This post is brought to you by The Kitchen Place. All opinions are mine. All DIY disasters mentioned are also real, unfortunately.
First and foremost, this post is not a bash at Mr Surfer. He will be the first to agree with me that working on home renovations is not his strong point.
This little home of ours is full of love and DIY disasters.
When baby proofing the house, my husband had second thoughts to where he should stick a 3D hook. Thinking that it would just be like moving a post-it note, he ended up ripping out a chunk of wall instead.
My husband has a tendency to become stoic over a range of hardships, including home improvement projects.
There seems to be difficulty in admitting that some jobs, well MOST jobs are best left to the professionals.
In hindsight, I should’ve known way back when we were still just dating.
As Mr Surfer mulled and debated over the Ikea instructions of the new bookshelf I had bought for my apartment, I could sense something wasn’t quite right.
Maybe it was the extra sweat on his brow or the awkward silence each time he picked up the allan key.
Many delayed hours later, the bookshelf was finally erected with the same dramatic climax to the barn raising scene of “Witness”.
Unfortunately, the excitement was short lived when Mr Surfer realized he had assembled the top panel the wrong way around.
People dream about their dream car, houses or even kitchens.
I have fantasies about the perfect bookshelf.
In 5 years of blissful marriage and countless bodgy home repairs job later, we now have a basic, unspoken rule.
Depending on how complex the job is (not very) and how many attempts he’s made (COUNTLESS), then it’s time to call the big guns.
The Kitchen Place are experts in custom made kitchens but also laundries and bathrooms.
Eager to spread their knowledge and experience, they also hold Kitchen Design Seminars in their Hawthorn, Melbourne kitchen showroom.
Passionate about cabinetry, I also found my dream bookshelf while looking through their stunning photo gallery.
The great thing about dreams? Is they can become a reality. Eventually.
I know my beloved husband would love to win Handy Man of the Year but we need to save ourselves from further headaches and wrecked walls. So when this bookshelf of mine
Mr Surfer is still a wonderful husband and an awesome dad.
Just don’t give him an electric drill. Or a 3D Hook.
What’s been the biggest DIY disaster at your place? At what stage have the professionals had to intervene?
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