I Painted a Chalkboard Wall in My Office with Help from the DIYZ App
Disclosure: This post is in collaboration with the DIYZ® app . All opinions of apps and companies that help me complete DIY projects are my own.
I had a summer job for a few weeks as a painter’s assistant when I was in my teens. My title was “Painter’s Assistant” because I couldn’t cut it as an actual painter. While I picked up a few tips on how to complete a professional looking paint job from my boss, they were never put to use. I was thinking about that recently when inspiration hit. I’ve been in the same office with the same paint job for nearly a decade. That’s why I decided to finally spruce up my office with a little chalkboard paint.
It’s been nearly 20 years since I painted anything on my own so all those tips and tricks my old boss “taught me” were lost to time. My memory isn’t what it used to be now that I’ve got kids and a full prescription of newborn sleeplessness. That’s where the DIYZ app helped me out! The DIYZ app features a large library of DIY projects – that provide DIYers of all skill levels, (even a beginner level painter like me) with step-by-step guides and segmented videos to tackle home improvement projects with confidence and ease.
The “How to Paint a Room” app project was exactly what I needed to get going on my office. It covered the whole process in an easy-to-follow step-by-step video format. It was a great refresher on what I already knew and it gave me some tips on things that were new. The DIYZ app also allows users to speak directly with a professional contractor if you get stuck or want to run something past a pro. This feature is right at your fingertips via video chat, however, you can also disable the video option and just engage with a Pro Advisor with a voice only call.
This was such a fun project to work on. It was also a cool project to capture on my 360-degree camera. Over the process of three days, (because of my work schedule and personal responsibilities,) I turned a bright blue office wall into a giant chalkboard that my kid and I both love to drawn on.
I love how the DIYZ app demonstrates the value of rolling up one’s sleeve by comparing the cost to do-it-yourself versus hiring a professional. All of DIYZ’s Pro Advisors are thoroughly vetted professionals, with years of experience in home repair and remodeling. So you can always trust that you are getting the best advice possible. They’ve seen it all in their experience, and can quickly help any DIYer get the job done themselves. They will help users understand the scope of their project, and what tools and materials they need to get started. They can also answer all those how-to questions that inevitably come up along the way. This can be especially helpful if you get stuck in the middle of your project and just need that extra bit of advice. DIYZ users also have the opportunity to share real-time photos of their work-in-progress DIY project and allow their Pro Advisor to annotate on the image shared.
The DIYZ app recommends the proper tools and materials to complete each project and also includes the option to easily purchase tools and materials without leaving the app through their partners at Amazon. I used this feature and it was great because I would have forgotten a few important things that would have slowed down my project significantly. You know, like, painter’s tape. Ha!
Want to give the DIYZ app a try? You can download it for free from the Apple App Store for iPhone and on Google Play for Android. For a limited time, the video chat feature is FREE! No need for any in-app purchases.
With help from the DIYZ app, I’m thinking the next project on my list to tackle will be “How to Hang a TV.” I’ve always been afraid of doing this on my own. No one wants to hang a TV and have it drop! That’s my worst fear, but with the app by my side, I have the confidence to finally get this done!