DIY-inclined gifted homeowners have always impressed me with their creativity and skills to make flawless upgrades to their homes. That being said–I wouldn’t say I’m the best at fixing things around my home. If an instruction manual is included, I tend to skim and take the creative route (this works well for cooking but not so much for building a desk). Thankfully, I recently learned I can strengthen my DIY skills around my home without going to the hardware store. Enter: Character, the new online home improvement destination that instructs you right from your home. When Character reached out offering to review a project kit, I was skeptical but interested to see if I would be able to tackle one of the tasks.
Suzanna Schumacher, the brand’s co-founder shares, “As we took on more projects in our respective homes, we both related over how frustrating, overwhelming, and unhelpful existing resources and retailers were in helping us get prepared and feel confident to do projects ourselves. After talking to lots of new homeowners and renters who felt the same way, we were inspired to create a way more accessible home improvement destination that offered tools, supplies, and ultra-helpful support.”
If you get easily overwhelmed fixing anything in your home, the brand combines education and support to make DIY projects accessible. The brand sent me full-sized essential tools to create a gallery wall, a task listed for beginners and estimated to take 1-2 hours. The package included a toolset backed by a lifetime warranty, a storage unit, and supplies to create 20 or more frames.
To say I felt intimidated would be an understatement, but the incredibly detailed “Gallery Wall Kit How-to Guide” QR code offered more than enough support to finish the task at hand. Following the instructions didn’t feel like solving a difficult calculus problem. Once you select hanging hardware, it’s a pretty straightforward process. You can either hang up a few frames or go big with a complex arrangement (I obviously chose the former as a DIY novice).
Whether you’re a beginner hoping to build confidence in their home with a low-lift project or a DIY enthusiast who can fix just about anything in their space–Character has more than enough to make your experience seamless. The projects kits available are for light fixtures, faucets, hole patching, caulking, plant hanging, and painting! Each kit has its own level but with unlimited access to expert support and helpful DIY content, you will have an approachable way to complete any home assignment. You can join today to shop for an approachable DIY project! Finally, you won’t have to explain your mishaps in person at the hardware store.
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