My dad was an amazing DIYer who understood the importance of bringing a vision to life with and for those whom he loved! He was also a perfectionist and took on every DIY project with the patience and precision of a meticulous physician (which happened to be his “day job” when he wasn’t engrossed with his power tools). Twenty years ago, he and my mom designed and built their second dream home together.
Do you see the adorable white picket fence below? That is the fence my dad lovingly crafted to fulfill my mom’s vision of a white picket fence with Colonial Gothic picket tops. My dad painstakingly built the fence, shaping each white picket by hand!
Whether he was building a fence for my mom, completing a home improvement project for himself, or crafting a pantry for his daughter, my dad tackled each DIY project with the knowledge that he was setting the groundwork for future memories to be made and shared. He passed on his love of building (and power tools!) to me and my sisters and we continue this tradition by passing our love of DIY to our kids!
My husband and I have worked side-by-side on many home improvement projects over the last 17 years and it is such a blessing to create a cozy home together!
Our most recent home improvement project was fixing up our back patio. We live in the city and our urban backyard desperately needed more privacy! My husband helped me extend our fence by building a few lattice panels, and I absolutely love the end result!
This post is sponsored by Bosch. All opinions are my own.
Granted, he may have been more motivated to get the job done because Father’s Day gifts came a little early to our home this year! Courtesy of Bosch, I gifted my husband with the Bosch CLPK232A-181; 18V 2-Tool Kit w/ Compact Tough™ Drill Driver! This 2-Tool cordless combo kit comes with a 1/2-in drill/driver, 1/4-in hex impact driver, two 18-volt Lithium-ion batteries, charger and soft carry bag.
I was planning on waiting to gift the drill & driver for Father’s Day, but I just couldn’t wait to take them out of the box and start building memories (and some privacy for my backyard)! Matt predrilled holes in the support board for the lattice using the drill and then used the hex bit on the driver to secure the support board to the fence.
The Bosch CLPK232A-181; 18V 2-Tool Kit w/ Compact Tough™ Drill Driver is powerful, lightweight, easy to use, has excellent ergonomics, and is the perfect Father’s Day gift! It retails for $229 but is currently available at Lowe’s from now until 7/4/16 for $169.
In the photo above, you can see my 11 year old’s little blonde head peeking out from behind my husband, watching how it is done. 🙂 Looking at my privacy lattice makes me smile just as much as looking at my mom’s white picket fence. Both were made out of love for family and home! I know if my dad were still alive today, he would be so proud of us and the home we have created together.
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