DIY Tools you need 2022. Recently I did a big DIY project, which I called Project Lipstick. Because I was effectively putting lipstick on a pig! The overall project went very well and came out well. I’m pretty pleased with the results.
You can read all about it here: Project Lipstick
I had to travel to the project, it was in my hometown and I don’t live there anymore. I had no idea what to expect and didn’t plan for the unexpected. I left with no tools, nothing but some old clothes I could ruin. You guys have no idea! Wow! What an eye-opener!
These are my favorite items I used, either borrowed or purchased. Pretty much did the whole project with these items, so I’ll call them keepers! Just in case I do another home DIY project.
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Borrowed from my mom, all of people! It came in surprising helpful, although I didn’t use everything in it.
This is a very similar set, except my borrowed one was missing the needle nosed plier and the flashlight. The tape measure was definitely handy, as was the wrench. And the hammer. I had to have a “real” version of that. See below. The screwdriver and bits didn’t really work for me. But I loved that it was pink. I could keep up with my tools that way.
Needed a heavier hammer than the one in the kit. One like this. It did the trick. The claw was surprisingly handy, although some smaller crowbars would have been nice, but I used what I had. Good for pulling nails, or in my case, staples. I was afraid the reno was held together with staples, I pulled so many!
By far my favorite tool I used. Amazing versatility. I didn’t even know mine folded, but I could see how that might be nice for carrying in your pocket. This thing did everything. I used it for prepping, painting, finishing, and if I didn’t know what to do, I used this tool first. I give it 10 stars!
A 3″ putty knife. I don’t think I used it much for putty, but I did use it for a lot of scraping. It worked wonders on trim and any corner edges. I think the flexibility of the blade made it so handy. And for some delicate demo work. You can hit the top with a hammer and break some stuff apart. Just so you know!
These, y’all. I can’t say enough about these. Handy, handy, handy! Used for more delicate work, or on plastic, or wood flooring, anything I didn’t want to scratch. Also, used for spreading grout, tile cement, or wall spackling, it had flexibility and comfort. And cheap enough to use hard. And throw away when done!
We always need another drill at the ranch, usually one is out of service. Batteries too. So I invested in a brand that is compatible with what we have currently. After using it I don’t think it’s going to be ranch property, rather my own private stash! I didn’t use it much, but when you need it, you need it! Love the bag it comes with too.
The only other power tool I bought. Boy, do I love this sander. I used it often. I can use myself using it for other small projects in the future. Add to my own private stash of tools. Fit my hand nicely, was easy to operate and again, it has it’s own bag. Nice.
For any tile work, this kit is actually a deal. I put a bunch of tile tools in my cart, only to see a kit like this, for less than two of the tools I had, so I grabbed this instead. The tile nipper came in handy, as did the rubber gloves, both I would never have thought of to buy. I like this kit. I kept it, in case I do tile work again.
DIY tools you need 2022. I think this about wraps up the DIY tool list. Just a reminder, here is the house I renovated. You’ll be seeing a “For sale” soon.
Thanks for reading this far. Here’s a few other lists I’ve compiled. I don’t just do DIY work, I like decor and fashion too. 🙂 Thank you! ~The BoozeStylist