Welcome! Okay, so this post is my official kick-off/welcome/intro/super-yikes-moment for this new blog: House Updated. I am super thrilled that I am actually putting fingers to keyboard and getting this sucker off and running!
I have spent many of the past nearly 10 years working on house projects by building, tiling, sawing, painting, installing, creating, and otherwise updating my house. Well, two houses now. At first I tried to power through projects with lightning speed, so I could hurry up and enjoy the end result. It took years for me to realize that not only do I enjoy the end result, I actually enjoy the process!
As I have tried new house projects and explored the ever-expanding world of DiY, I’ve really enjoyed finding and reading other blogs. I have very much appreciated their how-to posts, cost break-downs, great ideas, design sense (and cents), and plain ol’ inspiration. I particularly appreciate others’ design skills, which I sorely lack (Dana, Kate, Anna, and all other cool-home-designers out there, I’m talking to you!). But I still find that sometimes I want to tackle a project that doesn’t have a how-to, and figured someone else could read my how-to and not have to reinvent the project on their own. So thought this blog would be a great way to share ideas and projects with others! I really believe that if I can imagine it, I can create it, and I think anyone else can too.
I am so excited to get this blog-o-rama rolling, and hope you join me for the fun!