Category: DIYs

Which Drill Machine is Best for DIY

When you are planning to the household task for yourself, then you should get some tools that can help you in making it more professionally. Fixing wall frames, work on the field, and other reasons. You can decorate your house the way you want it to be until you think that the frame is in the right spot. For this to work out, you need a toolbox called Drill Drivers.

Drill drivers are one of the traditional tools, which has been used by several household and professionals to fulfill the needs. What is important is that finding the right Drill Driver’s hard when you have hundreds of models who are providing the Drills Drivers, which cost you above $100 and yet you cannot even expect the quality is poor.

However, there are few brands who manufacturer quality of Drill Driver for the users and the quality is A level. Let’s look at the incredible Drills which you use it by yourself.

Which Drill Machine is Best for DIY?

NEW DEWALT DRILL/DRIVER DCD771 20V 20 Volt Lithium Ion Cordless 2 Speed Drill Drill Driver / Cordless

DEWALT DCD771 is a cordless drill, and the cost of the Drill machine is only $44 + Taxes.

  • The DEWALT DCD771 is very compact, and it fits even in the tight areas.
  • DEWALT DCD771 is budget friendly and also coming from a branded manufacturer.
  • The two-speed motor will allow you to dig faster and drill better at this price point.
  • DEWALT DCD771 has very comfortable while in hands.

PORTER-CABLE PCCK600LB 20-volt 1/2-Inch Lithium Ion Drill/Driver Kit

PORTER-CABLE PCCK600LB is very convenient drill driver for extreme usage, and its market value of the product is $130 + Taxes.

  • It can handle both small applications and large applications smoothly.
  • It does prevent stress in your hands and wrist.
  • What you get in the box is Two batteries, one charger and ended tip including kit box.
  • If you plan to wrap things up sooner, then you should be getting this model as it does things faster because of the incredible motor installed into it.
  • Battery fuel gauge displays charge remaining in the battery. The fuel gauge is present so that you can check the remaining battery left in the PORTER-CABLE PCCK600LB.
  • If you are working in darker areas, then you can use LED in it.
  • The weight of the tool does not become a burden to you as it fits and also weights only 3 pounds.

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DEWALT DC970K-2 18-Volt Compact Drill/Driver Kit

  • The DEWALT DC970K-2 is very popular among the users because of the performance and lightweight product.
  • The design of the DEWALT DC970K-2 is minimal which allows you to store it comfortable and also to make sure that you will be stressed while using it.
  • What you will get in the box is Drill driver, One-hour Charger, Two Batteries, Screwdriver double ended and kit box.
  • The weight of the product is only 5.2 pounds so that it won’t be heavy in your hand.
  • As I have mentioned that the weight does have any effect in hand, so stress will be less.
  • A high-performance motor output is 380 Units, which is the highest and you can finish the task within a matter of minutes.


Impact drivers are very useful especially when you have the right drill drivers supporting you in your creativity ideas. The suggestions is that you go for local store check out some of the best drills and makes sure to test them as p[er your requirements. If your requirements for indoor or household usage then make sure that you are not spending above $100 for your best impact driver.


DIY Farmhouse Industrial Shelves

You know those annoying home characteristics that could be unique and gorgeous if you could just find the right thing to do with it?

This is the story of one such characteristic….

We have a HUGE, white wall in our dining room. Even though I’m known for being a little over-dramatic, I swear I’m not doing that right now! Seriously! This wall is about 8 feet wide and is more than 15 feet tall. It’s a white, cold monstrosity sitting in the middle of our home.

The big white monstrosity in the flesh drywall?

Find a DIY project to warm that baby up, of course! And that’s just what I did with these DIY Farmhouse Industrial Shelves!

You’ve likely seen these shelves before…unless you live under a rock and/or have a strict no-Pinterest policy. But this was my first crack at them. And it wasn’t all smooth sailing!

A Bumpy Process
We purchased the wood, black iron pipes, caps, and flanges at a big home improvement store near us.

When we got home, I got busy sanding. I used a 100 grit sandpaper at first, then I took some big chains my husband had in the garage and further distressed the wood {along with my knuckles}. After hurting my hand for the umpteenth time, I recruited my son to help finish up the distressing. He did a great job and only hit himself once.

I then sanded again with a 220 grit sandpaper. Just a quick sanding to smooth everything out and not undo all of the distressing we’d just done.

I wiped down the boards thoroughly to remove all of the sanding dust, then got set up to start staining.

I know I’ve used wood stain in the past, but I don’t remember loving the effect so much! The stain brought out the natural characteristics in the wood and our distressing so beautifully. Since then, I’ve been staining everything I can get my hands on {my Fall Tables cape post is one example}!

After going on a serious staining binge, I came back to my shelves and gave them another two coats of stain, being careful to wipe off any extra stain that the wood didn’t absorb. Then I let them sit for several days.

We decided not to do any kind of a top coat. Yes, I will probably end up regretting this, but I loved the wood so much at this stage that I just couldn’t bring myself to do anything else to it.

Next came the fun part…the installation of the hardware {did you catch the subtle sarcasm there?}.

We measured everything and got the first flange hung without a single snag. I was ecstatic! Usually, my big home improvement experiences end up being a disturbing cross between a Stephen King novel and a Charlie Chaplin movie. #ScaryandComical #SeriouslyBadCombo

I did call in the expert for measuring….Hubs!

To double check the height of our first shelf, I attached the pipe to the first flange, then rested one side of the shelf on the pipe while Hubs held the other side.

Roadblock #1

Wait! *screeching sound*

The pipe was several inches longer than the shelf, which left a huge gap between the shelf and the wall!

After a bit of thought, we realized that we had assumed the pipe would screw all the way into the flange and that the cap would screw all the way onto the pipe, which would account for the extra couple of inches.

We tried to trim the pipe down ourselves with a hacksaw but realized that the professional tool for trimming the pipe actually bevels the ends, so that it can be screwed into the flange and the cap.

The next option was to go back to the hardware store. We actually went to our neighborhood hardware store this time and had them cut the pipes for a small fee. While we were waiting for the pipes to be cut and threaded, we realized our neighborhood store actually stocks the pipe size that we needed.

Once the pipes were {properly} cut and threaded, we headed home, checked the height of the first shelf, finished the rest of our measurements, hung the flanges, attached everything, and voila! Our shelves were done!


Victory? Or defeat?
Did the shelves actually warm up the big white wall and make it feel like less of a monstrosity? This was our next possible roadblock….

I’d say problem solved!

I love these DIY Farmhouse Industrial Shelves! They make the dining room feel like an actual room, instead of a big, empty open space.

I probably should have styled them first, but I was just so excited to share them with you guys! Stay tuned for the styling portion next week!

What have home improvement projects you been working on? Are they going smoothly?…

DIY Home Office Command Center

You, guys! I’m getting SO close to finishing my home office redo! I’m so excited to see the finish line. And not just because my office is spread out across the entire main floor of our house {and we have company arriving in a few weeks}. Seriously! It’s like an obstacle course in here. I’m ready to move my work {and all of my stuff} back into my home office.

This week I tackled a big organization problem in my home office…

We all wear multiple hats with many to-do’s and appointments for each of our roles. Throw in a business run out of my home, and I’ve got a crazy and chaotic mess. I knew I needed a visual way to remind myself of my appointments and to-do’s. It had to be eye-catching, or I wouldn’t look at it. This chippy old window frame was just what I needed to create a DIY Home Office Command Center! #fancyshmancy


I found this window frame at my local rustic & primitives store. It looked close to how it does now–minus the chicken wire and a lot of dust and cobwebs. It didn’t have any glass, which worked out well for this project. Although, with a few small changes, you could use a window with the glass still intact.

I cleaned it up, then used a staple gun to attach the chicken wire to the back of the frame. If I had been paying more attention, I could have probably hidden the seam between the two widths of chicken wire behind the middle brace. Unfortunately, I was in a hurry to get this baby done and hung! #CraftFail #HappensAlltheTime

All theTime Once the chicken wire was attached, Hubs put a thick layer of duct tape around the protruding wire edges to protect the wall. Then he hung it for me. #YeahHubs

The final piece of this project was to create a system for managing my appointments, to-do’s, reminders, and ongoing projects.

A few months ago, I picked up several packages of tags that were on sale at my local craft store. I used a stamp set and matching inks that coordinated with my inspiration scrapbook paper (you can read all about it and see photos here: A New Look for My Home Office ~ The Plan and here, Home Office Redo: Paint Color Sneak Peek). Then I got started stamping and embellishing. I used a package of mini clothespins that I had lying around to attach the tags. I “prettied” them up with scrapbook paper and added priority numbers.


I really enjoyed personalizing the days of the week tags. And I LOVE how they look! I actually want to look at my appointments and to-do’s for the day.

Finally, I created a cover image for my ongoing projects. There’s a space to label it with the project’s name, then I clip it together with all of my other paperwork for the project. I attach it to the command center with a numbered clothespin based on where the project falls in that week’s prioritizing.

Look at everything that furnishes your house. Do you love it or do you wish someone would set fire to your home? You have to make sure you get it right, whether you’re replacing all the furniture in your room or just purchasing one piece. The tips featured in this article will help you to learn more about furniture shopping the right way.

If you find a piece of furniture that you like, ask if your furniture store offers price matching. This is a great way to save you money while allowing you to remain faithful to your local furniture store. This will keep your business in your town which helps grow local businesses.

You should try looking for furniture pieces that are being sold by a reputable store. This is because well-known stores tend to offer warranties on their furniture. If something goes wrong within a specific period of time, they will replace the pieces. Smaller stores are not usually able to afford these type of warranties.

Pay attention to the legs of the piece of furniture you want to buy. Choose furniture with solid wooden legs. Make sure the legs are solidly connected to the piece of furniture and not simply glued. If you need a new sofa, try finding one with an additional leg in the middle for more support.…