I sat down after lunch with the big green notebook today. This is always trouble and expensive. It was time for some inspiration (ignore the fact I’m in the middle of two other projects) and this always gets my wheels moving.
I started my list for the season. I do this 4 times per year. Sit down and write up what I want to accomplish in the house and a list of what to buy, feasibleor not. This season there is a lot that we won’t get around to. And some things that make an appearance every time like new appliances and now the bedroom makeover which is been taken off the back burner and put back into the pantry for a while longer. I doubt that I will get the “living room” style set for the back porch as well as rockers and a table for the front but you never know. So they are on there.
But, there is a ton that I will do. This season I have lots of fun stuff and I am hoping to get it all done in the next two months. Before the pool opens for the season. Yikes! There is yard work and house work and some stray things like buying pant hangers and an ironing board (shut up). I have been putting off painting the dining room for a long time. Years, actually. See, choosing paint is the last step in room design. You decorate and then choose your color. The room is getting there but I am still having some issues. 1. we cant get a rug yet. Our cat has a “thing” for area rugs, if you get my drift. and 2. what to do with the top of the hutch is slowly killing me. But, I have finally found a new light I like and have visions of reupholstering my chairs (except I waited to long to order my fabric and now its GONE) so I think I’m ready to delve into paint. I also need to paint the hallway between the dining room and kitchen.
This sort of opened a can of worms. I’ve grown really tired of the yellow in the kitchen. I can no longer live with it, it’s just too much. Which brings me to my rock & hard place. Do I paint it the color of the living room which I often sit in and thing this is so boring! or paint it the toned down darker shade that I have picked for the dining room. I don’t know. I have the chips taped up in the kitchen. I also have 1/4 of a gallon left from the living room and I think I will slap some of it up in the kitchen and live with it for a week or two.
The issue with the paint in my home is one that I bet a lot of us have. My living level isn’t a great room so to speak but it is very open. You can see 3 of the 4 rooms no matter where you are standing. Plus, there are areas that are 2 stories high. This makes choosing tricky. So, tonight I will consult “Mr. Opinion” and take it from there.
I have made no progress what so ever on the basement. I have to get moving on it with just over a week before the April task is assigned. Also, I have been promising the kids room details and tour which is still coming. I’m nearly finished with that but it’s something I can’t do with him in the room, or while he is napping so that means I only have weekends when Mike is home. I hope you will still be interested by the time I get it posted.
Despite the turn in the temps we had overnight I’ve managed to stay motivated and excited about the season ahead. I really can’t wait to get started. One of these years this house will look lived in and not like we just finished unpacking! Probably the year we decide to move. I digress.
Talk to me about Spring! Are you doing anything around the house?