“I ADORE THAT DECOR BLOG Hello Lovely WITH ALL THOSE FABULOUS IDEAS FOR POWER TOOLS AND GORGEOUS DUST BUSTERS TO PIN!!” exclaimed no blog reader ever…Yeah, so maybe a blue Tiffany box springs to mind faster than a tool box when you imagine what inspires your resident fairy in pointe shoes. Still. Home improvement tools make all the lovely possible at our fixer upper.
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Did someone say tool box? How about a new one that looks old…oui?
I’m happily partnering with Wayfair today as DIY bloggers around the web share their renovators’ essentials, and lest ye feel terrified that tools and shoptalk will deaden your lovely souls…fear not, lovely brethren…thou shall be anointed also with the sweet balm of before and after pics of the fixer upper…yes?
Let’s explore what lovely may come when renovator essentials are put to good use, whether your poison is a power saw, paint roller, or something pink and pretty.
Pink and pretty? Hmmmm. I approve.
What’s in my toolbox?
1. The usual suspects.
In my own toolbox, you’ll find: a handsome vintage hammer with amazing patina worthy of a devoted blog post, finishing nails, paint color decks, trowels, paint brushes, tape measures, and a big ol’ bottle of Tylenol.
The heavy lifting and most demo is executed by my better half, whose imagination was ignited by this fixer upper with potential we began tackling in 2015.
2. A secret weapon.
My HP Elitebook is an essential renovation resource for inspiration, DIY tutorials, and shopping for materials. Light as a feather, this is a skinnyminny super machine upon which I rely.
3. A housekeeping crew.
With a whole house DIY renovation, there has been more clean up on aisle three than I can say. Dude. I’m truly exhausted from all the mess and can’t live without my Dyson and wet/dry vac.
4. A hero with muscles and a killer arsenal of tools.
Shhhhhh. My husband does not sport a “Chip Gaines Dad Bod.” His athletic physique and fitness have been ESSENTIAL to our success! Cordless drills and sanders, levels, and portable tool caddies help too.
Have a look at what hardworking tools and essentials can bring back to life.
I love looking back at the “before” pics to appreciate how far we have come with this place! Stay tuned for more before and after pics of the fixer upper I am dying to show you, and thanks for cheering us on every step of the way as THE ULTIMATE RENOVATOR ESSENTIALS, friends.
Peace to you right where you are.
p.s. No, you do not get photos of my hero’s non-Dad-bod, kittycats…yet.