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what r some DIY things u do on your own

that most ppl around u pay others 2 do 4 them????

i....

colour my own hair

mow my own lawn

paint as in wall paint

iron

wash my own car

clean my pool

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Reply #1 posted 03/21/13 8:43am

JustErin

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I do all those things plus:

do my own nails

cut my own hair

cut my son's hair

make my own pillows/throws/etc

customize clothing

that's all I can think of at the moment.

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Reply #2 posted 03/21/13 8:50am

Efan

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I wish I could do more handy things. I'd love to be able to build stuff, like furniture. The idea of building my own computer really excites me, but I'm too lazy.

I did convert an old entertainment center into a very cool bar. I painted the exterior black and the interior a really rich red, then turned the entertainment center on its side and put in a rack for wine glasses. I love how it turned out.

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Reply #3 posted 03/21/13 8:51am

CarrieMpls

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I wash my own laundry.

I have painted my house, but I've also hired people to do it.

In general, I'd rather pay someone to do most things, my hair, repair things, painting, etc. They'll probably do a better job than I would. But when I haven't been able to afford it I did it all.

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Reply #4 posted 03/21/13 8:52am

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Efan said:

I wish I could do more handy things. I'd love to be able to build stuff, like furniture. The idea of building my own computer really excites me, but I'm too lazy.

I did convert an old entertainment center into a very cool bar. I painted the exterior black and the interior a really rich red, then turned the entertainment center on its side and put in a rack for wine glasses. I love how it turned out.

I painted a table and chair set and recovered the chair cushions once. It felt pretty good. smile

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Reply #5 posted 03/21/13 8:58am

Efan

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CarrieMpls said:

Efan said:

I wish I could do more handy things. I'd love to be able to build stuff, like furniture. The idea of building my own computer really excites me, but I'm too lazy.

I did convert an old entertainment center into a very cool bar. I painted the exterior black and the interior a really rich red, then turned the entertainment center on its side and put in a rack for wine glasses. I love how it turned out.

I painted a table and chair set and recovered the chair cushions once. It felt pretty good. smile

I had a big computer desk that was too big for my apartment (and also useless, since I don't have a big desktop computer anymore). So a couple weeks ago, I sawed it up and turned part of it into a little bookcase. I am very happy in my trash-to-treasure moments. biggrin

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Reply #6 posted 03/21/13 9:07am

OnlyNDaUsa

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change the breaks and chabge the oil and do tune ups on my car..

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Reply #7 posted 03/21/13 9:12am

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First off...Let me just say that it is SUCH an attractive quality in a man when he is handy! I love a man that will tinker around to figure out how to do something.

Second...is doing your own laundry really considered DIY? I just call that doing chores. lol

Finally some of the DIY projects that I've done:

Interior painting

Landscaping - preparing and maintaining several flower/veggie beds

Replace blinds

Flush my hot water heater

Put together furniture - bookshelves, bed

Caulking (around tubs/sinks/etc)

I used to do more when I owned a house, but now that I'm a renter I let others handle things.

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Reply #8 posted 03/21/13 9:26am

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I try to fix up everything that I can fix myself without resorting to anyone else's help (radiators, electronics, plumbing etc.). I know that I'm not really allowed to do that as I live in a rented apartment, but I don't care.

My instruments and other musical equipment requite quite a lot of maintenance (especially my Rhodes piano).

I've put together my own computer and pretty much built my own OS around the Linux kernel.

I sew my clothes if needed, but the end results aren't necessarily that nice.

"Simple" furniture like desks.

I cut my hair when I feel like it (not that often, tbh).

... uhm, food?

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Reply #9 posted 03/21/13 10:22am

ColAngus

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would wanking count ?

(its do it yourself - and i am not too handy with the hammer )

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Reply #10 posted 03/21/13 10:34am

Cuddles

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^ beat me to it

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Reply #11 posted 03/21/13 1:46pm

ColAngus

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i didnt beat anything (yet).

altho i did swing an ax for my firewood earlier ...

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Reply #12 posted 03/21/13 1:48pm

ZombieKitten

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Everyone's haircuts
Computer issues
Assemble ikea furniture biggrin
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Reply #13 posted 03/21/13 5:42pm

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I do my own nails

Trim my own hair (because I'm too paranoid with hair dressers. They always cut off more than I ask. disbelief)

Style my own hair (naturally curly hair is a lot of work)

Do my own facials and skin care

Do my own make up

Do my own repairs around the house (have my own toolkit)

Assemble furniture

Sometimes make/modify my own clothing

Make my own vitamin water (sans artificial colours)

Do my own yardwork

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Reply #14 posted 03/21/13 8:16pm

Genesia

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I can make my own clothes, and I made all the curtains in my house. (Getting ready to make some more, in fact.)

Over the holidays, I painted my bedroom using a "sponge off" technique. Before that, I did some drywall repair where I had a big settling crack in one wall.

I put a dimmer switch in my bathroom - and snaked a drain over the weekend.

I'm an excellent cook and make most of my own food.

I can rip vinyl records into digital files.

I'm sure there's a bunch more stuff, but that's all I can think of at the moment.
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Reply #15 posted 03/21/13 8:42pm

Rococo

I made a single issue zine once.

I made a notebook,

a bauhaus jacket.

modify clothes.

raw energy bar

birthday cards.

upcoming projects. i'll try post some.

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Reply #16 posted 03/22/13 5:06am

ColAngus

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True story - tried to change a lightbulb the other night . It was one of those recessed thingys ...

it was alil tough getting it out .... and nearly impossible putting the new one in ... when i did that .. of course it didnt work .

NOw i have to explain - interior lighting is what my wife has a degree in ... she asked me to do this .. so when she came home .... i was embarrassed to still be wrestling with this lightbulb .

She gets up on the ladder and ... sure enough ... she cant do it either ... took her 3 days to fix a little 5 min job it should have been for me ...

Another lightbulb story - she gives me 2 lightbulbs to change out in the other bathrooms . Normal lightbulbs . I go up ... take the first one out ... but the new one in .... it flashes on ... and ... poof . off .

hmm. do the same again with the other bulb . Same thing . ON then off . And wont go on .

So ... after thinking about it ... she must have bought the cheap bulbs on clearance - - - and sure enough when i go get new bulbs they work fine .

Sigh . That is my DIY lately . confused

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Reply #17 posted 03/22/13 6:00am

XxAxX

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i do housework and minor repairs such as painting, fixtures etc. myself, and the association takes care of the lawn and exterior of the building. i pay others to service my car.

these days i'm sort of big into paying other people to do the more complicated projects for me because i have screwed up a few DIY projects it sucks when you invest time, effort and money into doing something, only to find it has to be done again. (i once tried to 'fix' the carpeting, ended up finally just replacing it all)

so at this point in my life now i've wised up enough to know there are limits to my skill sets, and i hire folks to do a lot of the technically challenging heavy lifting. it's easier and things turn out the way i want them to

as far as crafts go, i'm mad into that stuff, i love retooling items for use as things they were not intended for. i love buying things and assembling them, like furniture and such. i put up all the shelves in my garage and etc.

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Reply #18 posted 03/22/13 6:41am

CarrieMpls

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XxAxX said:

these days i'm sort of big into paying other people to do the more complicated projects for me because i have screwed up a few DIY projects it sucks when you invest time, effort and money into doing something, only to find it has to be done again. (i once tried to 'fix' the carpeting, ended up finally just replacing it all)

so at this point in my life now i've wised up enough to know there are limits to my skill sets, and i hire folks to do a lot of the technically challenging heavy lifting. it's easier and things turn out the way i want them to

For me it's partly that someone will probably do a better job, partly that I don't want to do it and partly that I can afford it so I choose to give someone the work.

For example, I could have moved myself but but would have taken all day, I'd have ended up with a bad back or knees and I wouldn't have contributed to the economy. Times are tough these days, if I can help anyone out by giving them work, it feels good to do so.

Back when I couldn't afford it I did everything myself. Now that I'm older and doing better I don't need to.

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Reply #19 posted 03/22/13 7:16am

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Cook

Clean

Install my rods and curtains

Braid and do my own hair (major problems, I would see a professional stylist)

Nails

Install hardware to a computer (with a little help)

File my own taxes

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Reply #20 posted 03/22/13 7:21am

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CallMeCarrie said:

First off...Let me just say that it is SUCH an attractive quality in a man when he is handy! I love a man that will tinker around to figure out how to do something.

Ahem...

I can replace the rotors/brake pads on my car.

I can paint & spackle.

I can change the faucets on a sink.

I can install a door.

I can do minor electrical stuff (light switches, ceiling fans, light fixtures, alarm contacts)

whistling

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Reply #21 posted 03/22/13 9:59am

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Absolutely nothing to do with electrical wiring.

I can do quite a few things around the house, but it still takes me nine times longer than just hiring someone who already knows all the details. I never have the exact tool, I end up running to home depot 5x to complete the project. I now have a ton of plumbing tools I've only used once and have no idea how to utilize them for other things to get my money's worth. I pretty blown out about the whole DIY concept, outside of decorating purposes.

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Reply #22 posted 03/22/13 2:15pm

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PurpleJedi said:

CallMeCarrie said:

First off...Let me just say that it is SUCH an attractive quality in a man when he is handy! I love a man that will tinker around to figure out how to do something.

Ahem...

I can replace the rotors/brake pads on my car.

I can paint & spackle.

I can change the faucets on a sink.

I can install a door.

I can do minor electrical stuff (light switches, ceiling fans, light fixtures, alarm contacts)

whistling

Hey there, handsome! wink

You can come over and spackle and fiddle with my electrical stuff any time!

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Reply #23 posted 03/22/13 3:36pm

RenHoek

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I do all kinds of thing myself...

I'm most proud of doing my own brakes!!

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Reply #24 posted 03/22/13 3:45pm

JoeTyler

pretty much EVERYTHING except "giving myself a massage"

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Reply #25 posted 03/22/13 5:33pm

MoBetterBliss

i work on my music gear

i've done home renovations... built rooms... decks... painting... carpeting

i'm about to lay a hardwood floor in part of my studio

most stuff i'll take a bit of time and just figure it out... for example, our (bloody expensive) pram for our baby recently broke... wheels were jammed... i pulled it apart and fixed it

today i'm sorting out some lighting and fastening a set of drawers to the wall

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Reply #26 posted 03/22/13 5:40pm

AFine1

I have changed my own brakes and my oil - until the car almost fell on me! Now I pay someone to do it!
I helped build our deck and almost built our fence by myself - I was pretty proud of that.
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Reply #27 posted 03/22/13 6:17pm

nammie

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I make my own...

Lotion

body butter

hair conditioner

body spray

body soap and shower gel

candles

household cleaning products

rose water

I can

strip, sand, and refinish furniture

paint indoor and outdoor

assemble furniture

install tiles

apply acrylic & gel nails

braid, cornrow, weave, & wig making

I'm learning to

change oil and basic car stuff. I intend to learn more about cars, I'm tired of being at the mercy of mechanics or asking my dude to go with me LOL!

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Reply #28 posted 03/22/13 6:19pm

Lammastide

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* Cut my own hair

* Alter my own pants (Can't mess with a shirt or jacket just yet, though)

* Simple carpentry (I built our oven hood, bathroom vanity, a built-in book shelf, etc.)

* Pretty comfy with most home repairs and upgrades -- interior or exterior -- except sophisticated electrical or plumbing work

I wish I could fix cars and better manage household finances, though.

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μηδὲν ὅλως σὺ λυποῦ
πρὸς ὀλίγον ἐστὶ τὸ ζῆν
τὸ τέλος ὁ χρόνος ἀπαιτεῖ.”
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Reply #29 posted 03/22/13 10:06pm

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Rococo said:

I made a single issue zine once.

I made a notebook,

a bauhaus jacket.

modify clothes.

raw energy bar

birthday cards.

upcoming projects. i'll try post some.

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