I know I am not alone in this, and you better believe I add stuff that may or may not be mostly done just so I can happily cross something off a list;)
Can I share a list with you today?
I didn’t make any New Year resolutions, I never keep them anyway!
I did make a plan to work on my own home, my own projects and my own scrapbooks more…seriously, when your almost 5-year-old is in tears wondering why she doesn’t have a baby album yet – gulp.
In January I made a list.
It’s a big list.
And yes, I realize it’s closer to the end of February. Did I mention the procrastination?
I’m hoping that by posting my list, it will help
shame motivate me into actually getting stuff done!
I should also say, if you are my husband – look away, look away now!
(clearly I like obvious titles, sigh.)
Remove & replace all weirdly rounded corner trim pieces
Caulk baseboards, fill nail holes, fix corners & repaint
Repaint living room/foyer
Make new backpack hook area for the girls
Replace the pantry door, paint pantry
Pick paint & fabric to redo new kitchen chairs
Paint family room
Finish the gallery wall in the family room
(Seriously Jonah, stop reading.)
Paint upstairs hallway & staircase
Main floor bathroom: remove builder mirror, refinish & hang new mirror, replace or refinish light fixture, replace faucet
Finish redoing the antique desk
Paint my antique sewing table
Paint Meghan’s dresser drawers
Finish Chelsea’s bedroom décor stuff
Paint the master bedroom closet
Figure out the front door/garden/curb appeal issues
Stain the back deck/railings/privacy screen
It looks like a long list right? I probably forgot stuff. And I’ll keep adding to it I’m sure. It’s kind of what I do…and if my hubby made it this far, he’s now in the bathroom throwing up. Or possibly banging his head against his desk.
Here’s the thing. I made the list in January. About 6 weeks ago, and we have been busy!
Want to see how my list looks now?
Remove & replace all weirdly rounded corner trim pieces – haven’t done this, but I did learn how to use a chop saw. It’s kind of like starting. Please remember your safety glasses! Also, my fingers are not as close as they look to the blade…
Caulk baseboards, fill nail holes, fix corners & repaint – laundry room, bathroom & kitchen done, living room still needs to be finished.
Repaint living room/foyer done! You can see it at the end of this post here,
Replace the pantry door, paint pantry – painted the first color on the new door today!
Finish the gallery wall in the family room – ordered a print for one of the empty frames today!
Paint upstairs hallway & staircase – not even close! I do have a vague idea of the paint color, anyone have a 25 foot ladder kicking around?
Finish redoing the antique desk – My hubby really wishes this was done. It’s a big desk, and its fabulous, and it takes up half his garage;)
Paint my antique sewing table - I have the paint!
Paint Meghan’s dresser drawers – I have the paint, but Meg really wants to do this one herself
Finish Chelsea’s bedroom décor stuff – hung a new print we picked together, working on a jewelry hanger, still on the hunt for a new chandelier, want to DIY a new lamp
Paint the master bedroom closet – have the paint left from the bathroom, will admit that tackling the closet scares me!
Figure out the front door/garden/curb appeal issues - so excited about this one! One of my fave blogs had an “ask the designer” series and my question got picked…waiting to see what she recommends! (I can make this blue right? it’s kind of like progress)
Stain the back deck/railings/privacy screen - need less snow!
There you have it!
Thankfully my husband is amazing and he does the majority of the painting in this house. He’s better, and much, much, much faster. Although I think his painting days are done for a while now;) which means I need to focus on some of the other areas till he
forgets how much work he’s already done has the urge to paint again!
Have a great day!