The reality about DIY design is that most people arent’ really all that experienced with it these days. There doesn’t seem to be a big emphasis on people doing just about anything for themselves these days, and that has leeched into just about every single aspect of our lives. While it’s nice to not have to think about some of this stuff as much as we used to, it still doesn’t say anything great about us if we aren’t able to do anything ourselves and have to call out for help on even the most basic of DIY projects.
A lot of this is due to the fact that we’re not really taught to do things for ourselves anymore. Doing work seems to be scorned as something that we just shouldn’t have to do if we’ve lived our lives the right way and made the right choices. I don’t agree with this at all. There is nothing but honor to be found in doing stuff like this for yourself and being more self sufficient. If you are in my camp, but don’t know much about this stuff and would be embarrassed to ask for help, then there are a number of really great books out there that you can use to get a better idea of how to do all this stuff.
Design*Sponge At Home is one of these books and it really does a great job of making the information both accessible and very engaging for the average reader that doesn’t have a whole lot of know-how in this field. If you want to get more involved in your own DIY projects around the house, this is really the book to get. Not only does it have a lot of great tips in it, but it even has some regular projects that you can get started on right away.
I love books like this. Not only can you do your own DIY projects at home, but you can have a great time while you’re at it.