You know what they say: "When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail." But what about if you have a bunch of different kinds of hammers? The truth is, like any other tool, hammers are specialized for many different tasks, and having the right one can be the difference between doing a job correctly and not finishing it at all. Here's a little guide to hammers on the different types we think...
During my senior year of high school, I was given what I still count as one of the best gifts I've ever received. It was a tool set. Nothing fancy - just a hammer, some screwdrivers, and a cordless drill that died after 23 seconds of use. When I received it (it was given to me by my friend's brilliant and thoughtful dad), I thought it was cute and sweet, but not much more. It wasn't until after I moved into my first apartment that I realized just how awesome of a gift this was. You never stop to think about buying a hammer until you actually need a hammer.
Alright, so I'm going to level with you: this is a blog post about my love of a rolling toolbox. I know. Weird, right?
See, about two months ago, we kicked off a yearlong partnership of blog posts with The Home Depot, and I was lucky enough to get invited down to Atlanta to check out their headquarters, meet some of the staff, and get a first-hand look at their product testing lab. It was a great time...
Not our usual makeover fare to be featured here on Curbly, but what a makeover it is! John (last name 'Park') spotted this grody old Park Manufacturing Co. toolbox at a local flea market and was smitten. He took it home and gave it the makeover lover once-over. Check it
Photo by Brenda Ponnay
Could these even be any cuter? I saw these somewhere in the blogosphere yesterday but had to stop and pay closer attention when I noticed them posted by our buddy Dudecraft.
Rental Decorating Digest has a handy breakdown of what they think all renters with a penchant for decorating and DIY should have on hand. Here’s their list–plus some additional commentary--which is categorized by job.
For Hanging Things:
- Push pins
- Plastic anchors
- Picture wire
- Thumb tacks
- Cup hooks
- Straight pins (You can use them to hang smaller pictures without creating unnecessarily large holes in the wall. About HALF of all the stuff on my walls is...