There have been so many bloggers and DIYers that have been inspiring me lately. There is one in particular that inspired me to "stop pinning and start doing!" If you haven't checked out Angela Rose's blog you are surely missing out, she's awesome! There is one project of her's that made me say to myself


"What in the world are you waiting for, Trisha?!? If Angela can install shiplap on a ceiling by herself, you can certainly start a small projects on your own."

And so the journey began. I have started small. I certainly haven't tackled anything like shiplap on my own, but I'll get there {a girl always needs goals}.


I'm no longer timid about walking into the garage to use the miter saw, break out the nail gun, or the drill on my own. My husband jokes and says I'm slowly phasing him out...shhh don't tell him that's the ultimate plan. Just kidding, I love working on projects with him but I am truly enjoying finding my own way and increasing my skill sets.


I believe the moment we stop learning and wanting to grow we stop thriving, we stunt our ability to influence the future and make an impact. Complacency will start to set in, NO good comes from that. I read a quote the other day from Benjamin E Mays that I couldn't find any more true...


"The tragedy of life is not found in failure but complacency. Not in you doing too much, but doing too little. Not in you living above your means, but below your capacity. It's not failure but aiming too low, that is life's greatest tragedy."

So here is my very first project and my work toward fighting complacency. Picture ledge display shelves for my home office! Shelf styling has just started, I only have stock photos in the frames stay tuned for the finished styling.


Should I post a "how-to" build a picture ledge display shelf? Let me know in the comments below.



Check out my blog on how I made these shelves!


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