Friday, November 25, 2016

The DIY'ers DREAM gift guide! Naughty or NICE!

Need Gift Ideas for yourself...??
Have a spouse that always says
"you never tell me what you want"!
Family and friends wondering what a DIY'er would even NEED????
Send them this Post and have them Making a List and Checking it TWICE!
I have made your list for you!

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 Hello my Beauties!

I have a fun post for you guys today!

I have rounded up all of my MUST HAVES that I use 

constantly in my DIY life.

These are items that all have helped me save time and got the job done when I needed it.

SO start making your list and checking it TWICE!

 The first item is the

Silhouette Cameo

 I will admit I was nervous when I first bought mine. I worried if this was going to be worth the money.

I will tell you and anyone who has learned to use theirs will as well...YES! 

I use this to make signs, decor for my family

and to create stencils to use on furniture,

like my HOME BENCH

 and my MILK AND CREAM table makeover

That Silhouette Made short work and transformed 

these pieces into quick sellers.




 Rockwell RK3441K Compact Circular Saw

You know how sometimes you need to quick cut something and you don't want to pull out the table saw or miter saw.
Yeah...this baby makes it so easy to zip a piece a wood in half.
I would show you a picture but I have another post coming up where I use this so I am gonna keep that baby on the back burner ...:)

I just used this on another big project that I can't show you yet, but I can show you my cute little Feather Table I did.

I literally took me about 2 minutes to spray the whole piece. See all those little round insets?
Do you know how long that would have taken to paint with a brush??  A lot longer.
 So my Homeright sprayer is a MUST HAVE.

Black & Decker LDX112C 12-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Drill/Driver

I don't need to show you the projects I have used this on because pretty much in every post you will find this baby laying around the project.

I have owned a couple drills and this baby has been the one that outlasted them all.

I have the double battery pack so when one dies I just clip in the other. It also has a tiny light when you start drilling so you can see what you are doing.

You know when you are screwing in those ding dang teenie tiny screws and you can barely see them. This drill helps so that you can see what and where you are drilling.

Honestly I couldn't live without it.

I actually rant when I can't find it and have to use a different drill..(that might get me put on the naughty list ...:))

Next up on the must haves is my

Rockwell RK4246K Random Orbital Sander 2.8-Amp Cyclonic Dust/Air Separator and Carry Case

I have used other sanders before with the little bag on the end of them..that do NOTHING.... 

You know the ones that just basically filter the dust into the air....NOT THIS BABY..

I just used this the other day and as always was flabber gasted by what it collected in that little container.

For once I wasn't covered in dust!!   

 But if you don't have one please ALWAYS be sure to have a

Toxic Dust Respirator

I can't urge you enough!

I have worn mine for years!

It doesn't look this pretty anymore, but when ever I am making a mess the first thing that goes on is this and my safety glasses.

I know so many people who have worked around harsh chemicals and particulate that suffered later  in life including my grandfather who died of black lung from being a Furniture Rubber (it means he rubbed on the stain and finish) 

There was no safety back then, but there is now and there is no REASON not to wear one. 

I mean this baby is even CUTE..

So on the NICE list and get one of 

these Particulate Respirator masks

Your family will thank you down the road.


The one thing every DIY'er can't live without..

a PURDY Brush

   Yes..there are other brushes..but once you use a PURDY you will know why people love them.
They are like the diamonds of the DIY world.
Coveted by brush lovers..
(this means you clean them right away and don't let them sit a bit like you do your old ratty brushes)
(see, I am getting on the naughty list again for not taking care of my stuff) :)
SO that is my MUST HAVES List.
I am sure I could have found more, but I know everyone is busy and want to know the basics.
So now you have them.
I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday 
Season and enjoy your DIY'ing time.
See you tomorrow with another DIY makeover!!