Here are the 5 must-have tools for a DIY Decor Enthusiast. Tools that make life easy, tools that make DIY so much more fun.
1. A drilling machine (with masonry and general bits)
Whether you want to hang a picture on the wall or drill a hole into a wood plank, a drill gun is the handiest choice. The masonry bit lets you drill holes in the wall and the general bits can drill into wood, plastic, cardboard, etc,. A variety of options are available online and offline. Mine is a lightweight drill that I picked up from one of the small vendors in the Bangalore KR Market area. It’s been with me for a few years now and I’ve never had an issue with it.
2. Staple gun
A staple gun is an absolute gift from the almighty, whoever invented it, I can’t thank him enough. From attaching fabric to canvas, to picture frames to changing upholstery, a staple gun makes life so much easier. Attaching the fabric to the dining chair takes less than a minute. Literally!! A must-have for every DIY Decor Enthusiast.
3. Glue Gun
Another gun for the DIY’er pocket is the glue gun. Stick anything to anything, anywhere, and expect it to bond within seconds. I used a glue gun for this Pyramid project. Note: the glue gets really hot and any contact with skin can burn severely. I will not recommend it if you have a tiny toddler around while you work.
4. Hammer, Cutting player, and Screwdriver
Well, these are the good old tools that have supported mankind for so long, and they deliver. If you have an old-fashioned hammer (where you can hammer from both sides), consider buying one that has the nail remover on one side.
5. Safety Gear
Safety glasses, gloves, or masks. Whatever you do on a regular basis, use safety gear accordingly. Its easy to overlook, but don’t. I drill a lot, and after a narrow escape from something that flew at my eye, I make sure I wear my safety glasses.
With these 5 must-have tools. any DIY Decor Enthusiast can become a DIY Diva.