Why the HABITABLE HOME?
For me, a Habitable Home means many things. After spending years fixing up our house (and we’re not done yet!), it is finally at the stage where it is a Habitable Home. One that is livable, cozy, inviting, and often full of good food, good vibes, and good people.
By the way, I’m Trudy! A DIYer, teacher, cello player, motorcycle rider, unusual (but delicious) foods eater and lover of my friends and family. Back in 2012 my husband Bryan and I bought a fixer-upper, and that is what started it all. The house was OK and cheap, but just old and not old in a good way. In the end (well we haven’t actually made it quite to the end yet), we ended up replacing just about every part of the house. Like… floors, ceilings, walls, trim, doors, windows, kitchen, bedrooms, living room, craft room, bathrooms… I could go on. So the house became a lot bigger project than we expected.
How our DIY projects progressed
Being a teacher, I have the summers off, and I basically spent my first summer doing things other than housework and stayed in the mindset of, “I’ll help Bryan to do the work tonight or this weekend when he’s home”. The first year went REALLY slow. I had so much time over the summer to work on the house and I was wasting it on waiting for someone else to help me. Over time, I got tired of waiting and started reading DIY blogs and watching youtube videos, and getting tips from other people on how to do the projects on my own. Before long I realized that I could do MOST of the projects by myself or with just a little help. The feeling was empowering. After that, I couldn’t stop! I find myself in stores now snapping pictures of furniture and home items saying… I can do that!
And YOU CAN TOO! I’m going to take you through lots of DIY projects I’ve been working on and give you some tips on how to do them in your own home without going insane! Hopefully, through reading this blog you will be able to avoid some of the mistakes I’ve made along the way!
I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments!
Just like you might want to learn some things from me, I would love to learn from you too!! If you have comments on how a project turned out for you, questions, or your own DIY tips, I’d love to hear from you in the comments sections!
Thanks for stopping by!