If you are one of those individuals that think LMB and I have this all figured out and tackle each project fluently and without issue, and have all of these remodels started and finished as if it was part of a montage, I cannot stress the opposite. As you can see from vlogs 1-4, we tend to visit a lot of our friends at local shops in Grand Rapids, and in doing so we have purchased that “perfect” piece for a space, only to get it home and find out, our eyes were bigger than our vision. That’s this weeks message. Really accepting the failures in projects and remodels. Finding the good in the mess-ups…
It’s not always about the money
I think the DIY movement is in full-swing, people all around are realizing that all of the knowledge on how to do anything can be found in a searchable “manual” right in your back pocket, or sitting on your lap. Anyone willing to learn, mess-up, and try again can literally do anything around the house, given they have the resources to do so. I think people forget about the other half of DIY’s, is that of the experience, wisdom, and adventure. One of my favorite aspects of taking on DIY’s today, is to talk about them tomorrow. I think there are a lot of people out there, guys especially, that really enjoy thinking through a build or a project.
***Note: Please don’t get that confused with really like doing what they just spend hours thinking about
And they really like circling up, and shining some light or wisdom on that newbie taking on a project they have direct experience on. It’s not always about the money, but about the learning and conversation. It’s too easy to get tied up in how long it takes to do a project, even those projects that seem routine and easy. I encourage you to take your time, think it though, and do it to the best of your ability. When you go to rush, you fail. You end with a result that isn’t the perfect rendition of the vision you had the whole way. I can attest, that after working on many projects, I begin to rush and before you know it, you make a bad cut. I can also tell you that in an attempt to make that bad cut “work” it starts the down-hill slide to a poor finished project.
Plan A almost always turns out as Plan G, or H
LMB is clearly the visionary. She wakes up… actually here’s a quick side note: LMB, every night (and I mean every night) around 9pm, gets a wild surge of energy, and that is when a large portion of her brain power flexes its thoughts and gives us our mission for the next day. Back to my thought. LMB is the visionary, and she has a rolling catalog in her brain of the perfect type/style/size of a piece of furniture, or art to fit a space to achieve her desired look. As you can see from the vlogs we truly enjoy running around town, popping in on our favorite antique shops to see what new inventory they brought in since our last visit.. Well as you will see in this week’s vlog that vision doesn’t always pan out. This week we ran into a small issue with our remodel plan, and we reminisced of some other previous fails we have had… like that of the worst thing we ever brought into the house.
Where I’m going with this, is Plan A almost always turns out as Plan G, or H. LMB and I, always have these plans or visions for… whatever, and rarely the outcome is exactly Plan A. The key, is to at least have a Plan,and that’s how you learn and that how you create. We hope you enjoy this weeks vlog… here are two perfect examples of how we adjust to project obstacles. Thank you for stopping by and as always Give Grace.