"If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again."

If Living Alaska, Tiny House Hunters, and Fixer Upper had a new spinoff show, Ana White would be the star. The Alaskan mother, wife, and accidental builder discovered her hidden talent out of pure necessity. After spending countless nights on a floor mattress with a baby who wouldn't sleep, Ana decided she didn't need to keep saving to buy a bed if she could figure out how to make one. She sketched plans for a bed and built it out of scrap wood in two days flat. Now, the impressively resourceful designer, builder, author, and blogger is empowering millions of homemakers on tight budgets to do the same.

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Her latest tiny-house tour sums up her creative approach to problem solving as well as her great taste. If her motorized DIY elevator bed doesn't get you, it will be the storage sofa that converts to a bed, the desk that turns into a dining table, or maybe the sliding closet that tucks into the shower. Either way, it's impossible not to become a fan after watching her wizardry firsthand.


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The DIY movement is a re-introduction (often to urban and suburban dwellers) of the old pattern of personal involvement and use of skills in upkeep of a house or apartment, making clothes; maintenance of cars, computers, websites; or any material aspect of living.

DIY amongst the fashion community has become very popular. With the use of social media such as YouTube, a great number of people watch videos on a daily basis. YouTube has an array of DIY fashion videos from distressing jeans, bleaching jeans, redesigning an old shirt, and studding denim, just to name a few. This new trend is increasingly becoming more and more popular. There over 1,000 videos that individuals have posted demonstrating how to do those things. There are also other DIY videos that individuals could look up such as DIY jewelry, DIY room decor, and DIY hairstyles.