DIY can be exhilarating for some and overwhelming for others. Here is a breakdown of the steps to follow before tackling a painting project of your own. I’m a firm believer in working with what you have first. So, there might well be a piece of furniture in the back of your garage or shed or spare room that isn’t being used.
1. Identify the Gap
This is the first step before tackling anything. Deciding where said piece of furniture is going to go in your home. Is there space in the living room or gap between kitchen and passage OR, does something need to be shuffled around to incorporate the ‘new’ piece? OR Do you need a specific need fulfilled? Keep this mind!
If your space is not limited, then you can skip right over this! If not, then get your measuring tape out and measure the ‘new’ piece from left to right and back to front. Take things like knobs and wider legs into consideration if the space you have identified is potentially a tight fit. These are usually the most important measurements, but if there is a height requirement or restriction like a low ceiling, bulkhead or staircase then you may need to measure from top to bottom as well.