In blog land and on Pinterest I think we all see pictures that we love,
that we wish we had,
and that inspire us with an idea of something to make.
I am no exception.
Just take a look at my pin boards full of ideas for every room in my house,
even outside and foods to make.
But sometimes blog land inspires us to do more than oooh and aah or think some day I'll do that.
That is exactly what happened to me.
I stumbled upon the blog Sawdust Girl and saw this master closet!!
(You have to go over and check out her blog!!)
But what inspired me was that Sandra built the closet built-ins herself!
Let me back up just a little.
I have about a million projects on my list that I've had since
the day we moved into our house four years ago.
Most are finishing the basement and adding usable but pretty storage.
My husband and I are both pretty handy.
But I usually just assist Les with the building projects.
Which is good cause we make a good team and he is very talented,
but this is limiting because of his time.
I mean he has to do this thing called work for like 8 hours a day,
plus church callings,
and spend time attending our kids functions
and on and on.
Get the picture?
He is a busy man, and here's me going
"You want to work on the house now?"
So I have been thinking,
"How much can I do?
Can I do more by myself?"
Then last week I was invited to participate in Imagine the Impossiblities Challenge
by Linda at It All Started with Paint
I thought my most daunting project is building stuff without Les.
So back to Sandra from Sawdust and Paperscraps,
I watched her video of her closet building adventure.
(I hope she doesn't mind me showing this
it was on Youtube and the real source of my inspiration)
Are you just amazed and impressed!!!!
(Yes, I know you can't wait, go right now and check out her blog)
(Then come back here and finish reading my post.)
After I watched that I wanted to be just like her.
I couldn't stop thinking if she can do this so can I!
In my DIY world she was my new hero.
I've decided not to be intimidated any more.
I jumped in with both feet and already built the two boxes for the boys book shelves!!
(I'll show ya them later.)
I made my sister come over for moral support.
She thought I was crazy,
(but she always does.)
I think I was most worried I might mess up.
But I guess if I do I'll just have to fix it!
Anyways I'm sharing this to hopefully inspire others to reach a little farther,
to try a little more to reach beyond your comfort zone.
And find you can do more than you though you could.
This is in everything not just DIY skills!!
So everyone reach!!!
Thanks to Sandra for inspiring me,
(by the way isn't she just as pretty as she is talented?)
Look forward to my new skills and my new mistakes!
That's the Batchelor Way!!!!
Thanks for stopping by!