Did I actually say in yesterday’s post that I would share pictures of what I need to finish around the house? Have I mentioned I’ve been sick with a fever all week? I must have been delirious when I offered to do that! However, I keep my word so please join me on a virtual “around the house” tour of to do list items.
Since this is going to be scary for me (and maybe you as well!), let’s start where all good scary stories should…in the basement. Cue the music!
Too long ago, I was reading posts where blogging friends were fixing up their laundry areas and enthusiastically replying how they had inspired me to do the same. I did look into a bit and then, I lost focus. The area currently looks like this:
My first follow through item will be to make this area look a bit prettier. My husband has set my budget for this project. He’s given me a very firm number on it. I usually don’t share specifics on financials but I think I can share this one budget number. It is $0.00. So that should make for an interesting project and could possibly explain why I lost my focus earlier. However, I enjoy a good challenge. Don’t you?
I’m getting a bit tired of hanging out in my basement though. It is so scary. All that LAUNDRY. Let’s run up the stairs and fast! Be careful though.
The stairs are the next project. I just want to give them a fresh coat of paint or something? I’ve had the desire to do this since before the blog existed. This month I’m getting it done!
Let me get you a cup of coffee as we continue the tour of unfinished home project terrors in the kitchen. Actually, let’s start with a project that was once a source of pride that’s gone horribly wrong AGAIN. I present the return of the art cabinet chaos:
Life gets busy and art supplies, cook books, and everything else gets shoved in there. I must face the facts that my boys have outgrown the need for a fully stocked art supply cabinet and re-do this space. I’ve known it for some time but October is the month I face it. There is one more, easier kitchen project on my list as well. Wiping down the front of the kitchen cabinets.
The living room is full of fun items that need attention….shall we? I’m noticing some of these photos are a bit blurry. My focus was a bit off yesterday (ha! get it?) with being sick but I still want to share them (sort of). There are 3 maybe 4 main projects in the living room I need to tackle.
The first project is unfinished mainly because I’m not sure how to accomplish what I can visualize in my mind. This area, however, drives me crazy.
I need to organize all the teenager “gaming” stuff so that we can turn the television on and off without having to navigate around it. I also do not have enough cushions to count all the things I don’t like about this particular couch.
I’ve been talking about putting a slip cover over it for way too long. We’ve also been talking new furniture but the slip cover can happen sooner. One last project for the living room although it (mostly) remains unseen…the hall closet.
I think we could make this a bit more spacious and organized. I’ve been thinking about it without doing anything about it for a bit too long now. Don’t worry. Be happy because we keep the door closed so you can see this.
I think it’s time to break out some sandpaper and stain (I did get the okay from my husband for that project although our time tables may conflict). I predict two boys will be using some sandpaper although I have no idea how long ago this may have happened.
Speaking of the boys, shall we venture into two of the true danger zones in our house? Let’s start in J’s room. The projects in there always seem to come together a bit easier.
His closet needs a slight bit of organizing.
Our recent garage sale really helped clear it out fairly well. I mainly need to figure out a way to put all this Lego insanity inside the closet.
The bookshelf needs an overhaul as well.
I raid it for preschool books still and he’s obviously more than just a bit beyond them even if his mom isn’t ready to let g0. His mom also needs to be better about returning the books to the shelves in an orderly manner.
Are you brave enough to enter the room of a teenager with me? We must do this part quietly. He’s outgrowing his bookshelf and not ready to give up any books either.
This SECOND bookshelf in his room needs some organization. By the way, I’ve read quite a few of his books as well. I spent last week reading James Dashner’s Maze Runner series and found it quite intriguing. I’m not going to show you his closet which is also on the need to organize list. I think I may have shown our movie storage before in earlier posts about things we like to watch and probably mentioned how we need to organize our storage. It looks the same but I have added it to my October list of things that will get done.
There are some rooms that I did indeed leave off the tour. What no bathroom break? What kind of lousy tour is this? Our bathroom is actually in decent shape (you can see pictures in this post if you are curious about it) and all it needs is some wall art. Photos of blank walls are rather dull though. Also, just consider the door to our bedroom shut with the screaming sounds coming from behind. I’d show you more but I think our time around the house is running out. Let me show you to the door to get out while you still can….
Did I mention I have outside projects as well? Cleaning and staining the deck! Painting the front porch rail (the weather did not cooperate with me showing you that one).
Tomorrow, I’ll share the paper projects I’m piling on top of the Master list. And because it truly is Follow Through Friday and the spirit of this series (you can find all the posts here) is about getting things done; what one thing are you going to commit to crossing off your list today? I’ll be keeping it simple as I’m still recovering from this rather nasty virus and simply cleaning up around here a bit and paying bills.