Beyond learning the step-by-step to hang an interior door, how did you gain the confidence to handle a drill and learn the skills to choose the proper bit? The fundamentals of do-it-yourself start with the confidence it takes tackle a project and the willingness to learn as you go. Those attributes are necessary throughout your hands-on house career and are also valuable in everyday life.
Jeanne from House in Progress inspired this post and she shares her experiences and influences as a budding do-it-yourselfer. Who motivated you to take your home improvement projects into your own hands?