I’m such a procrastinator! I have so many half-finished projects and it’s driving me crazy. So I decided to do something about it. Whether I can stick to the plan is another story!
Saturday night I started making “The List”. I got a small note pad and have been going room-by-room making a list of all things that need to be completed or started and finished. For example, on the page entitled “Master Bathroom” here’s a few things on that list:
1. Caulk nail holes and touch with with paint.
2. Paint cabinets.
3. Replace hardware and knobs.
4. Clean out drawers and cabinets.
5. Replace one switchplate.
6. Add ceiling fan to dressing area.
Not a long list, to be sure, but still it’s the little things that I never seem to get around to that would finish off that room and let me move on to another area of my house.
So I now have six pages filled out and I’ve yet to list the kitchen or outside areas. I’ll be doing a good bit of the stuff but I’m planning on calling in a little “help” for some things. My hubby absolutely hates working a “honey do” list so in order to keep the peace and make me happy, I suggested we call on one of his friends who is a handyman and can probably finish up all my “honey do” projects in half a day. Hubby didn’t say no and I’ve mentioned it twice so I’m calling the handyman guy tomorrow! The sooner he can get here the better.
Sunday afternoon after my son and his family left I got started on one of the projects I’ve been putting off for several months…..making simple curtains for my office. I had some leftover black and creme toile from some pillows I made in that room for the day bed. I wanted to use up that material but jazz it up a little so I added a wide black border across the top and just clipped rings on the top of the border before hanging them on a real inexpensive rod I picked up at Fred’s for like $4.99! I also promised myself that I’d finish up each room before moving on to the next. Once I get the room all cleaned out and finish hanging pictures, etc. I’ll post that room.
But for now, here’s a little peek at the curtains I made in an afternoon. So simple and they are really pretty. I haven’t hemmed them yet but I plan on doing that tomorrow!
I lined them with a white twin size sheet (the window is not very wide) and each panel only measured 27” after I cut the leftover fabric I had. I hung the rod up high and wide so it looks like there’s more window than there really is and I don’t think the curtains look skimpy at all (I was worried about that). I was going to add some kind of trim where the two fabrics meet but I kinda like them as is….I can always go back and hot glue (!) some trim on later if I decide to.
On a different note, don’t know if ya’ll heard, but we got some horrible rains here last Thursday. My mom’s house flooded so we had to remove carpet and padding in two rooms. Of course, that led to the discovery that quite a bit of paneling and insulation will need to be replaced as well. The furniture we moved is all over the house and that’s very upsetting to her little daily routine. But she’s being a trooper and has already picked out a carpet sample. Tomorrow morning we’re going back to the carpet store, order the carpet and hopefully they can get started on replacing the carpet tomorrow or the next day. Damage around our area will run in the millions and I have a number for FEMA assistance I’ll be calling. Please pray that we can get some help from FEMA as she’s on a very fixed income and I don’t want her to have to spend a lot to get her house back in order.
This is the den floor after the carpet was pulled up
My brother pointing out the level of the water line
Across the street fence where you can see how high the water came!
Carpet inside the back bedroom. A total loss.
Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers that we get the repair work done with a minimum of stress and money output. She’s so faithful in her giving to everyone so I’m hoping the favor gets returned to her.
Have a great week!