Do You Suffer from DIY Envy?

Do You Suffer from DIY Envy?

Colleen Quinn
Feb 11, 2011

A part of Project Month, we've focused on Before & After and How To posts — and the showcased work has been a source of inspiration, revealing the depth of talent and inspiration of both our contributors and our readers. I for one love seeing the pictures of DIY projects that transform the bland and boring into the fabulous. At the same time though, I find the more I read about the plans and projects of others, the more I find myself viewing my home with a hypercritical eye.

I find that even when I am perfectly happy with my home, reading about DIY projects makes me itch to get my hands on one of my own. I can't help but look around and think about how my rooms would look if the furniture were different or if I changed the paint color on the walls. I look at existing features and think of ways to transform them into something more intriguing. I drive my husband crazy talking about the way our home could be rather than enjoying the way that it is.

So my question is — am I the only one who thinks this way? Do any of you find that reading about the projects of others drives an urge to start one (even an unnecessary one) of your own? Are any of you plotting how to update your home over the weekend just because you feel the need to jump on the DIY bandwagon? Inquiring minds want to know…

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