for repairing, painting furniture, and other miscellaneous fix it project.
My own opinion on a few items in my toolbox.
- Palm Sander – before you buy one, make sure that it’s light. Sometimes after sanding a couple pieces, I get tennis elbow, yes I feel very old typing that.
- Drill – same with the above, do a little research and find the right weight drill for you, but don’t give up power for weight.
- Paint Brushes – my new favorite paint brushes are inexpensive called “Shorties” that I pick up at Home Depot. Purdy brushes are very nice, and very nice when cutting into corners when painting walls, but I’m loving my Shorties right now.
- Ball Jars – Don’t panic, I don’t use those beautiful old ball jars. I use the newer ball jars that I can pick up at the thrift store to mix up chalk paint, or custom colors.
- Adhesive Spray – How did I live without you adhesive spray? This falls in the glue gun category…..now that I know about it, I cannot live without it.
- Hand Sanitizer – This one is not necessarily for cleaning your hand, unless you’re coming out of the thrift store. I paint everywhere, and If you’re clumsy like me, you WILL spill paint on your carpet. When you do, dab up as much paint as you can with paper towels, then cover it with hand sanitizer. Dab up the sanitizer, some of the paint will start to come up. After repeating this a few times, the paint should come right up. I’ve tested it out several times; it works on large and small paint spills.
Who couldn’t use a Hula Girl and a Dinosaur rooting them on? Enjoy! xxoo Kris