Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Strength Has No Gender™: Women Can DIY Too

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One of the reasons I started my blog was to inspire women to tackle DIY projects and home renovations. My goal is to show that girls can be fashionable and girly, while getting your hands dirty and building things! I was inspired by many of the other female DIY bloggers that I had followed for a while. When the time came for us to remodel our basement, I had confidence that I could learn to do it!

The Strength Has No Gender™ campaign highlights the positive, inspirational stories of everyday women in cities across America who have been breaking down barriers in traditionally male-dominated industries and empowering women to do the same.

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The Strength Has No Gender™ campaign highlights the positive, inspirational stories of everyday women in cities across America who have been breaking down barriers in traditionally male-dominated industries and empowering women to do the same.

I (along with my husband) recently completed a massive basement renovation. We did almost everything from demoing a bathroom and kitchenette, to building walls, hanging drywall, removing tile, laying vinyl plank flooring, and hanging doors! I did not have much DIY experience before we started, but I jumped right in and got my hands dirty learning how to use a nail gun, a chop saw, hammer drill, and more. I am proud of the work we did and I can tell everyone that "I built that!"

The Strength Has No Gender™ campaign highlights the positive, inspirational stories of everyday women in cities across America who have been breaking down barriers in traditionally male-dominated industries and empowering women to do the same.

The Strength Has No Gender™ campaign highlights the positive, inspirational stories of everyday women in cities across America who have been breaking down barriers in traditionally male-dominated industries and empowering women to do the same.

Here is just one area of the basement we transformed. We took an unused portion of the garage area and built a full bathroom, laundry room, and closet!

DIY Basement renovation

DIY Basement renovation

The Strength Has No Gender™ campaign highlights the positive, inspirational stories of everyday women in cities across America who have been breaking down barriers in traditionally male-dominated industries and empowering women to do the same.
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The Strength Has No Gender™ campaign highlights the positive, inspirational stories of everyday women in cities across America who have been breaking down barriers in traditionally male-dominated industries and empowering women to do the same.

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The Strength Has No Gender™ campaign highlights the positive, inspirational stories of everyday women in cities across America who have been breaking down barriers in traditionally male-dominated industries and empowering women to do the same.

Honestly, we learned to do the work ourselves because it saved us money and we had a tight budget, but I am glad we had this experience, because now I have to confidence to tackle pretty much any home improvement project. I recently learned how to change outlets, which is not as hard or scary as you might think! In addition to remodeling, I also like to rehab old furniture pieces with paint. Between hand-me-downs and thrift store finds, our home is filled with pieces that I have made "new" again. One of my favorite transformations was my mom's china hutch that she passed along to me.

The Strength Has No Gender™ campaign highlights the positive, inspirational stories of everyday women in cities across America who have been breaking down barriers in traditionally male-dominated industries and empowering women to do the same.

The Strength Has No Gender™ campaign highlights the positive, inspirational stories of everyday women in cities across America who have been breaking down barriers in traditionally male-dominated industries and empowering women to do the same.

The Strength Has No Gender™ campaign highlights the positive, inspirational stories of everyday women in cities across America who have been breaking down barriers in traditionally male-dominated industries and empowering women to do the same.

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The Strength Has No Gender™ campaign highlights the positive, inspirational stories of everyday women in cities across America who have been breaking down barriers in traditionally male-dominated industries and empowering women to do the same.

Head to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to read these stories and ask your friend to share her SHEro story!  Leave me a comment with who the SHEro in your life is or tell me YOUR story!

8 comments:

  1. You are just amazing with everything you've done in your basement. I'm so excited that you got it all done! I've purchased Brawny paper towels before and they really are nice and sturdy for cleanup. I love the photos of you holding the paper towels! :)

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Awww Carrie, you are so sweet! I am really proud of everything we have done!

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  2. You are always so inspiring to me, and this is a great campaign with a strong message - especially nowadays!!

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    1. Thank you Ashley! I agree and am glad I got to be a part of this campaign with such a good message!

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  3. This is amazing! I also love doing DIY projects with my hubby, but we've never attempted anything on this scale. I love that you did it together! :)

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    1. Thank you! I still find it hard to believe all the work we accomplished!

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  4. All of your DIY projects have been great! I like the hutch in the dining room, and your basement reno is impressive.

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    1. Thank you! I have learned so much and it feels good to do things yourself!

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