Want to know where I get my inspiration? Check out my new social media sites!

Even though I’ve had two separate blogs for a while, I thought I could make-do with one social media account for both blogs. Since then, I’ve had a rebrand of my romance writing persona and #WeekendDIYGirl has gotten a mind of her own and decided she wants to grow.

Because of that, I’ve given this blog its own outlets: Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube channel all dedicated to #Weekend DIY Girl.

Why should I follow you?

While this site is built as a one-stop shop for my specific products, if you’re reading this now, you love the projects I do. And you probably want to know more about those projects, or how others are doing them, or what else I’m working on. That’s where my social media sites come in.

Pinterest is where I get a lot of my inspiration. I love creating boards there with all the projects I’ve wanted to do and how others are completing them

Instagram is my most interactive platform and shows some of the future of where I see #weekendDIYGirl going. It’s also where I post interim pictures of my projects and ask you for input (right now I’ve got wallpaper choices up there).

My hope with Facebook is to bring you my homemade sewn crafts and eventually swag items, because who doesn’t love a great t-shirt with a theme?

And all of my videos on new projects will reside on YouTube. I also hope to have some video tutorials, so you can get tinto this DIY thing, too!

Can’t wait to see you on the internets!

#WeekendDIYGirl on Instagram and Facebook

Instagram and Facebook feeds

#WeekendDIYGirl on Pinterest

#WeekendDIYGirl on YouTube

New Project Series: First Floor Refresh

I’ve been so focused on flooring, I forgot to introduce this new project series! (In fact this post has been sitting for 6 months. Yeesh!) But now, I’ve got a new flooring company and a working budget in place, so I’m ready to talk more about where this first floor home refresh came from and what I plan to do.

Why am I doing this?

Like most people during the pandemic, I’ve been looking at my house a lot. I’ve looked at the inside of it, the outside of it, and the future of it (or rather how long I’m going to be here).

In most of my almost two decades at my house, I’ve done very little in the way of renovations. A coat of paint here, a furniture upcycle there. Outside of replacing or fixing something that’s broken, I have not done a major renovation. My home office renovation was done in pieces over 2 years and involved mostly painting and upcycling furniture. A lot of the construction and interior is still builder-grade original.

But unlike my other endeavors, with this project, I’ll be somewhat hands off, taking after the HGTV designers in the shows we love and sticking to design, shopping, and decision making (and like most owners in those shows, paying).

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Finding a flooring company that meets your needs and your floor color (or when your expectations are high, and supply is low): First Floor Refresh, Part 2

So I’m putting my previous flooring issues with unnamed big box store behind me. I promise.

Instead I’m taking advice from my mom (because who doesn’t listen to their mom?) and I decided to think about this thing differently. Why not find a company that sells only flooring? Here’s what I learned.

Pick a Flooring Company, not just a company that sells flooring

When I picked out where I wanted to go for flooring I asked members in my neighborhood group. The post looked something like this.

I got several company names and some pictures of business cards. I narrowed those down to three to start. Two were companies that sell flooring (franchises), and one was a flooring company.

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Interior Design: First Floor Refresh, Part 1

The following video is a first look at my design choices for my next major project: an update on my first floor finishes. I haven’t renovated any areas on my first floor since I moved in (except painting the fireplace). See why I chose the colors and products that I did. And check out after the video for my lessons learned.

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The following video is a first look at my design choices for my next major project: an update on my first floor finishes. I haven’t renovated any areas on my first floor since I moved in (except painting the fireplace). See why I chose the colors and products that I did. And check out after the video for my lessons learned.

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