Hi, I’m Vikkie and I’m a carpenter’s daughter, taking the advice of my father to tackle almost every thinkable DIY project in our very first home.
Instead of taking on a huge mortgage, my fiance and I bought the cheapest house in a nice area with the hope that one day, after some serious adjustments, we can finally make it our haven.
I usually learn how to do a job while the other half is at work. And so far I’ve learnt how to fill and paint walls, dabbled with a bit of plastering (it’s harder than it looks), tiled my own kitchen, laid my own patio, built my own decking and MUCH much more!
I’m determined to learn a few tricks for life along the way but what frustrates me more than anything is being told I’m physically not capable of doing something when I haven’t even tried it for myself yet. I’d rather have a go and learn from my mistakes for next time. And with a bit of luck, I can encourage you or anyone else watching (or reading) to give something a go too.
And while I DIY many of the jobs myself (sometimes things are a two man job), the bottom line is to save money for when things need professionals, such as gas, and electrics etc.
Please note that I sometimes use affiliate links to help save the pennies, but this does not cost you any extra and ONLY recommend products we’ve used and liked. Affiliate links are one of the last things on my mind, so if you do stumble across any, it’s just pure luck that I might be able to earn something. I only pick tools and products that are the most suitable and affordable to withstand a job in question.
PR samples and sponsored posts are most welcome on the basis that it will benefit both our ongoing projects and readers, but we will always declare it within each post’s footnotes for honesty and integrity. My parents always told me that money is “hard earnt, easy spent”, which is why I like to DIY anyway, so I hope you can appreciate that.
If you have any queries or would like to get in touch, then you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org