Sunday, February 20, 2011

Unfinished Project List

I have a problem.  I come up with a project I want to do, and then I buy all of the stuff for it, and then I can't find the time to complete it.  Since I work full-time, the weekends are spent with my the only time I have to work on projects is late at night (when I'm exhausted!).

This morning, I took stock of all the projects that I have waiting in the wings:

Finishing Gavin's Bedroom
It's been slow going, but I'm almost finished with Gavin's summer-camp-inspired bedroom.

My mom promised to teach me how to sew this year, so I thought I'd start off with something simple.  I'm planning to sew a valance using this fabric:

Also, I have a great idea for a lamp for his room.  I bought the kit, and just have to get to work!  This shouldn't be too hard.  Maybe I'll finish it today.

Thrift Store Desk

I plan to refinish this little beauty, I just need to find the time to prime it, paint it, and refinish the hardware.  (Don't laugh at the plastic on the chair.  I'm tired of cleaning black cat fur off of it.)

I wanted to try a bold color, and I had planned on painting it this color, but Michael nearly had a heart attack when I showed him.  I thought the color would look great with some oil-rubbed bronze hardware.

I may need to come up with a Plan B.

And did you notice that lovely basket full of magazines?  I seriously need to sort through those and recycle most of them.  I have a hard time parting with magazines.

Chargers Turned Mirrors

I found these chargers at Pier 1 for $3.98 on clearance.  I thought they would make great mirrors, so I bought three of them.

I was thinking about painting them white at first, but now I'm thinking about silver-leafing them.  We'll see.

Painting Charlotte's Bookshelf
This should be an easy one.  I just don't like it blends into the wainscoting, and I want it to stand out.  The problem is, it's laminate...which means paint won't stick to it.  I have to paint it first with a good primer, like Zinsser Cover Stain, and then paint it.

After that, I'm going to create a little reading nook here.

I don't know where to start!  I might need to wait until summer when I'm home and have some time to work on these.

What about you?  Any big projects in the works?

1 comment:

  1. We must be sisters from another mister, I have exactly the same problem! Love your blog!


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