Angela Rose is an extremely talented artist and mother that decided to create her dream home with her own 2 hands! This sweet mama answered some very valuable questions for me that I would like to share with y’all. As a creative mama myself I really wanted to know how she did all this and stayed sane.
*How did you get into DIY?
10 years ago I was tired of having college furniture and wanted an upgrade. I didn’t have the budget, so I started building my own furniture. As the years have gone on, building and DIY have been an emotional outlet and stress relief. I now have 3 children and 2 are on the Autism Spectrum.
Doing projects is something I can do to occupy my mind and calm down my worries.
*Where do you get inspiration?
*What tools can you get by without, at first?
All you really need is a drill and a saw!
*Which skills should you work on first?
Just have to start. Hang a picture, paint a wall! Start and build on that success. Be prepared to make mistakes. It’s normal and happens to me all the time.
*How do you manage your time efficiently?
ha! I don’t. I stay awake until 2 am almost every night. Being a full time mom takes up all my time so I have to do everything when the kids are sleeping!
*What is your favorite project to date?
I love my accent walls and barn doors. Huge impact for a small budget, and a project that others can do!
*Do you have a shop/workspace?
my garage floor! ha.
*Do you have any bad habits\ dirty little secrets in your workspace?
I got stung by a scorpion last year. Eek!
*In your opinion, what is the biggest misconception about DIY?
That we know what we are doing…and don’t make mistakes.
*Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years?
I would love have finished redoing my home and be working on a second home!
*What is your biggest piece of advice for anyone just starting out in your niche?
You need to love it and be passionate. Don’t be afraid to work hard and play up your strengths. It’s always a big learning curve, but that’s okay. Feeling uncomfortable helps us grow.
I first discovered Angel Rose on Instagram. I saw her DIY barn doors and her crazy accent walls and had to follow her. Her stories on there are great too. You have to watch her fireplace redo in the highlights. It’s a total mystery, thriller!
This has been so inspiring and helpful to me on this DIY journey, that I’m going to make this, Discover the DIYer, a regular series on the blog. Let me know what you think about the interview, the series idea, and the questions? I’d love to know who inspires you to DIY, and what you would ask them, if you had the chance?