We are already halfway through April. I felt pretty good after Week One but I feel like we didn’t get a lot done last week and we ended up bumping a bunch of projects for one reason or another. Here’s how we did for Week Two:
Salvage nightstands – half done, kind of. Our need for nightstands outweighed my desire to make them pretty for right now. Function – 1, Looking Pretty – 0
Edge shelves in closet
Finish cleaning closet
Clean craft room – Started. We moved an old mattress out and had Salvation Army pick it up but we don’t have anywhere to move all of Kyle’s clothes right now.
Finish dog food stand – Stalled. I don’t like how it was turning out so I’m coming up with a new plan.
Finish mulching around Dogwood tree by driveway – Started but we ran out of mulch. Turns out so did every single Lowe’s in our area and I’m very picky about the color of our mulch. I’ve only found one brand I like and we ordered twelve bags yesterday. Should be here Wednesday.
Rake front yard
Touch up first closet unit – decided to wait until we finish the rest of the closet
Paint half bath door – Started. Painted the inside, still need to paint the outside.
Paint laundry door – Started. Painted the inside, still need to paint the outside
Paint kitchen coffee shelf
Fix dining room light
Remove wall paper in half bath – This will take approximately the next eight years of my life.
Edge and mulch other side of driveway – Half done. Kyle got the edging done but we had to order mulch (see above)
Fix front porch steps – Decided to wait on this
Remove trim in shoe closet
Paint closet in Master bedroom – Not started because I’m reevaluating what I want to do here.
Build bench for foot of bed
Paint hall bath – Decided to wait on this until we can tackle the whole “mini makeover” for this room
Refinish mirror for hall bath – Decided to wait on this until we can tackle the whole “mini makeover” for this room
And here’s our plan for Week Three. I already know we won’t be getting this finished because I kind of forgot Easter is this weekend which means we’ll lose a day but I’ll just have to tweak the schedule later!:
Edge drawers in closet
Test living room wall treatments
Paint exterior of Half Bath and Laundry doors
Paint Cat Closet and Hall Pantry doors
Refinish dining room chairs
Refinish front door
Build patio table base
Buy/build stool for jewelry vanity
Mirror for closet
Craft Room storage
Clean craft room
Continue removing wallpaper in half bath
Dog food stand?
Fix dining room light?
Front porch steps?
Bench for master
Figure out what to do in master closet nook area
I am purposefully scheduling a large amount of projects, because that’s what I do. It’s easier for me to have too much to do and have to move things to the next week than have too little and try to figure out where to go from there. I’m a weirdo, yes, but it works for me…well, most of the time anyway.
And because I think it’s always nice to have some visuals, here is a little before and after of the coffee shelf (painted with Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy – color matched by Sherwin Williams) and some in-progress shots of our front yard landscaping adventures. I’m really sorry about the blurriness of the coffee shelf “before” picture. Yikes.
This is how we kept our cats out while it dried:
Mulchless, weedy mulch beds: