The Star Wars and Indiana Jones star is apparently taking on another fixer-up project, according to Us, which offers this photo of Harrison Ford (third picture down on the left) with a cart of hardware store supplies.
"Carpenter turned actor Harrison Ford picked up drywall supplies in L.A. November 18." --Us Magazine.
My husband is also big into DIY home projects and we have a few rules about our own fix-up efforts.
1. Be realistic about the time commitment. If you don't have time to finish a project (like a kitchen or dining room), hire someone to do the job right. A prolonged kitchen makeover, for example, could lead to expensive takeout meals or empty-calorie meals like instant soup.
Figure out how much time & money, the project will cost you in terms of your hourly wage rate. Unless you really, really enjoy DIY projects, hire someone else if the cost of your time/lost income outweighs the expense of a professional.
I imagine that Ford must do his handy-man act during gaps between movies and other entertainment production projects.
2. Be honest about your skills. Harrison Ford is a former carpenter. He has the right technical skills to do his part with the hammer and drywall. But if you lack the right skills or tools, the do-over may be more expensive. Both Lowe's and Home Depot offer DIY courses on line and in their stores.
Here's a link to an earlier post about free DIY classes
Also my husband loves Ready Made magazine, a hip publication with lots of cool DIY projects.
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