Over the past six years, Scott and I have done hundreds of DIY projects spread out through five different homes. While I don’t think that’s the course for everyone to take, I do strongly believe that every homeowner should have a basic set of skills in their toolbox, so to speak.
This post is a sponsored conversation on behalf of Lowe’s. As you all know, I’m a huge fan of Lowe’s and shop there often!
People always say to me, “I could never do all the projects you do!” but the truth is, I wouldn’t have thought I could do it either before I tried! I had never picked up a tool until I got married and we decided to do some updating. We were newlyweds who didn’t have a bunch of extra money, so we had no choice but to learn!
Out of all the DIY projects out there, there are two skills I think are the most useful, cost-effective and transformative, hands down: tile and paint.
I truly believe there is nothing else in the world that can transform an entire space like paint. I have lost track of how many walls we have painted at this point, but the quick answer is a bunch. And that’s not including the other projects I have painted, like outdoor concrete, brick fireplaces, and an old piano, to name a few!
Then there’s tile. Whether you are tiling a floor or a backsplash, knowing how to complete the task can help give you the space of your dreams. We’ve tiled many, many floors, kitchen backsplashes, bathroom accents and showers. Tile can make a huge statement, and it’s a totally doable project!
If you are a Dallas local (what’s up ya’ll!), then I have some exciting news for you! Lowe’s is hosting a free UpSkill Project Workshop where you can learn all the skills you need to tile and paint! Topics that will be covered include:
- Painting and edging techniques
- The differences between each type of sheen, and when it’s best to use each one
- How to upcycle furniture with paint (see below…mint piano anyone?)
- How to repair damages to a wall (handy with rambunctious kiddos or pets, trust me!)
- How to cut tile and lay it on the floor or create a backsplash
The UpSkill Project will take place on April 7th, 2018 from 10am-1pm at Lowe’s in Dallas, located at 19210 Preston Road.
You’ll leave The UpSkill Project with all the skills you need to tackle your next painting or tile job! Did I mention it’s 100% free? Scott and I will be there and would love to meet you all!
And if you aren’t in Dallas and feel left out, don’t worry! The UpSkill Project is coming to a number of cities across the country throughout the year. Check the website to see if The UpSkill project will be heading your way! I’ll also be sharing a recap of what is taught at The UpSkill Project Workshop in a future post.
Tell me, what DIY projects have you tried to tackle (and how’d they go)?