Checking out Raleigh with My Renovation Besties– and the DIFFICULT Work of Saving Etta

It’s ending up being almost a tradition now … whenever I visit a DIY friend at their home, I appear to want to get my hands dirty by assisting them with a task. In this case …really dirty with Conserving Etta!

Brittany and Sarah working on Etta

If you haven’t been following along with Brittany from Pretty Handy Woman and her Conserving Etta task, you’ll see lots more details on that listed below. But initially, I’m going to begin from the beginning on what triggered my journey to visit her and the other(non-old-house-filth-covered)enjoyable we had with Sandra from< a href= rel=noopener target=_ blank > Sawdust Woman too! Consider this post a play-by-play on exactly what it would resemble to accompany with the 3 people for the weekend. Being a DIY or redesigning blogger is … a weird task, to state the least. In between photography(which takes a little getting used to– attempting to remember to stop, remove your security gloves for an image while there suffices light, get back to work– it really requires time to “train” yourself to do it!), planning your schedules, getting things ideal on social media so it reaches individuals, the actual writing, time for labor/the work itself, preserving a website, finding suitable sponsors (and saying no to all the bad ones), working out agreements and teleconference with brand names, modifying pictures, enhancing your abilities on all of the above through training classes, styling interiors, ensuring you aren’t a total idiot with building regulations and redesigning abilities, etc. …

. generally, it’s a lot to get. If you’re fortunate, you can hire a few of these things, however a number of us (like me) do a little bit of everything by ourselves. And nobody truly gets that quite like another remodeling blogger, especially the mentorship aspect of it. That catching up and friendship and sense that they go through comparable obstacles is extremely reassuring. But we also don’t live near each other and we remain immersed in our own to-do lists 24/7, which is why Brittany from Pretty Handy Girl and Sandra from Sawdust Lady and I(and others)have actually started to make more effort to see each other face to face a minimum of when a year. Unlike the go-go-go agenda of going to a conference (like my experience in fixing drywall, the whole lath-and-plaster thing was a big change, too. And HEAVY!

Preserving baseboards at saving etta house

But we managed to knock out the rest of the job in one of the very first spaces to secure the lath and plaster, protect as many of the original baseboards as possible, and clean up the debris– giving me a deeper gratitude for what Brittany has in store with the rest of the house. Phew!

after gutting the first front room

As quickly as I got back to Brittany’s, my task had finished drying and it was time to head home. I did a fast modification and hopped in the vehicle, spending the next 5 1/2 hours singing to a trip playlist and being grateful I really kept in mind to take a few pictures of the trip.I needed the whole next day to recover, and I question that was simply since of the time change! Possibly next year, we’ll really take a seat a little bit more (but then again, that wouldn’t truly be what we delight in).

DIY remodeling is hardly glamorous
DIY remodeling is barely glamorous.How was your weekend? Work on anything special? P.S., I have actually got a NEW SPACE I’m starting on that I need to reveal you a “previously” trip of soon and the reveal of that project I discussed is going survive on the 11th, so examine back in soon!The post Checking out Raleigh with My Remodeling Besties– and the TOUGH Work of Saving Etta appeared first on The Unsightly Duckling Home.