Want to learn how to DIY? How to use those power tools to build accent walls, furniture pieces, how to paint correctly to start tackling all the projects on YOUR list? Well, I’ve created an amazing online course that takes you through, STEP BY STEP how to safely use tools and supplies. My current DIY beginner basics students have already tackled refinishing furniture, board and batten accent walls, trimming doors, staining furniture and more because of the knowledge and confidence they gained through DIY Beginner Basics.
Top 6 Tools Every Beginner DIYer Needs
Part of learning DIY is having the right tools to get the job done, and I believe that with these 6 tools you can tackle almost ANY DIY project on your list! These are also the 6 tools that I teach in depth in my online course, DIY Beginner Basics. You can use code: HONEYBUILT10 to get 10% off the course!
Drill & Driver: yes you need both and you can usually find them in a pack together for around $120-150. I use the new brushless 18V by Ryobi and they are lightweight, and powerful.
Miter Saw: My most used saw. I would highly recommend investing in a 10inch SLIDING miter saw from the beginning. It’s worth the extra cost to be able to cut wider boards. A 7 inch that doesn’t slide can’t even cut a 5” piece of trim.
Brad Nailer: 18 gauge brad nailer my 2nd most used tool. Battery powered allows you to be free to cords and loud bulky air compressors.
Jig Saw: Cutting around electrical outlets or need a curved cut, a jig saw will be your best friend.
Orbital Sander: Refinishing furniture, removing old stain, or prepping to paint or stain a new piece. I recommend a CORDED orbital sander so you don’t blow through all of your batteries.
Kreg Jig: Build furniture, attach your wood without visible screws, you need a pocket hole jig.
What YOU can do with the help of DIY Beginners Basics!
- – Feel comfortable & confident working with power tools safely.
- – Understand how to measure correctly.
- – Eliminate the intimidation from shopping for supplies.
- – How and where to search for inspiration and tutorials.Break down a tutorial like a recipe. – You will learn the skills to look at any tutorial & be able to follow it start to finish.
- – Be able to finish a project like a pro! Experienced in caulking, wood filling, sanding. painting.
- Whats included?
- 40+ pre-recorded videos, and lifetime access to watch them again and again.
- Private Facebook group to bounce ideas off of and ask questions
- Quarterly Project Tutorial: course updated quarterly with step by step tutorials exclusive to DIY Beginner Basics Students (ex: How to paint Kitchen Cabinets, How to Shiplap a wall).
Here is the course outline:
Welcome! Start here!
Getting Started: All Things Power Tools
Welcome to DIY Beginner Basics! A little about Christine.
First things first, safety!
Let’s go SHOPPING!!!
Drill & Driver
Miter Saw: Tips & Tricks
Pocket Hole Jig
Optional: Orbital Sander
Optional: Jig Saw
The Why. The How
Measuring for Angles
Cutting Different Angles
Building a Wall
Predrilling vs. Countersinking and WHY
How to use a stud finder / installing trim with brad nails
All Things Screws
Measuring Normal vs. Actual
Wood filler: how to apply and where to apply
Wood fill it? Or caulk?
Wood filler vs. edgebanding
All Things Paint
Priming. When to do it and when to skip
Painting Smooth Surfaces
Inspiration and Tutorials
Where to find inspiration
Tips and tricks with Instagram
All Things Pinterest
How to create a mood board
Basics on Sketchup
Let’s Get Building
Floating Shelves: Cleats, Pocket Holes, and Assembling the shelf.
Floating Shelves: Staining and Sanding
Floating Shelves: Installing to wall
Coming soon! How to paint kitchen cabinets: the prep, the painting, the supplies, and installing hardware.
How to Shiplap an accent wall
When ever you are ready! The course is pre-recorded which allows you to watch the videos at your convenience. You also get lifetime access to watch them again and again!!
Yes and no. Ideally for this course and if you are serious about starting to DIY project you should own a miter saw, a drill, and a nail gun. These are what I call the necessity tools, but if you have a neighbor or family member you can borrow them from that works as well! If you have a DIY bestie, you can go in on tools together to lower the cost as well as purchase refurbished/lightly used tools from places such as ebay, craigslist, and Facebook marketplace.
DIYing is an upfront investment, but once you start doing projects you will be saving yourself THOUSANDS instead of hiring it out, plus have that satisfaction of saying, “yeah, I built that!”
How much does it cost?
The online course is $150, but if you use the code HONEYBUILT10 for 10% off! Is it an upfront investment? Yes, but the cost savings by learning how to do projects yourself instead of hiring them out will, the course will pay for itself in your first project!
Do you have payment plan options?
I do! 4 monthly payments of $37.50 to get you DIYing today.