I keep telling myself I’m going to blog regularly but then I don’t. To be fair, we haven’t done a ton of stuff around the house since I’ve been missing.
Yesterday, I decided to make a list of all of the small – medium size projects we keep putting off and today I have decided that for the next four weeks, we will cross as many of these off our list as we can.
The list actually spans two full pages and I’m sure I forgot some things. As I looked over the list while taking a little break at work, I decided to start scheduling out projects. As luck would have it, I have 4 highlighters at my desk which means that I can break projects down into groups of 4. Months seemed a little too overwhelming since the lists were so much longer, so I decided to go with four weeks. And wouldn’t you know it, here we are just about to start a new month so I decided to declare the month of April as the month of productivity. Kyle argued that April = April Ludgate = least amount of productivity possible. For anyone who isn’t a Parks and Rec fan, you probably won’t understand that and you should also go get comfy on the sofa and binge watch all of the seasons that are on Netflix. Worth it.
Anyway, clearly I won that argument. Let’s keep in mind that some of these “projects” are as little as switching out our almond colored outlets for white ones or raising our curtain rods while one project involves removing a wall and raising a ceiling. My plan is to post the project schedule for each week on Monday and keep you updated throughout the week or maybe just do a big roundup at the end of the week depending on the project. Let’s keep in mind though that while I am supremely amazing at making plans, I am also exceptionally awful at following through.
That’s enough rambling for now. Here’s what’s up for Week One. Oh by the way, we’re in the middle of a big closet project and Kyle built a couple of awesome nightstands for our bedroom…which has also been painted…and dressed up a little bit. More to come, I promise!
Paint front side of closet drawer pieces
Stain first nightstand
Assemble first closet drawer (already painted)
Paint back side of closet drawer pieces
Stain second nightstand
Change outlets and light switch in closet
Add edging to first closet unit
Wednesday (assuming we don’t have game night)
Clean out craft room
Assemble remainder of closet drawers
Install jewelry shelf in closet
Make up for Wednesday if we do have game night
Cut and paint shelves for closet unit
Cut and paint trim for first half of closet
Clean out closet (tools, old outlet covers, nails, debris, etc)
Seal coffee table
Build dog food/water stand (paint? stain? Poly for sure)
Raise curtains in study and dining room
Sunday (weather permitting)
Clear garden box
Edge/mulch tree by driveway
Plant new mailbox flowers
Make jewelry blocks
Install shelves in closet
Install trim in first half of closet
Touch up first closet unit
Touch up trim
Yeah, so here we go. Maybe I should make some sort of deal with myself like if we finish all of the things we have planned we get something awesome? Maybe? Hm.