When we have slow days at work I make mental lists of all the things I could be doing at home. Then when I get home I'm usually tired or just don't feel like getting much done. Well, the last few months I have been taking advantage of most weekends and gettin' it done. Here's a sample of what I've done so far today:
I replaced the mildewy, moldy, gross white curtain in our shower with a piece of navy shower curtain. I had to buy it new but I saved the rest for another project someday. It looks so much better!
I cleaned up 3 dozen eggs and sent them with Brian to some of our friends and neighbors.
I taped off and painted a couple windowsills and some trim with some Opps paint that I found for half off. I've been putting up new trim in the kitchen but the windowsills and window frames would be really hard to replace so I did this instead. Below you can see what it looked like after 1 coat. All that white trim will be replaced with new eventually.
When I went back to do a second coat I found this. Apparently Baxter was looking out the window. I went to find him...
I took a break and had the last piece of cheesecake for lunch, right off the pan. Then Brian came in and stole that last half of it!
Finally, I tackled the sink area. We stripped and stained the cabinets when we moved in, and we also rearranged where they sat in the kitchen. While doing that we shortened the sink cabinet which meant the doors wouldn't fit back on anymore. Someday we'll figure out a way to alter the doors and make them fit - Brian pointed out that we will want them back on by the time we have kids. In the meantime, I sewed this curtain for the front and hammered in the top piece.
The curtain matches the one I made to hide the trash can. We left the overhang on the counter on purpose so we could store the trash can there, and I love how it turned out.
Then I put the kickplate on the bottom of the dishwasher (I found it in the bedroom closet!?) and scrubbed the whole thing so it looks like new.
I also went outside (it is over 40 today!) and played fetch with the dogs for a bit. I found my 3# bag of grass seed and spread some out in the lawn's bare patches so it will grow in the spring.
I got the mail and in it was my confirmation letter from Sand Hill Preservation Center!! They said the 1st possible ship date for my order is May 5th. The good side of that is that I have more time to set up a brooder area. The downside is that those chicks will expand our laying flock so now it will be a little longer before we have more eggs.
Now I'm off to finish hemming some of Brian's pants and start on some new scrubs for myself. I have seasons 1 & 2 of Jon & Kate + 8 on DVD so I'll pop that in and start sewing. Brian has been keeping busy all day getting just as much done outside and in the shop. Between the two of us this place will be nice one day! :)
I might even make this a regular post to keep myself on track and remind me of all the progress we're making. When do you get things done around the house? What do you hope to accomplish in the near future? I'd love to hear what you all are doing to improve your homes.
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