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Monday, March 2, 2015

Apparently I have a lot of hangups.

I am in the middle of too many projects.  Really.  Waaaaaaay too many projects.  I hate unfinished projects, and yet I can't seem to get them done.  I mostly blame the weather and the subsequent winter blues.  I just have a hard time focusing on one thing when I'm in a mood.  But I'm hoping to buckle down and just get them all accomplished during the month of March, before warmer weather hits and I have the urge to start something new!

The Project:  First up, a lamp.  When Brian's Grandma moved out of her home, I snatched a wall lamp that was up for grabs.  It's painted and the shade is updated, but I'm still not loving it.
The Hangup:  I'm just not sure what I want to do with it.  So for now it's hanging on the wall and I'm waiting for inspiration to come to me.

The Project:  I grabbed these 2 chairs off of Craigslist for $10.  They've been painted and reupholstered, but there's a funky part in the back that I need to do something with.  I'm thinking piping along the edges or something like that.  
The Hangup:  Piping/cording will require getting out my sewing machine.  Why is this a hangup?  I have no idea.  

The Project:  The boys' bathroom.  The walls are painted, the vanity and counter is painted, new faucet is installed, and few pictures are on the walls.  Brian replaced a light, but needs to add a few more because it's a very, very dark room.  The vanity needs a few paint touch-ups,  The walls need a bit more art and I have an idea for some cute shelves.  
The Hangup:  Brian needs time to do the electrical stuff, and he doesn't have a whole lot of time these days.  Art and touch-ups require paint.  Why is this a hangup?  Again, I have no idea.  

The Project:  These nesting tables were one of my favorite projects from the summer.  But they're chipping.  Boo.  Judging from the cardboard in the photo, I don't think I primed them, so I'm going to have to go back and fix them a bit.  Priming is a super important step here people.  Learn from my mistakes!
The Hangup:  I need the weather to be warm in order  to do any of this, and the temp is currently in the single digits.  Finally, a legitimate hangup!  

The Project:  The fireplace revamp is actually pretty well underway.  It just needs a little more tweaking and some touch-ups.  See the white paint on the top of the black part of the fireplace?  I thought that this was covered by the front of the fireplace.  Guess what?  I was wrong.  I'm also playing with a decorative finish on the white.  
The Hangup:  The black, high-heat paint that I bought was spray paint, so I need to buy some that I can paint on instead.  It runs $14ish for a can, and our budget for home stuff like this is currently $0.  So that part is on hold til we sell our other house.  The decorative finish requires getting out the paint.  Again with not knowing why this is a hangup.   

The Project:  This one.  This one is pretty huge.  Since we moved in, the office has been a big, giant dumping ground.  Anything that didn't have a "home"  landed in there.  On the ground.  It was looking like something off of an episode of Hoarders and I couldn't handle it for one more second.  The floor is clear, but I still have a long way to go to get it organized and find everything a home.  
The Hangup:  3 little munchkins.  There's something about this room that makes my kids come running when I enter.  I usually only get 20 minutes or so to work at a time, so it's a very very very slow process.  I feel good about what we've done so far though!  

The Project:  Suuuuuuper old picture, but see those big, beautiful windows in there?  They're still screamin' for some curtains.  Hardware is sitting in the basement and fabric is sitting in the office.  I just need to sew the curtains.

The Hangup:  I honestly have no idea why the concept of getting out my sewing machine is such an issue for me.  I'm obviously a big fat weirdo.

The other hangup?  This.  There's always laundry, vacuuming, and dishes to be done!  My goal is to have all of these projects done by the end of March.  Who wants to put money on it????

1 comment:

  1. Get that sewing machine out! I will help if you help me!!! ;)


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