The Only 5 Tools You Need for DIY: UPDATED

I wish I had a huge assortment of tools and a huge gorgeous garage workshop. The truth is, I am using the most basic versions of just a few tools and I mostly work on my garage floor…BUT, I’ve still been able to get by building built-ins, wall moldings, shelves, furniture etc. with just 5 power tools. So here’s a quick list of the ONLY 5 TOOLS YOU REALLY NEED to get going on almost any home improvement or DIY project.

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How to DIY a $10 Long Art Ledge

When I first saw the art ledge from Chris Loves Julia, I knew I loved it and needed one. The only problem was, their instructions involved a table saw to cut down one big piece of wood, which I didn’t have. Most people are in the same boat as me, so I decided come up with a way to do long art ledge, but with just a drill. It’s easy, I promise…just 3 pieces of wood! (You can also see this and many other DIY video tutorials @angelarosehome in my story highlights)

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Cute Artificial Plants

As you all know, I keep killing all my plants…I’ve already been through 3 fiddle figs and 3 succulents this year. Maybe it’s that I have a very dark house, or maybe it’s that I smother my plants. Regardless, I finally just decided to buy some fake plants. After all, maybe these plants will be motivation to try AGAIN and actually keep one alive. Maybe?

Here are some cute modern artificial plants if you have a black thumb like me.

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DIY Large Wall Art and Floating Frame

I am so excited to share this DIY large wall art tutorial with you! I love art, and large art…but I don’t love the price tag. I came up with a way to make custom DIY large wall art and all for $40 and in a couple hours. I used a wall tapestry from society6, mounted it on a frame, and then built a floating frame around it. Now it’s your turn to build one (make sure you tag me @angelarosehome so I can see your projects and share some of my favorites!) Also, I keep helpful video tutorials saved to my story highlights on my instagram @angelarosehome.

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Black Friday List

Okay, I’m not a big shopper, but I DID round up just a few of my favorite things for this holiday season.

My Most Purchased DIY Item

Homeright Paint Sprayer

 

5 Tools Every DIYer Needs (these are the only tools I own):

***RYOBI is having a BUY a tool get one Free at Home Depot. Check out this link for details.*** Here are some Home Depot deals below.

You can get this drill and nail gun kit combo for $51 off. The nail gun is battery operated and doesn’t even need an air compressor. I use a drill and nail gun on almost every project.

Ryobi 18-Volt ONE+ Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill/Driver and Brad Nailer 2-Tool Combo Kit with (2) 1.3 Ah Batteries and Charger

Here is a miter saw for $100 off. It can even slide to accommodate wider boards. I use one to cut all my boards.

Ryobi 15 Amp 10 in. Sliding Miter Saw with Laser

 

 Electric Sander: This sander makes smoothing out wood, sanding off wood putty, and all finishing aspects so much quicker.


Kreg Jig(Optional but LIFE CHANGING): This tool is so cool because it allows you to attach boards with hidden holes so the finished project looks nicer (and it makes joints stronger). This is a must if you ever get into building built ins or basic furniture. This is the exact set I’ve had for 8 years and loved.

Kreg Pocket-Hole System with 2 in. Face Clamp, 100 Screws, and Mini Jig

My Home Favorites:

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This Bean Bag Chair: 20% off with the code THANKS. Its never on sale, so this is the cheapest you’ll get it. I know because I watched the price for 4 months. This is my favorite ever bean bag chair that is stylish and comfy. We use ours all the time in our playroom.

This Rug: 6o% off with code BLK60. This rug has been in our playroom for 3 years and we love it. Super soft, no shedding, and really durable with no wear.

 

This Nightstand: This is the nightstand I got for my son’s room and it’s the perfect color and really good quality for a great price.

 

This Nightstand:This is the nightstand in my room that I love!

 

These Pillows: Perfect 4 pack of Christmas pillows and for only $39!

 

Other:

Boogie Board : Such a good toy to entertain kids in the car or at church. They can write and erase on it over and over again. My kids use this all the time.

 

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One Room Challenge: ROOM REVEAL

It’s done it’s done. I am so thrilled with how affordable this room turned out for the One Room Challenge. It was my first time participating since I only started my Instagram @angelarosehome account 6 months ago. I had a total blast! With my DIY closet doors, accent wall, and window framing, it was such a labor of love but so worth it. And what I love most about it, is that anyone can do it. I have all the tutorials (including the accent wall) saved to my @angelarosehome Instagram story highlights.

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One Room Challenge: Week 4

This week was productive for the One Room Challenge, but there isn’t much to show for it. I had to repaint the wall because it was too dark. I actually ended up going with Essex Green…it’s a gorgeous black green!

I also started planning the closet makeover (tutorial to come next week). Trying to figure out a way to cover up the mirrored closet doors. Here is my original idea. 

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One Room Challenge: Week 2

I am excited for my week 2 update for One Room Challenge! I finished this accent wall and it is ready for paint! I drew out the plans for this wall on some graph paper, and then adjusted it slightly as I went. It was actually way easier than board and batten. Check out my instagram where I am going to save all my how-to stories to my story highlights!

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