First Time With a Hammer
Yes, it's true. I've never really done any home improvement work with a hammer. I've always waited around for my hubby to do it for me. He's great about it, but I decided that I'm 30 (!) and need to learn how to do this myself.
Last week, I decided I would try hanging some Shabby Chic "Dream" letters in our daughter's room. I purchased these letters several months ago at Target for 75% off - $7.50! I was excited to try this project, but I definitely needed help.
My mom assisted for the first three letters - teaching me how to remove a nail hammered incorrectly, keeping a 21 month old away from the hammer, etc. The "M" was by far the hardest letter. There are lots of wrong holes behind that one! I did the "D" and "R" last and those were much easier.
I'm excited that I tried something new and discovered that it's OK not to get it right the first time. I think that was one of my fears that I would "mess it up" too badly. My husband was really sweet, sharing with me all of the mistakes he's made hanging various things on the walls at our home.
I love the way these look in her room! What project are you taking on at your home?
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